Welcome to the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive
Lewis Glinert - Cultural Director - Middle Eastern Studies
Alex Hartov - Technical Director - Thayer School of Engineering
NOTE to new users and people wishing to access the DJSA: SEE OUR HELP PAGE.
The Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive was established in 2002 as a repository of sound recordings for researchers and students. Please note, it is not a free music download site. If you are not on campus at Dartmouth College, you will need to have a user account. To register you will need to demonstrate a legitimate scholarly or research purpose. User accounts are good for 1 year and can be renewed as needed.
You will find in the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive a wide range of material:
- Web-based access to Jewish recordings that are not commercially available.
- Related, searchable information that can aid in the study of Jewish music and culture, Jewish society, and the history of Jewish recordings.
You will find here a rich array of recordings, some of them rare, dating back to the early 1900s. Our database includes sound files, scanned images of record covers and labels, and details of the recordings and their contents.
The Jewish Music Research Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (JMRC) and the Darmtouth Jewish Sound Archive are collaborating closely to identify and properly catalogue many of the tracks. We are grateful in particular to Prof. Edwin Seroussi for his help in establishing this collaboration.
Finding Material: We recommend you try using the Quick Search field on the right panel of any window in this site, it's the easiest way to find tracks. More advanced searching and browsing features are also available in the Search or Browse tabs on the upper right.
Please Note: Material available in our archive may be copyrighted and should not be downloaded or reproduced. Please read the copyright page.