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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Jewish Resource Worthy of Note

I recently became aware of a new resource; a historic repository of sorts.  It is  the Milken Archive of Jewish Music, the largest collection of American Jewish music ever assembled.

To some that may not sound exciting.  But think for a moment... Jews have been in America for more than 350 years!   Without such a repository, much of the secular and liturgical musical legacy of the American Jewish community will simply be lost in the sands of time.

The driving force behind this project is a philanthropist named Lowell Milken.

From the short time I've spent poking around the site, the project seems quite new... like a newly constructed library building where most of the books, media and other resources have yet to be moved in.  But it seems like a worthy - lofty, even - undertaking that can only flower and grow as its collection grows.

I encourage you to check it out, and especially my friends from the Jewish music world... I hope you'll take the time to offer suggestions and maybe even consider donating historic manuscripts and recordings you may have in your personal collections.

Posted by David Bogner on July 11, 2012 | Permalink

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wow! this is a fantastic, thank you.

Posted by: yaffa glass | Jul 12, 2012 10:45:09 AM

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