Archive - Josef Basser Music Collection
Scope and Contents Note
The Josef Basser Music Collection consists of recorded music of original compositions; original, handwritten compositions intended for synagogue use; and photographs.
- Creation: circa 1900s-1930s
- Basser, Josef (Person)
Languages or Scripts of Materials
The collection is unprocessed and closed until further notice. Inquiries can be sent to e-mail: email@example.com.
Jakob Josef Basser (1874-1939) was born in Krakow and emigrated to Vienna around the turn of the century. Here he served as the cantor at the Kluckigasse Synagoge. Basser concertized throughout Europe and recorded six 78 RPM sides during the twenties, four of them in London for Columbia Records. Because of poor health, Basser took a less strenuous position in Subotica, Yugoslavia (Vojvodina) during the early thirties. He died there of natural causes during the onset of World War II.
0.25 Linear Feet (in one flat box.)
Materials are available (by appointment only) at The Special Collections Reading Room, The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Phone: 212.678.8973 or via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source of Acquisition
Gift of Harold G. Basser, December 2000.
- Preliminary Guide to the Josef Basser Music Collection
- Eliott Kahn
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Funding for the retrospective conversion of the original finding aid documents to produce this guide using Archivists’ Toolkit was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).