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The St. Louis Jewish Community Archives is located in the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library.  Founded in 1989, the Archives acquires, preserves and makes available to the public materials

Miriam Hebrew School c. 1940's

on Jewish life in St. Louis, from the early 19th century to the present day.  It is a permanent ethnic, social and historical resource for the local Jewish community and the wider community in general.

More than 200 separate collections are housed in the Archives.  They include historical records of secular and religious institutions, family and personal memoirs, business records and local Jewish newspapers.

Among the most significant of the Archive's collections are the papers of the Carnovsky family(1923-1976), the Cook family and Cook Carriage Company(1899-1954), the Freund family and Freund Bakery(1900-1954). the Hesse family(1899-1942) and the Schweich family and Schweich Printing Company(1902-1954).

The Archives is open from 9 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and by special appointment.  For more information about the archives, email Diane Everman, archivist at St. Louis Jewish Community Archives.

Archive Collections:

American Jewish Committee Isserman Collection  
American Jewish Congress JCC AIDS  
Anti-Defamation League JCCA  
Associated Hebrew Schools Photos Jewish Book Festival  
Baris, Henry Jewish Chautauqua Society  
Ben Akiba Aid Society Jewish Children's Home Collection  
Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Collection Jewish Family & Children's Service  
Bernheimer, Marcus Collection Jewish Fed of S Illinois Hillel SIU  

B'nai Amoona Congregation Collection
Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois  

B'nai El Congregation Collection
Jewish Federation of St.Louis  
Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Collection Jewish Fed-Womens Division  

Brodsky Library Collection
Jewish Historical Association  
Broida Family Collection Jewish Hospital Collection  

Central Agency for Jewish Education
Jewish Light  

Carnovsky Family Collection
Jewish Loan Association  
Cohen, Ben Collection Jewish National Fund  
Community Profiles Jewish Orthodox Old Folks  
Conference of Jewish Organizations Jewish Shelter Home  
Cwejgbaum Collection Jewish Voice Index Cards  
Ebn Ezra Lodge Jewish War Veterans Memorial Centre  
Ehrlich, Walter Papers Jewish War Veterans Post 127  
Fagin Collection Jewish War Veterans Post 346  
Family Series Jewish Welfare Fund  
Fleishman Collection Kantorvich Collection  
Fleishman, Al Audio Collection    
Fox, Norman Collection    
General Photograph Collection    
Genesis Congregation Collection    
Glauber, Elkan Collection    
Harris, Gilbert Collection    
Harris, Joel    
Harris-Lending, Sophie E.    
Harrison, Leon Collection    
Hebrew Benevolent Society Collection    
Hillel House    
Holocaust Museum    
Home for Aged and Infirm Israelites    
Hupert Collection    



Shaarith S'fard Congregation
15th & Wash (Cole) St. c. 1912

Sadie Fraley (Mrs. Charles) Stix
Portrait circa 1890

Freund Baking Company newsletter
January 24, 1956


Triple G Club, YWHA, 1927
Block Brothers Photo
Stock certificate issued to H. Massie
Poriah settlement in Israel







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