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Institute of Jewish Affairs

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 IJA
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Institute of Jewish Affairs
Date(s): 1888-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 9 outsize boxes
Name of creator(s): Institute of Jewish Affairs
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institute of Jewish Affairs was founded in New York under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress in 1941, aiming to conduct an investigation of Jewish life over the preceding 25 years, to establish the facts of the position of the Jews during World War Two and determine their causes, and to suggest how Jewish rights might be claimed in a post-war settlement. It conducted research and collected documentation and information on various issues including anti-Semitism. The Insitute moved to London in 1965, maintaining its programme of research and publications into contemporary issues affecting Jewish communities, its regular publications including its report on anti-Semitism. The Institute was renamed the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in 1997.


Scope and content/abstract:

Printed literature, 1888-1966, collected by the Institute of Jewish Affairs, including some on Jewish affairs but mainly comprising unbound copies of British newspapers with fascist content, namely The British Guardian, 1925; The Fascist, 1931-1939; Fascist Weekly, 1933-1934; Blackshirt, 1934-1938; Action, 1936-1940, 1957-1964; The Empire Record, 1939-1942; People's Post, 1945-1953; typescript 'Gothic Ripples', 1945-1951, and Gothic Ripples, 1951-1956; Unity, 1946-1947; Mosley Newsletter, 1946-1948; London Attack, 1948; Union, 1948-1957; typescript 'Free Britain', 1949-1953, and Free Britain, 1953-1956; East London Blackshirt, 1953-1957; Candour, 1953-1961; East Anglian Press, 1955; Panorama, 1963; The National European, 1964-1966; in typescript, 'The Investigator', 1935; 'The Independent Nationalist', 1947-1948; 'East London Patriot', 1950; 'Havoc', 1950; 'The Nationalist', 1950; 'Defence', 1950-1951; 'Front Fighter', 1952. There are also copies of The Jewish Guardian, 1925-1931; files of press cuttings on Jews in Yugoslavia, 1929-1940, on Jewish affairs in Poland, 1942-1943, and on Jewish affairs in Lithuania, 1936-1944; printed material, 1961-1962, from various sources on the trial of Adolf Eichmann; miscellaneous other printed material on Jewish affairs from 1888; photographs of several prominent Jewish figures.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply. This collection has not been completely catalogued and some items are very fragile. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Southampton University Library holds papers, 1913-1991, of the Institute of Jewish Affairs, London, including information from the Press and other sources, some relating to war crimes and anti-Semitism (Ref: MSS 237-241).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: C M Woolgar and K Robson, A Guide to the Archive and Manuscript Collections of the Hartley Library, University of Southampton MSS 201-300 (University of Southampton Library Archive Lists, Catalogues and Guides Series 7, Southampton, 2000); National Register of Archives. Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2001

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