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Manuscript Collection No. 905
The Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) was founded in 1969 by a small group of scholars seeking a forum for exploring methodological and pedagogical issues in the new field of Jewish Studies. Since its founding, the AJS has grown into the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide. As a constituent organization of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association for Jewish Studies represents the field in the larger arena of the academic study of the humanities and social sciences in North America. AJS's mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public. Its more than 1800 members are university faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and museum and related professionals who represent the breadth of Jewish Studies scholarship. The organization's institutional members represent leading North American programs and departments in the field.
The AJS's programs and projects include an annual scholarly conference; a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, AJS Review, published by Cambridge University Press; a biannual magazine, AJS Perspectives, that explores methodological and pedagogical issues; Positions in Jewish Studies, a comprehensive listing of Jewish Studies job opportunities; Resources in Jewish Studies, an online guide to Jewish Studies programs, grant opportunities, professional development resources, electronic research tools, and doctoral theses; the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards, which recognize outstanding research in the ﬁeld; the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, in cooperation with the Legacy Heritage Fund, in support of innovative public programming; and the Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships.
Text adapted from "History, Mission, Strategic Plan" (2016): [http://www.ajsnet.org/mission.htm]
Records include administrative files, correspondence, meeting minutes, records of the AJS Annual Conference and AJS Review, along with audio recordings of Annual Conference sessions and other events. Files in Box 5 and 6 pertaining to employment placement services, membership applications, and other matters are restricted until 2037.
This collection is arranged in two (2) series:
Terms of Access
Some restrictions apply to this collection. Box 5 and 6 are restricted from public access until 2037.
Terms of Reproduction and Use
This collection has been placed in the permanent care, custody, and control of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) by the donors of the collection. Questions concerning rights to use or publish materials from the collection should be addressed to the Executive Director of the AJA. For more information, see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Association for Jewish Studies Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Association for Jewish Studies Records, MS-905, Box [#], Folder [#]. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Association for Jewish Studies Records were received from Rona Sheramy, Executive Director, New York, N.Y., May 2016.
Processed by Steve Collins, December 2016.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Association for Jewish Studies
Jews -- North America
Judaism -- Studying and teaching
Universities and colleges