Library

The library holdings of The Magnes include rare and illustrated books from the global Jewish diaspora, periodicals, reference and original materials about Jewish history in the American West, as well as sound recordings, music books and manuscripts.

The catalog records of these holdings strive to connect historical documents with the archival collections and the objects in the collection. Integrated database access to archive, library and museum collection records facilitates access across different descriptive standards, thus offering a wide-angled perspective on history and culture.

The Global Jewish Diaspora library holdings of The Magnes were created through collecting campaigns in India, North Africa and Central Europe, as well as through donations by Bay Area ...
The Western Jewish Americana library holdings of The Magnes constitute the world’s largest collection of reference and research tools about the Jewish experience in the American West. These ...
The music holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is one of the most important repositories of Jewish musical memory in the Western United States. All aspects of Jewish music are ...
The Reference Collection is housed in the Florence Helzel Collection Study, and includes standard reference works, catalogs raisonné, monographs, and other materials supporting study and research ...
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