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"The First Hebrew City" Early Tel-Aviv through the Eyes of the Eliasaf Robinson Collection

At the end of 2005, the Stanford University Libraries acquired a rich collection of books, pamphlets, magazines, printed ephemera, posters, postcards, photographs, maps, architectural plans, and original documents about the early history of "The First Hebrew City." It was assembled over a span of forty years by Eliasaf Robinson, a Tel Aviv native and Israel's most prominent antiquarian bookseller. The Eliasaf Robinson Collection on Tel Aviv - as it is now known - comprises approximately five hundred printed volumes (books and periodicals) and twenty linear feet of archival materials. It is already among the most sought-after resources in the Stanford University Libraries.

The Eliasaf Robinson Tel Aviv Collection is currently being migrated to this exhibit from its original online site.  The digital images used to create the exhibit are available online. You will find it available here as soon as possible. 

Original materials in the collection are housed permanently in the Stanford Department of Special Collections and University Archives.  The catalog record for the collection is:

For access and permission requests, please contact the Public Services Librarian at: