Source Materials in the Jewish Collection at the Lawrence History Center 
(This list compiled by Amita Kiley, Collections Manager and Research Coordinator)



Publications and Reports 

Collection of articles on the history of the congregation: Charter, January 21, 1919; Dedication of New Edifice, March 15, 1931; Last House of Worship, 1981; 75th Anniversary, November 13, 1994. Lawrence History Center: Jewish Collection. 

Ford, Rosemary, Lawrence’s Jewish Past. Lawrence, MA: Eagle Tribune, November 4, 1998. 4pp. 

Franklin, Dora, Hymie Axelrod, Rebecca Zidle, Shirley Hymanson, and Irving H. Linn, History of the Jews in Lawrence. n.d. 6 pp. Lawrence, MA: Lawrence History Center Jewish Collection. 

Memorials. Ansha Sholum Yahrzeit Book, n.d., 53 pp. Lawrence, MA: Lawrence History Center Jewish Collection. 

Porteous, William M., ed., Children of Abraham Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts. 101 pp. North Andover, MA: Publ. William M. Porteous, 2019. 

Louise Sandberg, Jewish Community (Lawrence, MA). Queen City Massachusetts blog, April 24, 2019. 3 pp. 

Linda A. Siegenthaler, A Brief History of Congregation Ansha Sholum, 1919-2021. 1 p. Lawrence History Center Jewish Collection. 

Storm Ledoux, Natasha. A Vanishing Community: Diaspora of the Jewish Shtetl in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1919-2019. 21 pp. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Directed Study in History, February 6, 2022.