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Theater

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Adah Isaacs Menken Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P15, Folder: P-559
Identifier: P-559
Abstract The collection consists of playbills of "Rookwood" (1864?) and "La Juive" (undated); letters to "Dear Brother Ed" (1862), Henry Francis Keenan (1862) and J.C. Hotten (1868); two photograph Cartes De Visite and a photograph and negative of Menken with Algernon C. Swinburne.
Dates: undated, 1862-1868

Adler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-890
Abstract This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Celia Adler and Lazar Freed, including theatrical materials such as scripts, programs and sheet music, correspondence, newspaper clippings, assorted publications, and photographs of many of the members of the Adler family and their friends from the Yiddish theater. These materials reflect the wide scope of the Adler acting family and their immense influence on Yiddish theater, Broadway and motion pictures.
Dates: 1893-1992; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1977

Antoinette Kahler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3095
Abstract Works by and about the writer Antoinette von Kahler.
Dates: 1896-1988

Barak (Zionist Theater) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 623
Abstract The collection contains materials pertaining to the Zionist theater "Barak" ("Zionistische Propagandatruppe").
Dates: 1926-1932, undated

Charlotte Levinger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1270
Abstract This collection contains manuscripts, speeches, and photo albums relating to the Olga Stern Haus, a retirement home for Jewish seniors in Berlin-Grunewald, as well as various other manuscripts and essays.
Dates: circa 1904-1961

Emil Carl Grossmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25611
Abstract The bulk of the Emil Carl Grossmann Collection is comprised of albums of photographs taken by Grossmann during his travels in Europe, mostly throughout his native Austria, and the United States from the early 1920s through early 1940s. A significant portion of one album documents trips to various Austrian spa towns, as well as tours through the states of Burgenland and Carinthia during summers and holidays. Another noteworthy portion of the album deals with Grossmann’s extended visits to the United States, particularly New York City, in 1929 and 1937. During these trips, he photographed New York’s landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and major streets. A second photograph album is dedicated exclusively to photographs Emil Carl Grossmann took at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In addition to Grossmann’s albums of photography, a third album holds a collection of theater programs for plays, musicals, and operas he attended from 1922 to 1938, mostly at various theaters in Vienna.
Dates: 1908-1993; Majority of material found within 1922-1943

Fritz Mauthner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3392
Abstract Collection contains correspondence of Fritz Mauthner with translators, newspapers, publishing houses, family members, and other individuals, including Martin Buber, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hermann Hesse, Erich Muehsam, Walther Rathenau and others. Also included are clippings by and about Mauthner, manuscripts of essays and plays, diaries and notebooks; family papers and photographs.
Dates: 1765-1968

Juedischer Kulturbund Hamburg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2594
Abstract A nearly complete collection of programs, circulars, and other printed matter of the Kulturbund, Hamburg, from 1934 to 1938. Also a collection of newspaper clippings, many of them about the Reichsverband der juedischen Kulturbuende for the same period.
Dates: 1933-1938

Kurt Hirschfeld Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7066 / MF 608
Abstract This collection contains materials related to Kurt Hirschfeld and others concerning the theater, plays, director's scripts, photos, and set designs.
Dates: 1910-1966

Leo Kerz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25445
Abstract The collection consists of typescripts (copies) of stage plays in English translation by Bert Brecht, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Eugene Ionesco, Georg Kaiser, Leonard Lesley, and Martin Walser, translated and/or adapted by Leo Kerz. Also included here are postcards showing stage designs by Leo Kerz.
Dates: 1959-1970

Miriam Beer Hofmann Lens Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7258 / MF 492
Abstract Originals and transcriptions of correspondence between Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, 1896-1935, on a variety of topics, including family matters, current events, and Richard's professional activities as playwright and theatrical producer; correspondence of other members of the Beer-Hofmann family with each other and other individuals, including Kurt Blumenfeld, Walter Grossman, Antoinette von Kahler, and Olga Schnitzler; correspondence of members of the Beer and Hofmann families in the nineteenth century.
Dates: 1818-1985

Nachtlicht Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25031 / MF 975
Abstract Collection of personal documents of Ursula and Ilse Nachtlicht such as certificates, correspondence, photos, clippings, notebooks.
Dates: 1872-1999; Majority of material found in 1938-1942

Papers of Joseph Buloff and Luba Kadison

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1146
Abstract This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Joseph Buloff and Luba Kadison, leading actors of the Vilna Troupe and of the Yiddish and English stage, both in the United States and internationally. Most of the information concerns their theatrical careers, including play manuscripts, drawings and photographs of plays and actors, reviews, flyers, and musical scores. There is also some personal biographical information about Buloff, including his memoirs and audio cassettes of interviews. These materials show the importance and influence of Buloff and Kadison for Yiddish and English theater for over sixty years.
Dates: 1910-1996

Records of Century Productions

 Collection
Identifier: I-491
Abstract Century Productions produced the one-woman show, "Hannah Senesh: Portrait of a Woman Warrior," written and directed by David Schechter and starring Lori Wilner as Senesh. The script was based on the diaries and poems of the WWII Hungarian-Jewish paratrooper Hannah Senesh, with songs and music composed and arranged by Steven Lutvak with additional music by Schecter and Elizabeth Swados. “Hannah Senesh” ran at the Cherry Hill Theater in New York City from 1984-1985 and traveled throughout the U.S. and Israel until 1987.
Dates: undated, 1983-1987

Rudolf Kommer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 389
Abstract Series I, which constitutes the bulk of the collection, contains primarily letters (transcripts) by Rudolf Kommer to various people, including:
Dates: 1908-1972

Subject files collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-424
Abstract Collection encompasses an extensive variety of organizations, subjects, and formats and is most useful for genealogists and researchers interested in general information. Researchers looking for a particular publication will also find this collection helpful.
Dates: undated, various dates

William S. Schwartz papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-354
Abstract Contains manuscripts of the play, "The Jazz Singer," by Samson Raphaelson in both Yiddish and English. Collection also includes photographs of William Schwartz in the titular role, and general photos.
Dates: 1925, ca. 1932-1935