The collection consists of recordings of Jewish music and the spoken word. Included are folk, cantorial, theater, music. It contains some 15,000 *78*, *45*, and *33* rpm discs and cylinder recordings; over 1,000 open reel and cassette tapes; piano rolls, record catalogs and other related ephemera. The earliest item in the collection is a wax cylinder, dating from 1900. The most recent is a 1987 compact disc of klezmer music. There are over 1,000 78 rpm discs including literary readings and theater performances by Aaron Lebedeff, Molly Picon, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, Maurice Schwartz, Sholem Aleichem, Yosele Rosenblatt. The series of analog LP records covers both new recordings as well as reissues of classic 78 rpm records
Dale Wasserman playwright, screenwriter and television writer worked in show business since the age of nineteen. His early forays into theater include work as a lighting designer, director and producer. Around 1955 he began his writing career and it is this for which he is best noted. The collection consists of recordings of two songs from Man of La Mancha (Impossible dream and Dulcinea), a recording of J.F.K., an unproduced musical (music by Allan Jay Friedman), and a recording of the musical, Western Star, by Scott DeTurk. Commercial recordings separated from Theatre Division have been separately cataloged.
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
1296 commercial sound recordings, primarily of musical comedies from Broadway, regional, and foreign theaters, but also including collections of particular artists, selections of particular composers/lyricists, collections of Broadway hits, orchestral arrangements of musicals, and miscellaneous productions such as poetry readings and humor albums
The Dr. Marvin Miller Sound Archive at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary is comprised of homemade audio tape recordings of various cantors in concert. Most of the live recordings are of Jewish liturgical prayers sung by Cantors David, Moshe or Jacob Koussevitzky, in that order of frequency. Audio quality ranges from fair to poor