Sylvia B. Kruger Haggadah collection Edit


MSS 144


  • 1923 – 2006 (Creation)


  • 2.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes



  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Sylvia B. Kruger Haggadah Collection, MSS 144, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Elizabeth Topp and Deborah Margolis in, Oct 2013

  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Sylvia B. Kruger Haggadah collection contains 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. Languages of translation and commentary include English, French, Russian, Romanian, and Spanish. The collection includes eighty haggadot.

  • Language of Materials

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

  • General

    Box size varies.

  • Added Entry–Uniform Title

    Contains (work):Haggadah.