About the Archives
Archive Director: Amira Stern
The Jabotinsky Institute in Israel was founded in 1931 with the aim of collecting and serving as a repository for documents, publications and photographic material associated with Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the Revisionist Movement. In 1958, the Institute was recognized in accordance with the Archives Law as a Public Historical Archive.
Today, about 436 personal archives of Ze'ev Jabotinsky and his family are stored in the Institute, as well as archives of the leaders of the Revisionist Movement. In addition, the collection includes 215 archives relating to the various branches of the National Movement and its institutions - Union of Zionists Revisionists (Hatzohar); The New Zionist Organization (N.Z.O); The Betar Youth movement and its Israeli and international branches; The National Labor Federation; Keren Tel-Hai; Committees and Leagues; e.g. The Jewish Marine League, The Hebrew Committee for National Liberation; The Herut Movement and the Likud; archives and collections relating to the Nili Organization, Brit HaBirIonim; The Irgun Tzvai Leumi (I.Z.L); Lochamei Herut Israel (Fighters for Freedom of Israel - Lehi); Aliyah Bet (Illegal Immigration); African Exiles; and Death Row Prisoners.
There are also complementary auxiliary collections including:
- Oral Documentation 2200 dossiers of testimonies; 2,450 reels and audio tapes of speeches, broadcasts, ceremonies, memoirs, etc.
- 1033 newspapers and periodicals, partially on microfilm (a rare collection of newspapers from the pre-State era)
- Approximately 35,000 photographs
- 700 films and video tapes
- Approximately 300 flags
- 3685 posters
- Hundreds of stamps, badges, postcards, paintings and sculptures
Attached to the archives is a study and research library containing 18,400 volumes and approximately 1033 periodicals, newspapers and publications on Judaism, Zionism, History of Eretz Israel, the Revisionist Movement, the Underground movements, etc.
There is also an extensive collection of newspapers and magazines, exceptional and rare, of the Revisionist Movement and Betar in Eretz Israel and the Diaspora.
Visiting Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.