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Max Weinreich

Title: Max Weinreich
Inclusive Dates: 1930s-1968
ID: RG 584 
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51'4"; 101 5"ltr; 1 3"ovr; 1 2.5"lgl; 7 bankers boxes
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Yiddish linguist, historian, teacher, editor, translator. Co-founder of the YIVO Institute in Vilna in 1925 and a major figure in its development.  Member, Executive Committee of the YIVO Institute in Vilna and chairman of its Linguistics Section. Instrumental in establishing YIVO Institute headquarters in New York in 1940. Director of YIVO's Research and Training Division and organizer of its graduate Center for Advanced Jewish Studies.      Weinreich contributed extensively to periodicals such as *Unzer shtime* (Vilna), *Tog* (Vilna), *Jewish Daily Forward* (N.Y.), *Zukunft* (N.Y.), *Literarishe bleter* (Warsaw). He was co-editor of the *YIVO bleter*, on the editorial board of *Yidishe shprakh*, editor of *Filologishe shriftn*  and *Yidishe filologye*.  Author of major scholarly works on Yiddish language, literature, Jewish folklore and history. Translated works by Homer, Freud and Ernst Toller into Yiddish. Taught Yiddish Language and Literature in the Vilna Yiddish Teachers Seminary.  Chairman of VILBIG (Vilner Yidisher Bildungs Gezelshaft-Vilna Yiddish Education Society), in Vilna.  Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Folklore at City College in New York.  Born in Goldingen (Kuldiga), Latvia.  Studied in Germany.  Lived in Vilna. Came to the U.S. in 1940.
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Inventory: English, 74 pp.; Index: 52 pp., typed
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