Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life was established in 2010 following the transfer of the Judah L. Magnes Museum to the University of California, Berkeley. Its remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about the Jews in the Global Diaspora and the American West. As one of the world's preeminent Jewish collections in a university setting, it provides highly innovative and accessible resources to both researchers and the general public. The holdings of The Magnes continue to grow. In 2017, The Magnes established the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection, and in 2018 it received the gift of the Roman Vishniac Archive.

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley's digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images and audio recordings from the 1920s to the 1990s. The collection includes oral histories, home movies from the Zellerbach and Haas/Lilienthal families, recordings of Noah Alper, founder of Noah's Bagels, and audio tapes from the Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds) documenting efforts to raise money for Israel.

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The Magnes, UC Berkeley
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-6300
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