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In praise of Baal Shem Tov [Shivhei ha-Besht]; the earliest collection of legends about the founder of Hasidism. Translated and edited by Dan Ben-Amos & Jerome R. Mintz

Author:
Dov Baer ben Samuel of Linits  Search this
Ben-Amos, Dan  Search this
Mintz, Jerome R  Search this
Subject:
Baʻal Shem Ṭov approximately 1700-1760  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 352 p. 25 cm
Type:
Legends
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Hasidim  Search this
Call number:
BM755.I8 D63 E1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4536

Myth: Noah, Fire, Bible, Legend

Collection Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Collection Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Jerome R. Mintz papers
Jerome R. Mintz papers / Series 7: Teaching / 7.3: Folklore
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e1b538cc-4917-4043-adb6-186332a5b121
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-72-ref763

Book Reviews: The Legends of Hasidism

Collection Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Container:
Box 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1971
Collection Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Collection Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Jerome R. Mintz papers
Jerome R. Mintz papers / Series 5: Writings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c1dfa622-144f-496f-8dcc-0449787c90c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-72-ref596

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Inches
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series consists mostly of prints from Mintz's field research on the Hasidim in New York. Some of the photos were used in his publication Legends of the Hasidim, an Introduction to Hasidic Culture and Oral Tradition in the New World. Also in the series are slides of Jews and people from various parts of the world, most likely collected by Mintz for courses that he taught.
Collection Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Collection Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-72, Series 8
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Jerome R. Mintz papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b1dca4bd-1df4-4b4b-abd0-64e7c7e4d091
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-72-ref946

[Copyright certificate for The Legends of the Hasidim]

Collection Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Container:
Box 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962
Collection Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Collection Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Jerome R. Mintz papers
Jerome R. Mintz papers / Series 5: Writings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw342db7b22-e9d8-418e-980b-cc2b6b5fd4c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-72-ref594

Myths - Types of Legends II

Collection Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Collection Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Jerome R. Mintz papers
Jerome R. Mintz papers / Series 7: Teaching / 7.3: Folklore
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37b995377-8cc0-496c-b4dd-fb637664782d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-72-ref768

Jerome R. Mintz papers

Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Extent:
23 Cubic feet (20 linear feet (49 document boxes) plus 70 sound recordings and 10 floppy disks. Of the total extent, 2.5 inches (1 box) is restricted)
Culture:
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Spaniards  Search this
Jews, Hasidic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Place:
Andalusia (Spain)
Date:
1960-1992
Summary:
The Jerome R. Mintz Papers document his career as an educator and ethnographic filmmaker. Mintz's papers relate to his research in Andalusia, Spain, among the Hopi, and on Hasidism. The collection includes audio tapes, correspondence, notes, photographs, publications, and transcriptions. Mitnz's papers also feature course materials from the Jewish studies and anthropology classes he taught at Indiana University.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the professional papers of Jerome Mintz, documenting his work as an anthropologist, filmmaker, and professor. The collection contains his correspondence, research files, writings, photographs, sound recordings, grant applications, teaching files, and floppy disks.

A significant portion of the collection pertains to his work in Spain, particularly his research on the anarchist uprising in Casas Viejas. There are also materials related to his ethnographic films and his collection of song lyrics from carnivals held in Cadiz Province. His research on Hasidic tales and social change is also represented in this collection as well as interviews from his Hopi fieldwork.

His course files as a professor at Indiana University also form a sizable portion of the collection. He taught a wide range of courses within the folklore, Jewish studies, and anthropology department.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Jerome R. Mintz was born on March 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. He received an A.B. (1952) in Comparative Literature and an M.A. (1955) in English literature from Brooklyn College. In 1961, he earned his Ph.D. in Folklore at Indiana University.

As a doctoral student in 1959, he began studying New York's Hasidic community. He interviewed members of different Hasidic courts and collected and analyzed Hasidic tales. This research formed the basis of his dissertation, which was expanded and published as The Legends of the Hasidim: an Introduction to Hasidic Culture and Oral Tradition in the New World (1968). He also published Hasidic People: A Place in the New World (1992), which is based on his study of social change within the Hasidic community. He received critical acclaim for the book and was honored with the National Jewish Book Award.

Mintz also received international recognition for his work in Andalusia, Spain. In 1965 he began studying Spanish anarchism, focusing on the events surrounding the 1933 uprising in the small rural town of Casas Viejas that resulted in the massacre of innocent villagers. Despite working in Casas Viejas, now Benalup-Casas Viejas, during the reign of Francisco Franco, Mintz was able to gain the trust and friendship of his informants, which included survivors of the failed anarchist uprising. Although much had been written about the event, his book The Anarchists of Casas Viejas (1982) is considered the most comprehensive account and the first to incorporate the perspectives of the campesinos involved. He also published Carnival Song and Society: Gossip, Sexuality, and Creativity in Andalusia (1997) and produced six ethnographic films on tradition and change in rural Andalusia. His films The Shoemaker and Pepe's Family (1980) received first place awards in the Modern Language Association Film Festival, and Romería: Day of the Virgin (1986) was honored by the Society for Visual Anthropology. In 2013, the city council of Benalup-Casas Viejas chose to posthumously honor Mintz for his contributions by renaming the city's cultural center after him.

In addition to his research on the New York Hasidim and Andalusian campesinos, Mintz studied the oral traditions and history of the Hopi in Arizona. In 1962, in between his field work among the Hasidim, Mintz spent the summer on the Hopi reservation recording interviews with Hopi informants. He planned to analyze the ethnographic data, tales, and histories that he collected but ultimately did not publish on the subject.

Mintz spent most of his academic career at Indiana University. He began teaching at the university in 1962 and joined the anthropology faculty in 1966. He retired in 1995.

After a long battle with leukemia, Mintz passed away on November 22, 1997.

Sources Consulted

Bahloul, Joëlle. 1998. Jerome R. Mintz. Anthropology Newsletter, February.

Carnival NEH Grant, Series 4. Grants, Jerome R. Mintz Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

La casa de cultura de Benalup llevará el nombre de Jerome Mintz. Diario de Cadiz, February 2, 2013. http://www.diariodecadiz.es/article/ocio/1450991/la/casa/cultura/ benalup/llevara/nombre/jerome/mintz.html (accessed February 7, 2013).

Grants (APS and IU), Series 4. Grants, Jerome R. Mintz Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

1930 -- Born March 29 in Brooklyn, New York

1952 -- Earns A.B. from Brooklyn College

1955 -- Earns M.A. from Brooklyn College

1959-61 -- Conducts fieldwork in Hasidic community in New York

1961 -- Earns Ph.D. from Indiana University

1961-62 -- Instructor, Ohio State University

1995 -- Retired from Indiana University

1997 -- Died on November 22

1963 -- Conducts fieldwork in Hasidic community in New York

1964 -- Conducts fieldwork in Hasidic community in New York

1965-1966 -- Conducts fieldwork in Andalusia, Spain

1969-1971 -- Conducts fieldwork in Andalusia, Spain

1972-1978 -- Professor of Folklore and Anthropology, Indiana University

1973 -- Conducts summer fieldwork in Andalusia, Spain

1978 -- Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University

1980 -- His films The Shoemaker and Pepe's Family are awarded first place prizes at MLA Film Festival

1993 -- Received the National Jewish Book Award for Hasidic People: A Place in the New World

1962 -- Began teaching at Indiana University as an assistant professor Conducts fieldwork among Hopi on reservation in Northern Arizona
Related Materials:
Copies of Mintz's Spanish films and associated photos and sound recordings are at the Human Studies Film Archives. His original Spanish and Hopi sound recordings are at the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Betty Mintz, wife of Jerome Mintz, in 2002.
Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Topic:
Anarchism  Search this
Anthropology -- teaching  Search this
Hasidim -- Legends  Search this
Carnival -- Spain  Search this
Filmmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1998-72
See more items in:
Jerome R. Mintz papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38909befe-e5d8-4175-9f96-5d964b5a7868
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1998-72

The Legend of the Hasidin - Introduction and Chapter 1

Collection Creator:
Mintz, Jerome R.  Search this
Container:
Box 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Jerome R. Mintz papers are open for research. As part of his research on the Hasidim in New York, Jerome Mintz presented TAT drawings to children and adults. Their responses are restricted. Also restricted are materials containing social security numbers of living individuals and his students' grades. His floppy disks are restricted due to preservation reasons.

Access to the Jerome R. Mintz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use his Spanish and Hopi sound recordings must be obtained from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Collection Citation:
Jerome R. Mintz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Jerome R. Mintz papers
Jerome R. Mintz papers / Series 5: Writings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw348b4d0dd-75ed-40dd-818f-eb3472e56a1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-72-ref593

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