Collections

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan helps to curate, collect and preserve a number of important historical records and documents. We are especially proud of our very own JHSM Yearbook Collection and Preservation Project. This is a collection of yearbooks, class pictures and reunion books dating from the early 20th century through present, representing schools from throughout the state of Michigan in which there was/is a Jewish presence.


Jewish War Veterans Project

Please help us assemble a list of names of those who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Our records are fairly comprehensive for World War II veterans, but, we believe, are not up-to-date on subsequent wars. We want to honor those who have served our nation and record their years of service. If you or someone you know served, please fill out the form below. We are asking for the serviceman’s or servicewoman’s name, military branch, rank, the war and years served, and any honors received.

Acknowledge Their Service

JHSM Yearbook Collections Project

The Jewish Historical Society of Michigan maintains the Jewish Yearbook Collection, a treasure trove of more than 1,500 yearbooks from throughout the state of Michigan. Dating back to the early 20th century, the collection contains rare books from schools long gone and recent books from last year’s graduating class. This community resource is an on-going project. We will continue to expand the database and grow our collection thanks to the efforts of volunteers and donors.

Donate a Yearbook

The Judith Levin Cantor Collection

The Judith Levin Cantor collection is comprised of an assortment of papers, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and other materials covering topics relating to the history of the Jewish people of Michigan. Researchers are welcome to access this material, largely copies of primary- and secondary-source materials, by appointment. Judith Levin Cantor is an author, historian and served as JHSM’s president from 1994-1996. Many of the papers in the collection are from Ms. Cantor’s personal collection.


The Jeannie and Gershon Weiner MWWMD Collection

The Jeannie and Gershon Weiner MWWMD collection forms the foundation for the Michigan Women Who Made a Difference project, which documents the stories and achievements of Michigan’s Jewish women who helped to build and shape our communities, institutions, and organizations. The collection includes primary- and secondary-source materials related to the biographies of the women included in the online archive. Researchers are welcome to access this material by appointment.


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