East End Newspaper Reports

Ref: MS 169

Title: East End Newspaper Reports

Notes, transcripts and xerox copies of reports relating to Jewish immigration from a range of London East End newspapers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Dates: 1880-1910
Level: Fonds
Extent: 20 boxes (28 files)
Name of creator: Joseph John Bennett

Administrative / biographical history:

From the early 1880s, as a consequence of violent anti-semitism in some countries of Eastern Europe such as Russia and Bulgaria, the immigration of Jews into Britain assumed politically significant dimensions, and brought with it hostility and antagonism within some sections of the host population. The East End of London, in areas like Whitechapel, was the main focus of such immigration. East End newspapers of the period carried many reports of related incidents and opinions. In 1905 the Aliens Act, intended to restrict pauper and undesirable aliens was passed.

The material in this collection of notes, transcripts and newspaper reports was compiled by Joseph John Bennett during research in pursuance of the degree of M.Phil. (1979) at the University of Sheffield (thesis entitled East End newspaper opinion and Jewish immigration, 1885-1905).

  • Related collections: Zaidman Papers
  • Source: Presented to the University Library by the author on completion of his research
  • System of arrangement: As received
  • Subjects: Antisemitism - Great Britain; Jews in Great Britain; England - Emigration and immigration
  • Names: Bennett, John Joseph, London - East End
  • Conditions of access: Available to all researchers, by appointment
  • Restrictions: None
  • Copyright: Copyright of the authors work remains with the author; newspaper reports are covered by Copyright legislation
  • Finding aids: There is a finding list of the files, the newspapers used and their dates, but no detailed index