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Pic of the Week: Facilitating Access to Hebrew and Yiddish Periodicals

Photo by Shawn Miller.

Sasha Zborovsky of Ohio State University examines one of the Yiddish periodicals she is organizing this summer in the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Reading Room.

She is one of 40 students participating in the Library’s 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. Fellows are working across the Library on 33 different projects covering topics ranging from preservation research and testing and the National Book Festival to Hispanic literature and African-American migration. The fellows are currently in week seven of the 10-week program.

“We have periodicals in Hebrew and Yiddish published across Eastern Europe, Israel and the United States, from the early 19th century to the present, all gathered here in the Hebraic Section,” Zborovsky explains. “Unfortunately, many of the cataloging records for these periodicals lack holdings statements, so the outside world does not know what volumes the Library owns. My job involves fixing that.”

For more information about the Junior Fellows program, visit the Library’s website.

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