In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak
Site Support Notebook
Please note: Exhibit sponsors do not maintain all of the following websites and are not responsible for their content.
A biography and timeline for Sendak, as part of the Rosenbach Museum & Library website.
A slideshow of some of Sendak’s most influential prints from the National Gallery of Australia’s Kenneth Tyler Printmaking Collection website, plus an in-depth and chronological look into Sendak’s life and works.
Jewish Culture and History:
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: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, from the Library of Congress. The online component of the physical exhibition celebrating 350 of Jewish life in America, with many interactive features and digitized primary resources from the LC collection.
Website of the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, featuring an in-depth exploration of the Holocaust, digital resources, supplemental materials for educational programs, online exhibitions, and more.
The Immigration Experience:
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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