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Digital Second Edition of Robert Singerman's Judaica Americana

Welcome to the Digital Second Edition of Judaica Americana

Robert Singerman’s first edition of Judaica Americana, issued in 1990 in two volumes, was sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American Jewish Experience, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and published by Greenwood Press as part of the Bibliographies and Indexes in American History. In it, Singerman, identified just over 6,500+ monographic and serial publications, presented with meticulous bibliographical descriptions, classification explanations, and holdings information, i.e., the names of collections where copies are known to be held. His bibliography authoritatively chronicles American Jewish book production from the 17th century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Read more about Singerman's selection process in his introduction

The second edition contains nearly 3,000 additional entries. The revised total now consists of a still expanding sum of approximately 9,600 entries. Taken as a whole, Singerman’s bibliography provides extensive and authoritative documentation of American Jewish communal activity and growth before 1901. The edition is available as a PDF and CSV for download in ScholarlyCommons.

This is a Judaica Digital Humanities at the Penn Libraries project. Judaica Digital Humanities at the Penn Libraries is a robust program of projects and tools for experimental digital scholarship with Judaica collections, informed by digital humanities, Jewish studies, and cultural heritage approaches. Visit our websiteThis dataset is a growing organism, and we are always open to adding new sources. Please fill out this form with suggestions for new additions.