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Baron de Hirsch Foundation Microforms

 Collection
Identifier: MF 73 / MF 122

Scope and Content Note

Microfilms with copies from the Hirsch Collection at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Dates

  • 1855-1901

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English, French, German and Yiddish.

Use Restrictions

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

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

The Jewish Colonization Association (ICA) was a philanthropic association to assist Jews in depressed economic circumstances or countries of persecution to emigrate and settle elsewhere in productive employment; it was founded by Baron Moritz de Hirsch in 1891. The focus was on East European Jews. Convinced that modern secular education could ameliorate the lot of them, Baron de Hirsch hoped to regenerate them into a class of independent farmers.

Extent

5 Reels

Abstract

Microfilms with copies from the Hirsch Collection at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Microfilm

Collection is available on 5 reels of microfilm (MF 73, MF 122). (Note: MF 122 is also duplicated on MF 123.)
  1. MF 73 Reel 1
  2. MF 73 Reel 2
  3. MF 73 Reel 3
  4. MF 73 Reel 4
  5. MF 122

Bibliography

Samuel, Joseph, History of the Baron de Hirsch Fund, Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1935. (HV 3191 J6)
Norman, Theodore, An outstretched arm; a history of the JCA, London, RKP, 1985. (DS 143 N68)
Title
Guide to the Baron de Hirsch Foundation Microforms, 1855-1901 MF 73 / MF 122
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States