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Nahum Stutchkoff's Yiddish Play And Radio Scripts In The Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel Dec 2011

Nahum Stutchkoff's Yiddish Play And Radio Scripts In The Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel

Judaica Librarianship

The Nahum Stutchkoff collection in the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library contains Yiddish translations, plays, song lyrics, and radio programs created by Yiddish linguist and playwright Nahum Stutchkoff (1893–1965). This article describes the collection in the context of the Jewish Division’s holdings, using bibliographic details about his known works to trace Stutchkoff’s career as a Yiddish actor, translator, director, playwright, and linguist. Stutchkoff’s radio scripts in particular provide rare documentation of the golden era of Yiddish radio explored by Henry Sapoznik and Ari Y. Kelman. A detailed bibliography of Stutchkoff’s published ...


Sources For Central And Eastern European Jewish History: The Louis Lewin Collection At Yeshiva University, Marlene Schiffman Jan 2003

Sources For Central And Eastern European Jewish History: The Louis Lewin Collection At Yeshiva University, Marlene Schiffman

Judaica Librarianship

The Louis Lewin Collection of archival materials in the Rare Book Room of Yeshiva University comprises some 400 boxes of historical records on the Jews in Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Lewin (1868–1941) was a rabbi and Jewish historian in Poland between the Wars and a proponent of the Wissenschaft des Judentums, “Science of Judaism,” movement in Jewish scholarship. The documents Lewin collected are of great historical value for their description of Jewish life in Europe, the history of Judaism, and Hebrew language and literature. While some records are original documents, others were copied by hand by Lewin ...


Jewish Archival Holdings In The Five New States Of Germany: Creating An Inventory, Robert A. Jacobs Sep 1994

Jewish Archival Holdings In The Five New States Of Germany: Creating An Inventory, Robert A. Jacobs

Judaica Librarianship

The Leo Baeck Institute, New York, is creating a database registering the Jewish archival holdings of repositories in the five new states of Germany. The Colloquium about Problems and Issues in Jewish Archives and Historiography in the Five New States of Germany, led to the shaping of a project utilizing the lnstitute's experience in computer-based cataloging, its expertise in the formulation and expansion of a German-language version of Library of Congress subject headings, and the ground-breaking research surveys of Helmut Eschwege. The project, funded by the German Interior Ministry, Section for Religious Affairs, is administered through the Historische Kornmission ...