Collections: Special Topics and Strengths

Important areas within Special Collection, with information on library resources and other research resources.

Librarian for the Program in Jewish Studies

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Sue Waterman
Office: Works from Home in Virginia

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Yiddish Studies

Language resources

Rare Books

Schaechter Collection

  • In 2006, the Sheridan Libraries acquired the library of Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter and his wife, Charne Schechter. 
  • The collection includes over 9,000 Yiddish books and periodical volumes.
  • The Sheridan Libraries is now one of the leading research collections for the study of Yiddish language and culture in the North America. 
  • Although the strength of the library is in linguistics and literature, every aspect of Yiddish publishing, from music to botany, is represented. 
  • Most of the books were published in Eastern Europe before the Second World War.
  • The collection also includes a notable selection of Holocaust memorial books.

Here is a link to a list of books in the Schaechter Collection.

Literature Resources

Spoken Yiddish

Periodicals for Yiddish Studies

Web Sites for Yiddish Studies

Encyclopedias for Yiddish Studies