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Mordecai Jaffe Papers

Identifier: RG 624

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of Jaffe's poems, short stories, translations. Personal documents. Correspondence with organizations. General correspondence including Shlomo Bickel, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Abraham Sutzkever, Malka Heifetz Tussman. Family correspondence. Materials for the anthology of Hebrew poetry in Yiddish (published). Materials on the theme of motherhood in world poetry.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1960


Biographical / Historical

Yiddish poet, literary critic, translator, teacher. Contributed to numerous periodicals including Morgn zhurnal (N.Y.), Jewish Daily Forward (N.Y.), Der tog (N.Y.), Zukunft (N.Y.), Freie Arbeiter Stimme (N.Y.), Letste nayes (Tel Aviv), Di goldene keyt (Tel Aviv), Literarishe bleter (Warsaw). Born in Dusetos, Lithuania. Immigrated to Canada in 1927. Settled in the U.S. in 1937.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 5"lgl, 1 5"ltr)

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