The Shtetl Economic History Project - The Iacob Bercovici Online Archive

This is a project based on the Iacob Bercovici archive that is housed at Boston University::

"The goal of this project is to enhance the historical understanding of life in the shtetl - a Yiddish word meaning small town, now used collectively to describe the small European town where Jews lived for centuries.

The Iacob Bercovici collections is part of this effort. It includes about 4000 pieces representing the daily business of Bercovici, a wholesale cereal and food dealer in Bacua, Romania, mainly from the years 1908 to 1913. The vigorous business transactions chronicled in thia archive reveal a plethora of information about economic and social aspects of the life of small-town Jews at the beginning of the 20th century."