[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--seeking a photo of Max (Moshe) Bassin

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Tue Feb 16 20:29:57 EST 2010

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

Feb. 16, 2010

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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009  [sic: perhaps a record for Mendele delay]
From: John Drobnicki <jdrobnicki at york.cuny.edu>
Subject: Moshe Bassin

The York College Library (Jamaica, NY) houses a small collection of mostly 
Yiddish books that were once owned by anthologist and poet Max (Moshe) 
Bassin.  They were donated to us in 1973 by his son, Milton Bassin, who 
was President of the college from 1971-1991.

I'd very much like to increase the collection's visibility, and I hope to 
add a page about it to our Library website.  Although I have found some 
biographical material about Max Bassin (from both the Encyclopaedia 
Judaica and from a colleague at YIVO), I have been unable to locate a 
photo/portrait of him.  Even the extensive YIVO photo collection was 
unable to find one.

Could you please post a notice on the Mendele list for me asking if anyone 
has or has come across a photo of Max (Moshe) Bassin, and to please 
contact me?

Thanks very much.

John A. Drobnicki
Professor & Chief Librarian
York College/CUNY
Jamaica, NY 11451
Tel: 718-262-2025
Fax: 718-262-2997
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