Photo: Ya'akov Benor-Kalter
Eliasaf Robinson Tel Aviv Collection
At the end of 2005, Stanford Libraries acquired a rich collection of books, pamphlets, magazines, printed ephemera, posters, postcards, photographs, maps, architectural plans, and original documents about the early history of Tel Aviv, "The First Hebrew City." The collection was assembled over a span of 40 years by Eliasaf Robinson, a Tel Aviv native and Israel's most prominent antiquarian bookseller.
The Eliasaf Robinson Collection on Tel Aviv, as it is now known, comprises approximately 500 printed volumes (books and periodicals) and twenty linear feet of archival materials. It is already one of the most sought-after resources at the Stanford Libraries. The digitized collection includes over 1,000 photographs and postcards, 300 printed volumes, 200 large format materials (posters, maps and sewer diagrams) and six linear feet of archival materials.