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Yiddish Research: Field Recordings

Yiddish research guide covering general resources, article and books, folklore, genealogy, linguistics, literature, music and dance, oral history, theater, film, radio, translation and student resources.

Field Recordings

Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive

Apply for a free research login for this site to hear commercial and non-commercial recordings dating to the early 20th century.


Ruth Rubin Archive, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Comprehensive site with recordings, texts, and other documents from the great scholar singer, collector and proponent of Yiddish folk song.  


Stonehill  Jewish Song Archive 

Archival field recording of Holocaust survivors in New York City, 1948, by Ben Stonehill. Includes recordings, as well as transcribed and translated texts by Dr. Miriam Isaacs.


Yiddish Song of the Week 
Field recordings of Yiddish songs, presented with texts and scholarly commentary, and edited by Dr. Itzik Gottesman. Sponsored by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.