This archive grew out of a private collection assembled and digitally restored by Alex Hartov (firstname.lastname@example.org), a professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. The conceptual design of the Archive as a Web site for teaching and research is due to Lewis Glinert, Professor of Hebrew Studies at Dartmouth College (email@example.com).
The Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive database and Web site were developed as a collaborative effort between Lewis Glinert and Alex Hartov, and Jeff Bohrer and Sarah Horton of Academic Computing. The project was funded by a grant from Dartmouth's Computing Technology Venture Fund.
We use a MySQL database to store the information about the songs and collections that comprise the archive. We use PHP to provide a Web interface to the MySQL database. The audio files are streamed using QuickTime.
Special thanks are due to Bernice and Edward Gilman of Hull, Massachusetts for the donation of their collection of records from the Joseph Tall Hour radio show, which broadcast from sometime in the 1920s to 1973 in the Boston area. Their collection was the start of this archive. Since then many other kind folks have contributed collections, including Ms. Freidel Reznick of Washington DC who gave her husband's collection. Max Reznick was the man behind the Jewish Hour on WARL for 41 years.
We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.
We also wish to acknowledge a gift from the Lewis M. and Josephine A. Schneider Fund In memory of Jacob and Sara Leah Shapiro, Flora Belle (Fay) Shapiro Schneider, Charlotte Shapiro, Hilda Shapiro Orens, and Gertrude Shapiro --all former residents of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
We are grateful to the people and institutions who have contributed recordings to the archive (in chronological order):
|Bernice & Edward Gilman, Hull, MA||Laurence & Glenda Tall, Boston, MA||Augie & Deborah Dworak, Cornish, NH|
|Vellina Steinberg, Lantana, FL||Sylvia Katzman, Delray Beach, FL||Gail & Robert Fishman, Boynton Beach, FL|
|Martha Flanders, Sharon, MA||Phyllis Greisdorf, Delray Beach, FL||Moshe Edvi, Kibbutz Ashdot Yakov, Israel|
|David Harris, Concord, NH||Adam Solender, Manchester, NH||Theodore Conant, Hanover, NH|
|Nason Hurowitz, Worcester, MA||Myrna Katz Frommer & Harvey Frommer, Lyme, NH||Brad Arrick, Plainfield, NH|
|John Pinto, Hanover, NH||Erica St. Damien & Kern Wisner, Hanover, NH||Rick Greenwald, Norwich, VT|
|Lewis Glinert, Newton, MA||Rosalyn Tauber, Mamaroneck, NY||Rafael Goldwaser, Strasbourg, France|
|Carol Rabin, New York, NY||Bud McDonald, Portland, ME||Walter & Eda Millard, New York, NY|
|Sherry Israel, Newton, MA||Lawrence Lockerman, Newton, MA||Millie Cohen, Boston, MA|
|Jean Duitch, Newton, MA||Joel Klein, Manchester, NH||Sid Shear, Sharon MA|
|Rosalind Henwood, Boca Raton, FL||Herbert Kummel, Hanover, NH||Kathalie Gruggett, CA|
|Ned Lebow, Hanover NH||Ruth Segal, Hanover NH||Thelma & Arnold Shulins, Claremont NH|
|Solomon Liebowitz, New York NY||Wolf Krakowski, Northampton MA||Nicole Cormen, Lebanon NH|
|Joshua Jacobson, Boston MA||Fred Kotter, Natick MA||Sue and Phil Goldman, Newton MA|
|Lazar Greisdorf, Toronto||Abraham Savitsky, Delray Beach FL||Arthur Liebman, Newton MA|
|Norbert Weinberg, Newton MA||Aviva Lev-Ari, Newton MA||Jamie Stolper, Newton MA|
|Vivienne Kalman, Weston MA||Ruth Nemzoff, Newton MA||Fay & Lou Wilgoren, Brookline MA|
|Jan Schwartz, Wellesley MA||Lawrence Milner, Newton MA||Lew Schneider, Newton MA|
|Bill Hahn Producer & Host www.wfdu.fm, New York NY||Yossele from www.BobovBroadcast.com, London UK||Jacob Giller, Framingham MA|
|Sheila and Morris Kipnis, Malden MA||Rick and Sharon Levine, Chelsea MA. In memory of their parents Maurice and Jean Levine who taught 1st and 2nd grade at the Chelsea Hebrew Academy.||Sharry Rosenberg, Woodbury NY. In loving memory of her grandmother Ida Cohen|
|Mark Hurwitz, New York NY||Helen and Alfred Weisel, Hartford CT||The New England Society for the Preservation of Recorded Sound (NESPRS)|
|Mervin Gray, Newton MA||The Bronfman Jewish Education Center of Montreal||Ann Altman, Hamden CT|
|Anthony Davidson, Queens NY||Roger Swearingen, Santa Rosa CA||Ellis Rollet, Hanover NH|
|Jan Schwartz & Verna Moidel, Newton MA||Elliot Honig, Worcester MA||Mark Hurvitz, New York NY|
|Karen Golden & Michael Mandel, Toronto||Michel Abraham, Paris||Glen Gurwit, Swanton VT|
|Sheldon Benjamin, Brookline MA||Hirsh Cashdan, London UK||Marvin Galper, San Diego CA|
|Daniel Siegel, Hornsby Island BC||Elazar M Teitz, Elizabeth NJ||Miriam Bloomberg, Newton MA|
|Kayla Werlin, Hadley MA||Gaston Bogomolni, Needham MA||Michael Aylward, London UK|
|Ilene Safyan, Portland OR||Margie Rosenthal, Portland OR||Charlie Bernhaut, New York NY|
|Hannah Aroesty, Newton MA||Ed Eisen, Willingboro NJ||Pavel Greenberg, Tel Aviv|
|Michael Mandel, Toronto||Joseph Levine, Philadelphia PA||Gabriella Tal, Chapel Hill NC|
|Jerome Schwell, Groton CT||Mark Tannin, Brooklyn NY||Jewish Music Institute, SOAS, University of London|
|Jose Fritz, King of Prussia PA||Stuart Friedman, University of Maryland||Mendel Moscowitz, Chicago IL|
The following people and departments were crucial in setting up this site: