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Brief Description: This collection is comprised of photostat or microfilm copies of rare books and manuscripts in Old Yiddish from various European libraries. These include the Bodleian Library in Oxford, Cambridge University Libraries, Bavarian State Library in Munich, British Museum in London, Hamburg Library. There is a subsidiary collection of Judeo-Arabic pamphlets on microfilm received from Mr. Robert Attal of Tunisia.      The collection includes prayer books, glossaries, prescriptions, recipes, medical treatises, story books, scientific texts, poetry, folksongs, commentaries.  The materials have been arranged by library of origin, with the Judeo-Arabic titles forming a separate group.
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Record Series Number: RG 106 /RG 106 
Created by: Judaica
Volume: 0.0

Organization: Boxes 1-4 are arranged; boxes 5-6 are not arranged

Arrangement: The collection is arranged as follows: I) Bodleian Library (Oxford) (folder 1.1-1.22); II) Cambridge University Library (2.1-2.10); III) Bavarian State Library (Munich) (3.1-3.2); IV) Tunisian Judeo-Arabic Materials (4.1-4.4); V) British Museum (5.1-5.2); VI) Hamburg Library (6.1); VII) Misc. Jewish Books (7.1-7.2)

Subject Index
Customs, Jewish
Folklore and Ethnography
YIVO Institute For Jewish Research (New York)
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Collection
Languages of Materials
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/06/07 ; 1999/02/22 ; y.a.t.
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