Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services of The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, announces its new blog jts-spectorarchives.tumblr.com with findings from the Johanna Spector Archival Collection.
The collection consists of papers, recordings, photos and other items related to Spector’s career as an ethnomusicologist focusing on Jewish communities of the East.
Love the “this-is-how-this-stuff-came-in pix. And…For all those out there in libraryland,… JTS is to be commended on this innovative use of online technologies to promote archival holdings! Congrats on starting your tumblr blog! We’ll all be curious to see what’s inside. And kudos to Dr. Eliott Kahn for taking on the beginning of another amazing collection. (He’s the guy that brings order to the chaos), and has created the great archival finding aids to many other Jewish music collections of note held at JTS. JTS has a whole team of archivists on this that include: Shira Bistricer, Jenna Hymes, Cynthia Schwartz, Michala Biondi. These are the people who make your research really possible. If you go there and use this collection, give them a huge thanks.