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Sonia and David Oberman Archival Internship

Sonia and David Oberman Archival Internship

Sonia and David Oberman Archival Internship, 2015 The Jewish Public Library Archives is pleased to announce that the inaugural Sonia and David Oberman Archival Internship has been awarded to Ms. Laura Markiewicz.  Ms. Markiewicz is a McGill PhD student and an archivist passionate about cultural and social history. She received a Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill University and a B.A in European History from Keene State College, in New Hampshire. Her doctoral research focuses on how people build and maintain a sense [...]



Archival Photo Bomb!

Archival Photo Bomb!

By Archives Staff We’ve had a busy summer in the JPL Archives!  All the work seems to be more of a warm-up as the JPL prepares to celebrate 100 years in 2014 and the Archives prepares to launch several virtual initiatives.  Our up-coming digitization projects are thanks to the generosity of the Peter and Ellen Jacobs Virtual Archive fund and we’ll have more to say about this in the up-coming months. In the meantime, as the last hot and humid days of summer 2012 wind [...]



Summer at the ‘Y’

Summer at the ‘Y’

By Mark During the course of the summer, I have been worked through the records of the YM-YWHA at the Jewish Public Library Archives. The project began in 2010 when the YM-YWHA transferred archival material that had been sitting in the basement of the ‘Y’, unattended for several years. This initial transfer of material was organized, but what about the possibility of historically relevant records and documents that could be in various offices left unnoticed for years, decades, or even the better part of a [...]