Scope and Contents
The collection consists of posters, programs, invitations, tickets, correspondence, circulars, playscripts, clippings, photographs, contracts relating to the Yiddish theater throughout the world. The following series are included: Yiddish theater in D.P. camps in Germany, 1946-1950: Baderekh, Berlin; MIT, Munich; Minchener Yidisher Folksbine; Minchener Yidisher Kunstteater; Farayn fun Yidishe Profesionele Aktiorn in der Amerikaner Zon fun Daytshland. Yiddish theater in France, mainly 1940s: L'Union des Societes Juives de France; Tsentrale Kultur Komisye; Arbeter Ring; Fraye Yidishe Bine (poster of Uriel Acosta, Paris, 1905); Yidishe Marioneten Teater Hak'l-Bak'l. Yiddish theater in the U.S.; Folksbiene, 1950s-1960s; ARTEF, 1930s; Second Avenue Theater; Clinton Theater; American Hebrew Operatic and Dramatic Company; Thalia Theater; theaters in Philadelphia. Yiddish theater in various countries: Belgium, ca. 1947-1950; Britain, ca. 1947-1950; Israel, 1920s-1960s (Habima); Soviet Union (Kiev Yiddish State Theater, Moscow Yiddish Repertory Theater, Moscow State Jewish Theater GOSET), mainly 1920s. E.R. Kaminska Jewish State Theater, Warsaw, Poland, 1950s-1960s. Materials on Yiddish film and Yiddish radio. Materials on the Vilna Troupe, 1920s-1930s. Biographical materials on Jewish actors, arranged alphabetically by name of actor. There are large files on David Kessler, Boris Thomashefsky and Jacob P. Adler. Posters, arranged by country.
- Creation: 1890's-1970's
- Theater, Yiddish (Organization)
Biographical / Historical
The collection was assembled in the YIVO Archives and is of mixed provenance.
83 Boxes (27 5"lgl; 5 3"lgl; 3 3"ovr; 1 2.5"lgl; 47 map folders)
Language of Materials
This collection is not arranged.
Alternate Form Available: Microfilm
MK 273.1 -.2.
Genre / Form
- Motion pictures, Yiddish
- Radio programs
- Refugee camps -- Germany
- Theater -- Israel
- Theater, Yiddish
- Theater, Yiddish -- Belgium
- Theater, Yiddish -- France
- Theater, Yiddish -- Germany
- Theater, Yiddish -- Great Britain
- Theater, Yiddish -- Palestine
- Theater, Yiddish -- Poland
- Theater, Yiddish -- United States
- Trupy Wileńskiej (Vilna, Poland)
- Vilna Troupe (Vilna, Poland)
- Yiddish drama
- Language of description
- Script of description