Skip to Main Content

Jewish Studies

An overview of scholarly resources in Jewish Studies

Finding Primary Sources @UChicago Library

The Library subscribes to many online databases that contain primary sources. You can browse these databases through the links below.

Email the Subject Specialist listed on this page for suggestions.

Tools for Finding Primary Sources in Jewish Studies

See the tabs on the right for resources in Bible, Rabbinics, and Yiddish Studies

Primary Sources @UChicago Library

Archives & Faculty Papers @UChicago Library

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) houses many archival collections that may be of interest to researchers in religious studies.

The University Archives was established as part of the University of Chicago Library in 1946. Included in the Archives are official records and publications; minutes of the Board of Trustees and other boards and statutory bodies; records of administrative units including academic divisions, professional schools, departments, offices, programs, and interdisciplinary committees; papers of faculty members, trustees, administrators, students, and alumni; serial publications; photographs; video and film; sound recordings; and memorabilia.

Archival collections such as the papers of Saul Bellow, Morris Raphael Cohen, Louis Gottschalk, Philip M. Klutznick, Michael Polanyi, Julius Rosenwald, Joseph Schwab and Leo Strauss document the work and career of Jewish writers and intellectuals across a broad range of fields. Search the finding aid database or Library Catalog for additional collections.


Digitized Manuscripts & Electronic Texts

Archival Material

Historical Newspapers


Jewish History in Chicago and Illinois

See the information on the Yiddish Studies tab of this guide.

Subject Specialist

Profile Photo
Anne Knafl
Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 462