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Overview

Founded in 1881, the Zydowski Instytut Historyczny, or ZIH, has become an important repository of cultural artifacts from the former Jewish communities of Poland and the adjacent regions.

This microfilm collection offers unprecedented access to rare newspapers, periodicals, and books from the ZIH archives. Topics covered include theology, history, demographic information, daily life, and more. The ZIH holds the only known extant copies of many of the titles in the collection, and most have never been filmed before.

The titles were published in what are now the modern states of Poland, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Hungary, Turkey, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, and the Czech and Slovak Republics

Three subsets of the collection are available: Polish, German, and Yiddish and Hebrew publications. For a list of titles in these subsets, please click here.

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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Multimedia resources open up new avenues of exploration into a human rights hero’s life and legacy.

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