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Series III: Theater documents, undated, circa 1894-1923


Scope and Contents

This small series appears to have fragmentary documents from at least two original YIVO Archives collections created in Vilna during the prewar period. These are the Esther Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Archive and the Records of the Jewish Actors Union of Warsaw. The series has only 10 folders and includes a colorful Yiddish language memoir of an actor, Hersh Amesia, who joined Goldfaden’s troupe; an actor’s membership card; the libretto of a Yiddish operetta; and an actor’s theater contract.


  • undated, circa 1894-1923



From the Collection: 10 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Yiddish

From the Collection: Hebrew

From the Collection: German

From the Collection: Russian

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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