Electronic database on CD-ROM (in English) + 84-page brochure (in English and Hebrew).
This electronic catalogue of sources on the history of the British Mandate is the product of a cooperative effort of the British Academy and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities to locate, catalogue, and classify archival documents relating to British Government policy towards Palestine, and to political and administrative relations between the mandatory government and the population of Palestine in the years 1914–1948.
The result of the Israeli team’s work is a detailed subject index of relevant documents preserved in some 16,000 files and containers in about 440 previously uncatalogued archives and archival divisions, located in Israel’s principal archival institutes and in peripheral ones, such as those of local authorities and settlements. Additional material available at the touch of a button includes information on the nature and accessibility of the archive’s contents and, for personal archives, biographical information on the person and his activities in the Mandate period. This convenient tool spares researchers of the period the tedious work of scouring archives around the country for information relevant to the subject of their research, allowing them to arrive quickly – even from a distance – at the documents they require.