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Subseries 1. Personalities, undated, 1904-1937


Scope and Contents

From the Series:

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, 1904-1937

Language of Materials

From the Series:

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.


2.1 Linear Feet (5.5 boxes, including one oversize box; 287 folders)


Arranged alphabetically alphabetically by Yiddish name of individual, with unidentified photos at the end, followed by a small grouping of montages of individual portraits.

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States