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Digital Second Edition of Robert Singerman's Judaica Americana

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This list can be sorted by date added to the database, Singerman ID number, and year of publication. You can also Browse by Tag, which refer to headings in the index of the 1990 Judaica Americana. Please note that only entries included in the first edition are tagged in the database as of 30 June 2020. 

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The following metadata is available for all entries:

  • Singerman ID: The ID number assigned by Singerman to the item
  • Asterisk: An asterisk indicates whether Robert Singerman personally viewed the item
  • Year: The year in which a resource was published. If the last character is a "?", year cannot be confirmed.
  • Entry: The entry as formatted by Singerman, includes Author, Title, Publisher, and Year
  • Author/Editor: An entity primarily responsible for authoring or editing the resource
  • Location: Place of publication, formatted as city, state abbreviation (ex.: Philadelphia, PA)
  • Holdings: The repositories where a copy of a resource can be found, according to Singerman. See Library Symbols for more information.
  • Title: A name given to the resource
  • Printer/Publisher: An entity primarily responsible for printing or publishing the resource
  • Language: A list of languages used in the resource
  • Language (Title): A list of languages used in the title, if it cannot be confirmed if the languages are used in the resource (if available)
  • Notes: Any notes provided by Singerman regarding the resource (if available). See Abbreviations for more information.

The following metadata will be available on some entries:

  • Goldman-Kinsberg Title: The title of the resource, in Hebrew characters, listed in Goldman-Kinsberg's book
  • Goldman-Kinsberg Number: The ID number assigned by Goldman-Kinsberg's book to the item
  • Index: A list of associated tags with the resource
  • Penn Shelfmark: A hyperlink to the item in Penn Libraries, if digitized
  • WorldCat: A hyperlink to the item in the WorldCat catalog
  • HathiTrust: A hyperlink to the item in the HathiTrust catalog
  • Google Books: A hyperlink to the item in the Google Books catalog
  • Internet Archive: A hyperlink to the item in the Internet Archive catalog
  • Other Digital: A hyperlink to the item in another digital repository
  • Library Digital Copy: 
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Abbreviations

Singerman uses various abbreviations in the Notes section to refer to specific texts. Those abbreviations are explained below. 

  • BAL: Blanck, Jacob. Bibliography of American Literature. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955-90. 9 vols.
  • Bloore: Bloore, J. Stephen. "The Jew in American Dra­matic Literature, 1794-1930." Unpublished doctoral dissertation, New York University, 1950. ii, 504 leaves.
  • Bristol: Bristol, Roger Pattrell. Supplement to Charles Evans’ American Bibliography. Charlottes­ville: Published for the Bibliographical Society of America and the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia by the University Press of Virginia, 1970. xix, 636 p. A separate index volume was published in 1971.
  • Broches: Broches, Samuel. "The History of the Jewish Press in the State of Massachusetts (1882-­1938)." Yorbuk Amopteyl=Annual of the Yiddish Scientific Institute, vol. 2 (1939), pp. 219-­47. In Yiddish.
  • Brody: Brody, Fannie M. "The Hebrew Periodical Press in America, 1871-1931: A Bibliographical Sur­vey." Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, vol. 33 (1934), pp. 127-70.
  • Bruntjen: Bruntjen, Scott, and Carol Rinderknecht Brunt­jen. A Checklist of American Imprints  for 1831-33. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1975-79. 3 vols.
  • Cahan: Ab. Cahan Fund. Der Ab. Kahan-fond ... Edited by Mordechai W. Bernstein. New York, 1965. 64 p. Lists the microfilmed Yiddish periodicals held by the Ab. Cahan Research Center at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. 
  • Coleman: Coleman, Edward D. The Jew in English Drama; An Annotated Bibliography. New York: New York Public Library, 1943. xx, 237 p. Edited by Daniel C. Haskell.
  • Cooper: Cooper, Gayle. A Checklist of American Im­prints for 1830. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972. 493 p.
  • Deinard: Deinard, Ephraim. Kohelet Amerika. St. Louis: Moinester Printing Co., 1926. 151, [1] p. Added title: Koheleth America: Catalogue of Hebrew Books Printing in America from 1735­-1925.
  • Evans: Evans, Charles. American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of all Books, Pam­phlets and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America from the Genesis of Printing in 1639 down to and including the Year 1800. Chicago, 1903-34; Worcester, 1955-59. 14 vols.
  • Freidus: Freidus, Abraham Solomon. "A List of Jewish Periodicals Published in the United States." American Jewish Year Book, vol. 1 (1899), pp. 271-82.
  • Goldman-Kinsberg: Goldman, Yosef. Hebrew Printing in America 1736-1926: A History and Annotated Bibliography. Research and Editing by Ari Kinsberg. Brooklyn: YG Books, 2006. 2 vols.
  • Harap: Harap, Louis. The Image of the Jew in American Literature: From Early Republic to Mass Immi­gration. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1974. 586 p.
  • Heskes: Heskes, Irene. Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895 to 1950. A Catalog Based on the Lawrence Marwick Roster of Copyright Entries. Washington: Library of Congress, 1992. xliii, 527 p.
  • JE: The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Co., 1901-06. 12 vols. "Periodicals," by Richard Gottheil and Willi­am Popper, vol. 9, pp. 602-40.
  • Johannsen: Johannsen, Albert. The House of Beadle and Adams and Its Dime and Nickel Novels; the Story of a Vanished Literature. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c1950-62. 3 vols.
  • Kaganoff: Kaganoff, Nathan. "Supplement III: Judaica Americana Printed Before 1851." In: Charles Berlin, ed. Studies in Jewish Bibliography, History and Literature in Honor of I. Edward Kiev (New York, 1971), pp. 177-209.
  • Klein: Klein, Rose S. "References to Jews and Judaism in Popular Fiction Published in the United States Through 1850." Unpublished typescript (1976) held by the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. Citations from this resource are limited in the present bibliography to the more sustained literary treatments.
  • Marcus: Marcus, Jacob Rader. Jewish Americana: A Cata­logue of Books and Articles by Jews or Relat­ing to Them Printed in the United States from the Earliest Days to 1850 and Found in the Library of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. Mono­graphs of the American Jewish Archives, no. 1. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1954. 115 p.
  • Meyer: Meyer, Louis. "Tracts and Books for Jews, Pub­lished in America." In: Mildmay Mission to the Jews. A Complete Catalogue of Christian Tracts and Publications for Jewish Readers … (London, 1905), pp. [49]-72.
  • Rinderknecht: Rinderknecht, Carol. A Checklist of American Imprints for 1834-1846. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1982-97 (series suspended). The volume for 1834 was compiled by Carol Rinderknecht and Scott Bruntjen. The set, as projected, would extend the coverage through 1875. As of 2019, the last volume issued (in 1997) covered the year 1846.
  • Rosenbach: Rosenbach, Abraham S. W. An American Jewish Bibliography, being a List of Books and Pamphlets by Jews or Relating to Them, Printed in the United States from the Estab­lishment of the Press in the Colonies until 1850. New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1926. 486 p. Issued as no. 26 of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society.
  • S & S: Shaw, Ralph R., and Richard H. Shoemaker. American Bibliography: A Preliminary Check­list for 1801-19. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1958-63. 19 vols., plus three supplementary index volumes, 1965-66.
  • Sendrey: Sendrey, Alfred. Bibliography of Jewish Music. New York: Columbia University Press, 1951. xli, 404 p.
  • Shipton-Mooney: Shipton, Clifford Kenyon, and James E. Mooney. National Index of American Imprints Throuqh 1800; The Short-Title Evans. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1969. 2 vols.
  • Shoemaker: Shoemaker, Richard H. A Checklist of American Imprints for 1820-29. New York, then Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1964-71. 10 vols., plus two supplementary index volumes, 1972-73. Shoemaker was assisted on the volumes for 1826-29 by Gayle Cooper.
  • Starkman: Starkman, Moshe Yochanan. "Chicago Yiddish Press." In: Simon Rawidowicz, ed. The Chicago Pinkas (Chicago, 1952), pp. 69-78 (Hebrew section). In Hebrew. Signed: Moshe Hezkuni (Starkman).
  • Steinberg: Steinberg, Abraham H. "Jewish Characters in the American Novel to 1900." Unpublished doctoral dissertation, New York University, 1956. v, 297 leaves.
  • Tierkel: Tierkel, David Bear. "Bibliography of the Yiddish Press of Philadelphia." In: Pinkes (American Branch of the Yiddish Scientific Institute), vol. 1 (1927/28), pp. 260-62. In Yiddish. Author also known as David Baer Tierkel, David Ber Tirkel, or Dov-Ber Tirkel.
  • Weissberger: Weissberger, Sidney J. "The Rise and Decline of the Yiddish-American Press." Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Syracuse University, 1972. x, 661 leaves. "A Century of the Yiddish-American Press: A Selective Chronology" on leaves 584-625.
  • Wolf: Wolf, Edwin. "Some Unrecorded American Judaica Printed Before 1851." In: Essays in American Jewish History, to Commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the Founding of the American Jewish Archives ...(Cincinnati, 1958), pp. 187-245.
  • Wright I: Wright, Lyle Henry. American Fiction, 1774­-1850: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography. Second Revised Edition. San Marino: Hunting­ton Library, 1969. xviii, 411 p.
  • Wright II: Wright, Lyle Henry. American Fiction, 1851-1875: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1965. xviii, 438 p.
  • Wright III: Wright, Lyle Henry. American Fiction, 1876-1900: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1966. xix, 683 p.

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Library Symbols

Symbols of selected libraries and collections widely repre­sented in this bibliography are given here; additional symbols not shown are standard ones utilized by the Na­tional Union Catalog, maintained by the Library of Con­gress. Data for additional institutions can be accessed at the WorldCat Registry 

  • AJA: American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati
  • AJHS: American Jewish Historical Society, New York.
  • BB: Lax Archives of B’nai B'rith, B’nai B’rith International, Washington, D.C.
  • C: California State Library, Sacramento
  • C-S: Sutro Library, San Francisco
  • CBGTU: Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif.
  • CHi: California Historical Society, San Francisco
  • CLHU: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles
  • CLolC: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif.
  • CLSU: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • CLU: University of California, Los Angeles
  • CSmH: Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Museum, San Marino, Calif.
  • CSt: Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  • CU: University of California, Berkeley
  • CU-B: Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • CoDU: University of Denver
  • CtHi: Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford
  • CtHT: Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
  • CtY: Yale University, New Haven
  • CtY-B: Yale University, Beinecke Library, New Haven
  • CtY-D: Yale Divinity School, New Haven
  • DeU: University of Delaware, Newark
  • DGW: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • DLC: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (includes uncataloged materials held by Hebraic Section)
  • DNLM: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.
  • FBoU: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
  • FU: University of Florida, Gainesville
  • GEU: Emory University, Atlanta
  • GEU-T: Pitts Theology Library, Atlanta
  • GU: University of Georgia, Athens
  • IAurC: Aurora University, Aurora, Ill.
  • ICHi: Chicago Historical Museum
  • ICJS: Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago
  • ICMB: Moody Bible College, Chicago
  • ICN: Newberry Library, Chicago
  • ICRL: Center for Research Libraries, Chicago
  • ICU: University of Chicago, Chicago
  • IDekN: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
  • IU: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • InU: Indiana University, Bloomington
  • IaU: University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • KyLoS: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
  • KyWAT: Asbury Theological Seminary. Wilmore, Ky.
  • LN: New Orleans Public Library
  • LNT: Tulane University, New Orleans
  • LU: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • MdBJ: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • MdHi: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore
  • MdU: University of Maryland, College Park
  • MB: Boston Public Library, Boston
  • MBAt: Boston Athenaeum, Boston
  • MBC: Congregational Library and Archive, Boston
  • MChB: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • MH: Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • MH-AH: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Cambridge, Mass.
  • MH-H: Harvard University, Houghton Library, Cambridge, Mass.
  • MH-L: Harvard University, Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • MH-Mus: Harvard University, Loeb Music Library, Cambridge, Mass.
  • MHi: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
  • MSaPEM: Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
  • MSohG: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass.
  • MU: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MWA: American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.
  • MWalB: Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.
  • MWiW: Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • MiBsA: Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich.
  • MiEM: Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • MiU: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MiU-C: William L. Clements Library, University of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor
  • MnU: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • MoU: University of Missouri, Columbia
  • MW: Maxwell Whiteman, Willow Grove, Pa. (deceased)
  • NhD: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
  • NhHi: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
  • NjMD: Drew University, Madison, N.J.
  • NjP: Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • NjPT: Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.
  • NjR: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • N: New York State Library, Albany
  • NBuBE: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • NCH: Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.
  • NHi: New-York Historical Society, New York
  • NIC: Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • NN: New York Public Library, New York
  • NNC: Columbia University, New York
  • NNG: General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, New York
  • NNHeb: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York
  • NNJ: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York (includes unprocessed holdings received from Abraham Karp designated herein as ex-Karp)
  • NNNAM: New York Academy of Medicine, New York
  • NNU: New York University, New York
  • NNUT: Union Theological Seminary, New York
  • NNYI: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York
  • NNYU: Yeshiva University, New York
  • NRAB: American Baptist Historical Society, Atlanta (formerly Rochester, N.Y.)
  • NRCR: Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y.
  • NRU: University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
  • NcD: Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • NcU: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • OC: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • OCAJ: American Jewish Periodical Center, Cincinnati
  • OCH: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati
  • OCHP: Cincinnati History Library and Archives
  • OCl: Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland
  • OClW: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • OClWHi: Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland
  • OHi: Ohio Historical Society, Columbus
  • OKentU: Kent State University, Kent, Oh.
  • OO: Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
  • OU: Ohio State University, Columbus
  • PHi: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (absorbed holdings of the former Balch Institute)
  • PP: Free Library of Philadelphia
  • PPAmP: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
  • PPG: German Society of Philadelphia
  • PPGratz: Gratz College, Philadelphia
  • PPiPT: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • PPL: Library Company of Philadelphia
  • PPLT: United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia
  • PPPrHi: Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia
  • PPT: Temple University, Philadelphia (absorbed holdings of the former Philadelphia Jewish Archives)
  • PSt: Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • PU: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • PU (LKCAJS): Katz Library, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (formerly Dropsie College, later the Annenberg Research Institute), Philadelphia
  • RPB: Brown University, Providence, R.I.
  • RPJCB: John Carter Brown Library, Providence, R.I.
  • ScCC: College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
  • ScU: University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • TNJ: Joint University Libraries, Nashville, Tenn.
  • TxDaM-P: Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
  • TxDaTS: Dallas Theological Seminary
  • TxFTC: Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
  • TxU: University of Texas, Austin
  • TxU-Hu: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
  • TxWB: Baylor University, Waco, Tex.
  • UPB: Brigham Young University, Provo, Ut.
  • VtU: University of Vermont, Burlington
  • ViRUT: Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Va.
  • ViU: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • WaU: University of Washington, Seattle
  • WHi: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison
  • WMUW: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • WU: University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • YGC: Yosef Goldman Collection, Brooklyn, N.Y. (deceased)

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