AHF Library

The library and archival collections house a great variety of books, periodicals, videos, recordings, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, maps and archival materials that preserve and demonstrate the values and contributions to Hungarian culture and American Hungarian life.  Over 60,000 volumes, including rare books from the fifteenth century, comprise the library collection of the Foundation, which is an affiliate library of Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey. This cooperation with Rutgers University integrates the holding into a national and international system, which is available throughout this country and abroad - affording greater opportunities for both personal and scholarly research. At the moment the published materials are cataloged online and are accessible through IRIS, the online catalog of Rutgers University. The Foundation is striving to have all of its remaining materials available online.With an  average yearly growth of 1,750 volumes, the Foundation's library space serves many interested individuals and institutions on either a walk-in or long-distance basis.

Margaret Papai


American Hungarian Foundation    300 Somerset St  (PO Box 1084)    New Brunswick, NJ 08903-1084  USA    732-846-5777    email: info@ahfoundation.org

Library Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Weekends by appointment only

The Foundation is proud to announce that the Bethlen Archival Collection is now online. We wish to thank Rutgers University for their assistance in making this monumental achievement possible.

The Bethlen Archival Collection is a major resource for the history of Hungarians in the United States. It is deposited and available for research in the Hungarian Heritage Center of the Foundation. 

The Collection is 1000 linear feet in extent and dates primarily to the years 1896 to 1996 and is divided into (1) church papers, chiefly of the Hungarian Reformed Church, (2) Hungarian ethnic organizations, (3) personal papers of clergy and lay people (4) subject collections and (5) miscellaneous collections including immigrants' papers, fragments and diaries.

To conduct research or learn more contact us at info@ahfoundation.org.  You can view the catalogue here.