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Special Collections: Ellen Eisenberg Alliance Research Papers

Ellen Eisenberg Alliance Research Papers

About the Ellen Eisenberg Alliance Research Papers

The collection was acquired in 2023 from Dr. Eisenberg. It includes her notes, photographs, family name cards, oral histories and interview materials, fellowship materials, conference materials, family records, and a copy of her dissertation on Alliance, New Jersey. The dissertation was published in 1995 as Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey, 1882-1920.

Ellen Eisenberg is a scholar and writer for Alliance, New Jersey, which is the first successful Jewish agricultural community in America. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in American Studies from Carleton College. Beginning in 1990, Dr. Eisenberg works at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon as a Professor of American History. Dr. Eisenberg currently holds the Dwight and Margaret Lear Chair in American History in the History Department. Specializing in American immigrant and ethnic communities, her research, particularly on American Jewish communities in the Pacific West, examines relationships between Jews and other minority ethnic groups. With multiple publications, including a two-volume history of Jews in Oregon, Eisenberg's courses cover topics like American social history and immigration.

Collection processed by Luke O'Connor, Special Collections student worker, Fall 2023.

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While Stockton University’s Bjork Library’s Special Collection and Archives owns the collection, Stockton may not own the copyright for all of the items. Researchers wishing to reproduce materials are responsible for obtaining the proper permissions.