Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

For more than 100 years, scholars have used the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to write new histories, explore significant lives, study ecological change, trace the evolutions of texts, understand cultural shifts, and create new art and literature. The Rubenstein Library holds more than 350,000 rare books and 10,000 manuscript collections and includes a wide variety of Judaiac materials:

  • Religious Literature: Includes information about Haggadot collections as well as Jewish Orthodox literature in the Rubenstein Library.
  • Jewish Life in America: Includes information on notable manuscript collections related to Jewish life in the the southern US, as well as Jewish serials and newspapers in the US, all at the Rubenstein Library, and general and online resources. A recent addition is the personal archive of the distinguished Jewish rabbi and human rights activist Marshall T. Mayer.
  • Jewish Life Around the World: Includes information on notable manuscript collections and popular searches in the Rubenstein Library and links to a very useful LibGuide that collects resources outside the Rubenstein Library on the Jewish Diaspora.
  • Jewish Art: Includes information on relevant manuscript collections, visual materials, illustrated volumes, and popular searches at the Rubenstein Library.
  • Anti-Semitism: Includes information on visual materials, notable manuscript collections, and books and periodicals in the Rubenstein Library, as well as links to resources within Perkins Library and beyond.
  • Human Rights Activism: Includes information on 3 very important manuscript collections in the Rubenstein Library: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Marshall T. Meyer, and Marty Rosenbluth.