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YIVO - Vilna Aspirantur Records

Title: YIVO - Vilna Aspirantur Records
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1940
ID: RG 1.3 
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5'7.5"; 13 5"lgl; 1 2.5"lgl
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Boxes 1-13 arranged; Box 14 unarranged
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The aim of this YIVO division was to educate scholars who intended to pursue their teaching and research careers in the fields of Jewish scholarship. While the Aspirantur was not an accredited academic institution, it required its students to conduct graduate work in the Jewish humanities and social sciences and in Yiddish language and literature and to write papers summarizing their findings.  Some of those papers were later published by YIVO.  The division also had a Pro-Aspirantur (introductory) program.  The teachers in the Aspirantur program included Simon Dubnow, Max Weinreich, Zelig Kalmanovitch, Zalman Reisen, Jacob Lestschinsky, Raphael Mahler, Philip Friedman.
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Inventory: Yiddish, 12 pp., English 8 pp., typed
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