University of Michigan: New Digital Archive Highlights History of Detroit’s Jewish Community
From the U. of Michigan:
The University of Michigan just unveiled a rich new resource that documents the history of Southeast Michigan’s Jewish community over the last century.
On Monday, Nov. 5, the U-M Bentley Historical Library launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.
The digital archive was completed in partnership with U-M Library, which developed the software platform and maintains the infrastructure for supporting and hosting the content.
The Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive will contain every issue of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle (1916-51) and the Detroit Jewish News (1942-present). Researchers will be able to browse by date or use a full-text search.
Those using the archive will be able to access it both through the U-M online database and through the DJN website as before. The Bentley will add future issues of the News to the archive and will also capture content on the DJN website.
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Direct to The William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History
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