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Lipman, M. (Mojżesz), 1893-


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

Identifier: RG 8

The collection contains play manuscripts, programs, playbills, posters, photographs, correspondence, agreements, scrapbooks, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia relating to Yiddish theater primarily in the early twentieth century, especially the interwar period. Also included are items of printed ephemera related to Yiddish film, Hebrew theater, and a broad range of Jewish performers, including cantors, singers and dancers. Geographically, the materials originate predominantly in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, including parts of the Russian Empire and, later, the Soviet Union; and, to a lesser extent, the United States, especially New York City. Also included are materials from Western Europe, Palestine (Eretz Israel), South America, and other regions around the world. Among the theater personalities represented in the collection with significant amounts of material are Herz Grossbard, David Herman, Joseph Winogradoff, Rudolf Zaslavsky, Zygmunt Turkow, Jonas Turkow, Moyshe Lipman, Ida Kaminska, and Esther Rachel Kaminska. The theater groups best represented include the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater (VYKT; Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater), founded by Zygmunt Turkow and Ida Kaminska; the Vilna Troupe; Yung Teater / Nay Teater (Warsaw; Vilna), under the direction of Michael Weichert; the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (known by its Russian acronym "GOSET"); Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, of New York; and the Hebrew theater "Habimah." A wide variety of other professional as well as amateur theater groups are represented with smaller amounts of material.

Dates: 1887 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1939

Subseries 11: Lipman, Moyshe (ליפּמאַן, משה). Papers, 1917-1918, 1924-1936

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a scrapbook created by Moyshe Lipman, along with two personal documents, and loose clippings. The scrapbook, which includes several photographs of theater scenes, documents Lipman's career as an actor and director in the period 1924-1933, in localities in Poland, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa, and Cernăuți, Romania (Chernivtsi, Ukraine). During processing for the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project, Lipman's scrapbook was found in a box labeled with his name, together with many loose newspaper clippings, often consisting of entire newspaper pages or sections. The latter have been kept together with the scrapbook, although it is unclear whether they were collected by Lipman. Some prominently feature guest appearances of other actors, and have been sorted accordingly. The other featured performers include Misha and Lucy German, Alexander Granach, Rachel Holzer, Zygmunt Turkow, Ajzyk Samberg, Ida Kaminska, Yosef Kamen, and Maurice Schwartz.

Dates: 1917-1918, 1924-1936

ליפּמאַן, משה / Lipman, Moyshe, undated, 1926-1931

 File — Box 46, Folder: 78
Scope and Contents

Localities: Kalisz, Siedlce, Vilna, Warsaw, Włocławek

Programs featuring Moyshe Lipman, often together with his wife, Natalia Lipman, sometimes as part of the ensemble "Varshever Yidisher Artistn-Vinkl," under Lipman's direction. Plays performed include: "Berek Yoselevitsh" by Yankev Vaksman, "Der Kenig" by Semen Iushkevich, "Hirsh Lekert" by H. Leivick, "Zhan un Madlena" by Octave Mirbeau, "Fishke der Krume" by Mendele Moykher Sforim, "Er, zi un ikh" (one-acter) by Korntayer, "Lebedike yesoymim" by A. Kalmanovitch, "Argentiner foter" by J. Sztuczko, and "Tevye der milkhiker" by Sholem Aleichem. One item advertises Zalmen Zylbercweig, editor of the Leksikon fun yidishn teater, as a guest. 12 items.

Dates: undated, 1926-1931

ליפּמאַן, משה / Lipman, Moyshe, undated, 1931, 1933

 File — Folder 4881, Object: 178377-178398
Scope and Contents

Localities: Chełm, Kalisz, Łódź, Vilna, Warsaw, Włocławek

Lipman acting in and/or directing plays, including "Der dibek" by S. Ansky, "Moshkele khazer" by Y. D. Berkowitz, "Tsiankali" by Friedrich Wolf, and "Hirsh Lekert" by H. Leivick, as well as "In flamen fun zind," "Uriel Akosta," "Der eybiker nar," and "Eykele mazek." Other featured actors include: six-year-old Shoshana Lipman (with photo), in "Di lebedike yesoymim," and Julius Adler, in "Der yeshive boker." 18 items.

Dates: undated, 1931, 1933

ליפּמאַן, משה / Lipman, Moyshe, undated, 1926

 File — Box 87, Folder: 1150
Scope and Contents

Includes photos of Lipman in roles as Kinstler (Artist) in "Der meshugener"; and in "Di velf" by Andreyev, in the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater production, 1926. 3 items.

Dates: undated, 1926

ליפּמאַן, משה / Lipman, Moyshe, undated, 1925-1932

 File — Folder 4881-P, Object: 178379–178397
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

This subseries comprises approximately 1,000 oversize posters stored in map drawers. In Jonas Turkow's arrangement and cataloging of the items in the collection, oversize posters were fully integrated with the playbills found in Subseries 3; the item numbers they received fall within the same sequence as those of the playbills. Both types of items were categorized under the Yiddish heading "afishn" (posters, playbills; related to the French: affiche). The arrangement of the posters, therefore, mirrors that of the playbills in Subseries 3, with correponding folder titles and numbers (the folders containing posters are distinguished with the addition of a suffix "P" to the folder number).

Dates: undated, 1925-1932