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Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection
The collection contains play manuscripts, programs, playbills, posters, photographs, correspondence, agreements, scrapbooks, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia relating to Yiddish theater primarily in the early twentieth century, especially the interwar period. Also included are items of printed ephemera related to Yiddish film, Hebrew theater, and a broad range of Jewish performers, including cantors, singers and dancers. Geographically, the materials originate predominantly in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, including parts of the Russian Empire and, later, the Soviet Union; and, to a lesser extent, the United States, especially New York City. Also included are materials from Western Europe, Palestine (Eretz Israel), South America, and other regions around the world. Among the theater personalities represented in the collection with significant amounts of material are Herz Grossbard, David Herman, Joseph Winogradoff, Rudolf Zaslavsky, Zygmunt Turkow, Jonas Turkow, Moyshe Lipman, Ida Kaminska, and Esther Rachel Kaminska. The theater groups best represented include the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater (VYKT; Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater), founded by Zygmunt Turkow and Ida Kaminska; the Vilna Troupe; Yung Teater / Nay Teater (Warsaw; Vilna), under the direction of Michael Weichert; the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (known by its Russian acronym "GOSET"); Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, of New York; and the Hebrew theater "Habimah." A wide variety of other professional as well as amateur theater groups are represented with smaller amounts of material.
Papers of Abraham Liessin (1872-1938)
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abraham Liessin, including correspondence with many important literary figures, manuscripts of essays and poems by Liessin from Di Tsukunft(The Future) and from his published works, clippings, receipts, invitations, and other materials relating to Liessin’s family. This collection shows how Di Tsukunft became one of the leading Yiddish literary journsl during hte 25 years of Liessin's editorship.
Papers of David Pinski (1872-1959)
This collection contains documents relating to David Pinski’s role as a Yiddish writer, playwright, essayist, translator, editor, literary critic, and author of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and poems. There is personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts of novels, plays, poems, essays, and articles, translations of Pinski’s works into English and Russian, lectures made on various occasions, personal documents and photographs, programs, notes, and newspaper clippings. These materials demonstrate Pinski’s important role in Yiddish drama and literature, Jewish community life and Yiddish cultural institutions.
Papers of Leon Feinberg (1897-1969)
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Yiddish journalist, poet, novelist, and translator Leon Feinberg. These materials include correspondence with Yiddish literary figures and with organizations, newspaper clippings about writers and about Leon Feinberg and his works, subject files, manuscripts of works by Feinberg and by other writers, and some of Feinberg’s personal documents. These materials relate to Feinberg’s long career with various Russian and Yiddish periodicals and literary organizations.
Papers of Mendel Osherowitch
This collection contains correspondence between Mendel Osherowitch and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts by Osherowitch, clippings, photos, and obituaries and letters written to his family after his death. These materials illustrate Osherowitch’s importance in the Yiddish literary field as well as his role in various Jewish organizations.
Papers of Peretz Hirschbein
This collection contains manuscripts of plays, articles and other writings, correspondence, memoirs, photographs, theater programs, and personal materials of Yiddish playwright, novelist, journalist, travel writer, and theater director Peretz Hirschbein. The collection helps to illustrate Hirschbein’s importance and lasting impact upon the revival of Yiddish theater and literature in the early twentieth century.
Papers of William Edlin (1878-1947)
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of William Edlin, editor of The Day and a prominent Socialist. It includes correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, manuscripts of works by Edlin and by others as well as translations done by Edlin, and some of Edlin’s personal documents. These materials relate to Edlin’s involvement with The Day, with the Socialist Party, the Workmen’s Circle, various labor and Zionist organizations, literary clubs and activities, and with music, art and drama.
Records of the Zukunft
This collection contains records of the Zukunft monthly journal, which was devoted to publishing political, scientific and literary articles in Yiddish. It contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, materials relating to conferences and anniversary issues, financial reports, programs, mailings, subscription materials, and typed and handwritten manuscripts submitted for publication.
- Clippings (information artifacts) 7
- Manuscripts (documents) 7
- Photographs 6
- Newspaper publishing 5
- Yiddish newspapers 5
- Israel 4
- Jews -- United States -- Periodicals 4
- Poland 4
- Canada 3
- Der Tog (New York) 3
- Di Tsukunft 3
- Programs (documents) 3
- Russia 3
- Theater, Yiddish 3
- Theatrical producers and directors 3
- Yiddish literature 3
- Argentina 2 + ∧ less
- German 7
- French 5
- Polish 4
- Chinese 1
- Czech 1
- Danish 1
- Multiple languages 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Ukrainian 1 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 7
- Pinski, David, 1872-1959 4
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 3
- Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955 3
- Zhitlowsky, Chaim, 1865-1943 3
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 2
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 2
- Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971 2
- Liessin, Abraham, 1872-1938 2
- Manger, Itzik, 1901-1969 2
- Ravitch, Melech, 1893-1976 2
- Schwartz, Maurice, 1890-1960 2
- Shneour, Zalman, 1887-1959 2
- Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916 2
- Vladeck, B. (Baruch), 1886-1938 2
- Ṿilner trupe 2
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1
- American Jewish Congress 1
- American ORT Federation 1
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 1 + ∧ less