Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience
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Please note: The exhibit sponsors do not maintain all of the following websites and are not responsible for their content.
Online overview of Emma Lazarus by Esther Schor includes a reader’s guide and an excerpt of the book.
Jewish Women’s Archive webpage devoted to the life and times of Emma Lazarus.
Works by Emma Lazarus available online for free through Project Gutenberg.
This finding aid for the Emma Lazarus collection at the American Jewish Historical Society includes a link to an original manuscript notebook of Lazarus’s poetry.
Jewish Culture and History
An annotated bibliography of books, chapters in anthologies, and periodical articles on the collective history of American Jewish women and archival resources on individuals and women’s organizations.
The Jewish Women’s Archive maintains a Virtual Archive database of descriptions of over 700 collections housed in 156 repositories in the United States. The descriptions include biographies of over 500 women and 90 organizations referenced in these collections. The Archive also includes over 700 digitized archival images of materials related to the JWA’s Women of Valor exhibits.
The American Jewish Historical Society provides access to more than 20 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art, and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.
Website for Jewish American Heritage Month, with biographies, lesson plans, resource lists, and more.
Website for Jewish Book Council, which “serves to promote the reading, writing, publication, distribution, and public awareness of books that reflect the rich variety of the Jewish experience.”
Jews in America: Our Story. The American Jewish experience, as seen through a searchable gallery of documents, photographs, and other artifacts. Features an interactive timeline, where users can learn about Jewish life and culture as it related to world events, arts and culture, politics and more from 1654 until present day. Sponsored and hosted by the Center for Jewish History.
From Haven to Home is a Library of Congress exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in America. The exhibition features more than two hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the Library of Congress, augmented by a selection of important loans from other cooperating cultural institutions.
The Immigration Experience
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation website offers links to an immigration timeline, Ellis Island family histories, photo albums, and passenger record information.
A breakdown of the Jewish immigration experience to America from 1820 - 1924, with digital images of topic-related primary resources, including original sheet music, handwritten manuscripts and newspaper articles included.
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Immigration to the US includes over 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 books, pamphlets, and serials, over 9,600 pages from manuscript and archival collections, and more than 7,800 photographs. By incorporating diaries, biographies, and other writings capturing diverse experiences, the collected material provides a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants.
Website mapping immigration patterns specific to New York City has welcomed more, including the following ethnic groups: Dutch, English, Irish, German, Chinese, East European Jewish, Italian, African American and others. You will find many parallels amongst the groups featured on this website, from the creation of mutual aid societies to help newcomers acclimate to the establishment of sacred sites where they could maintain century-old traditions.
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