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Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry, 1949-1997 

Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry
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129 linear feet (238 document boxes 21 flat boxes 24 card file boxes)
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Biographical Note

This project collects and preserves data reflecting the language and culture of the Yiddish speaking populations of Central and Eastern Europe at the start of World War II.

Scope and Contents

A collection of materials related to the research project of the Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry produced from 1949 to 1997. The project was spearheaded by Columbia University’s Yiddish department and the primary researchers involved in the project were Uriel Weinreich, Marvin (Mikhl) Herzog, Mordkhe Schaechter, Vera Baviskar, Robert Neumann, and Ulrike Kiefer. The materials include administrative records, fieldwork and research notes, materials relating to the publication of the second and third volume of the Atlas, as well as other research materials of Uriel Weinreich, and materials related to the publication of The Field of Yiddish. The materials are primarily in English, Yiddish and German. Content from Series III: Collected Data has been digitized. The answers to the questionnaire have been digitized, from three different formats: blue books, answer sheets, and printouts. These are available online; see the finding aid for details.