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Joe Fishstein Yiddish Poetry Collection
McGill University, Rare Books and Special Collections Library

Yiddish poetry; Yiddish literature

The collection was donated in 1981 by the family of the collector, the late Mr. Joe Fishstein of New York.

The collection is composed primarily of twentieth century Yiddish poetry. Other forms of Yiddish literature and literary criticism are included. The collection contains standard works as well as rare, pre-World War II, East European imprints (many in pamphlet form); and ephemeral material such as scrapbooks of photos and postcards.


2,500 monographs; 200 serials.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is completely catalogued using LC subject headings and classification. The records appear on MUSE (McGill Libraries Online Catalogue).

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public upon registration with the Department and the presentation of a suitable piece of identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
"Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry". -- Coranto. -- No. 16 (Spring 1994). -- 3.