The joint "project in progress" תמונות היסטוריות של ארץ ישראל - Historical photographs of the land of Israel (It is recommended to use the Hebrew homepage) documents in over 8.200 photographs -professionals and hobbyiest - Israels "characteristic landscapes and distinctive populace". The database (built with Digitool), set up and hosted by the Haifa University Library in cooperation with the Haifa University Department of Land of Israel Studies and the "Bitmuna"-Laboratory of Nadav Mann form Kibbutz Merhavia, includes 18 collections. Among them are the:
- Naftali Oppenheim Collection (ca. 3.000 pic. 1930s -1950s)
- Trudy and Niko (Moshe) Schwartz (ca. 2.700 pic. 1940s)
- Kinneret Collection (800 pic. from different family albums, 19th century - 1980s)
- The medical organization Hadassah Collection (260 pic. beginning 20th century)
It is written on the homepage: "Over a period of many years, the Land was photographed from North to South by pilgrims, tourists and immigrants who were enchanted by the vision that greeted their eyes. Rare collections of photographs, stored in private homes, archives and assorted institutions, are in real danger of irreparable decay due to the ravages of time." According to this the project aims to preserve and present these unique photographs as part of Israeli cultural heritage.