Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry
Columbia University Libraries
An archive of spoken Yiddish containing 5,755 hours of taped interviews with Yiddish speakers collected between 1959 and 1972, and accompanying linguistic field notes.The speakers were from over 600 locations, with the purpose of mapping the distribution of Yiddish speakers in Eastern and Central Europe just prior to World War II.. This project was founded by noted linguist and Columbia professor, Uriel Weinreich in 1959 and donated to Columbia University Libraries in 1995. The archive is currently in the process of digitizing and making the tapes available. Click on the link above to visit the archive's home page.
Communities and Organizations, Yiddish, United States, Weinreich, Uriel