Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Yiddish Theatre Collection, 1899-1962, 1899-1962, bulk 1925-1950, bulk 1925-1950

Series I: The Vilna Troupe, 1919-1949

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Box 1 Folder 1 Press clippings, 1925; 1928-34; undated

Das Kleine Blatt (Wien); Arbeiterzeitung; Neues Wiener Tagblatt (Wien); Wiener Abendblatt (Wien) di prese; Österreichs Illustrierte Zeitung; Prager Presse; Ostrauer Zeitung; politika; Der Wiener Tag; Die Stimme; Die Neue Welt; Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung; Vremye (?); Ukrainian (?); notebook with press clippings and programs; German; Yiddish; Hebrew

Box 1 Folder 2 Programs, 1925-32; undated

handwritten program (Yiddish/Romanian); typewritten programs (German/Yiddish); typewritten programs (Romanian/Yiddish); typewritten programs (Yiddish); typewritten programs (Czech); typewritten program (English/Yiddish); notebook with clipped programs

Box 1 Folder 3 15 years Vilna Troupe Booklet, 1931

book "Lodzer kom. tsum XV yorikn yubileum fun der vilner trupe"

Box 1 Folder 4 Typescripts and manuscripts, 1931; 1936; undated

manuscript by N. Mayzl "hoypt-rikhtungen fun teater"; film pitch typescripts by M. Schneidow (German) incl. Some correspondence/rejection letters (films: "Ein Tag im Paradies", "Incognito" (2 copies), "Hinter den Kulissen" (incomplete), untitled (incomplete); play manuscript "dem shadkhns tokhter (Yiddish), manuscripts of poems (Yiddish), typescript of "tsvey shalakhmones" by Sholem Aleichem (Czech (?))

Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1931-32; 1936; 1941; 1949; undated

Schneidow (Berlin); Schnatmann (Tel Aviv); Schneidow (Wien); Jüdischer Schauspielerverein (Wien); Kalisch (Buenos Aires); Jonas Jacobson (Helsinki); Yiddish; Hebrew; several empty envelopes

Box 1 Folder 6 Ephemera, 1936; undated

autographed pictures of Maurice Schwartz (?) (one copy signed for Moyshe Shnatman); two portrait sketches; one invitation to Maurice Schwarz evening hosted by the Jüdischer Schauspieler Verein

Box 1 Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1919; undated

page from "Reinhardt und seine Bühne"; German letter certifying that Schnattmann's emplyoment history; ; issue 91 of "olam ha'kolnoa" (Hebrew); other Yiddish notes