East End Newspaper Reports

Scope and Content

Notes, transcripts and xerox copies of reports relating to Jewish immigration from a range of London East End newspapers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Administrative / Biographical History

From the early 1880s, as a consequence of violent anti-semitism in some countries of Eastern Europe such as Russia and Bulgaria, the immigration of Jews into Britain assumed politically significant dimensions, and brought with it hostility and antagonism within some sections of the host population. The East End of London, in areas like Whitechapel, was the main focus of such immigration. East End newspapers of the period carried many reports of related incidents and opinions. In 1905 the Aliens Act, intended to restrict 'pauper' and 'undesirable' aliens was passed.

The material in this collection of notes, transcripts and newspaper reports was compiled by Joseph John Bennett during research in pursuance of the degree of M.Phil. (1979) at the University of Sheffield (thesis entitled East End newspaper opinion and Jewish immigration, 1885-1905).


As received

Conditions Governing Access

Available to all researchers, by appointment

Acquisition Information

Presented to the University Library by the author on completion of his research.


Description prepared by Lawrence Aspden

Other Finding Aids

There is a list of the files, the newspapers used and their dates, but no detailed index.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the author's work remains with the author; newspaper reports are covered by Copyright legislation

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