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Microfilm Index, undated, 1819-1991 (bulk 1882-1935)


Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Baron de Hirsch Fund Records document the organization's involvement in the planning of agricultural communities across the country and to some extent in South America; the founding and administrative dealings of agricultural and trade schools; the establishment of the Jewish Agricultural Society; and the business records of the Fund itself. The collection is arranged in six series: Series I: Administration / Organization of the Fund, Series II: Jewish Farming Colonies, Series III: Jewish Agricultural Society, Series IV: Woodbine Colony, Series V: Woodbine Agricultural School, and Series VI: Baron de Hirsch Trade School. The records originally existed as several different collections that were later merged. The original order is thought to have been lost, but re-processing of the records attempted to reunite as many records as possible. In some cases, however, it was impossible to do so, thus the finding aid strives to bring together intellectually what could not be brought together physically without a huge undertaking.


  • undated, 1819-1991 (bulk 1882-1935)

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.


From the Collection: 110 Linear Feet (188 manuscript boxes; 9 16x20 boxes (OSI); 1 20x24 boxes (OS2); 1 clamshell box; 3 map folders; 2 Xmap folders; 3 rolled documents)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: French

From the Collection: German

From the Collection: Yiddish

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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