Cantor Irving Obstbaum Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection of Cantor Irving Obstbaum consists of manuscript music, print music, personal songbooks, personal papers, programs, and pictures relating to his professional life as a cantor. Music books have been cataloged and relocated to Rare Books. Audio recordings have been relocated to Judaica Sound Archives. Cantor Irving Obstbaum served the congregation of Temple Beth-El in New York for over 40 years. Along with his responsibilities to his congregation, he served as Executive Director of the Jewish Ministers Cantors’ Association that helped find and place other qualified cantors to other Temples. He was also well known for giving lectures and sermons on various Jewish and Hebrew musical topics throughout New York.
- Created: 1910 - 1963
- Other: Majority of material found in 1910-1963
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Conditions Governing Use
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Language of Materials
James Drayton processed this collection in 2018.
- Cantor Irving Obstbaum Collection
- James Drayton
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