Marcus Carr Collection and Lionel Benjamin Collection
Donated by Mrs Bessie Carr and Cantor Stephen Robins: over 3000 recordings of cantors of the ‘Golden Age’ (the first half of the 20th century) and Yiddish song including some rare recordings as well as a collection of 78rpm Jewish recordings from Europe and America.
Emmanuel Fisher Collection
Donated by the family of the late distinguished composer and arranger, Emmanuel Fisher, Music Director of the London Jewish Male Choir for 21 years. Books, manuscripts, concert programmes and original compositions.
Yuval publications from the Hebrew University Jerusalem
Donated by the Vice Chancellor of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem: the currently complete collection of published books, journals and CDs of Yuval, The Centre for Jewish Music Research
The Rev Isidore Freeman Collection
Donated by Mrs Angella Carne of Stockport: the musical archive of her grandfather cantor in Liverpool for over 40 years from 1910. Cantor Freeman’s dearest wish from the 1920s was to establish a syllabus for teaching Jewish music and to hold a Jewish Music Festival in the UK
The Cantor Benjamin Stein Collection
Donated by Cantor Benjamin Stein of Jerusalem, formerly cantor of the Temple Neve Shalom, New Jersey: 70 volumes of printed Jewish music, the nucleus of the Institute’s cantorial music collection.
A special section of the library is devoted to music and memorabilia of composers who were exiled or killed by the Nazi regime. There is a great deal of work to do in continuing to unearth and catalogue music that was banned and almost extinguished.
The Barry Weinberg Collection
The late Barry Weinberg’s extensive collection of Jewish music books, scores, recordings, lecture notes and memorabilia.
We acknowledge with grateful thanks donations of books, CDs and funds from numerous individuals. Part of the Collection Policy of the Jewish Music Institute Library at present is to encourage donations of old recordings and music books and thus provide a sanctuary for sometimes precious material in danger of being discarded because of a lack of proper facility.