Date:December 16, 2013

Jews in America – Charleston College

Soviet_Jewry_Liberty_BellThe American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History host the Jews in America project. The goal of the project is to create a gateway to Jewish heritage artifacts at institutions across the United States. Four teams were tasked with finding Jewish heritage collections whose data fits the goals of the project. My team selected the Charleston College Low Country Digital Library, which has a rich collection of oral histories and papers from American Jewry in the Charleston region. We selected collections from LCDL that best fit the Jews in America vision, harvested metadata and URLs from the collection and delivered the data to AJHS for inclusion in their database. The Charleston collection was one of two projects selected for inclusion in the Jews in America repository.