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Leon Kobrin Papers

Identifier: RG 376

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of Kobrin's plays, stories, memoirs and fragments of novels. Clippings of Kobrin's articles and about Kobrin's life, 1920s - 1940s. Correspondence with individuals including Jacob P. Adler, S. An-Ski, Shalom Asch, Abraham Cahan, Ossip Dymow, Ben Zion Goldberg, Jacob Gordin, Alexander Harkavy, Isaac A. Hourwich, Abraham Liessin, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Maurice Schwartz, Boris Thomashefsky, Baruch Vladeck, Yehoash, Chaim Zhitlowsky.


  • Creation: 1898 - 1950


Biographical / Historical

Yiddish playwright, novelist. Pioneer of Yiddish literature in America. Born in Vitebsk, Byelorussia. Came to the U.S. in 1892.


15 Boxes (14 5"lgl, 1 3"lgl)

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The collection is arranged in eight series: I) Correspondence with Family Members (folders 1-4); II) Correspondence with Individuals and Organizations (5-34); III) Plays (35-78); IV) Fiction (79-106); V) Essays and Autobiographical Works (107-113); VI) English Translations (114-124); VII) Newspapers Clippings (133-142); VIII) Miscellaneous Materials (139-147).

Legacy Finding Aid

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Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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