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Donate Materials

YIVO actively collects prints and non-print materials, printed and electronic books, documents, photographs, sound recordings, films, artifacts, art works, and other materials related to all aspects of Jewish history and culture around the world. Of particular interest are materials relating to the everyday life, culture, and history of East European Jews and their descendants in the Americas. Every year, the Archives and Library accession thousands of new items donated by individuals and organizations from all over the world.

YIVO Archives


The Archives collects everything from the letters, papers, and photographs of ordinary Jewish families to the manuscripts and documents of prominent cultural figures and the institutional records of Jewish organizations. In late 1999, YIVO organized a new grass roots collecting program in religious communities, entitled "Zamler Project: Neighborhood Prayerhouses and Synagogues in the New York Area." For more information about this project, please contact:

Fruma Mohrer
Senior Archivist
(212) 294-6143
fmohrer@yivo.cjh.org

For general information about donating materials to the YIVO Archives, contact:

Leo Greenbaum
Associate Archivist
(212) 294-6145
lgreenbaum@yivo.cjh.org

YIVO Library


The Library collects books, periodicals, and other publications in all languages, including English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Ladino, Polish, and Russian. It accepts donations of single books, as well as entire libraries, provided it is granted permission to dispose of duplicate items. For general information about donating books to the YIVO Library, contact:

Lyudmila Sholokhova
Head Librarian
212-294-6168
lsholokhova@yivo.cjh.org