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African, Jewish, and Middle Eastern Studies: Digital Resources at the Library of Congress

Digital Collections & Exhibitions

This section of the guide links to unique digitized primary and secondary collection materials from the Library of Congress. In addition, online exhibitions provide curated presentations of collection materials from the Library of Congress and other institutions. The Library of Congress also has a robust Web-archiving program that capture ephemeral and often considered at-risk born-digital content, making them available to researchers today and in the future.

Long recognized as one of the world's leading research centers for the study of Hebraica and Judaica, the Hebraic Section serves as the Library's primary access point for reference and research activities related to the Ancient Near East, pre-Islamic Egypt, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, and ancient and modern Israel. The section has custody of materials in a variety of formats in Hebrew and its cognates, including Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, as well as Amharic and Coptic.

Selected primary source materials from the Library’s Hebraic collections are highlighted below along with links for further exploration.

Online Exhibitions