Rachel Wischnitzer (photo courtesy of Yeshiva University Archives)Collection: Digitizing the Estate of the Art Historian Rachel Wischnitzer

Description: The collection (18 reels of microfilm/20,000 frames), documents the professional activities of the art historian and architect Rachel Wischnitzer (1885 –1989), including her research and publications, work as a curator and museum consultant, service on editorial and museum boards, lectures she gave, and her tenure as a professor of fine arts at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. Also included in this series is a large amount of visual material—photographs, lantern slides, and negatives—compiled by Rachel Wischnitzer and used as reference materials, illustrations for her publications, and as visual aids for her lectures. Common topics include synagogues, book plates and illuminated manuscript pages, ceremonial and liturgical objects, and art. Note: Photo courtesy of Yeshiva University Archives.