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Max Weinreich Center For Advanced Jewish Studies (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Jill Strykowski (Project Director: July 2018 to May 2020)
Stefanie Halpern (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project

The digitization of 170,000 pages (113 linear feet) of recently discovered archival materials covering Jewish life in Eastern Europe dating from the seventeenth century to the immediate post-Holocaust period.

The Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Collections Project is a 7-year international preservation and access project launched in 2015 to preserve, digitally reunite, and provide free, online access to YIVO’s original archival and library collections, currently housed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City and in Vilnius, Lithuania at three institutions: the Martynas Mažvydas National Library, the Lithuanian Central State Archives, and the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Arts and Sciences. The project is also preserving and digitally uniting the scattered remnants of the Strashun Library, one of the great Jewish libraries of prewar Europe.

Project fields:
European History; Russian History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$193,248 (approved)
$193,248 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 4/30/2022