Guide to Jewish History Resources
at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Guide to Jewish History Resources

Introduction

Cincinnati’s Jewish population has played a key role in the history and development of the city from its early period to the present. Cincinnati, the home of the American Jewish Reform movement, has benefitted from substantial contributions made by local Jews in the areas of religion, arts and culture, education, medicine, commerce, philanthropy, politics, and many other aspects of civic life. The Guide to Jewish History Resources at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives is designed as a tool to aid researchers who are seeking information about Jewish history and heritage in Cincinnati and want to learn about the collection resources available at the Library.

The Guide covers select collection resources held by the Cincinnati History Library and Archives including books, periodicals, sound recordings, moving image footage, photographs, and manuscript collections. The Guide also includes links to articles of interest that are included in the electronic database of seven journals published by Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Historical Society, and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History.

For complete holdings, researchers should visit the Library and consult the online and card catalogs for additional items of interest. The Guide is made possible through the generous support of the Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund.