Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Weisz Western Sephardi Collection

We are delighted to announce the gift of the Weisz Western Sephardi Collection. This large collection of rare books, amassed principally by the late Dr Richard D. Barnett as Honorary Archivist of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation of London, has been donated to the Leopold Muller Memorial Library through the generosity of the Joir and Kato Weisz Foundation. The availability in Oxford of this new resource, alongside the Sir Moses Montefiore, the Western Hebrew Library and the Coppenhagen collections of rare books and archives, is expected to stimulate much new scholarly work in the fascinating area of English and Dutch Sephardi history.