Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus (1896-1995), pioneering historian of the American Jew, founded the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in Cincinnati in 1947. In the aftermath of World War II and the brutal destruction of European Jewry, Marcus anticipated the need to establish a central repository dedicated to preserving the history of North American Jewry. The AJA, which began with a few boxes of documents, has become one of the world's largest catalogued collections of primary source material on the history of American Jewry. An international community of scholars, researchers, and students utilizes the AJA's vast archival holdings.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Parper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 46-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 8.298′ N, 84° 31.214′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Clifton Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the American Jewish Archives on the campus of the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling (approx. 0.7 miles away); Albert Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Glass Door Oven (approx. one mile away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. 1.3 miles away); Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . American Jewish Archives. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.