Yiddish Collection At UW-Madison Named A National Treasure

Along with Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline” and a speech from Robert F. Kennedy, the earliest known recordings of Yiddish music are now officially considered national treasures.

In March, 11 cylinders that are part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings were added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry along with 24 other songs, albums and collections that have aesthetic, historical or cultural significance.

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