YIVO actively collects print and non-print materials, printed and electronic books, documents, photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings, films, artifacts, art works, and other materials relating to all aspects of Jewish history and culture around the world. Of particular interest are materials relating to the everyday life, culture, and history of East European Jews and their descendants in the Americas and worldwide. Every year, the Archives and Library accession thousands of new items donated by individuals and organizations from all over the world.
The Archives collects everything from the letters, papers, and photographs of ordinary Jewish families to the manuscripts, documents and art works of prominent cultural figures and the institutional records of Jewish organizations.
For general information about donating materials to the YIVO Archives, contact: