JHSGH Archival Collections
The mission of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is to preserve records, manuscripts, photographs, audio/visual recordings, and other forms of information of permanent historical value created by Jewish individuals, community groups, and organizations in the Hartford and the greater Hartford surrounding areas.
The JHSGH archives serve as an educational and community resource encouraging scholarly research and community inquiry in its collections. To better serve researchers, our archival materials and collections can be explored further in our on-line finding aids, which provide container lists and record series inventories of our current archival collection holdings.
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford holds the ownership rights to its materials, and all publication rights must be approved by the Society and appropriately credited for publication. Our growing archival resources includes over eighty collections of varying scale and size.
To access the collection finding aids presently available, please click on the links below:
Online Finding Aids
Contribute Historical Artifacts
Click here to view our Collection Policy if you are considering a donation of manuscripts, photographs, or artifacts.
If you or someone you know is interested in being interviewed or has documentary records, artifacts, or other materials that would benefit the Society's archives, please contact Estelle Kafer, Executive Director, at the Society office: (860) 727-6171 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society’s first priority is the documentation of the history of the communities covered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Items must be relevant to the Jewish community of Greater Hartford; the relevance may be to a local organization, an individual, or an event. Artifacts from other areas may be accepted but should have some historical tie to Greater Hartford. Acceptance of artifacts or manuscript documents will be determined on an individual basis and the Society reserves its right to not accept items that it believes it cannot maintain in proper condition, are too large, or cannot be acquired due to other archival storage concerns.