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Manuscript Collection No. 788
Funding for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Kenneth A. Kanter was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1952. He received his bachelor’s degree in Jewish and American History from Harvard University in 1974. While a rabbinical student, Kanter served pulpits in Sherman, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Melbourne, Australia. He received his master's degree in 1979, was ordained in 1980 and in June 2005, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion.
Rabbi Kanter served as assistant rabbi at Congregation Ohabai Sholom in Nashville, Tennessee, as Jewish chaplain and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, and as rabbi of Chattanooga’s Mizpah Congregation from 1983 to 1992, where among other civic responsibilities he chaired the Chattanooga Human Rights/ Human Relations Commission. In June of 2005, Kanter concluded thirteen years as senior rabbi of Congregation Micah of Nashville, Tennessee, where he was the founding rabbi and instrumental in the synagogue’s development. He currently serves as director of the rabbinical school for the historic Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR.
In addition to his congregational work, Kanter is a popular lecturer and author of books and articles focusing on the Jewish contribution to American popular music from the 1840s to the 1940s. His book, The Jews on Tin Pan Alley, was published in 1982. Kanter also contributed to the 1992 book, Jewish-American History and Culture, as well as to The Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture, published in 2008.
Kanter was married to the late Wendy Koplow Kanter (d. 2007).
Adapted from http://huc.edu/faculty/faculty/kanter.shtml (accessed October 31, 2011).
This collection consists of sheet music of both Jewish and popular music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, compiled by Kenneth A. Kanter as part of his study into the Jews of Tin Pan Alley.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by song title (A-Z).
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Kenneth A. Kanter, by the act of donating the Kenneth A. Kanter Music Collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the original copyright holders, their heirs, or their designees.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Kenneth A. Kanter Music Collection and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
"I Love You Like Lincoln Loved the Old Red-White & Blue," words by Wm. Jerome and Joe Young, music by Jean Schwartz, 1914, Box 2, MS-788. Kenneth A. Kanter Music Collection. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Kenneth A. Kanter Music Collection was received from Kenneth A. Kanter, Cincinnati, Ohio.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Processing was made possible through a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
Processed by Kevin Proffitt, August, 2011.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Kanter, Kenneth Aaron, 1952-
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Music. United States
Genres and Forms