(US) The Jewish Treasures of the Library of Congress #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Forward published an article on the Jewish treasures of the Library of
Congress (LOC). The LOC, the largest library in the world has Hebrew books
dating back to the 15th century-that has censor's marks and signature still
visible after over 500 years on a famous prayer. There are 23 Hebrew
incunabula -books published before 1501, and many 20th century materials all
available by filling out a request slip. Many Yiddish playwrights sent their
plays to the LOC.

To find out what they have - the description may be found at:
https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed. The Hebraic section:
https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/hs is one of the world's foremost cents for the
study of Hebrew and Yiddish materials.

To read the article go to:
https://forward.com/culture/books/405862/behold-the-jewish-treasures-of-the-library-of-congress/
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Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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