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Sylvia B. Kruger Haggadah collection

Identifier: MSS 144

Scope and Contents

The Sylvia B. Kruger Haggadah collection contains eighty published Passover haggadot (singular: haggadah), mimeographed or photocopied haggadot intended for local use, and facsimiles of early printed haggadot. These haggadot were produced in the United States, Israel, and the UK (London), between the 1920's and 2000's. They reflect Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist Judaism, Humanistic Judaism, feminism, the struggle for Soviet Jewry, the civil rights movement in the US, interfaith concerns, and other influences on and changes in Jewish life in the Twentieth Century. The collection includes haggadot re-written for children.


  • 1923 - 2006

Language of Materials

Collection includes texts in English, French, Russian, Romanian, and Spanish..

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Sylvia B. Kruger, mother, grandmother, and librarian, collected these haggadot as part of her personal Judaica collection. Sylvia B. Kruger left East Lansing in fall 2013 to make her home in Israel, at which time she donated the collection to the MSU Libraries Special Collections.


2.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes) ; Box 1-2: 33 x 25 x 39.5 cm Box 3: 13 x 26.5 x 39 cm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sylvia B. Kruger on, September 18, 2013

Added Entry–Uniform Title

Contains (work):Haggadah.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Topp and Deborah Margolis in, Oct 2013

Finding Aid for the Sylvia B. Kruger Haggadah collection,1923-2006
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Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Topp and Deborah Margolis.
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA