The Jewish Archives
The archive contains a wealth of material of interest to the historian of Anglo-Jewry as well as James Parkes's personal papers.
In recent years, the Parkes Collections have developed as a place of deposit for archives concerning nineteenth and twentieth century Anglo-Jewry. Of particular interest are materials relating to national and international organisations and to Jewish individuals. These include the papers of Anglo-Jewish leaders, such as Selig Brodetsky, Neville Laski and Chief Rabbi Joseph Hertz, and those of some of its most important institutions: the Anglo-Jewish Association, the Board of Guardians for the Relief of the Jewish Poor and the London Board of Shechita.
Five hundred boxes contain the records of American prosecutors of Nazi war criminals, the subsequent proceedings at the Nuremberg Trials and documentation of the British anti-fascist organisation, Searchlight.
The James Parkes papers incorporate correspondence and working papers for publications, broadcasts, sermons, articles and reviews, correspondence, photographs and papers concerning the administration of the Parkes Library. Special subject areas include fascism in the East End of London 1936-1937, refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe 1938-1939, plans for a Jewish-Christian group 1940 and the Second Vatican Council 1960-1963.
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Read the experience of Hartley Fellow Dr David Weinberg on using the Jewish archives at Southampton.