The Dallas Jewish Historical Society Archive is a treasure trove of primary source documents and photographs, historic objects and memorabilia, rare books, and audiovisual materials utilized by DJHS volunteers and staff, researchers, and the public, to learn about and re-imagine Dallas Jewish history.
With our climate-controlled storage vault housing over 15,000 objects, documents, photographs, and books— not including our burgeoning born-digital collections—we maintain the only repository for Jewish Dallas. Our collections grow annually due to the generosity of our members and patrons who desire to see their past preserved as much as we do.

Here are a few ways you can experience our collections:

Online Archives Database

Take a peek at our collection—then visit the archive to see the materials for yourself!

Oral History Project

Browse our oral history collection, and learn how you can share your oral history, as well!


Take a peek at our past exhibits before visiting to see our current displays.


Scroll through a selection of photographs from the archive, leave a comment to let us know if you recognize anyone!

Featured Collections

All of our collections are worth an in-depth study. Take a look at what we’re currently highlighting.