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Subject Guide: Environmental History

A guide to archival and library sources on various facets of environmental history available at the Center for Jewish History.

"Harvest Time" by Willi Nowak, 20th century. #78.569. Art and Objects Collection. LBI

About this Guide

This guide highlights archival collections, library materials, and museum objects related to the topic of environmental history through the lens of the collections of the partners of the Center for Jewish History. Although it is not an exhaustive guide on Jewish environmental history, it touches upon many of the important aspects of its societal, political, and scientific impacts, including:

  • Jewish Agriculture in the United States
  • Land and the Zionist Project
  • Environment in Religion
  • Agriculture and Labor
  • Camping and Jewish Identity Formation
  • The Environment in Jewish Ritual

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