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The archival holdings have been a central feature of the collecting interests of the Magnes since its inception. The intention was then, and remains today, to provide a wide-ranging approach to the Jewish experience in its many manifestations, through the art and ritual objects kept in the Museum collections, the rare books and manuscripts kept in the Library collections, and the personal and institutional records kept in the Archives.
Over the decades, the Magnes acquired a host of small archival collections documenting the activities of individuals, families and organizations in the Global Jewish Diaspora, with a focus on ...
In 1967, the Judah L. Magnes Museum established its Western Jewish History Center, which was the first regional Jewish history center in the U.S., and remains the largest archive of this kind in ...