The Berman Archive’s holdings contain a vast trove of observations and artifacts of organized Jewish life and service—valuable glimpses into the past for today’s professionals, scholars, and inquiring minds. Here are the key ways you can help us grow. Get in touch by emailing BermanArchive@stanford.edu
We house collections of “gray literature,” material produced outside traditional academic and commercial spheres, offering a unique and valuable look at the many past iterations of the American Jewish experience. The Berman Archive serves as a central repository for documentation of, about, and for American Jewry—the newsletters of Jewish nonprofits or communal organizations, Jewish-focused publications that can’t be accessed online, and studies of Jewish populations in America. If you have material you think we should include, we’d love to connect with you.
We welcome inquiries from those interested in supporting our work maintaining, expanding, and promoting the Berman Archive’s holdings. Our aim is to be the starting point for anyone working on a project in the American Jewish communal space—be it academic, professional, or religious—and a repository for the reflections and expressions of American Jewish professionals today. If you want to see our efforts expand and would like to support us, please reach out.
We are committed to an ongoing critical engagement with our holdings— collections from a multitude of perspectives from the mainstream and the margins of American Jewish life. We welcome commentary, criticism, essays, and ideas from current professionals and scholars engaged with the American Jewish community. Our approach is inclusive and collegial and we’d love to hear from you.