The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture leads the initiative at UW–Madison to educate students, faculty, and the wider community about the vitality of modern Yiddish culture—music, literature, history, and art. Established in 2010, the Institute is named for Sherry Mayrent, an avid collector of historical Yiddish recordings.
At the core of the Institute is the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, a repository of more than 9,000 historical recordings of Yiddish music. The Institute continues to work with the UW-Libraries and Mills Music Library to make the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings accessible for study to those on and off the UW-Madison campus.