[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--seeking a photo of Max (Moshe) Bassin
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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
Thanks very much.
John A. Drobnicki
Professor & Chief Librarian
Jamaica, NY 11451
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