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Series IV. Photographs, undated, 1904-1938


Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs of theater personalities, including portraits of individuals, under approximately 250 name headings; theater scenes from play productions or, in a few instances, film stills; group portraits of theater troupes; group photos of actors in other settings; and a small number of family photographs.

Clippings of published images from newspapers, brochures, and books are sometimes included, as well as images of artists' drawings, and, in a few instances, original artwork.


  • undated, 1904-1938

Language of Materials

Accompanying inscriptions, captions, and incidental text in Yiddish, Polish, Russian, German, English, French, Romanian, Hebrew, and Latvian.

Access Restrictions

The collection has been digitized and is available online without restrictions. The physical collection is closed.


3.9 Linear Feet (11 boxes, including four flat/oversize boxes; 431 folders)


Arranged in the following subseries:

  1. Personalities, undated, 1904-1937
  2. Family photographs; and miscellaneous, undated, 1904-1933
  3. Groups, undated, 1904-1938

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States