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Judah Achilles Joffe

Title: Judah Achilles Joffe
Inclusive Dates: 1893-1966
ID: RG 546 
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16'3"; 25 5"ltr; 14 5"lgl
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The collection is arranged in the following series: I) Corres. with Individuals (folders 1-16); II) Family Corres. (17-29); a) Letters from Students (30); III) Biographical materials (31-48); IV) Financial Records (49-53); V) Joffe's Publications & Articles about him (54-61); VI) Corres., Organizations (62-130); VII) Corres., Colleges & Universities (131-147); VIII) Corres., commercial book publishers & firms (148-168); IX) Joffe's courses & lectures (169-215); X) Linguistic notes & manuscripts (216-395); XI) Russian literature & linguistics (396-407); XII) Old-Yiddish literature & language (408-436); XIII) Translations from Russian by J. Joffe (437-447); XIV) Psychiatric Encyclopedia (448-454); XV) Music (455-482); XVI) Folklore (483-485); XVII) Joffe's other interests (486-492); XVIII) Publications by others with Joffe's notations (493-497); XIX) Various papers (498-506)
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Yiddish linguist, teacher, lexicographer, writer. Specialist in early Yiddish literature.  Translator of more than a dozen languages.  Co-editor of the *Groyser verterbukh fun der yidisher shprakh* (Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language). Co-founder of the American branch of YIVO.  Active in the linguistics section of YIVO.  Born in Bakhmut, Ukraine. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1891.
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Inventory: English, 29 pp.; Yiddish, 24 pp., typed
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