Quick Click … From the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, Sept. 29, 2016

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davisonv1-230x300Two weeks ago, the Detroit Jewish News Foundation debuted its new website. This was the first revision of the website since it was launched in November 2013.

The mainstay of DJNFoundation.org is still the William Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History, but keep your eye on the “Special Features” tab. We’ll soon be adding another significant piece of community history to this section, and you can add your own personal memories and observations to the story. Your history will then be archived for future readers and researchers.

I would, however, like to bring your attention to an entirely new section of the DJNF website: “Biographies.” Since beginning the Davidson Digital Archives, we have produced a number of “books” from the pages of the Detroit Jewish News and Detroit Jewish Chronicle about prominent Jewish residents of Detroit and Michigan, who have made significant contributions to our communities.

Now, visitors to DJNFoundation.org can read these books in their entirety, online, for free. Hard copies can also be purchased.

As the archivist for the Foundation, with assistance from research fellows supported by M. Jacob & Sons and the Techner Family, it has been an honor to help produce these wonderful books. Moreover, it has been a tremendous learning experience for me. Read a book or two. I think you’ll like them.

Want to learn more? Go to the DJN Foundation archives, available for free at www.djnfoundation.org.

By Mike Smith, DJN Foundation Archivist

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