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The Leopold Muller Memorial Library, one of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, has grown to become a unique repository of over 90,000 academic books, 1,000 periodical titles, and a rich assemblage of close to 900,000 rare archival items. Founded around a single collection in the 1970s, the Library expanded under the care of several generations of librarians and thanks to the dedication of its supporters, and is currently home to over 13 distinct book collections and 8 archives of historic significance. This rare assemblage is mostly Anglo-Jewish and European Jewish in focus, and tells the story of Jewish life and scholarship in the last four hundred years.
The historic significance of collections, entrusted to the care of the Leopold Muller Memorial Library by private individuals and Jewish institutions, dictates our long-term strategies. Our primary aim is to preserve these historical records from neglect or deterioration. This blog’s mission is to help us share the knowledge of our Library’s treasures with the wider world.