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Knesset proceedings; protocols of all the Zionist Congresses as
well as reports to the Zionist Congresses. Audio-visual materials
include fifty thousand photographs pertaining to Zionism, Pales­
tine and Israel, which are used extensively by book publishers,
the press, T.V. stations and also for exhibits. This is supple­
mented by a collection of maps, Israeli symphonic musical scores,
Israeli folk music, recordings of historical speeches and events,
slides, and film strips.
The archival collection mirrors the growth of Zionism in Am­
erica and its relation to the world Zionist movement and histori­
cal events in Palestine and Israel. I t consists of original and
microfilm copies of correspondence, reports, minutes, memo­
randa, documents, etc. from the files of Theodor Herzl, Louis
D. Brandeis, Jacob De Haas, Richard Gottheil, Harry Frieden-
wald, Robert Szold, Julian W. Mack, Benjamin V. Cohen, Ber­
nard Richards, Abraham Tulin, Gottlieb Hammer, as well as
the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel,
the Zionist Organization of America, the Keren Hayesod, the
American Zion Commonwealth, the American Zionist Council,
other Zionist organizations, the American Jewish Conference and
the National Archives in Washington, D. C.
Acknowledgments in prefaces of books as well as credits in
the media attest to the help we have rendered throughout the
years. The following are examples of works researched in the
library:
Zionist Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia Judaica;
Mansoor,
M.,
Israel and M idd le East Documents;
Bell, J. B.,
The Long
War;
Eckhardt, R. and A.,
Encounter w ith Israel;
Kurzman,
Dan,
Genesis 1948;
Stein, L.,
The Balfour Declaration;
Halperin,
B.,
The Idea of A Jewish State;
Schechtman, J. B.,
R eb e l and
Statesman
and
Fighter and Prophet;
Sachar, H.,
Aliyah: The Peo­
ples of Israel;
Samuels, G.,
B-G, Fighter of Goliaths;
Hurewitz,
J. C.,
The Struggle for Palestine;
Samuel, M.,
Harvest in the
Desert;
Urofsky, M.,
American Zionism from H erzl to the H o lo ­
caust;
Barnard, H.,
The Forging of an American Jew;
Hertzberg,
A.,
The Zionist Idea;
Halperin, S.,
The Po litical World of Am ­
erican Zionism
and
Herzl Yearbooks.
In addition to the normal acquisition program, many books,
pamphlets and periodicals were donated by individuals and or­
ganizations. Valuable material on Zionism was also obtained
through the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. which had the