Poland (Vilna Archives) Collection.
The images, documents, film footage, audio materials, and texts displayed in any portion of this web site may be copyrighted. Permission to use this web site is given on condition that the user agrees to follow U.S. copyright laws. The user agrees that she or he assumes liability for any copyright violations resulting from unauthorized use of items appearing on this web site and to hold YIVO harmless from any action involving copyright infringement. It is the responsibility of the user to carry out a due diligence search under U.S. c opyright laws to determine the copyright status of items displayed on this web site.
The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. To request permission for use of these materials, please apply in writing to: YIVO Archives, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, email@example.com.
Restrictions: The collection is open by appointment with the Chief Archivist. Researchers should write to the Chief Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment.
The collection consists of ephemeral and fragmentary materials relating to Jewish communities in over 200 Polish cities and towns. The following topics are included: Political organizations such as Agudas Israel, Bund, He- haluz, Mizrachi, Poalei Agudas Yisrael, Poale Zion. Community elections, elections to the Sejm (Polish Diet). Business and economics: banks, credit unions, taxes. Labor: trade unions, strikes. Cultural activities and groups: Yiddish cultural organizations, publishing houses. Religious matters: synagogues, ritual slaughter (*shehitah*), rabbinical figures. Sports clubs, games. Historical events: pogroms, German occupation of Poland during World War I.
The c. 2500 posters in this collection are held in a separate subgroup called: Collection on Poland (Vilna Archives). Subgroup: Posters (RG 28P)