The Stations That Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish American Cultural Renaissance
Symposium: September 6-7, 2012
Montpellier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
On Thursday, September 6, and Friday, September 7, 2012, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will present a free public symposium on The Stations That Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance. Leading Yiddish language and culture experts will join media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. The symposium marks the Center’s recent acquisition of the Henry Sapoznik Collection of more than one thousand historic Yiddish radio broadcasts from the 1920s through the 1950s, and is presented in collaboration with the Hebraic Section of the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division.
The symposium is free of charge, but space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please contact Nancy Groce at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
For more information on topics, scholars, and to review the schedule, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/yiddishradio/index.html