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This collection contains the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers’ Union from its founding in 1915 until 1973. Among the correspondence is a fair amount concerning the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, unions and union grievances, requests for aid from Jewish writers and activists in New York and abroad, and labor disputes and strikes.
This collection contains manuscripts of some of the earliest Yiddish plays, correspondence between playwright, poet, and director Abraham Goldfaden, the father of Yiddish theater, and various actors and writers, as well as some family correspondence, newspaper clippings on Goldfaden and his impact on Yiddish theater, articles by Goldfaden on a variety of topics, and various other theater materials, such as title pages of plays, programs and song sheets. The collection illustrates Goldfaden’s great and ongoing influence on Yiddish theater.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Isaac Nachman Steinberg, a Russian-Jewish political writer, leader of the Left Socialist Revolutionary Party during the 1917 revolution in Russia, People’s Commissar of Justice in the first Bolshevik government, leader of the Jewish Territorialist Movement and of the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization, and a founding member of the YIVO Institute in Vilna. These materials include Steinberg’s writings, personal correspondence, clippings, journals, meeting announcements, and some photographs. These materials relate mainly to Steinberg’s work with the Freeland League and plans for the large-scale settlement of Jews in various places around the world.
This collection contains documents of journalist and left-wing political activist Paul Novick, consisting mainly of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, photographs, and newspaper clippings. These materials relate to Novick’s career as long-time editor of the Morning Freiheit (Morning Freedom), his important role in the worldwide Communist movement, the history of the Freiheit itself, and Jewish and general politics. These materials demonstrate Novick’s important, and changing, role in the history of Communism, as well as his career as a Yiddish journalist and author.
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.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of historian and bibliographer Philip Friedman. These materials include correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, subject files, manuscripts of works by Friedman and by others, and some of Friedman’s personal documents. These materials relate to Friedman’s work on the histories of various Jewish communities, particularly those in Poland, and his work gathering source documents about the Holocaust.
This collection contains mainly correspondence between staff of the JDC Landsmanshaftn Department and members of various landsmanshaftn, benevolent organizations of immigrants originally from the same communities, as well as between the Landsmanshaftn Department and the interest-free loan associations (gmilas khesed societies) and heads of the various Jewish communities, mostly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
This collection documents the personal lives of Werner Weinberg’s immediate family and his in-laws, Hans and Rosa Halberstadt, as well Weinberg’s efforts to preserve the memory of the German Jews and the Jews of his hometown Rheda in particular as well as a limited amount of materials documenting his professional activities as a writer.
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 7
- Leo Baeck Institute 1
- Photographs 7
- New York (N.Y.) 5
- Israel 4
- Poland 4
- Administrative reports 3
- Germany 3
- London (England) 3
- Russia 3
- Soviet Union 3
- Der Tog (New York) 2
- Dramatists, Yiddish 2
- Europe 2
- Forṿerṭs (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 2
- Jewish refugees 2
- Minutes (administrative records) 2
- Newspaper publishing 2 + ∧ less
- French 7
- Hebrew 7
- Yiddish 7
- Dutch; Flemish 3
- Czech 2
- Danish 2
- Croatian 2
- Italian 2
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 2
- Swedish 2
- Arabic 1
- Chinese 1
- Hungarian 1
- Norwegian 1
- Romany 1 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 7
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 2
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 2
- Shatzky, Jacob, -1956 2
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 1
- Balabanoff, Angelica, 1878-1965 1
- Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989 1
- Ben-Adir, 1878-1942 1
- Bialik, Hayyim Nahman, 1873-1934 1
- Buchman, Henrietta 1
- Central Jewish Historical Committee 1
- Centre de documentation juive contemporaine 1
- Columbia University 1
- Communist Party of America 1
- Czernichow, Josef 1
- Datner, Szymon 1
- Duker, Abraham G. (Abraham Gordon), 1907-1987 1
- Elkin, Mendel 1 + ∧ less