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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
1920), are housed in the L ibrary’s Special Collections. In
addition, the Library has acquired an im po rtan t selection o f anti-
Semitic pamphlets and posters from the private collection o f Mr.
Maurie O rodenker . This collection includes m em o randa and
pamphlets o f the Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations
Council and some material from the B’nai B’rith Anti-
Defamation League. This material is o f particu lar value for the
information it provides on anti-Semitism in the United States,
American nativism, Nazi propaganda , and local Jewish efforts to
combat anti-Semitism.
Holocaust Oral History Archive:
The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive was estab­
lished in January , 1981, with seed money from the Samuel S. Fels
Fund o f Philadelphia. T he Archive seeks to collect, preserve, and
make available to scholars, researchers, and educators, the testi­
mony o f survivors o f the Holocaust residing in the G reater
Philadelphia area. The Archive gathers the personal testimony o f
Jews who survived experiences in Europe du r ing the period
1933-1945, in ghettos, concentration camps, labor brigades,
resistance forces, national armies, and in hiding. Since its found ­
ing in 1981, the Archive has completed more than 150 interviews
with survivors o f the Holocaust. In addition to taped and tran ­
scribed interviews, valuable documents and memorabilia have
been con tribu ted by survivors and have been added to the
Archive. T h e cataloged tapes and transcripts are housed in the
Special Collections o f the Library and are described in its main
card catalog.
JEWISH MUSIC LIBRARY
Housed in its own separate quarters in the Gratz College
building, the Abner and Mary Schreiber Jewish Music Library is a
rich repository for the serious researcher in the field o f Jewish
music. O u tstand ing among the various collections which com­
prise the library is the significant collection o f musicologist Eric
Mandell, acquired by Gratz College in 1970. Th is collection o f
54,000 items includes cantorial compositions (bound volumes
and sheet music), folk music (bound volumes and sheet music),
popu lar music, magazine articles, and approximately 350 mono­
graphs relating to Jewish music. T he Mandell Collection includes