University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs and negatives, copyprints, photocopies, slides, and contact prints which depict wide-ranging subject matter regarding Jewish individuals and institutions. The bulk of the photographs were made in the Southwest United States, principally Arizona, California, Texas, and New Mexico. These photographs are especially revealing of the role of Jews in the establishment of commercial, religious, and other communal institutions in the American West during the second half of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century. Also present are more contemporary depictions of Jewish individuals and groups which have been prominent in this region.

The collection also contains a few photographs from Michigan, Colorado, Israel, Europe, Latin America, and other locations.

The states listed are Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. A final category includes photographs from all other locations.