Professor Louis Ginzberg Microfilm Collection at JTS

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary owns nearly eight thousand reels of microfilm, including materials from the JTS collections as well as from over fifty other institutions. These materials comprise manuscripts, rare printed books, and archival items, as well as nearly one hundred and fifty full–runs of periodicals.

All microform materials are located in The Library's Helen and Norman Asher Audio Visual Center and must be requested individually and viewed there. For access to the manuscript, archival, journal, and rare books microfilms, appointments are preferred or call 212-678-8081. Microfilms may be read in the AV Center. Copies, paper and electronic, may be requested at the Reference Desk.

For Microfilms of JTS Manuscripts

Check the catalog for the appropriate microfilm reel number. Some of the JTS manuscripts and rare printed books are available through the Reel Guides to the Special Collections of JTS.

For permission to photocopy or digitize, contact the Librarian for Special Collections or call 212-678-8973.

Requests for entire reels or parts of reels of manuscripts must be sent to the Librarian for Special Collections. Check fee schedule.

For Microfilms from Other Libraries

For JTS holdings of microfilms of manuscripts from other libraries, check the list below or refer to the card catalog in the Lita and Arnold Sabin Music Center. For in-depth content descriptions of these manuscripts, please refer to the appropriate print catalogs, located in the Special Reading Room on the fifth floor, or The Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts site.

The Library cannot grant permission to photocopy manuscripts from other institutions.

Major Manuscript Collections on Microfilm:

  • Austria
    • Vienna
      • Osteriechische Nationale Bibliotheok
  • France
    • Paris
      • Alliance Israelite
      • Bibliotheque Nationale
  • Germany
    • Frankfurt am Main
      • Stadt- und Universitaetsbibliothek
    • Hamburg
      • Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
    • Munich
      • Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • Hungary
    • Budapest
      • Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Konyvtara (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
      • Kaufmann collection old/new (also available in microfiche)
  • Israel
    • Jerusalem
      • JNUL
      • Schocken
  • Italy
    • Parma De Rossi collection
    • Vatican
  • Poland
    • Warsaw
      • Jewish Historical Institute
  • Russia/FSU
    • Moscow
      • Lenin State Library — Guenzburg old/new
    • St. Petersburg/Leningrad
      • Saltykov-Schedrin Public Library
  • Spain
    • Madrid
      • Biblioteca Real de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • United Kingdom
    • Cambridge
      • University Library
    • London
      • British Library
      • Montefiore Collection (microfiche)
    • Oxford
      • Bodleian
  • United States
    • California
      • California State Library
      • Sutro Collection
    • New York
      • Columbia University
      • HUC-JIR
      • Birnbaum Collection
      • The Jewish Theological Seminary
      • Boesky (formerly at JTS)
      • Broadsides
      • JTS manuscripts (includes ENA)
    • Ohio
      • HUC (Cincinnati)
      • Moses Marx cards


Periodicals on Microfilm:

Roman (English, French, and German etc) and Cyrillic Character Periodicals:

  • Adolf Bruells Populaer Wiseebsschaftliche Monatsblaetter Zur Belehrung (Frankfurt) 1–28 (1888–1908) [3 reels]
  • AJS Newsletter 1–35 (1970–1981) [1 reel]
  • Allgemeine Illustrirte Judenzeitung (1860–1861) [1 reel]
  • Allgemeine Judische Zeitung (Wien) (1929) [1 reel]
  • Allgemeine Judische Rundschau (1907–1910) [1 reel]
  • Allgemeines Archiv des Judenthums (1839–1842) [1 reel]
  • Alliance Review (June 1902) [1 reel]
  • Almanach des Schocken Verlags (Berlin) (1933–1939) [1 reel]
  • American Hebrew (NY) 1–159 (November 1879–April 1950) [44 reels]
  • [American] Israelite (Cincinnati) 1–72 (July 1854–June 1926) [35 reels]
  • American Weekly Jewish News (NY) (March –December 1918)
  • American Jewish News (NY) (December 1918–October 1919) [1 reel]
  • American Jewess 1–9 (April 1895–August 1899) [3 reels]
  • L'ami L'Israel (Strasbourg) (April 1841) [1 reel]
  • Annuaire Israelite pour L'annee du Monde (Paris) (1831) [1 reel]
  • Answer (NY) 1–6 (April 1943–December 1948) [2 reels]
  • Asmonean (NY) (October 1849–June 1858) [4 reels]
  • Ben Chananja, includes: Hamiletische und didaktische Beilage (Szegedin) (1844, 1858–1867) [4 reels]
  • Bene Israel: Annual and Yearbook (Bombay / Junagadh) (1917/1918–1919/1920)
  • Blaeter Fuer Demographie Statistik Und Wirtschaftskunde Der Juden (Berlin) N1–5 (1924–1925) [1 reel]
  • Blau Lajos Talmud tudomanyi tarsulat evkonyve (Budapest) (1933–1940) (Not published 1938–1939)
  • A Blav Lajos zsido Tudomanyos Tarsasag evkonyve (Budapest) (1941) [1 reel]
  • Bet Va'ad la–Hakhamim; Sihot talmide Hakhamim (Rosh Aife Yisrael) [1 reel]
  • Beth Nahrim (Peterson, NJ / Suffern, NY) (1916–33) [1 reel]
  • Brandeis Illustrirter Israelitischer Volkskalender (fur das Jahrder Welt) (Prague) (1881– 1905) [3 reels]
  • Budushchnost (1900–1901) [5 reels]
  • Carmel: Allgemeine illustrite judenzeitung: See Allgemeine
  • Contemporary Jewry v 3–6 (Fall 1976–Winter 1983) [4 reels]
  • Chronique (Paris) (1860–1862): See La Verite Israelite
  • Il corriero israelitico Trieste (1862–1914) [6 reels]
  • L'emancipation Juive (Paris) (1916–1917) [1 reel]
  • Evreiskaia Biblioteka v1–10 (1871–1903) [2 reels]
  • Evreiskii Ezhegodnik (1901–1905) [1 reel]
  • Evreiskoe Obozrienie (Supplement to Russkii Evrei) (January–July 1884) [3 reels]
  • Forschungen des Wissenscheflich – Talmudischer Vereins (Beilage zu Ben Chanaja) (Szegedin) (1866–1867) [1 reel]
  • Le Foyer Israelite (Paris) (1861–62): See La Verite Israelite
  • Frankfurter Rabbinen 1–4 (1882–85) [1 reel]
  • Hebrew News (NY) N 1–8, 10–13 [1 reel]
  • Homiletische und didaktische Beilage zu Ben Chananja (Szegedin): 1866–1867: See Ben Chanaja [4 reels]
  • Illustriete Monat Shefte fur die Gessamten interessen des Judenthum (Wien) (1865–66) [1 reel]
  • Informations Juives (Paris) (1941–42) [1 reel]
  • Illustration Juive (Alexandrie) (1929–31) v1–3 [1 reel]
  • Israel Digest v14–21 (1971–72) [9 reels]
  • Israelitische Annalen (1839–41) [1 reel]
  • Izraelita Magyar Irodalmi Tarsulat Evkonyv (Budapest) (1895–1943, 1948) [10 reels]
  • Jahrbuch fur die judischen Gemeiden Schlesweig–Holsteins (Hamburg) (1929/30–1937/38) [1 reel]
  • Jedidja (Berlin) (1817–33) [1 reel]
  • Jerusalem Post (May 1950 – December 1952) [8 reels] [for previous years: see Palestine Post]
  • Jewish Advance (Chicago) v 1 (June 1878– December 1878) [1 reel]
  • Jewish Chronicle (1841–1998) [231 reels]
  • Jewish Chronicle (Abroad) [6 reels]
  • Jewish Chronicle (General) [4 reels]
  • Jewish Chronicle (Home) [1 reel]
  • Jewish Chronicle (Personalia) (1841–1880) [7 reels]
  • Jewish Chronicle (Provinces) [1 reel]
  • Jewish Chronicle (Specials) [3 reels]
  • Jewish Chronicle: The Voice of Jacobs [2 reels]
  • Jewish Chronicle (Index) (1881–1890) [5 reels]
  • The Jewish Daily Forward (January 1990 – December 1997) [28 reels]
  • The Jewish Exponents v 2–125 no 47 (October 1887 – June 1955) [46 reels]
  • The Jewish Ledger v 20 (December 1904)
  • The Jewish Messenger (January 1857 – December 1902)
  • The Jewish Tribune / The Hebrew Standard (NY, Portland, Oregon) (Feb 1903 – April 1931) [19 reels]
  • Journal of Bible and Religion (Boston) v1–16 (1933–48) [3 reels]
  • Der Jude: eine Monatsschrift (Berlin) Jahrg 1–10 [3 reels]
  • Judusche Deutche (1802) [1 reel]
  • Judische Familien – Forschung (Berlin) (December 1924– December 1938) [1 reel]
  • Die Judische Press (Berlin) (January 1872 – December 1923) [19 reels]
  • Judisches Archiv: Mitteilungen (Wien) (1915–17) [1 reel]
  • Judisches Archiv: Zeitschrift (Wien) (1927–29) [1 reel]
  • Judisches Jahrbuch fur die Schweiz – Annuaire Israelite Pour la Suisse (Luzern, Basel) (1916–1922) [1 reel]
  • Judisches Nachrichtenblatt (Prag) (1939) [1 reel]
  • Judische Runds Chav (Berlin) (1924–38) [11 reels]
  • Judishes Litteraturblatt (Magdenburg, Berlin) (1872–1916) v1–35 [3 reels]
  • Jutrzenka (Warsawa) (1861–63) [1 reel]
  • Kwartalnik (Warsawa) (1912–13) [1 reel]
  • Ha–Lekah: See Maanblad voor leer en leven des jodendoms
  • Lieder Magazin (Magazine of Songs) (NY) (1893–1911) [2 reels]
  • Le Lien d'Israel (Mulhouse) (1855–61; lacks 1857 no 9, 1860 nos 5–7, 8, pp 370–385) [3 reels]
  • Maanblad Voor Leer en leven des Jodendoms (Rotterdam) (1910–12) [1 reel]
  • Magazin fur die Wissenschaft des Judenthums (Berlin) (1874–93) [2 reels]
  • Magazin fur judische Geschichte und literatur (Berlin) (1874–1875): See Magazin fur die Wissenschaft des judenthums
  • Magyar Rabbik (1905) [1 reel]
  • Magyar – zsido Szemie (Budapest) (1884–1941) [10 reels]
  • Makkabi (Odessa) (November 1917 – July 1918) [1 reel]
  • Mittellungen zur judischen volkskunde 1–32 (1898–1929) [1 reel]
  • Das Morgenland Basel (1838–1843) [1 reel]
  • Occident 1–25 [1 reel]
  • Ost und West (Berlin) 1–23 [4 reels]
  • Outlook: See Women's League Outlook
  • Palestine Post (January 1948–April 1950) [7 reels] [for continuation: see Jerusalem Post]
  • Perezhitoe (St Petersburg) (1909–1913) [1 reel]
  • Razsviet (St Petersburg) 1–9 (1907–1913) [4 reels]
  • Reform Advocate (Chicago) 1–10 (February 1891–February 1896) [5 reels]
  • Ruskii Evrei (Moscow) (1879–1884, 1915) [6 reels]
  • Sabbath Feier (Manheim) (1859–1860) [1 reel]
  • Sion (July 1861–January
  • 1862) [1 reel]
  • Tidschrift van de Maatschapis to not der israelieten in Nederland (Amsterdam) (1849–1853) [1 reel]
  • Tradition (NY) 1–24 (1958–1984) [6 reels]
  • La Tribune Juive 163–186 (1939) [2 reels]
  • La Verite Israelite (Paris) (1860–1862) (supplements: Chronique le Foyer Israelite) [2 reels]
  • The Voice of Jacob (London) (1841–1848) [2 reels]
  • United Synagogue Review 26 (Spring 1973–Winter 1974)
  • Uriel (1895) [1 reel]
  • Voshkod (weekly) (1882–1906) [9 reels]
  • Voshkod (monthly) 1–26 (1881–1906) [24 reels]
  • Wachter und Anzeiger (Aug 1902) [1 reel]
  • Waechter am erie (Aug 1852) [1 reel]
  • Women's League Outlook (Sept 1930–Summer 1972) (+ publications) [6 reels]

Hebrew and Yiddish Periodicals (most are incomplete runs):

  • דאס אידישע ליכט
  • (אידישע געזעט ( ייבו
  • אידישע טאגבלאט
  • אמעריקאנער
  • בית ועד לחכמים / שיחות תלמידי חכמים / ראש אלפי ישראל
  • ההד
  • ועד חכמים / שערי ציון / אהל תורה
  • היום
  • דער וועקער
  • די חזנים וועלט / די שוהל
  • החלוץ
  • ירחון החסנים
  • שערי תורה / דגל התורה
  • הלאם
  • די נאציאן
  • המגיד
  • מגיד מישרים
  • המדבר
  • מזרח ומערב
  • המליץ
  • נר מערבי
  • נרות שבת
  • הסניגור
  • עמעס
  • פאלקס-צייטונג
  • הפסגה
  • פרח
  • פריינד
  • השחר