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History of the AJA

During the winter of 1947, Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus persuaded his colleague and friend, Dr. Nelson Glueck, President of the Hebrew Union College (HUC), to authorize the establishment of the American Jewish Archives in the original library building of HUC. He appointed Dr. Marcus to serve as director; Rabbi Bertram W. Korn, to serve as associate director; and Dr. Selma Stern-Teubler, the well-known historian of German Jewry, to serve as archivist.