The Arts

On this page, you will find...

  • links to full-texts of a wide variety of documents and ephemera, including sheet music, illustrations, and photographs of art objects created in the nineteenth century.
  • links to biographies of artists, musicians, performers, and other prominent figures in various artistic circles.
  • brief notations indicating what is most interesting about some of the materials and images featured here.

Please note that for the sake of clarity, there are no literary links on this page; please see our Literature page for this material. Likewise, most political cartoons have been archived on our History page in relevant categories, rather than here under Visual Arts. For further information, you may wish to browse the Feature Stories that provide more detailed introductions to some of the materials collected here.

Music

Instruments, Orchestras, and Musicians

  • Jewish Music Institute Database: the Jewish music collection of SOAS at the University of London is searchable by titles, composers, ensembles, sheet music, and more; cross-references provide publication information, album contents, etc. Please note: this is a reference database for the London-based collection. No full texts or sound recordings are available online.
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  • Songs and Singers

  • Yiddish Sheet Music Collection at Brown University
  • Jewish Sound Archive: the University of Pennsylvania Schoenberg Center for Electornic Text & Image contains Yiddish songs and sheet music, sound clips, information about muscians, and much more, covering both European and American composers and music.
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  • Theater

    Comedy

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  • Drama

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  • Yiddish Theater

  • Yiddish Theatre in London: an exhibit mounted by the Jewish Museum London based on some of their holdings.
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  • Visual Arts

    Drawings and Illustrations

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  • Painting

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  • Photography

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  • Sculpture

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