Found in 115 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of the correspondence of Zalman Reisen, and correspondence to the Union of Yiddish Writers and Journalists in Vilna. In addition, it contains fragments of literary collections which were part of the YIVO Archives in Vilna before 1941 and of materials which originated in Jewish institutions of higher learning in the Soviet Union, specifically the Institut Far Yidisher Proletarisher Kultur (Institute for Jewish Proletarian Culture) in Kiev and Invayskult in Minsk. The collection was formed in the YIVO Archives in New York ca. 1950. The bulk of the collection comprises files on about 600 Yiddish writers from Eastern Europe consisting of autobiographical notes and letters, biographies, bibliographies, manuscripts and typewritten copies, newspaper clippings, commemorative materials, announcements about lectures.
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.
The papers consist of letters to Israel and Haim Horowitz from Jewish scholars and writers including Marcus (Mordecai) Ehrenpreis, Abraham Reisen, Zalman Shneur, A.S. Yehudah. Also, five postcards sent from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1941.
Correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, relating to London's publishing activities. Letters from Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Abraham Golomb, H. Leivick, Leib Olitzky, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Shneur, Abraham Sutzkever. Manuscripts and typescripts by H. Leivick, Reuveni, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Abraham Sutzkever. Typescript of a Yiddish translation of a work by Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
Correspondence with individuals including: A. Almi, Shalom Asch, Nahum Baruch Minkoff, Abraham Cahan, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Ephim Jeshurin, Zavel Kwartin, Herman (Chaim) Lieberman, Leibush Lehrer, Mani Leib, Kalman Marmor, Kadia Molodowsky, Moshe Nadir, Chaim Pett, Melech Ravitch, Yosele Rosenblatt, Sholom Secunda, Shea Tenenbaum, Baruch Vladeck, Berish Weinstein, M. Winograd, Zalmen Zylbercweig. Correspondence with organizations. Clippings of articles about Adler, including reviews of his memoirs and of the play Yente telebende. Clippings of articles by Adler including stories, jokes, poems. Manuscripts by Adler: plays, humorous sketches, skits, poems, articles, jokes, stories. Photographs of Adler, family and friends.
Correspondence from Jacob Dubov to Sara. Correspondence from Yiddish writers including Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, H. Leivick, Kadia Molodowsky, Abraham Sutzkever. Photographs of H. Leivick, Peretz Hirschbein, and David Pinsky.
Correspondence with writers and literary figures including: Jacob Ben Ami, Benjamin Bialostotzky, Menahem Boraisha, Daniel Charney, Solomon Dingol, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Ben Zion Goldberg, Chaim Grade, Peretz Hirschbein, Ephim Jeshurin, A.M. Klein, Louis Lamed, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Jacob Lestschinsky, Herman Lieberman, Itzik Manger, Joseph Margoshes, Berl Mark, Alexander Mukdoni, Moshe Nadir, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, Maurice Schwartz, Jacob Isaac Segal, Hillel Seidman, Lamed Shapiro, Zalman Shazar, Abraham Sutzkever, Jonas Turkow, Jacob Waislitz, Simon Weber, Zishe Weinper, Max Weinreich, Aaron Zeitlin. Manuscripts of Glatstein's poetry. Materials relating to the In zikh group, 1920s. Clippings of Glatstein's writings and about Glatstein.
Manuscript of a play by Katz, titled In blut un fayer. Correspondence, 1946-1971. Photographs of J. Katz in Poland in the 1930s, of DP camps. Documents from DP Camps. Clippings from DP camp newspapers.
Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures, including H. Leivick, Yudel Mark, Jacob Milch, Kadia Molodowsky, David Pinsky, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, Jonas Turkow. Correspondence with family. Typescripts and mimeographed copies of Rothbart's memoirs.
Plays by Faller in Yiddish and English. Clippings of his articles. Correspondence, including photocopies of several hundred letters from Sholem Aleichem to James Faller, the originals of which are in Beth Sholem Aleichem, Tel Aviv.
Literary manuscripts, clippings, galleys, musical accompaniment to his poetry. Correspondence with Tsipora Ben-Gurion, Selig Brodetsky, A.A. Roback, Herbert Samuel, Ignacy (Isaac) Schwarzbart.
Correspondence with literary figures, 1928-1955, including Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Reuben Iceland, H. Leivick, Mani Leib, Kalman Marmor, Nahum Baruch Minkoff, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Abraham Sutzkever, Baruch Vladeck. Manuscripts of poems, essays. Clippings of articles about Rolnick.
Correspondence with individuals including Salo Baron, Bernard Baruch, Sidor Belarsky, Ber Borochov, Judah Leob (Leib) Cahan, Jacob de Haas, Mendl Elkin, Ben Zion Goldberg, Alexander Harkavy, Ephim Jeshurin, Yudel Mark, Kalman Marmor, Henry Morgenthau, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Reisen, Edward Sapir, Max Weinreich, Uriel Weinreich, Yehoash. Correspondence with organizations. Family correspondence. Letters from former students. Biographical materials, such as curriculum vitae, autobiographical notes, I.D. cards, letters of recommendation. Financial records. Clippings of Joffe's publications, of articles about him. Reports, minutes, plans, memoranda and correspondence relating to the Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language. Materials relating to the YIVO Institute. Notes of Executive Committee meetings. Notes on Board of Directors meetings. Materials of the Research and Training Division. Materials on YIVO Annual Conferences. Materials on the YIVO in Vilna. Materials relating to Joffe's courses and lectures: notes on Yiddish courses, Yiddish composition, phonetics, morphology, etymology. Materials relating to the following topics: dictionaries; Russian literature and linguistics; Old-Yiddish language and literature; the Bove-bukh by Elias Levita (Elia Bachur). Materials relating to music, musicians, Yiddish songs, music institutions, recordings. Folklore materials: folksongs, proverbs, anecdotes.
Manuscripts of short stories and Jewish historical fiction. Correspondence with Ish-Kishor's father, the Zionist leader Ephraim Ish-Kishor, 1930s. Correspondence with individuals, organizations, publishers, editors.
Correspondence with family members and literary figures such as Shalom Asch, Abraham Asen, David Bergelson, Shlomo Bickel, Joseph Buloff, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, David Ignatoff, Ephim Jeshurin, Rachel Korn, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Ida Maze, Joseph Opatoshu, I.J. Schwartz, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Moshe Starkman, Abraham Sutzkever, Malka Heifeitz Tussman, Max Weinreich, Berish Weinstein, Aaron Zeitlin. Manuscripts and clippings of poems, novels, plays, short stories, reviews, translations, and articles on a variety of political, historical and social topics. Included is a series of articles on famous women, written under the pen name Rifka Silberg. The women include: Amalia Freud, Queen Esther, Esther Rachel Kaminska, Baroness Clara de Hirsch, Bruriah (wife of Rav Meir), Golda Meir, Gluckel of Hameln, Greta Garbo, George Eliot, Henrietta Szold, and the mother of the Vilna Gaon. Personal documents, including legal documents, such as contracts, identification cards. Financial records. Family photographs. Papers of Simcha Lev (1896-1974), historian and Yiddish writer, husband of Kadia Molodowsky. The papers are composed of notes on various topics in Jewish history.