Category Archives: General News

Mayrent Institute part of major National Endowment for the Humanities award

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and Mills Music Library on their recent National Endowment for the Humanities grant award. This major award provides funding … Continue reading

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“House of David” Blues on To the Best of Our Knowledge

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is proud to announce our partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge.” This nationally heard Peabody award winning show explores in-depth a range of ideas through interviews, debates, documentaries and, of … Continue reading

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Lambert Cylinders Featured in The Yiddish Daily Forward

The Yiddish Daily Forward recently featured an article about the Mayrent Institute’s acquisition of the Thomas Lambert cylinders. Click here to read the story!

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Mayrent Institute Now Home to Oldest Surviving Recordings of Yiddish Music

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture has acquired the twelve earliest known cylinder recordings of Yiddish music, released c.1901 by the one-time Chicago-based Thomas Lambert Company. The recordings enhance the Institute’s offerings in combination with the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish … Continue reading

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Congratulations Henry Sapoznik!

We are very excited that Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik is included in the prestigious Forward 50 list this year. View the listing here.

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Viskonsin!

Concert and sing-along: Wednesday, March 26 Symposium: Friday, March 28 More information.

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Viskonsin! Tales from Yiddish Wisconsin

The Mayrent Institute is proud to announce an exciting new project: Viskonsin! Tales from Yiddish Wisconsin. With this project, we seek to uncover the hidden history of Yiddish culture in Wisconsin and throughout the upper Midwest. Several great projects document … Continue reading

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Mayrent Collection preview!

Listen to the very first recording from the Mayrent Collection to be streamed and publicly available! “Di New Yorker Treren” (The New York Tears)  

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Affiliations

July 15, 2013: The UW‚ÄìMadison Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture announces its new affiliation with the UW‚ÄìMadison Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC). The two units share a keen dedication to bringing together the popular, the vernacular, … Continue reading

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Sound Salon

Yiddish Theater: On the Stage and In the Groove November 14, 2012 Join Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik for a sonic tour of the Yiddish stage through rare 78 rpm records from the Mayrent Collection. Sapoznik will discuss long forgotten … Continue reading

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