For Your Weekend Repository Browsing Pleasure: Jewish Women’s Archive
Submitted by on Fri, 2010-03-19 17:18
Ithaca, NY The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive (http://jwa.org/) is, “to uncover, chronicle, and transmit to a broad public the rich history of American Jewish women.” The makers of this in-depth, delightful, and profound collection have developed an Encyclopedia (http://jwa.org/encyclopedia), educational materials, diverse exhibits, book and film guides, a look back at Jewish women’s lives, and a blog featuring colorful stories (http://jwablog.jwa.org/) with links to media and more information.
In an effort to “put Jewish women (and their accomplishments) on the map” JWA has begun an initiative to geographically highlight the landmarks that tell the stories of Jewish women. Participation is encouraged: http://jwa.org/onthemap.
JWA uses Drupal for web content management. Their public access website exposes their archive by making calls to the Fedora repository running on EC2.