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Title

Review of Charles Berlin, Harvard Judaica: A History and Description of the Judaica Collection in the Harvard College Library

Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

12-2006

Publication Source

Judaica Librarianship

Volume

12

Start Page

85

Last Page

87

DOI

10.14263/2330-2976.1100

Abstract

The history of Harvard University’s sui generis Judaica Division and its collections are summarized with principled clarity and remarkable reserve in this new publication of the Harvard College Library. The author, Charles Berlin, the Lee M. Friedman Bibliographer in Judaica in the Harvard College Library and Head of its Judaica Division, is uniquely qualified to tell this story. Indeed, he is the author not only of this volume, but also of much of the recent history it recounts between its elegant, gold-embossed, yet understated hardbound covers. Given the extraordinary scope of Berlin’s achievements, this reviewer must pause to acknowledge his 42 years of contributions, which are recorded here

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Date Posted: 22 March 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.