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Archive - Zvi Almog Documentary Film Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-124

Scope and Contents Note

The currently unprocessed collection consists of the documentary films of Zvi Almog, with any out takes or other unused portions, relating to the history of the State of Israel, including Israel: A Nation is Born.


  • Creation: undated


Languages or Scripts of Materials

English, Hebrew.

Conditions Governing Access

Unprocessed materials are closed pending digitization. For inquiries about the collection, contact the Librarian in charge of archival materials at: 212.678.8973 or via E-mail:


Dr. Zvi Almog is a recognized documentary film-maker and a leading authority in the documentation of Jewish and Israeli history. He is best known for the five-part television documentary "Israel: A Nation is Born" narrated by the late Israeli ambassador the Honorable Abba Eban.

Dr. Almog is a graduate of the famous Dropsie College in Philadelphia. He counts among his teachers the world renowned Professors Ben Zion Netanyahu and the late Solomon Zeitlin and Israel Efros.

Born August 31, 1935 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Almog died suddenly on September 30, 2009 in Westport, CT., age 74.

Source: (captured 12/17/2015) (caputured 12/17/15)


158 Linear Feet (128 containers (126 record center cartons; 2 flat boxes) of film (plus equipment))

Preliminary Guide to the Zvi Almog Documentary Film Collection
Michala Biondi.
October 2015
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Funding for the retrospective conversion of the original finding aid documents to produce this guide using Archivists’ Toolkit was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary Repository

3080 Broadway
New York N.Y. 10027 USA