Institute of Jewish Affairs

Scope and Content

Printed literature, 1888-1966, collected by the Institute of Jewish Affairs, including some on Jewish affairs but mainly comprising unbound copies of British newspapers with fascist content, namely 'The British Guardian', 1925; 'The Fascist', 1931-1939; 'Fascist Weekly', 1933-1934; 'Blackshirt', 1934-1938; 'Action', 1936-1940, 1957-1964; 'The Empire Record', 1939-1942; 'People's Post', 1945-1953; typescript 'Gothic Ripples', 1945-1951, and 'Gothic Ripples', 1951-1956; 'Unity', 1946-1947; 'Mosley Newsletter', 1946-1948; 'London Attack', 1948; 'Union', 1948-1957; typescript 'Free Britain', 1949-1953, and 'Free Britain', 1953-1956; 'East London Blackshirt', 1953-1957; 'Candour', 1953-1961; 'East Anglian Press', 1955; 'Panorama', 1963; 'The National European', 1964-1966; in typescript 'The Investigator', 1935; 'The Independent Nationalist', 1947-1948; 'East London Patriot', 1950; 'Havoc', 1950; 'The Nationalist', 1950; 'Defence', 1950-1951; 'Front Fighter', 1952. There are also copies of 'The Jewish Guardian', 1925-1931; files of press cuttings on Jews in Yugoslavia, 1929-1940, on Jewish affairs in Poland, 1942-1943, and on Jewish affairs in Lithuania, 1936-1944; printed material, 1961-1962, from various sources on the trial of Adolf Eichmann; miscellaneous other printed material on Jewish affairs from 1888; photographs of several prominent Jewish figures.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Institute of Jewish Affairs was founded in New York under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress in 1941, aiming to conduct an investigation of Jewish life over the preceding 25 years, to establish the facts of the position of the Jews during World War Two and determine their causes, and to suggest how Jewish rights might be claimed in a post-war settlement. It conducted research and collected documentation and information on various issues including antisemitism. The Insitute moved to London in 1965, maintaining its programme of research and publications into contemporary issues affecting Jewish communities, its regular publications including its report on antsemitism. The Institute was renamed the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in 1997.

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

This collection has not been catalogued and some items are very fragile. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.

Other Finding Aids

This collection is currently unlisted.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Many of the newspapers are very fragile.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Formerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.