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STEINBACH / INTRODUCTION
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ter field. In June 1964 the Jewish Theological Seminary of Am­
erica conferred on him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
degree, and in 1971 he received from the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion a similar honorary doctorate.
Yehi
zikhro barukh.
Harry Schneiderman was a founder and the first secretary-
treasurer of the Jewish Book Council, and for many years a
vice-president and an Executive Board member. For forty years
he was associated with the American Jewish Committee: assistant
secretary, editor of the
American Jewish Year Book
(1920-1948),
director of the Library of Jewish Information, and editor of
Who's Who in World Jewry.
In these positions he was a para­
mount source for the dissemination of Jewish knowledge and
Jewish activity. Mr. Schneiderman was the author of
The Jews
in American History, Jews in Nazi Germany,
and
Jewish Ameri­
cans.
He will be long remembered for his contributions to Jew­
ish communal causes.
Yehi zikhro barukh.
Rabbi I. Edward Kiev, for many years an illustrious leader in
the Jewish Book Council, served with distinction as vice-presi­
dent and secretary, as chairman of its Library Committee, and
as an associate editor of the
Jewish Book Annual.
For 32 years
as Chief Librarian of the New York School of the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he helped countless scholars
and students with his phenomenal knowledge. Rabbi Kiev was
an editor of
Studies in Bibliography and Booklore,
of
Library
Trends,
and a contributor to the
American Jewish Year Book
and other periodicals. His dedication to the advancement of He­
brew letters and scholarship knew no bounds. He has bequeathed
to us a tradition of excellence for learning, for scholarship and
human service.
Yehi zikhro barukh.
Joshua Fishman’s memorial tribute to Yudel Mark appears
elsewhere in this volume.
IV
We voice our gratitude to our sponsor, the National Jewish
Welfare Board, and particularly to executive vice-president Her­
bert Millman, who is retiring this year; his active participation
in the meetings of our Book Council will always be remembered.
To our genial and dynamic past president, Dr. Eugene B. Boro-