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University of Connecticut, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Records

Identifier: 2013-0122

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains administrative records, publications and reports documenting the activities and programs of the Center including the National Jewish Data Bank.


  • 1971-2013


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut in Storrs was founded by the Board of Trustees in February of 1979 and was formally launched at an Inaugural Program on June 12, 1979 when Nobel Laureate I.B. Singer addressed nearly 1,000 persons. The Center is housed in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

The threefold purpose of the Center is: • To foster academic study and research in Judaic Studies. • To offer undergraduate and graduate courses for academic concentration and enrichment as well as training for service in the community by providing a Judaic Studies component. • To provide resources for continuing education in Judaic Studies and related areas of scholarly inquiry.

Additional information can be found on their website.


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Records documenting the activities of the Center at the University of Connecticut from 1971 to the present.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were transferred to the Archives by the Center in 2013.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

University of Connecticut, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
2013 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US