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Born-Digital Files, 1984-2019


Scope and Contents

The bulk of the digital series is board materials and grant information from AVI CHAI New York as well as AVI CHAI Israel.


  • 1984-2019


Conditions Governing Access

Due to the requests of the donor, there is a 10 year restriction on the majority of this collection. The two exceptions to this rule are the Publications series which is currently open to all researchers, and selected files throughout the collection that carry a 72 year restriction due to privacy considerations.

PROGRAMS: 10 years. Selected files in this series are subject to a longer period (72 years) of restriction.




DIGITAL FILES: 10 years.

PUBLICATIONS: Open to all researchers.

The collection will be open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society after their respective restrictions have elapsed.

This collection is housed at an off-site storage location, within a climate and humidity controlled environment. Please be advised: you will need to request this material at least two (2) business days in advance of your visit in order to use this material in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room. Boxes can be requested through the box and folder listings that accompany each series. For further information, please email:


50 Gigabytes

Language of Materials




The born digital series was arranged based upon the original organization by AVI CHAI. It was separated by digital location or content.

Subseries - Company Shared Drive, 1990-2019

Subseries - Board Materials (Ring Binders), 1984-1999

Subseries - Digital Correspondence (in process)

Materials Specific Details

The Avi Chai born digital material is restricted and will not be made accessible to researchers.

Processing Information

The born digital material was processed as though it were a separate component of the collection, based upon the processing plan for the collection. Original file structure was maintained. Some files were renamed in order to mitigate special characters in file names and to present a more coherent structure. All duplicates, temporary files, executable files, and database files were deaccessioned from the digital collection. Additionally, some specific folders were requested by AVI CHAI to be omitted, during processing. Both AJHS and Avi Chai have endeavored to remove Personally Identifiable Information from the archival materials, and have also imposed restrictions in order to protect the privacy of individuals. However, there may be Personally Identifiable Information in some of the collection materials, as well as material copyrighted to third parties. If found, researchers must omit personal details from any published materials, and researchers are also responsible for obtaining permissions to publish from the copyright holder in cases where Avi Chai is not the author.


Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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