Location: Geography Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Arranged & Described by: Yodan Fleitman, Michael Cidor
Further information: Finding Aid



This combined collection (23 boxes) includes the collection of professor of geography Shalom Reichman (Warms 1935- Jerusalem1992) and the crypto-collection of the architect-planner Ariel (Anselm) Kahane (Berlin 1907-Jeruslaem 1986). It reflects the lifelong work of Kahane (Berlin 1907-Jeruslaem 1986), a senior state planner in the post-Independence era, as well as parts of the professional work of Reichman (Warms 1935- Jerusalem1992), who pioneered historical research on Kahane and his generation of planners. The bulk of this collection is the crypto-collection of Kahane. Holdings include primary textual and visual materials concerning Kahane’s planning work as a public servant in both the British Mandate planning administration and the Israeli government, spanning from the mid-1930s until the late 1960s. These include rare materials from the early 1950s in connection with the Israeli New Towns campaign and Jerusalem prior to 1967, as well as records concerning Kahane’s work as a special UN consultant to Turkey on planning in the early 1960s. Reichman’s collection reflects his public work in various ministerial and governmental capacities related to the shaping of national planning policy in the 1970s and 1980s. Considered in tandem, this joint collection provides a rare insight into to the development Israeli spatial thought from the 1940s until the 1980s.

Reichman Kahane 1Reichman Kahane 2


Watch the conference (in Hebrew) on the exposition of the Kahane-Reichman collection: