New York; Farlag Matones, 1922-1923. Item #41709
Original Wraps for each issue, bound by publisher into illustrated boards. 4to. [approx. 18 pages per issue]. 29 cm. Begins with the special "Yubelai Numer," April/May 1922, and running a full calendar year, though Volume/Issue numbering follows a different system! Run of Kinder Zhurnal, Wrappers in various colors, almost always with beautiful period front cover illustrations and, internally, period modernist yiddish illustrations by artists including Aaron Goodelman. "Kinder zhurnal and Farlag Matones were both founded by the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system. Kinder zhurnal, a children's magazine, was in existence from 1920 to 1981. Its first editor, Shmuel Niger, served from 1922 to 1948. The magazine published works by writers such as Mani Leib, Aleph Katz, Jacob Glatstein, Kadia Molodowsky. " - Guide to the Yivo Archives. For more, see Naomi Tozman's 1993 masters thesis, :Kinder zhurnal: a microcosm of the Yiddishist philosophy and secular education movement in America," which can be downloaded at https://escholarship.mcgill.ca/downloads/1c18dg573?locale=en. Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish - Periodicals. Kinder Zhurnal – Kinder Journal – Kinder Zshurnal – Sholem Aleichem Folks Shuln. Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute (New York, N. Y. ) . Yiddish periodicals - New York (State) - New York. Jews - Education - New York (State). OCLC: 179197128. Most libraries which have any issues at all appear to have limited runs, oftentimes only a year or two. Some paper covers, with browning paper, have come loose (all are present) with a tough of edgewear, some wear to cloth, Good condition overall (YID-22-51D-E-'e).