Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

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Identifier

SJJHM

Authorized form of name

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

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Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Primary contact

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Address

Street address

91 Leinster Street

Locality

Saint John

Region

New Brunswick

Country name

Postal code

E2L 1J2

Telephone

Tel: (506) 633-1833

Fax

Fax: (506) 642-9926

Description area

History

The Saint John Jewish Museum opened its doors for the first time in July 1986. The museum has in many respects become the public face of the Jewish community in Saint John. Its primary role is to collect, preserve and display the history of the Jewish community of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Visitors are welcomed from around the world. In addition to exhibits, the museum also has a research library and archives.

The Louis I. Michelson Archives is dedicated to the collection, preservation and research of documents and photographs related to the history of the Jewish community in Saint John.

Much of the documentation covers the history of the Synagogues and the numerous Jewish organizations which existed in Saint John from 1896 to the present day. Involvement in the local business community, local charitable organizations and military service are also represented. Personal information on the city’s Jewish residents from published and private sources tell individual stories.

The scope of the collections include minutes, records, financial records, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, events programs, newspaper clippings, family trees, oral interviews and photographs.

A review of fonds level descriptions is underway and these will be added to this web page as they become available.

Donations of material related to the history of the Jews in New Brunswick are welcomed.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Louis I. Michelson Archives is dedicated to the collection, preservation and research of documents and photographs related to the history of the Jewish community in Saint John.

Much of the documentation covers the history of the Synagogues and the numerous Jewish organizations which existed in Saint John from 1896 to the present day. Involvement in the local business community, local charitable organizations and military service are also represented. Personal information on the city’s Jewish residents from published and private sources tell individual stories.

The scope of the collections include minutes, records, financial records, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, events programs, newspaper clippings, family trees, oral interviews and photographs.

A review of fonds level descriptions is underway and these will be added to this web page as they become available.

Donations of material related to the history of the Jews in New Brunswick are welcomed.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Access conditions and requirements

Researchers are also welcomed to the Archives by appointment. Contact the museum by telephone or email to make these arrangements. All researchers will be asked to follow archival policy during their visit to the Archives. Copying services are available on a limited basis.

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Research services

Reproduction services

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Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Revised

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

91 Leinster Street
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1J2