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Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Research Guide

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond.

Note to Users

To study Israel means to engage with a wide range of opinions on important topics, including ones that are contentious, and maybe even offensive. Resources on this site represent a variety of academic and political opinions. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies or Brandeis University. We encourage users to approach each resource critically. Remember that it may not be credible in all respects, nor does it represent the last word on any topic.


In the Archives

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There are dozens of archives in Israel, ranging from large state archives to small personal collections. Lists of these archives can be found below. 

While there are too many relevant archives to list fully, here are a few archives we recommend. Many of these have significant online resources, while others require in person visits. Please note that not all of the archives are located in Israel.

Tips for Working in Archives

We have found these guides to be incredibly helpful in planning our trips to archives in Israel and elsewhere. Most importantly--plan ahead and bring snacks!