Blogs Category: Jewish American History

Sheet Music of the Week: Did Someone Call me Schnorrer Edition

The following blog post was adapted from an essay by Senior Music Specialist Ray White and Digital Conversion Specialist James Wolf. This week the Music Division launches a new online collection of Yiddish American Sheet Music. The Library’s holdings of Yiddish American popular songs include the Irene Heskes Collection of Yiddish American sheet music as well […]

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

  The following is the last in a series of posts by our 2010 class of Junior Fellows.  It was written by Carrie Smith, a recent graduate of New York University. For four years while a student at New York University, I went to class in a building on Washington Place, just to the east […]