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Astrinsky Family Yiddish - East European Postcard Album
Bernath Mss 108  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Astrinsky Family Yiddish - East European Postcard Album,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1924
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 108
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 half-size box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Astrinsky Family Yiddish - East European Postcard Album. Bernath Mss 108. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photograph album in a customized box labeled with the family name Astrinsky. The album contains 53 postcards, some in color, depicting a variety of people and places with messages handwritten in Yiddish. Many are from areas in Eastern Europe including such locales as Warsaw and Bialystok. Captions are in Russian, Polish, Yiddish, and German. Other cards feature locations in the U. S. such as Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, and Santa Barbara, California. A number of the cards are addressed to a Mr. J. Astrinsky in Brooklyn, New York. There are also a handwritten (in Yiddish) note laid in and three handwritten documents (in Yiddish) tipped in.

    Related Material

    Yiddishland, (postcards compiled with an introduction by Gérard Silvain and Henri Minczeles), Bernath Collection DS 135 E83 Y5313 1999, contains a brief history of Jewish culture in the major centers of Eastern Europe as well an essay on the importance of postcards in documenting the history of the prewar Jewish population in the region.