Cultural Heritage

What Is In the Archive?

The DJHS Archive is bursting with documents and cultural artifacts that illustrate the rich history of the Dallas Jewish Community. Come help us research and describe these cultural treasures as we work toward building a digital repository!
Jan 04, 2017
2 Hours
30 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Ana Mirian Pereira
  • Austin  Nguyen
  • Charlevet Clarke
  • Clifford Odia
  • James Combs
  • Tracy Benge
  • lauren vandergriff

More Details

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society works to collect and preserve the papers, photographs, and artifacts that illustrate the history of the Jewish community in Dallas.  We strive to keep the past alive through innovative programming, community outreach, and by making our collections accessible to our patrons and researchers.  Our archive includes textual documents, maps, photographs, slides, artwork, objects, textiles, and an extensive oral history collection in various formats from vinyl to digital.  Programs include the Andres Family Lecture Series, the Oral History Program, Historic Bus Tours, and Photo Socials.  

A digital repository and catalog will allow our patrons to access the amazing letters, oral history recordings, and artifacts we house here in our archive. You can help us build our digital repository in a number of ways.  We are looking for volunteers with a love of history and an interest in archival and preservation work.  We have multiple positions based on your experience and we need your help to achieve our goals!

Contact us to learn more about the opportunities available.  Applications are required for all volunteers, and resumes are required for internship applicants.  This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity, and we require a commitment of 4 hours a week.  See the list below for more information:

General DJHS Volunteer:

·         (Qualifications: 2+ years of high school)

Archives Volunteer:

·         (Qualifications: 2+ years of college; ability to lift up to 40 lbs.)

Archives Intern:

·         (Qualifications: some graduate level education: Library Science, Archival Studies, Museum Studies, Jewish Studies, and/or History preferred; ability to lift up to 40 lbs.)

Ple Please contact our Volunteer Director and Archivist, Alexis Joanna Ferguson to apply.  We look forward to meeting you and thank you for your interest in the Dallas Jewish Historical Society.  Come help us preserve the past and ensure the future of this amazing community, because today is tomorrow’s history! 

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