In May 1973, York College President Milton G. Bassin donated 495 volumes to the York College Library, most of which were written in either Hebrew or Yiddish, with some also in Aramaic. The books belonged to his father, Max Bassin (who was sometimes referred to as Morris, Moses, or Moshe), who was a noted anthologist of Yiddish poetry.
Sheidlower, Scott and John Drobnicki. 2008, March. The Library's Bassin Collection. Academic Affairs Update 2 (2): 5.