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Papers of Henry Toledano

Identifier: ASF AR-40

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, advertisements, as well as articles and lecture brochures written by Toledano from 1973-2006 about Sephardic Jewry, particularly Moroccan Jewry in Morocco, Israel and the United States.


  • undated, 1972-2006


Language of Materials

The collection is in English, French and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

Henry Toledano was born in Meknes, Morocco, a descendant of a long line of rabbis and scholars. He attended traditional (Ashkenazi) Yeshivot and later immigrated to the United States in 1953. He received his B.A. from Wayne State University in 1959 and his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Arabic literature and Islamic civilization from Columbia University in 1969. Starting in 1975, Toledano served as Chairman of the Jewish Studies Program at Hofstra University, where he was a professor of Comparative Literature and Languages, teaching Hebrew and Arabic until his retirement. He has written on various aspects of Moroccan rabbinic culture, Judeo-Moslem relations, and Islamic Jurisprudence.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-manuscript box)


This is a compilation of items published by Dr. Toledano from 1973-2006. These items relate to the history of Sephardic Jewry, especially that of Moroccan Jews and Jews within the Muslim world.


The collection is arranged in one series, alphabetically by subject.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the American Sephardi Federation by Henry Toledano in 2004 and 2006.

Related Material

The American Sephardi Foundation has many books, as well as audio and video materials, about the Jews of Morocco. In addition, there are materials by and about several members of Dr. Toledano’s well-known family, including Jacob Moses Toledano and Joseph Toledano.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Guide to the Papers of Henry Toledano 1973-2006 ASF AR-40
Processed by Rachel S. Harrison as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2018:: Additional processing and EAD encoding by Janine Veazue.

Repository Details

Part of the American Sephardi Federation Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States