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Yiddish literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Additional Records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in the Lithuanian Central State Archives

 Collection
Identifier: RG 8002
Abstract

The materials in this collection constitute a semi-random sample of the pre-war archive that was transferred to the Central State Archives of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic following the liquidation of the Vilnius Jewish Museum in 1949. The collection includes records of YIVO work and activities, financial records, correspondence, and publications; documents about pogroms in Ukraine, and Red Army and Soviet activity in Vilna and Bialystok; and a significant amount of records of socialist, communist, and Zionist political parties, as well as associated newspapers and one-time publications.

Dates: 1903-1941

Benjamin Ressler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1173
Dates: undated

Benjamin Wend Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 395
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of Wend's work Unzer alte literatur (Our Old Literature), in Yiddish and English.

Dates: undated

Bertha Kling Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1171
Scope and Contents

Correspondence: Jacob Ben-Ami, Yitzhak Dov Berkowitz, Daniel Charney, Ben Zion Goldberg, Peretz Hirschbein, David Ignatoff, Szmerke Kaczerginski, Mani Leib, H. Leivick, Abraham Liessin, Itzik Manger, Ida Maze, Kadia Molodowsky, David Pinsky, Olga Rabinowitz (wife of Sholem-Aleichem), Melech Ravitch, Maurice Samuel. Photographs of the Kling family, Sholem-Aleichem family, and of Yiddish writers, such as Peretz Hirschbein, David Ignatoff, Itzik Manger, Mani Leib, Moshe Nadir. Woodcuts by Arthur Kolnik. Manuscripts of poems by Bertha Kling and Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern.

Dates: 1907 - 1978

Bina Weinreich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 615
Scope and Contents

The Bina Weinreich collection consists of correspondance, memos, articles, documents pertaining YIVO publications (Max Weinreich's "History of the Yiddish Language;" the "Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry;" Nahum Stutchkoff's "Thesaurus of the Yiddish Language" and Alexander Harkavy's "Yiddish-English-Hebrew Dictionary"), Uriel Weinreich's publications "College Yiddish" and "English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary," as well as her own publications "Yiddish Folktales" and "Yidishe Folkmayses," personal papers, photographs, folklore and ethnographic materials collected by Bina Weinreich, lectures, papers given, offprints of articles, teaching material, and sound recordings from the "Dialect Project."

Dates: circa 1970 - circa 1990

Chaim Bloch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7155 / MF 513
Abstract

Correspondence, including letters from Leo Baeck, Salo Baron, Julie Braun-Vogelstein, Martin Buber, Werner Cahnmann, Max Dienemann, Ismar Elbogen, Erich Fromm, Hermann F├╝rnberg, Nahum Glatzer, Nahum Goldmann, Max Gruenewald, Max Grunwald, Siegfried Guggenheim, Ernest Jones, Hermann Kesten, Guido Kisch, Adolf Kober, Franz Kobler, Joachim Prinz, Lessing Rosenwald, Ingrid Warburg, Alma Mahler-Werfel, and Franz Werfel.

Dates: 1896-1978

Heller, Selig, 1894-1969

 Person
Dates: Existence: 1894-06-17 - 1969-05-14

Herman Eiger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 619
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of manuscripts and clippings of Eiger's humorous stories.

Dates: undated

Isaac Metzker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1174
Dates: 1930s-1970s

Isidore M. Bilmes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 694
Dates: undated

Jacob Adler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 473
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1890s-1970

Jacob Kahan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 691
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, clippings, personal documents. Materials concerning Jews in Bialystok.

Dates: 1945 - 1972

Jacob Levitz Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 769
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence with individuals and institutions in Mexico, Poland, the U.S. Manuscripts by others including Hebrew responsa by Rabbi Chaim Rabinovitch from the Yeshiva Beis Yitschok in Slobodka.

Dates: 1924-1950s

Jacob S. Taubes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 770
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence; biographical notes; manuscripts of Taubes's works in Yiddish, German, and English; reviews of Taubes's books.

Dates: 1945-1960s

Jehiel Meir Sochachewsky Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 409
Scope and Contents

Literary manuscripts, clippings, galleys, musical accompaniment to his poetry. Correspondence with Tsipora Ben-Gurion, Selig Brodetsky, A.A. Roback, Herbert Samuel, Ignacy (Isaac) Schwarzbart.

Dates: 1920s-1950s

Jewish Theater Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2371
Abstract

This collection contains posters, programs, and newspaper reviews for performances of Jewish theater in cities in Germany, Austria, and Lithuania, including theater produced by and about displaced persons in post-World War II Germany.

Dates: 1916-1950

Joseph Rolnick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 359
Summary

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.

Dates: 1909 - 1955

Joshua Alkon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 503
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures including Jacob Adler, Jacob Ben-Ami, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, H. Rosenblatt. Manuscripts of Alkon's novels and plays. Playbills, program notes.

Dates: 1929 - 1960

Joshua Israel Singer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1103
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1930s-1940s with individuals, publishers and organizations. Fragments of manuscripts. I.D. cards.

Dates: 1940 - 1946

Judah Loeb (Yehude Leyb) Cahan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 202
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, correspondence and clippings relating primarily to Cahan's work in Yiddish folklore. Correspondence with Max Weinreich, Shmuel Zanvil Pipe, Zalman Reisen, Nechama Epstein, and Nahum Shtif relating to the organization of YIVO, Vilna. Collections of folklore including items used in Shtudyes vegn yidishe folksshafung (Studies on Jewish Folk Creativity), ed. Max Weinreich, N.Y., 1952. Materials of the J.L. Cahan Folklore Club of YIVO, 1949.



Dates: 1920s-1930s

Judaica Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 106
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of photostat or microfilm copies of rare books and manuscripts in Old Yiddish from various European libraries. These include the Bodleian Library in Oxford, Cambridge University Libraries, Bavarian State Library in Munich, British Museum in London, Hamburg Library. There is a subsidiary collection of Judeo-Arabic pamphlets on microfilm received from Mr. Robert Attal of Tunisia. The collection includes prayer books, glossaries, prescriptions, recipes, medical treatises, story books, scientific texts, poetry, folksongs, commentaries. The materials have been arranged by library of origin, with the Judeo-Arabic titles forming a separate group.

Dates: 16th century-19th century

Judith Ish-Kishor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 666
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1920s-circa 1940

Kadia Molodowsky Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 703
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: undated

Kahan, J., 1900-1973

 Person
Dates: Existence: 1900-11-03

Leksikon fun der Nayer Yidisher Literatur Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1150
Scope and Contents

The records include correspondence with writers and autobiographies submitted to the lexicon. Included are autobiographies which were not accepted for publication.

Dates: 1920s-1960s

Leon Chanukoff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 765
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts of Chanukoff's prose and poetry, photographs, clippings of his articles.

Dates: undated

Leon Kobrin Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1898 - 1950

Letters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 107
Scope and Contents

Letters to and from several hundred Jewish personalities, mainly Jewish writers, political thinkers, community leaders and rabbinical figures. Correspondents include Jacob P. Adler, S. An-Ski, Shalom Asch, Mendel Beilis, David Bergelson, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Nathan Birnbaum, Ber Borochow, Reuben Brainin, Adolphe Cremieux, Albert Einstein, Zechariah Frankel, Sigmund Freud, Maksim Gorkii, Rabbi Chaim Oyzer Grodzienski, Alexander Harkavy, Rabbi Isaac Herzog, Samuel David Luzzatto, Golda Meir, Mendele Moykher Sforim, Emanuel Ringelblum, Nahum Sokolow, Judah Steinberg, Henrietta Szold, Boris Thomashefsky, Leon Trotsky, Chaim Weizmann, Morris Winchevsky, Leopold Zunz.

Dates: 1800-1970s

Liptzin, Solomon, 1901-1995

 Person
Dates: Existence: 1995-11-15

L.M. Stein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 349
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with individuals active in Yiddish literary circles and with Jewish cultural organizations. YIVO correspondence. Personal documents. Scrapbooks.

Dates: undated