Haifa’s Feminist Archive

The latest archival material to be added to the Jewish Feminism Collections at the Brandeis University Library includes contributions from the Haifa Feminist Institute, documenting women’s activism in Israel. Since 2015, the Haifa center has worked with volunteers and a professional archivist to classify, catalogue, digitize and organize the Haifa Lesbian Archive and make it accessible to the public. In 2016 plans were made to develop an online resource to highlight another section of Haifa’s feminist archive: “1970s Feminism in Israel,” based on the personal archives of American-born former Knesset member Marcia Freedman. The Haifa Feminist Archives joins the Lilith magazine archives, considered the keystone of the Brandeis collection.