The Archives of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Victoria|
The Archives & Library of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Victoria
The Archives of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Victoria
ACCESSING THE AJHS VIC. ARCHIVES
Our archival holdings are located in the Australian Manuscripts Section of the State Library of Victoria. They consist of 107 separate collections, all sorted and indexed over many years. At this date not all items in the archive have been fully processed by the SLV. Ultimately, all items in the archive will become available for public access, with some customary sensible restrictions. To search and use the archive, the first step to ring staff in the Manuscripts Section of the SLV on (03) 8664 7007 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The spectrum of the archive is huge and covers congregations, organisations and individuals, as well as places, personalities and events. The records include correspondence, minute books, films, periodicals, videotapes, audiotapes, images, microfiche and microfilm and CD-ROM. Alphabetically, the provenance of the records ranges from 'Arch Ellis'to 'YMHA:, and they truly cover almost the whole Victorian Jewish experience from the earliest days. The sheer size and complexity of this archive means, however, that the manuscript librarians at the SLV will need time to completely 'digest' the material so that it can be more easily accessed by students and scholars or even the simply curious.
It is the policy of this Society to welcome, and indeed encourage, all forms of bona-fide scholarship related to the material within our archives This policy will be facilitated by the helpful and insightful assistance of the manuscript librarians at SLV, the staff at JMA, and the volunteers at AJGS.
General inquiries can always be directed to the President of AJHS Vic Inc, Howard Freeman, at
The large and important genealogical holdings of the AJHS are now housed with the Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic). Most items are available within the AJGS Collection at the Makor Library. Inquirers should contact email the AJGS (Vic) at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Honorary Secretary of the AJGS (Vic), Lionel Sharpe, on (03) 9523 6738.