The archives include documentary material on the Negev in various periods, mainly from the early twentieth century. Materials include documents from various archives, pictures, maps, interviews, newspaper clippings, etc.
Heksherim, the Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture includes the archives: Amos Oz, Aharon Appelfeld, Shulamith Hareven, Ruth Almog, David Avidan, Yocheved Bat-Miriam, David Schütz, and Nissim Aloni. The archives contain manuscripts, research works, articles, pictures and films concerning the authors and their works.
The archive contains David Ben-Gurion’s personal diaries and letters and hundred of thousands historical documents on the history of the Yishuv from 1900 to Ben-Gurion’s death in 1973, including Turkish rule, the British mandate, and the declaration and foundation of the State. The documents encompass all fields of Jewish and Israeli history. The archive has been scanned and is available via Internet.
A special collection of books of the philosopher and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin and of books that were dedicated to him