Digital Library & Archives

Several of our collections have been digitized and are available online to researchers. Currently, only The Boston Jewish Times, Abraham C. Ratshesky Papers, Mary Antin Correspondence to Alfred Seelye Roe, and the JHC Open Collections are openly accessible; researchers do not need a user name and password to access these two collections. Researchers must request access to the rest of our digital collections. There is no cost to do so.


To request access to the Digital Library & Archives website, create a free guest account by filling out this form. You must then email your username to You will receive an email once your account has been approved. You can then return to the digital collections website and login with your newly created account credentials.

For more instructions on how to access and use our Digital Library & Archives, click here.

To learn more about our ongoing Photo Archive, click here.

If you are interested in a collection that is not currently online, let us know. Depending on the collection and our current resources, we may be able to accommodate your request. For questions about the Digital Library & Archives, please email us at More information on our Digital Library & Archives, including tips for usage, and copyright, take down and citation policies, can be found here.