Benedict Stambler (1903-1967), was a man with a mission. That mission was to gather the Jewish audio heritage on 78 rpm records so that they could be re-engineered and re-issued as LPs. In 1959 working with his wife Helen, he founded the Collectors Guild record label which eventually released about 100 LPs of cantorial, Yiddish theater, Chasidic, and folk music.
The first LP produced by
Collectors Guild was
Stambler developed a unique catalog in which every re-engineered LP recording carried meticulously researched liner notes, including performer biographies, long-forgotten photos and complete texts in Hebrew or Yiddish, with transliterations and translations.The original collection of about 4,000 78 rpm records were donated to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives at the New York Public Library.
The Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University Libraries is proud to honor the spirit
of Benedict Stambler by digitizing these historic LP recordings for you to enjoy on this website.
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
© Copyright 2007. Florida Atlantic University