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Papers of Dorothy Osofsky

Identifier: RG 1178

Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Osofsky's field work for the JFMB and consists of approximately 100 cassettes of interviews and recorded songs, as well as slides, photographs, songsheets, scholarly papers, and administrative records.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1979


Biographical / Historical

Jewish musicologist. Created the Jewish Family Music Bank at the American Jewish Congress, 1978-1979. The JFMB recorded Jewish professional musicians such as folksinger Masha Benya and the composer Samuel Bugatch, as well as amateur singers in Brooklyn, N.Y.


6 Boxes (5 5" legal, 1 carton)

Language of Materials