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The Joe Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry

"In poor homes there is so much beauty" reads the preface to this online exhibit and catalogue, which speaks much about the life and times of Joe Fishstein, a garment worker from the Bronx who had a great love for Yiddish literature, particularly poetry. After his death in 1978, his family willed his entire collection of over 2300 books to the McLennan Library at McGill University, where they...
Memory Maps

The relationship between people and the places they inhabit has always been intriguing. While exploring this relationship, many have also considered the various objects associated with particular geographic areas, such as prints and paintings. This rather engaging project from the Victoria and Albert Museum serves as a way to explore some of these questions. Designed as a collaboration between...
The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author whose best known work remains the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God". Hurston also wrote a number of plays and in 1997, a number of her previously unknown plays were discovered in the Library of Congress's Copyright Deposit Drama Collection. The American Memory Project took the time to digitize these interesting works, and visitors to this...