Donations will be reviewed by the Archival Committee to determine if they are in keeping with the Society’s mission. Only those items that reflect and relate to that mission will be accepted. Acceptance of artifacts will be determined on an individual basis and the Society may choose not to accept items that it believes it cannot maintain in proper condition, are too large, or burden the Society’s limited storage capacity.
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford has the right to reject parts of a donation that either duplicate materials already in its collection, do not fit the collection guidelines, or cannot be stored in an appropriate archival environment. The Society may discard, donate, or sell portions or the entire donation at any time.
The Society’s first priority is the documentation of the history of the communities covered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Artifacts from other areas may be accepted but should have some historical tie to Greater Hartford. Items must be relevant to the Jewish community of Greater Hartford; the relevance may be to a local organization, an individual, or any of the following examples of acceptable materials.
As a rule, the Society will not accept the following:
The following may use the facilities of the Society without a fee:
Research requests may be sent to the Society via e-mail or mail. Due to staffing concerns, phone requests will be handled at the discretion of the Society.
The fee for all others shall be $15 per session (first half hour free) for use of the archives and staff assistance whether on-site, by mail, or telephone.
All fees must be paid at the time of service. Prices are subject to change without notice. Mail orders are subject to additional charges for shipping and handling.
Checks may be made payable to:Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
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