Beyond the education gained exploring the museum's gallery space is the wealth of knowledge housed in our library and archive. Researchers of all backgrounds use these resources to learn more about Jewish history at-large and in Oklahoma, culture, art, liturgical studies, family lineage, and the Holocaust.

Both the archive and library are currently undergoing a digitization process that will make these resources more widely available. At this time, however, visitors will need to make an in-person appointment to access both collections.


The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art’s Library contains over 1,950 titles. The collection is open by appointment only for in-person research with a focus on The Holocaust, Jewish Religious and Family Life, Oklahoma Jewish History, Jewish Artists and Art, and Genealogy.

Holocaust education, history, biography book collections
Jewish history, culture, art, and liturgical book collections
Fine art book collection
Markovitz Jewish Genealogy Study and Research Center

Livingston Archive

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art’s archival collection includes personal letters, event materials, personal and event photos, ephemera, magazine and newspaper articles, vacation photos, and objects from multiple local Jewish families and businesses. The majority of the archival material is in English and Hebrew, with minor amounts in Yiddish and German.

Tulsa Jewish Family Archive
  • National Council of Jewish Women Collection
  • The Tulsa Jewish Review Collection
  • Jewish Welfare Board Publications Collection
Jewish Publication Archive
  • National Council of Jewish Women Collection
  • The Tulsa Jewish Review Collection
  • Jewish Welfare Board Publications Collection
Oklahoma Jewish History Archive
  • B’nai Emunah Collection
  • Temple Israel Collection
  • Jewish Federation of Tulsa Collection
  • Tulsa Jewish Community Charity Event Collection
  • Ardmore Jewish Community Collection
  • Enid Jewish Community Collection
  • Seminole Jewish Community Collection
  • Ponca City Jewish Community Collection
  • Oklahoma City’s Emanuel Synagogue Collection
  • Muskogee Jewish Community Collection
The Sherwin Miller’s History & Fine Art Archive
  • Fenster Gallery Slide and Photo Collection
  • Theodore Fried Collection
  • Fred Strauss Collection
  • Slides, photos, and documentation from SMMJA past exhibits

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa plays a prominent role in originating many of the exhibits and programs that are held both at the Sherwin Miller Museum and elsewhere in the country.

The organization was established in September 2005 and remains the only Jewish Genealogical Society in Oklahoma. Its goals are to:

  • Pursue, encourage, and preserve Jewish family history and genealogical data.
  • Assist and promote the research of Jewish family history while elevating the status and role of genealogy in the Community.
  • Provide opportunities for sharing Jewish Genealogical information.

Yearly memberships are $18/year. All Jewish Genealogical Society members must also be current Museum members. Join the JGS today by signing up below!

If you have questions about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa, please contact Phil Goldfarb, President JGS of Tulsa at:


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