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Columbia University's Hebrew Rare Book and Manuscript Collection

Columbia University’s library has thousands of Hebrew rare books and manuscripts (including several Geniza fragments), primarily from the 12th-19th centuries. This collection was previously unknown to the scholarly community until Columbia recently began cataloging it. This presentation describes the unique nature of the collection, along with some of the cataloging challenges that it presents.

Presented by Yoram Bitton at the 2010 AJL Convention in Seattle, WA.

20 min 16 sec

Posted in: RAS

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