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Menashe Vaxer Papers

Identifier: RG 564
Scope and Contents

The collection consists for the most part of Vaxer's notes, newspaper clippings, and notebooks on various topics including Yiddish and Hebrew writers and Jewish history in various countries and Jewish folklore. In addition, there are manuscripts by Menashe Vaxer, some correspondence with individuals, libraries, writers, family members. Rabbinic manuscripts, fragments and letters, 19th century. Microfilms of rare manuscripts deposited in Judaica libraries, such as the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, England. The collection also includes manuscripts by M. Vaxer's brother, the Yiddish poet Israel Vaxer (1892-1919).

Dates: 19th century-1950s

Papers of Mendel Osherowitch

Identifier: RG 725

This collection contains correspondence between Mendel Osherowitch and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts by Osherowitch, clippings, photos, and obituaries and letters written to his family after his death. These materials illustrate Osherowitch’s importance in the Yiddish literary field as well as his role in various Jewish organizations.

Dates: 1882-1985; Majority of material found within 1920-1967