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Custodial Entity Type Taxonomy

A Master Checklist

WHERE ARE ALL THE RECORDS?

Historical records are held in archives, historical societies, and synagogues – just to name a few of the 53 types of facilities that  we have identied. We have compiled a draft Master Checklist of the various types of historical records repositories for you to use in planning your research. This checklist, or DoJR Custodial Entity Taxonomy, is currently being used to guide our DoJR survey work, region by region.

OPEN CALL FOR COMMENT!

Add what you know to the Master Checklist! Review the draft and comment on the categories, subcategories, and definitions. Submit your comments by October 21, 2022. All comments will be incorporated and the updated Checklist will be posted here.

WHERE ARE ALL THE RECORDS?

Historical records are held in archives, historical societies, and synagogues – just to name a few of the 53 types of facilities that  we have identied. We have compiled a draft Master Checklist of the various types of historical records repositories for you to use in planning your research. This checklist, or DoJR Custodial Entity Taxonomy, is currently being used to guide our DoJR survey work, region by region.

OPEN CALL FOR COMMENT!

Add what you know to the Master Checklist! Review the draft and comment on the categories, subcategories, and definitions. Submit your comments by October 21, 2022. All comments will be incorporated and the updated Checklist will be posted here.

SEARCH THE Master Checklist (Draft)

Tips for Using the Master Checklist
  • SEARCH: Use the search box at the top right of the Checklist to enter any keyword(s). The match will find records where all the keywords are found, in any column including the Descriptions.
  • FILTER: The full Checklist can be filtered using the 2 dropdown boxes above the Checklist. Filter selections will show only the selected Category(ies) and or Sub-Category(ies). More than one filtering selection can be made under Category or Sub-Category by opening the dropdown to select each choice. To delete a selection, click on the term under the dropdown.
  • SORT: In the blue heading row, use the up and down arrows in each column to sort the records by that column in ascending or descending order.
  • SHOW ENTRIES: Use the dropdown at the top left of the Checklist to display more entries at a time.
  • VERSION: This Master Checklist is Version 1.0 Draft last updated 5 Sep 2022.
CategorySubcategoryDefinitionExamples
InformationLibrariesEstablishments primarily engaged in providing library services. These establishments are engaged in maintaining collections of published documents (e.g., books, journals, newspapers, and music) and facilitating the use of such documents (recorded information regardless of its physical form and characteristics) as required to meet the informational, research, educational, or recreational needs of their user. Note, some libraries may include an archive. See subcategory Archives.National Library of Australia,
New York Public Library
InformationNews and MediaEstablishments engaged in publishing newspapers, magazines, other periodicals, books, directories, and software. Also includes establishments that create content or acquire the right to distribute content and subsequently broadcast or distribute that content through television, radio, streaming distribution, social media or other platforms. San Francisco Chronicle,
The Forward,
British Broadcasting Corporation
Cultural Heritage and HistoryMuseums and Historical SitesEstablishments primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of objects of historical, cultural, and/or educational value and those primarily engaged in the preservation and exhibition of sites, buildings, or communities that describe events or persons of particular historical interest. Jüdisches Museum Wien,
Jewish Museum of Australia
Cultural Heritage and HistoryCultural and Historical OrganizationsOrganizations and trusts dedicated to preserving, collecting, researching, and interpreting historical information or items, often created to help future generations understand their heritage. They vary in specialization, with focuses ranging from specific geographic areas to ethnic and religious groups to preservation of historic buildings.American Jewish Historical Society,
Société pour l’histoire des israélites d’Alsace et de Lorraine (SHIAL),
Penina Zylberman Yiddish Cultural and Educational Foundation Inc
Cultural Heritage and HistoryArchivesEstablishments that primarily acquire, research, store, preserve, and generally make accessible collections of published and unpublished documents, photographs, maps, audio material, audiovisual material, and other material of historical interest. Jewish Women's Archive,
Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland
Religious OrganizationsSynagoguesJewish houses of worship.Central Synagogue (New York),
Grande Synagogue de la Victoire (Paris)
Religious OrganizationsMovements and DenominationsOrganizations primarily engaged in supporting organized branches of the Jewish community that vary according to practice and understanding of Jewish law.United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism,
Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria
Religious OrganizationsRituals and KashrutOrganizations supporting compliance with Jewish law. Examples include: Chevrah Kadisha, Mohel, kashrut certification.Orthodox Union,
Kashruth Council of Canada
Religious OrganizationsNon-Jewish Religious OrganizationsEstablishments operating and supporting houses of worship for religions other than Judaism.Notre-Dame de Paris
Educational Services and YouthElementary and Secondary SchoolsEstablishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and associated course work that comprise a basic preparatory education. A basic preparatory education ordinarily constitutes kindergarten through 12th grade. This category includes after-school programs offering Jewish education to youth, and also includes school boards and school districts.Solomon Schechter Day School,
Kesher Newton
Educational Services and YouthColleges and UniversitiesEstablishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at associate, baccalaureate or graduate levels. Includes seminaries that ordain clergy. University of Oxford,
Jewish Theological Seminary,
Yeshiva University
Educational Services and YouthOther schoolsEstablishments engaged in offering or providing instruction primarily to adults other than colleges and universities. Includes business, computer, management, technical and trade instruction.Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Educational Services and YouthExtracurricular Learning and ActivitiesEstablishments primarily engaged in offering educational/recreational activities for youth and adults. Includes overnight and day camps and associations of camps.Camp Ramah,
Limmud,
Birthright Israel
Educational Services and YouthYouth MovementsOrganizations formed for Jewish children and adolescents for educational, social, and ideological development, using informal education approaches to educate toward the movement's ideological goals.Tzofim Onot - Israeli Scouts,
Hashomer Hatzair
Civic, Social, and Professional OrganizationsCivic and Social OrganizationsEstablishments primarily engaged in promoting the civic and social interests of their members. Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre,
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Hillel International
Civic, Social, and Professional OrganizationsProfessional OrganizationsEstablishments primarily engaged in supporting the professional interests of their members, including business organizations, labor unions, and political organizations. American Medical Association
Social Advocacy OrganizationsAdvocacy for Jewish CausesEstablishments primarily engaged in social advocacy or advancement of Jewish causes, such as antisemisim and Zionism. These organizations may solicit contributions and offer memberships to support these causes.B'nai Brith,
Hadassah,
Jewish National Fund of Australia,
World Jewish Congress
Social Advocacy OrganizationsAdvocacy for Secular CausesEstablishments primarily engaged in social advocacy or advancement of social causes in issues such as human rights, environmental protection, peace and international understanding, and community action. These organizations may solicit contributions and offer memberships to support these causes.Greenpeace,
American Civil Liberties Union
Social Advocacy OrganizationsInternational OrganizationsNon-governmental organizations that operate in at mulitple countries, typically with a humanitarian or social development purpose.Medecins Sans Frontieres
Grantmaking and Philanthropic ServicesFundrasing for the Jewish CommunityOrganizations that raise and distribute funds to support social welfare, social services, health, and educational needs, in order to protect and enhance the well-being of the Jewish community locally and worldwide.United Jewish Appeal
Grantmaking and Philanthropic Services"Friends of" OrganizationsOrganizations created to allow tax-deductible contributions to support the charitable activity of a foreign entity.Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek Inc,
American Friends of Bar Ilan University
Grantmaking and Philanthropic ServicesFundraising for the General CommunityOrganizations that raise and distribute funds to support specific social welfare, health, social services, educational, environmental, and other causes, to protect and enhance the well-being of the community at large.United Way,
The Minneapolis Foundation
Health Care and Social AssistanceHospitalsHospitals provide medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to inpatients and the specialized accommodation services required by inpatients. Hospitals may also provide outpatient services. Mount Sinai Hospital,
Royal London Hospital
Health Care and Social AssistanceAmbulatory Health ServicesEstablishments that provide health care services directly or indirectly to ambulatory patients and do not usually provide inpatient servicesNorth Shore Physicians Group,
Magen David Adom
Health Care and Social AssistanceSocial AssistanceEstablishments primarily engaged in providing individual and family social assistance services outside of residential care facilities-provided services. See Residential Communities.Visit and Care Bikur Cholim,
Jewish Family & Children's Service,
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Health Care and Social AssistanceResidential CommunitiesNursing and Residential Care Facilities provide residential care combined with either nursing, supervisory, or other types of care as required by the residents. Also includes establishments primarily engaged in providing residential and personal care services for (1) the elderly and other persons who are unable to fully care for themselves and/or (2) the elderly and other persons who do not desire to live independently.Dallas Home for Jewish Aged,
Hebrew SeniorLife
Arts, Entertainment, and RecreationPerforming and Cultural ArtsEstablishments that produce, organize, manage and/or promote live presentations involving the performances of actors and actresses, singers, dancers, musical groups and artists, and other entertainers. Zamir Chorale of Boston,
Opéra National de Paris
Arts, Entertainment, and RecreationSpectator SportsThis industry comprises sports teams or clubs primarily participating in live sporting events, including facilities owned by teams and clubs for presenting their activities.Macabbi Victoria,
Hakoah Vienna
Public AdministrationExecutive, Legislative, and Other General Government SupportGovernment establishments serving as offices of executive, legislative, or other governing bodies; their committees and commissions; and those that provide general support for government. Government-administered archives and census agencies are included in this category.London Municipal Archives,
Consistoire Central,
U.S. Social Security Administration
Public AdministrationJustice, Public Order, and Safety ActivitiesCivilian courts of law, agencies of criminal and civil law enforcement, correctional institutions, and other governmental offices of public safety.Federal Bureau of Investigation, Middlesex County Court,
United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth
Public AdministrationAdministration of Human Resource ProgramsGovernment establishments involved in the administration of education, human resources, public health, public assistance, veterans’ affairs, air and water resource and solid waste management, and land use and conservation.United States Department of Veterans Affairs,
Illinois Department of Human Services
Public AdministrationSpace Research and TechnologyGovernment establishments primarily engaged in the administration and operations of space flights, space research, and space exploration. National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
European Space Agency
Public AdministrationAdministration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community DevelopmentGovernment establishments primarily engaged in the administration and planning of housing programs, regional and urban planning, and economic development.New York City Housing Authority
Public AdministrationNational Security and International AffairsGovernment establishments of the Armed Forces primarily engaged in national security and related activities.Israel Defense Forces,
United States Marine Corps
Business EnterprisesFuneral and Cemetery ServicesEstablishments primarily engaged in preparing the dead for burial or interment and conducting funerals (i.e., providing facilities for memorial services, arranging transportation for the dead, selling caskets and related merchandise), and establishments primarily engaged in operating sites or structures reserved for the interment of remains and/or cremating the dead. For Chevra Kadisha see Religious Organizations, Rituals and Kashrut.Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts,
Riverside Funeral Home
Business EnterprisesPersonal Care ServicesEstablishments engaged in providing personal services to individuals, households, and businesses, excluding death care services.Vidal Sassoon Hair Salon,
Express Laundry Center
Business EnterprisesAccommodationsLodging or short-term accommodations for travelers, vacationers, and others. Grossingers,
Imperial Hotel Tokyo,
Windermere Reception Centre and Hostel
Business EnterprisesAgriculture, Forestry, Fishing and HuntingEstablishments engaged in crop production, animal production, forestry, fishing and hunting, and related support activities.Empire Kosher Poultry,
Terhune Orchards
Business EnterprisesFood ServicesEstablishments that prepare meals, snacks, and beverages to customer order for immediate on-premises and off-premises consumption, including caterers. Premier Caterers,
Katz's Delicatessen
Business EnterprisesMining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas ExtractionEstablishments engaged in operating and developing oil and gas fields, mining, and related support activities.ExxonMobil,
Trap Rock Industries
Business EnterprisesUtilitiesIndustries that provide electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage treatment and disposal through a permanent infrastructure of lines, mains, and pipes.Pacific Gas & Electric,
Colonial Pipeline,
Thames Water
Business EnterprisesConstructionEstablishments engaged in construction of buildings, engineering projects such as highways and dams, utility systems, and related specialty trades.Bechtel Corporation,
ECI Engineering and Construction Company
Business EnterprisesManufacturingEstablishments engaged in the production of goods from raw materials.Inland Steel,
Triangle Waist Company
Business EnterprisesWholesale TradeEstablishments that sell capital or durable goods to other businesses.Bunzel Distribution USA,
Sysco Corporation
Business EnterprisesRetail TradeEstablishments involved in the sale of goods to the public.Macy's,
Family Dollar
Business EnterprisesTransportation and WarehousingEstablishments involved in the transportation of goods or passengers and pipeline distribution of products, as well as related support activities; delivery and warehouse services including postal service.FedEx,
BritishRail
Business EnterprisesFinance and InsuranceEstablishments that engage in providing deposit and lending services, underwriting or maintaining markets for securities, and managing portfolios; and insurance companies and agencies.Goldman Sachs,
CNP Assurances
Business EnterprisesReal Estate and Rental and LeasingEstablishments primarily engaged in renting or leasing real estate or tangible goods to others, and related activities. Coldwell Banker,
United Rentals
Business EnterprisesProfessional, Scientific, and Technical ServicesEstablishments that make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis, where an individual or team is responsible for the delivery of services to the client. Deloitte Consulting,
Nanotech Solutions
Business EnterprisesManagement of Companies and EnterprisesEstablishments that administer, oversee, and manage other companies or enterprises; and/or those that hold the securities of (or other equity interests in) these establishments.Berkshire Hathaway
Business EnterprisesAdministrative and Support ServicesEstablishments engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations (and sometimes consumers), usually on a contract or fee basis, including those that provide travel arrangements and reservation services and those engaged in the collection, treatment, and disposal of waste materials.ADP,
Thomas Cook Travel
Business EnterprisesRepair and Maintenance ServicesEstablishments that provide repair and maintenance services.The Appliance Doctor,
Paul's Foreign Auto Works
Private HouseholdsPersonal or Family CollectionsCollection of objects (correspondence, art, memorabilia, etc.) in the private collection of an individual or family.The Rothschild Archive London