Washington State Jewish Archives Photograph Collections Database
The Washington State Jewish Archives (WSJA) has over 350 photograph collections containing over 4000 photographs dating from the mid 1800s to present day, that relate to Jewish life and history in the Pacific Northwest, as well as nationally and internationally. Subjects represented in the WSJA photograph collections include:
Jewish families and life-cycle events
Jewish community, religious, and business leaders
Jewish congregations and organizations
Jewish immigration and emigration
World War II and the Holocaust
Pacific northwest history
This database searches WSJA photograph collections held by Special Collections and provides textual descriptions of individual images.
To choose names from a list, use the "Names List" button to the right of the NAME search box. To search on a full name, enter the last name first, i.e. "Adatto, Albert."
Enter search terms or phrases in the KEYWORDS box to search the Image Description, Photographer, and Notes fields.
To limit searches to photographs that depict organizations, schools, synagogues, or businesses, select a term from the drop-down menu in the SPECIAL LIMITERS field. This Search field may be used alone or in combination with the NAMES and KEYWORDS fields.