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Alsace Jewish manuscripts collection

Call Number: MS 1936
Scope and Contents

Collection of correspondence and other documents from Jewish communities in the northern part of the Alsace region in France, including Bas-Rhin, Balbronn, Strasbourg, Ottrott, Ingersheim, Metz, Atznheim, and other towns. The documents cover a wide range of topics, including communal life, relations between Jews and non-Jews, business transactions, life-cycle events, legal rulings, etc. Most of the 131 items are hand-written; a few are printed or mimeographed. The vendor's itemized lists of the documents are included at the beginning of each part of the collection.

Language of Materials

The materials are in Yiddish, Hebrew, German, and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Yeshayahu Vinograd and Moshe Rosenfeld by the Judaica Collection, 2004-2005, and transferred to Manuscripts and Archives, 2009.


The documents are arranged in four parts, as they were received from the vendor. Oversize materials are housed separately.

3.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Yale University. Library. Judaica Collection
Language of Materials
Multiple languages