Yiddish sheet music collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02710

Dates

  • 1897-1948, undated (Creation)
  • bulk 1906-1917 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 oversize manuscript boxes

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection includes Yiddish sheet music written for the Yiddish stage, Yiddish and Hebrew folksongs, and cantorial compositions. The majority of the collection was published in New York by Hebrew Publishing Co. between 1906 and 1917. Other publishers include J &J Kammen, Metro Music Co., and S. Schenker. Notable composers include: Abraham Goldfaden, J.M. Rumshisky, Henry A. Russotto, and Solomon Smulewitz. Materials in this collection were donated by various people over the years and grouped together for ease of use. See Acquisitions Note for more information.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research use.

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

    Some advanced notice is needed for access to these materials because the collection is stored offsite. Please contact the department for more details.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Fourteen pieces of sheet music were donated on behalf of the Harris family by Hanna Harris Johnson (Mrs. Merril Johnson) in February 1992. Approximately sixty eight pieces of sheet music were donate Eva Erdman in March 1995. Four pieces of sheet music were donated by Arlene Goodwin in February 2019. Source of acquisition information is included in the Scope and Contents note for each piece.

  • Preferred Citation

    Yiddish sheet music collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Processing Information

    The Eva Erdman and the Harris family donations were combined to create an artificial collection circa 2007. The four pieces of sheet music donated by Arlene Goodwin were added to the collection in 2019.

  • Related Materials

    The department also holds the Mel and Shifra Gold Yiddish and Hebrew Sheet music collection. An inventory to this collection is available in the department. Please contact the departmet for more information.

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