Publications on the Hebraic and Judaic Collections
S. Smulewitz (Small), Hurban
Titanic (The Titanic's
disaster) (New York, 1912). The sinking of the super
transatlantic liner Titanic was a tragedy that
shocked all of America. The Jewish community was particularly
touched by the drowning of Ida Straus, who refused a place
on a lifeboat reserved for women and children, choosing
to share the fate of her husband, the beloved philanthropist,
Isidor Straus. The drawing by J. Keller portrays an angel
placing the wreath of immortality on their heads.
Besso, Henry V. Ladino Books in the Library of Congress:
A Bibliography. Washington: Library of Congress, 1963
Heskes, Irene. Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950:
A Catalog Based on the Lawrence Marwick Roster of Copyright Entries.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1992.
Karp, Abraham J. From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures
of the Library of Congress. Washington: Library of Congress,
Kohn, Gary, comp. The Jewish Experience: A Guide to Manuscript
Sources in the Library of Congress. Cincinnati: American
Jewish Archives, 1986.
Marwick, Lawrence. "The Hebrew Collections in the Library of
Congress," Jewish Book Annual 36 (1978-79).
Murphy, Ellen R. "Jewish Genealogical Materials in the Library
of Congress," Toledot: The Journal of Jewish Genealogy 4(1982):3.
Pearlstein, Peggy K. "Jewish Sources for Genealogy in the U.S.
Library of Congress," Avotaynu: The International Review of
Jewish Genealogy 10(1994):3.
Weinstein, Myron M, editor. The Washington Haggadah: A Facsimile
Edition of an Illuminated Fifteenth-Century Hebrew Manuscript
at the Library of Congress, Signed by Joel ben Simeon.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1991.
Peter Bentsiyon, Di Hun vos
hot Gevolt Hoben a Kom (The
hen who wanted a comb), with illustrations by El Lissitzky
(Kiev, 1919). Lissitzky, the noted Russian artist and graphic
designer who began his career illustrating Yiddish books,
illustrated this children's book. In 1919, Lissitzky also
joined the faculty of the school of art in Vitebsk, which
was directed by Marc Chagall.