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About JDoC Florida
This sub-collection of JDoC provides access to important Judaic materials from Florida as well as those pertaining to Florida Jewish history. Included here are manuscripts, archives, published materials, ephemera and artwork.
- The Holocaust prints are all intaglio; they were etched with nitric acid or using a mezzotint rocker. All of the prints were produced on zinc or copper plates; the indigo ink was hand-blended by Dr. Crown. Each plate had a potential edition size of 50 prints; however, only a few prints of each image were ever produced. Dr. Crown (1924-2016) was educated at Cambridge University, the University of London and the London Hospital Medical School. In 1947, he became a physician and moved to Rochester, NY. He moved to Gainesville, FL in 1983 where he pursued a second career as an artist. He worked in many different media: mezzotints, woodblocks, linocuts, etchings, collographs, oil painting, and sculpture in steel, aluminum and bronze. He conducted workshops and demonstrations, and gave lectures on the history of printmaking and on a variety of printmaking topics and techniques. David Crown was the Founder and Director of the International Mezzotint Society. He was awarded a residency David Crown Holocaust Print Collection
- The Reverend Benjamin Safer Digital Collection holds materials from the Reverend Benjamin Safer Collection of notebooks, sermonettes, correspondence, and other materials on the Jacksonville Jewish Community. Reverend Benjamin Safer Collection
- Prior to the 1930s, the Jewish community of Jacksonville represented Florida’s largest and most significant Jewish population. Yet, in spite of its former preeminence, the story of this community is still little known, and the rich history of Jewish Jacksonville is just beginning to unfold. Jewish Jacksonville features special materials held in the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and the University of Florida. These materials provide a snapshot of Jewish life in Jacksonville from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Highlighted here are elements of Jewish family, communal and institutional life, as well as some of the ways in which Jewish people have impacted the development and structure of Jacksonville itself. The Jewish Jacksonville Collection includes materials from the 2012 exhibit created in celebration ofJewish American Heritage Month. Jewish Jacksonville
- Henri Landwirth digital collections Henri Landwirth