A new online resource developed by Professor Bruce Rosenstock, The Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews is the largest online collection of Sephardic and Hispanic folk literature in the world. The unique collection of oral folk literature was developed over four decades through the collective efforts of University of California colleagues Samuel Armistead and Joseph Silverman, and the ethnomusicologist Israel J. Katz. From 1998 to 2003, Professor Armistead, the custodian of the collection and one of the world’s foremost scholars of medieval Spanish literature, worked with Bruce Rosenstock, associate professor in the Department of Religion at Illinois, to digitize, transcribe, and create a website for nearly 2,500 fully-edited transcription files with associated audio files.
The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Jewish Advocate Historical Archive. The Archive contains fully searchable digital facsimiles of every issue from 1905-1990. (Text-only copies of the issues for 1991 forward can be found in Ethnic NewsWatch). Contact us with any questions!
The EU’s Europeana Group has a new project, Judaica Europeana, with 10 institutions collaborating to document Jewish culture in Europe beginning with a massive book and archive digitizing project. Read the press release.
- Jim Campbell
Digital Access Librarian
Librarian for German
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4112