Yiddish sheet music collection
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.
- 1897-1948, undated
- Majority of material found within 1906-1917
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.
1 Linear Feet (2 oversize manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.
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.
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.
- Folk songs, Hebrew Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folk songs, Yiddish Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Theater, Yiddish Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Yiddish sheet music collection
- circa 2007
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
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