Hidden Treasures is a project of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the only democratically elected, cross-communal, representative body in the Jewish community.   

Archives featured on the website are part of a national network of state, local and communal archives that will enable you to discover more about the history of Jews and the Jewish community in Britain. It might even help you uncover some of your own family’s history.

We are always looking for new archives to feature so if you are an institution, organisation or community group with an archive that relates to the history of Jews in Britain, then please get in touch.

If you or your organisation is interested in creating an archival collection to contribute to the story of the Jewish community in Britain for future generations, please contact hidden.treasures@bod.org.uk.

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Here is a list of the current archives in our network:

AJR Refugee Voices

Ben Uri Archive

BFI National Archive

Brady Photographic Archive

British Library’s Hebrew Collection

Cairo Genizah Collection

German-Jewish Archives, Sussex University

Hackney Archives


Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association

Hull History Centre

Imperial War Museum

Jewish Chronicle Archive

Jewish Communities & Records – United Kingdom

Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain

Jewish Heritage in Northern Ireland – Queen’s University Belfast

Jewish History Association of South Wales

Jewish Museum, London

Jews of the RAF

John Rylands Library at Manchester University

Leeds Jewish Archive

Liberal Judaism Archive

London Metropolitan Archives

Manchester Grammar School Archive

Manchester Jewish Museum

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

Memory Map of the Jewish East End

Merseyside Jewish Community Archive

Plymouth Archives at The Box

Sandys Row Archive

Scottish Jewish Archives

Sephardi Voices UK

Sheffield City Archives & Local Study Library

Sir Nicholas Winton Archive

Southampton Anglo-Jewish Archives

St Albans Masorti Synagogue Roots

Tales of Jewish Sudan

Tate Archive

The National Archives

The Rothschild Archive

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

UCL Special Collections

University of Leeds Special Collections

We Were There Too

West Yorkshire Archive Service

Wiener Holocaust Library

World Jewish Relief Archives