The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, in conjunction with the University Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections, is building a collection of archival holdings focused on Judaism and the Jewish-American experience from roughly the late 1940s to the present. The material collected in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections aims to shed light on the religious, cultural, and social movements of American Judaism as well as on the various philosophies of Judaism and Jewish organizations in the relevant period.
The Innovations in Jewish Life Collections exist to document the work of the individuals and groups, who transformed and in many cases are still transforming the American Jewish experience in the post-World War II period, and to make that experience accessible to students, researchers, and interested parties of all kinds.
Gifts to the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections help CU Boulder maintain these unique collections as robust, living, learning opportunities for students, scholars, and the wider community in perpetuity. Gifts can help provide a number of different resources for the collections, including equipment, digitization services, processing, student fellowships and workers, and community learning opportunities. Please find giving opportunities below. We appreciate every gift, great and small.
The Innovations in Jewish Life Collections Fund supports the preservation, processing, and digitization of materials in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections. This fund also supports student work and fellowships in the archives, providing students with opportunities to learn about archival materials and conduct original research.
The Mazal Holocaust Collection Fund supports archival processing, cataloging, and other necessary activities related to preserving the Mazal Holocaust Collection and related collections held at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Jim and Diane Shneer Endowed Fellowship Fund supports the initiative to make the University of Colorado Boulder a center for the study of American Judaism after the Holocaust. To accomplish that goal, the Fund supports the active effort of building archival resources for research, hosting scholars conducting that research, and supporting students to learn the skills of information management, archiving, and digital literacy. Learn more about the fund here.
This fund annually supports a visiting scholar, whose research interests take advantage of the unique resources in the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections. Learn more about the Jim and Diane Shneer Fellowship in Post-Holocaust American Judaism here.
Interested in donating materials to the Innovations in Jewish Life Collections? Please visit our Donating Materials page on the Collections' website for more information.