Guide to the Papers of Peretz Hirschbein (1880-1948)
1900-1971

RG 833

Processed by Sol Rabinowitz. Additional processing by Rachel S. Harrison, made possible by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peretz Hirschbein
Title: Papers of Peretz Hirschbein
Dates:1900-1971
Abstract: 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.
Languages: The collection is in Yiddish, with some English, German, French, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Danish.
Quantity: 9.75 linear feet
Identification: RG 833
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Biographical Note

Yiddish dramatist and novelist Peretz Hirschbein was born in Mielnik (Poland), not far from the shtetl of Kleszczele in the Grodno province on November 7, 1880 to Lipe and Sheyna Hirschbein. Hirschbein was originally educated in kheyder and by tutors in Kleszczele and Brisk, before going to his mother’s shtetl, Milejczyce (Poland), to continue learning. It was in Milejczyce that Hirschbein first came into contact with secular Yiddish literature among the wares of a wandering bookseller, including works by Shomer (Nahum Meyer Shaikewitz), Ozer Blaustein, I.M. Dik, Yehoshua Mazakh, and songs by Eliakum Zunser, which introduced him to a world outside the shtetl. Hirschbein began to travel from shtetl to shtetl, ultimately coming to Orla, where he met and befriended Isaac Pribulski, a prodigy and son of the deceased Orla Rabbi, who had already published some poems in Yiddish. Through Pribulski, Hirschbein learned about Hebrew literature and began to write poems in Hebrew. Hirschbein also traveled to Brisk, to Kuznica, where he taught Russian, to Grodno and then Vilna, where he studied the Bible, Hebrew grammar and Jewish history with a circle of yeshiva students, while secretly reading Yiddish books. He began giving Hebrew lessons in order to support himself while he was writing and publishing Hebrew poetry and Yiddish stories. His first published poem, “Gagu'im” (Longings), appeared in 1901 in David Frishman’s weekly journal Ha-Dor (The Generation), which gave him some measure of fame among the Jewish youth of Vilna. In 1902, his poem, “Be-Kitzur” (In Short), was published in the second part of the anthology of Ha-Melits (The Advocate).

Hirschbein went to Warsaw in 1904, where he was taken under the wing of I.L. Peretz, who in turn introduced him to Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik. He also became close friends with Hebrew novelist Isaiah Bershadsky. He began writing naturalist drama, including Miriam (1905), based upon a particularly vivid experience with a Jewish prostitute, which he wrote in Hebrew and then translated into Yiddish. He later revised the play in Yiddish under the title Barg Arop (Downhill) for a Yiddish theater in Buenos Aires. Hirschbein continued to write naturalistic dramas in Hebrew, including Shevarim (Pieces, 1903), Holhim ve-Havim (Slowly Extinguishing), which was published in 1905 with Miriam in the monthly journal Ha-Zeman (Time) in Vilna and later translated into Yiddish by A.A. Ben Gur as Vayte un Noente (Far and Near) and by Hirschbein himself as Vu Dos Lebn Fargeyt (Where Life Ends). Nevelah (Carcass, 1905), the Yiddish translation of which, Di Nevelye, was one of Hirschbein’s most successful works, was published in 1905 and Olamot Bodedim (Lonely Worlds), later translated into Yiddish as Eynzame Veltn (Lonely Worlds), was published in 1906 and was one of his last Hebrew plays before he began to focus more on writing in Yiddish. His early Yiddish symbolist dramas include the one-act Kvorim-Blumen (Grave Blossoms, 1906), Demerung (Twilight, 1906), later known as both Tsvishn Tog un Nakht (Between Day and Night) and Velt-Revolutzie (World Revolution), Di Erd (The Earth, 1907), In der Finster (In the Dark, 1907), and Der Tkies-Kaf (The Handshake, or the Agreement, 1908). A collection of poems and prose was published as Vanderer-Troymen (Dreams of a Wanderer, 1908).

Hirschbein moved to Odessa in 1908, where he began to take a more active role in staging his own plays. Also in 1908, he wrote Yoyel (Joel), Dovid Herman produced Der Tkies-Kaf in Lodz, and Oyf Yener Zayt Taykh (On the Other Side of the River, 1906), his first play originally written in Yiddish, was produced in Russian in Odessa by the Russian director Konstantin Mardzhanov. In autumn of 1908, Hirschbein, encouraged by Bialik, B. Shapir and by students from an acting conservatory in Odessa, as well as by Dovid Herman, founded the theater company that became known as the Hirschbein Troupe. This was the first Yiddish company to devote itself to artistic theater and to try to raise the level of Yiddish theater in general. The troupe was made up of amateurs, students from the Russian Dramatic School, including Leah Noemi (Kugel) and Sonia Orlovska, and professional actors such as Jacob Ben-Ami, Lazar Freed, Wolf Zilberberg, and Miriam Orleska. Hirschbein, Ben-Ami, Zilberberg, and Dovid Herman directed, B. Shapir acted as prompter, Ephriam Yakubson was the manager and Benjamin Shvartzer was the assistant director. The first play the troupe put on was Hirschbein’s Shadkhonim (Matchmakers). They also performed Hirschbein’s Di Nevelye, Yoyel, and Der Tkies-Kaf, B. Shapir’s Avreyml der Shuster (Avreml the Shoemaker), Sholem Asch’s Mitn Shtrom (In the Stream), Got fun Nekome (God of Vengeance) and Yikhus (Lineage), Sholem Aleichem’s Tsezayt un Tseshprayt (Widely Scattered) and Mentshn (People), David Pinski’s Yankel der Shmid (Yankel the Blacksmith) and Ayzik Sheftel, Jacob Gordin’s Got, Mentsh un Tayvl (God, Man and Devil) and translations of Semen Iushkevich’s In Shtot (In the City) and Herman Heijermans’ Getto.

In the summer of 1909, the Hirschbein Troupe toured Southern Russia, Belarus and Lithuania, returning to Odessa that winter. They were praised by the Russian press which referred to them as the Yiddish Art Theater and were greeted with enthusiasm by their audiences. In February 1910, they were invited for 10 performances in Warsaw by Perets Brash and the Warsaw Literary Society but the audience reaction was quite mixed. With the help of I.L. Peretz, the group attempted to perform Peretz’s drama Di Goldene Keyt (The Golden Chain), but abandoned the project to tour Minsk, Vilna and other cities. The company’s escalating financial troubles during the tour helped to convince Hirschbein that he wanted to leave the troupe and return to his writing. The troupe lasted for a short while without Hirschbein, who then returned, and even acted briefly, but the Hirschbein Troupe officially disbanded July 10, 1910 in Dvinsk. Although in existence for only two years, the Hirschbein Troupe began a new chapter in the history of Yiddish theater. It was the first professional artistic Yiddish company, focusing more on the literature of the plays rather than the physical presentation, and it laid the foundation for the Yiddish Art Theaters to come, including the Vilna Troupe, the Yiddish Art Theater of Maurice Schwartz and the People’s Theater of Jacob Ben-Ami.

After the Hirschbein Troupe disbanded, Hirschbein went back to writing, including a three-act drama Baym Breg (On the Edge, 1910) and a series of translations of Duke Nekhlyudov’s Journal based upon Tolstoy’s Resurrection (1910, published 1912). He also resumed his traveling, visiting Ekaterinoslav (Dnipropetrovsk), Kiev, where he met with many Yiddish writers, Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, Paris, London, Liverpool, and then on to New York, where he arrived for the first time in November 1911. He wrote some of his best plays at this time, including A Farvorfn Vinkl (A Secluded Corner, 1912) and Di Puste Kretshme (The Haunted Inn, 1913), which was quite successfully staged by the Progressive Dramatic Club in 1913. Arthur Hopkins staged an English translation of Di Puste Kretshme on Broadway in 1922 in which Ben-Ami starred, and there were also versions on the Yiddish stage in Europe and the United States. In these plays, as well as in others, Hirschbein abandoned symbolism and returned to the rural world of shtetl Jews. The understated quality of these works appealed to directors such as Maurice Schwartz and Jacob Ben-Ami and became regular productions in the repertoire of artistically ambitious Yiddish theaters.

Hirschbein went to a farm in the Catskills during the summer of 1912, where he wrote Dos Kind fun di Velt (The Child of the World), a symbolist drama, as well as trying his hand at farming, before returning to New York City and then, in 1913, back to Europe. He traveled to Argentina in 1914 to take part in a Jewish agricultural colony. On his trip from Argentina to New York, he was caught in the outbreak of World War I when his ship was sunk by a German warship and he was taken captive for ten days. After he was released, Hirschbein returned to New York, where he wrote for Der Tog (The Day), where much of his work was published, and created a majority of his works, including his travel journal from South America, later published as Fun Vayte Lender (From Far Lands, 1914), and his more realistic and folksy dramas, such as Dem Shmids Tekhter (The Blacksmith’s Daughters, 1918), and Grine Felder (Green Fields, 1918). Maurice Schwartz’s staging of A Farvorfn Vinkel and Dem Shmids Tekhter at his Irving Place Theater in 1918 was the beginning of Yiddish art theater in America and helped to revive Schwartz’s flagging career, as well as to usher in the second golden age of Yiddish theater. The Vilna Troupe, founded in 1916 by some of the same actors who had been in the Hirschbein Troupe, regularly performed Hirschbein’s plays. His 38 Yiddish dramas were also performed in Russian, Hebrew, English, German, Spanish, and French by theater troupes all over the world.

In 1918, while giving a lecture in Calgary, Alberta, Hirschbein met Esther Shumiatcher, a Yiddish poet, and they were subsequently married. In 1920, the two set off for a two-year trip to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and South Africa. In addition to his travel writing, Hirschbein also continued to write plays, such as A Kholem fun der Tsayt (A Dream of Time, 1919) and Levi Yitzhok (1923), the final installment in the Grine Felder trilogy. In 1923, Hirschbein, H. Leivick, David Pinski, and Mendl Elkin founded the Yiddish Theater Society in the Bronx. This organization founded undzer Teater (Our Theater) in 1925, which Hirschbein co-directed in Ansky’s Tog un Nakht (Day and Night), the opening show. The Yiddish Theater Society also published the monthly theater journal Tealit and set up a theater studio whose teachers included Alexander Mukdoni, Shmuel Niger, Jacob Shatzky, and the Russian actor Richard Boleslavsky. While well-received, the Yiddish Theater Society, Tealit, undzer Teater, and the studio all closed by 1926.

Hirschbein and his wife continued to travel a great deal, setting off for their second extended trip in 1925, and spending five years traveling around the world to South America, Japan, China, India, Israel, the Soviet Union, and various countries in Europe. Hirschbein once again produced a great deal of travel writings about his trip, including Israel and India, and a book about Soviet Jewish colonization in southern Russia, Schvartzbrukh (Schwarzbruch is a forest in Germany). The couple returned to America in November 1929, where Hirschbein began to focus more on writing his memoirs, Mayne Kinder Yorn (My Childhood, 1932) and In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress, 1948), and prose novels, including a two-volume novel, Royte Felder (Red Fields, 1935), and a trilogy Bovl (Babel), tracing a family from its arrival in New York’s Lower East Side in 1882 to the beginning of the Second World War. He also continued to write articles for Der Tog (The Day). Hirschbein’s last dramatic plays were published in the late 1920’s.

Hirschbein’s son, Omus (Amos), was born October 3, 1934 in New York, where the Hirschbeins lived until 1940, at which point they traveled across the United States and Canada before settling in Los Angeles. A movie of Grine Felder came out in October 1937 and was hugely successful. In September 1941, Hirschbein’s 60th birthday was celebrated in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. Hirschbein also wrote the screenplay for the 1943 English-language film, Hitler's Madman (here called “The Hangman”), which was the American debut of director Douglas Sirk. Oyf Fremde Vegn (On Foreign Roads), a novel of Jewish life in America, was published serially in Der Tog (The Day) from November 23, 1947-September 26, 1948. Hirschbein was quite ill for the last three years of his life with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), from which he died August 16, 1948 in Los Angeles.

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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Peretz Hirschbein contain correspondence with Yiddish and Hebrew writers, actors and directors, among them, Sholem Asch, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Mendl Elkin, Ben Zion Goldberg, Szmerke Kaczerginski, H. Leivick, Kalman Marmor, Nachman Meisel, Paul Muni, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, David Pinsky, Melech Ravitch, Maurice Schwartz, Jacob Shatzky, and Zalman Shneur. There is also correspondence with family members, including correspondence of Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein with Solomon Dingol, Mendl Elkin, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Ben Zion Goldberg, H. Leivick, Nachman Meisel, Kadia Molodowsky, Joseph Opatoshu, David Pinsky, Melech Ravitch, and Jacob Isaac Segal. The collection also contains manuscripts of dramatic works, of articles on various topics such as travels in the Far East and the Soviet Union, Yiddish theater, and manuscripts of short stories, novels and poems, as well as some incomplete manuscripts in Hebrew. There are memoirs by Hirschbein, clippings of articles by and about Hirschbein, photographs, and personal documents of Peretz Hirschbein, his wife Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein and Omus Hirschbein, their son, including materials from the Winnipeg I.L. Peretz School.

The collection dates from 1900-1971, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1920-1945 and is in 19.5 manuscript boxes, measuring 9.75 linear feet.

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Arrangement

The materials in this collection are generally divided by document type and, within those divisions, are arranged alphabetically by the Hebrew alphabet. The English materials are arranged according to the Latin alphabet. Personal names of correspondents have been transliterated, journal titles and organization names have been transliterated and translated, and the titles of speeches and writings have been transliterated and translated. Yiddish names have been transliterated according to YIVO standards except when the individual is known in English by another spelling. Additionally, if the name appeared in Latin letters anywhere within the folder, that spelling was used rather than a standard transliteration. The languages of materials that are not in Yiddish are in parentheses following the listing of the material. The page numbers sometimes refer to the number of sheets and sometimes, for double-sided documents, to the number of sides. The collection is divided in four series, some of which are further divided into subseries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Material

The YIVO Archives has materials by and about Hirschbein, including personal correspondence, copies of his plays, memoirs, and paintings and photographs of Hirschbein, Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Hirschbein among other writers, and members of the Vilna Troupe. His writings are represented in the Records of the Day-Morning Journal, RG 639. His correspondence can be found in many different collections, including Israel Osman RG 607, Mendl Elkin RG 453, H. Rosenblatt RG 363, Kalman Marmor RG 205, Moshe Starkman RG 279, David Pinsky RG 204, Yiddish Culture Society, RG 258, and many others. There are also several books and articles about Hirschbein, his plays and his place in Yiddish theater.

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Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Peretz Hirschbein; RG 833; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to YIVO in 1975 and 1976 by Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein.

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Processing information

Yiddish finding aid created by Sol Rabinowitz. The full Yiddish finding aid was translated into English in June 2011.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence, 1907-1959

101 folders
Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence with Yiddish and Hebrew writers, artists, publishing houses, and publications. Some correspondents include Joseph Opatoshu, Sholem Asch, H.N. Bialik, H. Leivick, Nachman Meisel, Peretz Markish, Shmuel Niger, Mendl Elkin, Itzik Feffer, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisin, Zalman Reisen, Marc Chagall, Maurice Schwartz, and Zalman Shneur. There is also family correspondence and Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein’s correspondence.

Subseries 1: Professional Correspondence, 1907-1948

49 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains correspondence with many important individuals and organizations, including Mendl Elkin, Ben-Zion Goldberg, H. Leivick, David Pinski, and Jacob Shatzky, among others. The series is arranged by correspondent's name, according to the Hebrew alphabet. The correspondents’ names have been transliterated and organization names have been transliterated and translated. The correspondence is in Yiddish, Hebrew, French, Russian, German, English, and Japanese.

Folder TitleDate
1 Auerbach to Altman
  

- Auerbach, Ephraim - 1934
- Oyfgang (Rise), publication, Romania - 1934
- Unger, Menashe - 1941- 1946
- Ignatoff, David - 1946
- Aizenberg, J. - 1934
- Eisen, Abraham - 1933
- Olgin, Moshe - undated
- Altman, Moshe and Sarah - 1944

 
Folder TitleDate
2 Opatoshu, Joseph and David
  

- Opatoshu, Joseph - 1922-1927, 1938-1943
- Opatoshu, David - 1943

 
Folder TitleDate
3 Asch, Sholem 1919, 1938-1944, undated
  

- also a letter from Mrs. Asch - undated
- photocopy of a letter from Asch to Dr. J. Brill - 1921

 
Folder TitleDate
4 Botoshansky to Buchman
  

- Botoshansky, Jacob - 1945
- Band, Max - 1944
- Bastomski, Shloyme - 1928
- Boraisha, Menachem - 1943- 1947, undated
- Buchman, J. - 1945

 
Folder TitleDate
5 Bialik, Hayyim Nahman 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
6 Bikher to Berkowitz
  

- Bikher (Books), publication, Warsaw - 1929
- Bickel, Shloyme - 1940
- Bloch, Joseph - 1938
- Blaustein, M. - undated
- Blum, Yitskhok - 1945
- Blumenfeld, L. (contains French) - 1921-1922
- Belarsky, Sidor - 1944
- Belkin, Boris (contains English) - 1933-1934
- Berkovitch, Shloyme (contains Russian) - 1946
- Berkowitz, Yitzhak Dov - 1935

 
Folder TitleDate
7 Brownstone, Ezekiel A.M. undated
  

- also a poem dedicated to Hirschbein and a typed essay, 44 pgs., 1941

 
Folder TitleDate
8 Goldberg, Ben Zion 1928-1947, undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
9 Goldberg, Isaac 1919-1920
  

(contains English)

 
Folder TitleDate
10 Gordon to Guskov
  

- Gordon, Joshua (contains English) - 1922
- Gutherc, M. - 1934, 1947
- Gutman, Leib - 1933
- Gusakov, Abraham - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
11 Gurevitch, Aaron 1929-1930
  

 
Folder TitleDate
12 Glassman to Grossman
  

- Glassman, Borukh - 1928
- Grodner Landsleit, Buenos Aires - undated
- Grossmann, Vladimir - 1937

 
Folder TitleDate
13 Dubov to Dinensohn
  

- Dubov, Sara - 1940
- Dingol, Solomon - 1946
- Dinensohn, Jacob - 1907

 
Folder TitleDate
14 Habima to Hurwitz
  

- Habima (National Theater) - 1940
- Hurwitz, Aaron - 1930
- Hurwitz, Dina - 1938

 
Folder TitleDate
15 Vine to Weaver
  

- Vine, Mary - 1933
- Weiss, Shifra - 1932-1934
- Weissman, Moshe - 1943
- Vilner Farlag (Vilna Publishing House) - 1923
- Weaver, S. - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
16 Veviorke, Avrom 1928-1929
  

 
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17 Zerubavel, Jacob 1932
  

 
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18 Tabachnik to Trumper
  

- Tabachnik, N.L. - 1940
- Talmer, L. - 1929
- Trommer, Elbert A. - 1945
- Trumper, Isaac - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
19 Tokugawa, Iesato 1926
  

(contains English, Japanese)

 
Folder TitleDate
20 Yidisher Zhurnalistn to Yidishe Shrayber
  

- Yidisher Zhurnalistn un Literatn Farayn in England (Association of Jewish Journalists and Authors in England) - 1941
- Yidishe Natsionale Bibliotek "Kadimah" (Jewish National Library "Kadimah"), Melbourne - 1942
- Yidishe Folks Bibliotek (Jewish Public Library), Montreal - 1935-1942
- Yidishn Folks Teater (Yiddish People's Theater), Buenos Aires - 1946
- Yidishe Tsaytung (Jewish Newspaper), Buenos Aires - 1931
- Yidisher Kultur Tsenter in Meksike (Jewish Cultural Center in Mexico) - 1943
- Yidisher Shul un Kultur Farband (Jewish School and Cultural Union), Warsaw - 1930
- Yidishe Shul Organizatsie (Jewish School Organization), Warsaw - 1929
- Yidishe Shrayber, Artistn, un Visnshaftlers (Jewish Writers, Artists and Scientists, Inc.; contains English) - 1947

 
Folder TitleDate
21 Chanin, Nathan 1942
  

 
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22 Landau to Lapin
  

- Landau, Zishe - 1935
- Lapin, Berl - 1926-1927, 1940-1947

 
Folder TitleDate
23 Leivick, H. 1926-1947
  

 
Folder TitleDate
24 Liebman to Liessin
  

- Liebman, S.M. - 1941
- Lipshitz, H. - 1933
- Levinton, A. (contains English) - 1930
- Leftwich, Joseph - 1933
- Liessin, Abraham - 1934, undated

 
Folder TitleDate
25 Markish to Mukdoni
  

- Markish, Peretz - 1923
- Markman, Israel - 1933
- Maharam, Elie (contains Russian) - 1927
- Moody, Harriet (contains English) - 1923-1924
- Muni, Paul - 1939
- Mukdoni, Alexander - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
26 Meisel, Nachman 1923-1946, undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
27 Miller to Marmor
  

- Miller, S. - 1947
- Melamed, D. - 1940
- Mizpah Publishing Company - 1932-1933
- Marmor, Kalman - 1926-1945

 
Folder TitleDate
28 Niger, Shmuel 1927-1946
  

 
Folder TitleDate
29 Newman to Nevodovska
  

- Newman, I.M. - 1928
- Nevodovska, Rose - 1943-1944

 
Folder TitleDate
30 Soviet
  

- Yidisher Meluche Teater (Jewish State Theater) - 1923
- Emes (Truth), letter to the editor from Hirschbein - 1928
- Tsentraler Farlag far di Felker fun USSR (Central Publishing House for the People of the Soviet Union), H. Kazakevich - 1928

 
Folder TitleDate
31 Segal to Spektor
  

- Segal, Jacob Isaac - 1926, 1940-1941
- Spektor, Mordecai - 1923

 
Folder TitleDate
32 Elkin to Epstein
  

- Elkin, Mendl - 1941-1946
- Epstein, Shachne - 1929

 
Folder TitleDate
33 Pomerantz to Di Presse
  

- Pomerantz, Israel Chaim - 1935
- Poznanski, Menakhem - 1939
- Prylucki, Noyekh - 1929
- Di Presse (The Press), publication, Buenos Aires - 1945-1947

 
Folder TitleDate
34 Pinski, David 1921-1947, undated
  

(contains English, Russian)

 
Folder TitleDate
35 Fuchs to Feffer
  

- Fuchs, Yakov (contains Hebrew) - undated
- Feldman, Yerakhmiel - 1928-1935
- Feffer, Itsik and Solomon Mikhoels (contains English) - 1943

 
Folder TitleDate
36 Czechoval to Tsentrale
  

- Czechoval, Rabbi Mosco (Moshe), includes a manuscript "Ahavat Israel" (Love of Israel) - 1945
- Zeitlin, Hillel - 1926
- Zemakh, Nokhem - undated
- Tsentrale Yidishe Shulorganizatsie in Letland (Central Jewish School Organization in Latvia) - 1931

 
Folder TitleDate
37 Komitet to Kleshcheler
  

- Komitet fun Besaraber Yidn (Committee for Bessarabian Jews), Rio de Janeiro - 1946
- Kon, Henech - 1933
- Kling, Jehiel and Bertha - 1923-1925, 1943, undated
- Krandler, Abraham - 1948
- Kopman, B. - undated
- Katz, Jacob - 1934, 1946
- Kleszczele Shul-Komitet (Kleszczele School Committee) - 1930
- Kleshcheler Unterstutzung Verein (Kleszczele Support Society), Brooklyn - 1931

 
Folder TitleDate
38 Ravitch, Melech 1933-1940, undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
39 Raboy to Rubinstein
  

- Raboy, Isaac - undated
- Rosen, Meir - 1938
- Rosenfeld, S. - 1934
- Rolnick, Joseph - 1947
- Rubinstein, S. - 1925

 
Folder TitleDate
40 Rosenblatt, H. 1931-1946
  

- includes "Peretz Hirschbein a Present from a Dear Friend," Detroit, 1917, 5 pgs., songs

 
Folder TitleDate
41 Reisen to Rimel
  

- Reisen, Abraham - 1933
- Reisen, Zalman - 1928-1930
- includes a letter from Hirschbein to Zalman Reisen, undated
- Rimel, A. - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
42 Chagall, Marc 1923
  

(contains Russian)

 
Folder TitleDate
43 Shatzky to Shapiro
  

- Shatzky, Jacob - 1930
- Shapiro, Aaron (contains English) - 1933
- Shapiro, D. - 1934
- Shapiro, Chaim - undated
- Shapiro, Lamed - 1942

 
Folder TitleDate
44 Schwartz
  

- Schwartz, Nissen - undated
- Schwartz, Maurice - 1944, undated
- Schwartz, Shloyme - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
45 Stein to Shainin
  

- Stein, L.M. - 1934-1946
- Steinberg, Issac Nachman - 1941
- Steinberg, Joseph - 1944
- Shainin, Isaac (contains Russian) - 1927

 
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46 Shneur, Zalman 1919-1922, 1941, undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
47 Schneiderman to Schenitz
  

- Schneiderman, Samuel Loeb - 1938
- Shelyubsky, Moshe Yudl (includes a letter from Hirschbein to J. Opatoshu, a letter from Hirschbein to H. Leivick) - 1940-1941
- Schenitz, Anna (includes a poem - 1931; contains Englsh) - 1933

 
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48 Tel Aviv Municipal Library "Shaar Zion" (Zion Gate) 1929
  

(contains Hebrew)

 
Folder TitleDate
49 Unknown correspondents 1927, 1941-1944, undated
  

(contains English, Russian)

 

Subseries 2: Family Correspondence, 1917-1959

23 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains Hirschbein’s correspondence with his wife Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, their son Omus’s correspondence with Joseph Opatoshu, Mendl Elkin and his mother, Hirschbein and his wife’s correspondence with his sister and brother-in-law, and with Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein’s mother, sister and brother-in-law.

Folder TitleDate
50 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1921
  

- from Hirschbein to his wife

 
Folder TitleDate
51 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1923
  

- from Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
52 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1924
  

- from Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
53 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1925
  

- from Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
54 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1927-1931
  

- from Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
55 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1934-1935
  

- from Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
56 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1936-1945, undated
  

- from Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
57 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1921
  

- to Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
58 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1923-1924
  

- to Hirschbein

 
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59 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1925-1927
  

- to Hirschbein

 
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60 Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Esther 1934-1945
  

- to Hirschbein

 
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61 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) 1917
  

- from Hirschbein to his sister (contains Russian)

 
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62 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner 1922-1925
  

- from Hirschbein to his sister and brother-in-law

 
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63 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner 1926
  

- from Hirschbein

 
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64 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner 1927-1929
  

- from Hirschbein

 
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65 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner 1930-1939
  

- from Hirschbein

 
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66 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner 1940-1947
  

- from Hirschbein

 
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67 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner undated
  

- from Hirschbein

 
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68 Pravatiner, Sarah (Hirschbein) and Abraham Yudel Pravatiner 1922, 1938, undated
  

- to Hirschbein and his wife

 
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69 Shumiatcher, Mrs. 1922-1929
  

- from Hirschbein to his mother-in-law

 
Folder TitleDate
70 Shumiatcher, Mrs. 1922-1930
  

- from Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein to her mother

 
Folder TitleDate
71 Hirschbein, Omus 1946-1959
  

- from J. Opatoshu, Mendl Elkin, Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein (contains English), also from Omus to Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein

 
Folder TitleDate
72 Weiner, Lazar and Sarah 1940-1941, undated
  

- from Esther's sister and brother-in-law (contains English)

 

Subseries 3: Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein’s Correspondence, 1922-1958

29 folders
Scope and Content:

The correspondence in this subseries contains letters written specifically to Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, many from the same individuals as can be found in the professional correspondence written to Peretz Hirschbein. Among these are Joseph Opatoshu, Sholem Asch, Jacob Zerubavel, Menachem Boraisha, Kadia Molodowsky, Nachman Meisel, Mendl Elkin, Szmerke Kaczerginski, and many others.

Folder TitleDate
73 Auerbach to Eisen
  

- Auerbach, Ephraim - 1957
- Arest, Avraham - 1949
- Opatoshu, Joseph - 1926-1931
- Orloff, Chana (contains French) - undated
- Asch, Sholem - 1944
- Eisen, Abraham - 1933

 
Folder TitleDate
74 Boraisha to Broderzon
  

- Boraisha, Menachem - 1933
- Berkovitch, Shloyme - 1934
- Broderzon, Moyshe - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
75 Golomb to Glanz-Leieles
  

- Golomb, Abraham - 1950
- Goldberg, Ben Zion - 1943-1950
- Glassman, Baruch - undated
- Glatstein, Jacob - 1946, undated
- Glantz, Jacob - 1946
- Glanz-Leieles, Aaron - 1946-1947

 
Folder TitleDate
76 Dubnow-Erlich to Dingol
  

- Dubnow-Erlich, Sophia - undated
- Dubinsky, Yudel - 1951
- Dingol, Solomon - 1947-1948

 
Folder TitleDate
77 Weintraub to Veviorka
  

- Weintraub, Wladyslaw - 1923
- Weinper, Zishe - 1938-1946
- Vladeck, Baruch Charney - 1932
- Veviorka, A. - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
78 Zerubavel, Jacob 1946-1950
  

 
Folder TitleDate
79 Charney, Daniel 1957
  

 
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80 Judson, Solomon 1943
  

 
Folder TitleDate
81 Lapin to Licht
  

- Lapin, Berl - 1939-1950
- Lee, Malka - 1934-1939
- Leivick, H. - 1941-1951, undated
- Licht, David - 1949

 
Folder TitleDate
82 Maze, Ida 1940-1952
  

 
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83 Molodowsky, Kadia 1934-1940, undated
  

 
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84 Meisel, Nachman 1931-1953, undated
  

 
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85 Marmor, Kalman 1926
  

 
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86 Nevodovska, Rose 1944
  

 
Folder TitleDate
87 Sigal to Segal
  

- Sigal, S. - 1946
- Segal, Jacob Isaac - 1939-1940

 
Folder TitleDate
88 Oved to Esselin
  

- Oved, Moshe - 1932-1939
- Esselin, Alter - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
89 Elkin, Mendl 1944-1946
  

 
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90 Elkin, Mendl 1947
  

 
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91 Elkin, Mendl 1948
  

 
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92 Elkin, Mendl 1949
  

 
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93 Elkin, Mendl 1950-1954
  

 
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94 Elkin, Mendl 1957-1958
  

 
Folder TitleDate
95 Pomerantz to Pinski
  

- Pomerantz, Gershon - 1943
- Pinski, David and Mrs. David Pinski - 1922, 1942-1948

 
Folder TitleDate
96 Feldman, Yerakhmiel 1928
  

 
Folder TitleDate
97 Kaczerginski to Krepliak
  

- Kaczerginski, Szmerke - 1949
- Kopstein, Bracha - 1949
- Caiserman, Hanania Meyer - undated
- Krepliak, Jacob - 1938

 
Folder TitleDate
98 Ravitch to Rivkin
  

- Ravitch, Melech - 1925-1942
- Rubinstein, Joseph - undated
- Ribalow, Menachem - 1941
- Rivkin, Boruch Abraham - undated

 
Folder TitleDate
99 Rosenblatt, H. 1944-1952
  

 
Folder TitleDate
100 Shapiro to Sherman
  

- Shapiro, Lamed - 1941
- Schwartz, Maurice - 1950
- Stein, L.M. - 1940
- Mrs. Sholem Aleichem - 1934
- Sherman, I.M. - 1948

 
Folder TitleDate
101 Unknown correspondents 1926, unknown
  

(contains English)

 
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Series II: Manuscripts, 1907-1971, undated

180 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of manuscripts of articles, stories, monologues, travel writings about trips to the Far East and the Soviet Union, articles about Yiddish theater, speeches, welcoming remarks, Hirschbein’s memoirs, plays, novels, Hebrew manuscripts, English manuscripts, and notes and fragments. Materials are in alphabetical order according to the Hebrew alphabet, except the English manuscripts, which are in Latin alphabetical order. The titles of speeches and writings have been transliterated and translated. The materials are mostly undated, but almost all date from after World War I.

Subseries 1: Articles, 1926-1932, undated

31 folders

Subsubseries A: General Articles, 1926-1929, undated

15 folders
Folder TitleDate
102 1928-1929, undated
  

- Oy, Veltele du Velt (Oh, Little World You World), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 3 pgs., undated
- Di Oysgetriknte Bekhn Trern (The Drained Glass of Tears), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Di Oysdervaylte Teg (The Chosen Days), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 3 pgs., undated
- Oyf Vemen Zoln Mir Aroyfleygn undzer Hofenung? (On Whom Should We Lay Our Hope?), typed, 2 pgs., undated
- Afn Pripetchik Brent a Fayerl (In the Stove Burns a Small Fire, a children's song), handwritten, 8 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Undzer Alveltlekhe Provintz (Our World Province), typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Undzer Hofenung oyf Birobidzhan (Our Hope in Birobidzhan), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Undzer Yidishe Literatur (Our Yiddish Literature), handwritten, 3 pgs., undated
- Undzer Geistike Fedim (Our Living Strands), handwritten, 2 pgs., undated
- Undzer Tsezeyt un Tseshpreyt Lebn (Our Scattered and Dispersed Life), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs., undated
- Untern Royte Shtern (Under Red Stars), handwritten, 4 pgs., 1928-1929

 
Folder TitleDate
103 undated
  

- Ikh un Mayn Zun Omus (Me and My Son Omus), typed, 4 pgs.
- Ikh Ze Dikh Mentsh (I See You, Man), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Imperializm (Imperialism), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- In Likhtikn Gehinom (In a Bright Hell), handwritten, 3 pgs.
- In a Pustn Kholel (In an Empty Void), typed, 4 pgs.
- In di Koyln-Minen (In the Coal Mines), typed, 3 pgs.
- In Shaykhes mit der Bukh Vokh (In Connection with the Book Week), typed, 2 pgs.
- Amerike Farlozt zikh a Bord (America Grows a Beard), typed, 3 pgs.
- Arum Mistbarg (Around a Mountain of Garbage), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Asch-Der Benyokhed (Asch - The Only Son), typed, 8 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
104 undated
  

- Bitokhn (Confidence), typed, 4 pgs., 2 copies
- Der Blutiker Kamf Tsvishn Tsvey Internatsionaln (The Bloody Fight Between Two International Brotherhoods), typed, 4 pgs.
- Blumen un Derner (Flowers and Thorns), typed, 6 pgs.
- Benkshaft un Khas (Longing and Hatred), typed, 3 pgs.
- Der Gold-Gaytz (Greed for Gold), handwritten, handwritten revised copy, 7 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Geyresh Daytshland (Expulsion from Germany), typed, 6 pgs.
- Geduld, Umgeduld un Beyzer Viln (Patience, Impatience and Bad Wishes), typed, 4 pgs.
- Grenitzn (Borders), typed, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
105 undated
  

- Dovid Pinski, der Eybiker (David Pinski, the Timeless One), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Deklasirt (Outclassed), handwritten, 10 pgs.
- Draysik Yor "Tog" Zaynen Oykh Undzere Draysik Yor (Thirty Years of the "Day" are Thirty Years For Us As Well), typed, 4 pgs.
- Hollywood, di Heym fun Bal-Khaloymes (Hollywood, the Home of Dreamers), typed, 4 pgs.
- Has (Hatred), typed, also a photocopy, 5 pgs.
- Has tsum Sovyet Farband (Hatred for the Soviet Union), handwritten, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
106 undated
  

- Vu Zaynen di Yidishe Kinder Ahingekumen? (What Became of the Jewish Children?), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Vortslen (Roots), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Vayt un Noent (Far and Near), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Veytz (Wheat), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Vilne - Di Heym fun Yidishn Geyst (Vilna - The Home of Jewish Spirit), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Der Veg in Midber (The Road in the Desert), typed, 6 pgs., also 2 pgs. handwritten fragments
- Vegn dem Ongrif oyf di Yidishe Shuln (About the Assault on the Jewish Schools), handwritten, 5 pgs.
- Vegn Folk un Zayne Firer (About People and Their Leaders), typed, 4 pgs.
- Vegn Kristlakhn Front (About the Christian Front), typed, 2 pgs.
- Vegn un Sheydvegn (Roads and Crossroads), handwritten, 8 pgs., handwritten corrected copy, 11 pgs., 4 loose pgs.
- Vet Zayn a Besere Velt Nokh der Milkhome? (Will There Be a Better World After the War?), handwritten, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
107 undated
  

- Velt - Mayn Heym (World - My Home), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Di Velt Vi Ikh Hob Zi Gezen (The World As I Saw It), handwritten, 3 pgs.
- Di Velt Ken Zayn Gut (The World Can Be Good), handwritten, 5 pgs.
- Velf Afn Braytn Shliakh (Wolves on the Wide Road), typed, 3 pgs.
- Ven Hunger Klapt in Tir (When Hungers Knocks at the Door), typed, 4 pgs.
- Ven Tsign Geyen Tsum Leyb (When Goats Go to the Lion), typed, 4 pgs.
- Ver Es Boyt Der Hot a Heym (Who Builds Has a Home), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 2 pgs.
- V'al Kharbekho Tikhye (And You Shall Live By Your Sword), typed, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
108 undated
  

- Zoln Yamen Undz Nit Tsusheydn (Should We Not Part the Seas), typed, 3 pgs.
- Khevle-Meshiekh (Pre-Messianic Pains), handwritten, 3 pgs.
- Der Khurbn in Eretz Yisroel (The Destruction in Israel), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Hayyim Nahman Bialik, handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Der Khokhem Vos Veyst Vos Nisht tsu Shraybn (The Wise One Who Knows What Not to Write), typed, 2 pgs.
- Dos Kheylevne Likhtl (The Tallow Candle), typed, 4 pgs.
- Kheyrem (Excommunication), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Dem Togs Draysik Yor Zaynen Oykh Undzere Draysik Yor (The "Day's" Thirty Years are Also Our Thirty Years), handwritten, 5 pgs.
- Teater-Kultur (Theater Culture), typed, 5 pgs., typed corrected copy, 5 pgs.
- I.L. Peretz, handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Yidn in di Fareynikte Shtatn (Jews in the United States), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 2 pgs.
- Yidn in Kanade (Jews in Canada), handwritten, 3 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
109 undated
  

- Libe tsu Eygens (Love for One's Own), typed, 5 pgs.
- A Literatur afn Zamd (A Literature on Sand), typed, 7 pgs.
- Dos Literarishe Teater (The Literary Theater), typed, 4 pgs.
- Liessin - Der Vogler baym Rand fun Doyres (Liessin - The Wanderer at the Edge of Generations), typed, 2 pgs.
- A Lebn oyf Reder (A Life on Wheels), typed, 4 pgs.
- Mame Yidish un der Glitshiker Tants (Mother Yiddish and the Slipperly Dance), typed, 5 pgs.
- Max Band, handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Mah Yafit (How Green, an Open Letter to Sholem Asch), typed, 3 pgs.
- Mayn Fraynt Dovid Pinski (My Friend David Pinski), handwritten, 2 pgs., typed, 2 pgs.
- Mir un Undzere Kinder (Us and Our Children), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Mir Hobn Blokirt (We Blocked), handwritten, 11 pgs.
- Mendl Elkin, typed, 2 pgs.
- Der Mentsh un Zayn Shiflus (Man and His Meekness), typed, 4 pgs.
- Der Mentsh On a Zikorn (The Person Without a Memory), typed, 5 pgs.
- A Mentsh Vil Shtarbn un Men Lozt Nit (The Person Who Wishes to Die and is not Allowed to Do So), typed, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
110 undated
  

- Di Natirlekhe Oytsres fun der Erd (The Natural Treasures of the Earth), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 3 pgs., corrected handwritten copy, 4 pgs.
- Nokh Amol Vegn Mame-Yidish (Once Again on Mother Yiddish), typed, 3 pgs.
- Di Natsi Merder (The Nazi Murders), handwritten, 3 pgs.
- Nyu-York, Vuhin Krikhstu? (New York, Where Are You Crawling to?), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Di Nit-Eynikayt Bay Undz Yidn (The Disunity Among Us Jews), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- A Naye Tsaytung "Der Tog" Vert Geborn (A New Newspaper "The Day" Is Born), typed, 3 pgs.
- Neger in di Dorem Shtatn (African Americans in the Southern States), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Der Nekhtn un der Morgn for di Poshete Folk (Yesterday and Tomorrow for the Ordinary People), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
111 undated
  

- Es iz Nokh Nit Shpet (It is Not Yet Late), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Es iz Nokh Nit Tsu Shpet (It is Not Yet Too Late), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 2 pgs.
- Es Zaynen Antrunen Gevorn Undzere Kinder (Our Children Have Disapperared), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Akshones (Stubborn Behavior), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Erd (Earth), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Di Ershte Libe (First Love), typed, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
112 undated
  

- A Por Verter vegn Mame-Yidish (A Few Words about Mother-Yiddish), typed, 3 pgs.
- Der Peysekh Kumt - Zaynen Mir Fray? (Passover is Coming - Are We Free?), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Folk un Partey (People and Party), typed, 7 pgs.
- A Folk Zaynen Mir (We Are a People), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Dos Folk un Zayne Firer (The People and Their Leader), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Folksteater (People's Theater), typed, 3 pgs.
- A Folks-Kind (A Child of the People), typed, 2 pgs.
- For Tmeyim iz der Arayngang Farboten (No Admittance for the Unclean), typed, 5 pgs.
- Der "Farreter" (The "Traitor"), typed, 4 pgs.
- Farshtoysene Gedanken (Repressed Ideas), handwritten, 9 pgs.
- Farshtoysene Makhshoves (Repressed Thoughts), handwritten, 9 pgs.
- Farshit dem Thom (Cover the Abyss), handwritten, 3 pgs., typed, 2 pgs.
- Fun der Hoykh (From the Height), handwritten, 6 pgs.
- Fun Hintertir bizn Braytn Shliakh (From the Back Door to the Wide Road), typed, 5 pgs.
- Fun Yapan biz Boyl Hayts (From Japan to Boyle Heights), typed, 4 pgs.
- Finf un Tsvantsik Yor Histadrut (Twenty-Five Years of the Jewish Labor Organization), handwritten, 2 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
113 undated
  

- Di Tsdoke-Pushke (The Charity Box), typed, 4 pgs.
- Tsu Mayne Brider un Shvester in Sovetn Farband (To My Brothers and Sisters in the Soviet Union), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Tsvantsik Yor (Twenty Years), typed, 2 pgs.
- Tsvey Milyon (Two Million), typed, 5 pgs.
- Tsvishn Untergang un Oyfgang (Between Downfall and Rising), handwritten, 12 pgs., typed, 8 pgs.
- Tsvishn Hofenungen (Between Hopes), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Tsum Land fun Guts (To the Good Land), typed, 2 pgs.
- A Tsayt tsu Shvaygn (A Time to be Silent), handwritten, 3 pgs.
- Tsnies un Prostitutsie (Modesty and Prostitution), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Kleyn iz di Velt Farn Yidn (The World is Small for Jews), handwritten, 3 pgs.
- Der Royter Shtrom (The Red Stream), typed, 5 pgs.
- Ritem un Takt (Rhythm and Beat), handwritten, 7 pgs.
- Religie un Kultur (Religion and Culture), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Di Sine tsu Undz Yidn (The Hatred for Us Jews), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- untitled manuscript, handwritten, 2 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
114 Di Shpinen Velt (The Spider World) undated
  

- handwritten, 205 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
115 Di Shpinen Velt (The Spider World), 1926
  

- notes, Nara, Japan

 
Folder TitleDate
115A Di Shpinen Velt (The Spider World), undated
  

- newspaper clipping, 71 pgs.

 

Subsubseries B: Theater Articles, undated

1 folder
Folder TitleDate
116 Articles about theater undated
  

- In Kamf far a Besern Teater (Struggling for a Better Theater), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., corrected typed copy, 7 pgs.
- Varshe - Di Teatrale Akore (Warsaw - Theatrically Barren), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed (2 copies), 7 pgs.
- Der Letster Etap (The Last Stage), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed (titled, The Prophet Elijah, or the Last Stage), 7 pgs.
- Baym Onheyb (At the Beginning), typed, 7 pgs.
- Vegn a Gruntshteyn oyf dem Yidishn Teater-Bodn (About a Cornerstone of the Yiddish Theater), typed, 5 pgs.
- A Mayse mit der "Puster Kretshme" (A Story of the "Haunted Inn"), typed, 6 pgs.
- A Kozak - Mayn Meyvn (A Cossack - My Expert), two articles with the same title, handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.
- Shund un Literatur (Trash and Literature), typed, 5 pgs.

 

Subsubseries C: Travel Articles, 1926-1932, undated

15 folders
Folder TitleDate
117 India undated
  

- Burma, handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 3 pgs., another article about Burma, typed, 4 pgs.
- Likht un Shotn (Light and Shadow), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Mahatma Gandhi Fast (Mahatma Gandhi's Fast), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Mizrekh un Mayrev (East and West), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Tseteyl un Balebateve (Divide and Rule), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, slightly different version titled, Tseteyl un Hersh, (Divide and Rule), 5 pgs.
- Kultur un Tsivilizatsie (Culture and Civilization), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Der Shtim fun Indie (The Voice of India (synopsis), typed, 14 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
118 Japan 1926, undated
  

- Afn Yam (On the Sea), typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Unter a Shvern Dakh (Under a Heavy Roof), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- In Shotn fun Heylike Neshomes (In the Shadow of Holy Souls), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Amerike un Yapan (American and Japan), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- untitled manuscript, typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Budha Shmeykhlt (The Buddha Smiles), typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Bay di Royte Yidelakh (Among the Ten Lost Tribes), typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Baym Shvel (At the Threshold), typed, 6 pgs., 1926
- Bloyz Eyn Vort (Only One Word), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Di Geyshe (The Geisha), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- A Dervakht Folk Geyt nit Farlorn (A Vigilant People is Not Lost), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed (titled, A Vigilant People Does Not Decline), 4 pgs., undated
- Durkh Blutike Vegn tsu Derleyzung (Through Bloody Roads to Redemption), handwritten, 6 pgs., undated
- Hirshn (Stags), handwritten, 11 pgs., undated
- Der Vayser Troyer (The White Sorrow), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Der Veg fun di Geter (The Road from the Gods), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Tokyo, typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Yapan un Khine (Japan and China), first article, handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Yapan un Khine (Japan and China), second article, typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Yapan - Dos Nit-Bazigte Land (Japan - The Undefeated Land), typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Yapans Felder (Japan's Fields), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Yokohama (a city), typed, 5 pgs., 1926

 
Folder TitleDate
119 Japan 1926, undated
  

- Dos Land fun Frimorgn Ru (The Land of Morning Repose), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Di Lotos-Blum (The Lotus Flower), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Mizrekh un Mayrev (East and West), typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Mit Aropgehangene Bremen (With Drooping Eyebrows), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Di Maylshteyner oyf Yapans Veg (The Milestones on Japan's Road), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Noent un Vayt (Near and Far), handwritten, 14 pgs., typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Di Neshome fun Shverd (The Soul of the Sword), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Erdtsiternish (Earthquake), typed, 5 pgs., 1926

 
Folder TitleDate
120 Japan 1926, undated
  

- Politishe Grupn in Yapan (Political Groups in Japan), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Dos Folk un Zayne Firer (The People and Their Leader), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- A Folks-Mentsh (A Man of the People), typed, 4 pgs., corrected typed copy, 5 pgs.
- Port Artur (Port Arthur), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Tsvey un Zibetsik Teg (Seventy-Two Days), typed, 6 pgs., 1926
- Tsvey Hundert Zekhtsik Yor Diktatur (Two Hundred Sixty Years of Dictatorship), typed, 9 pgs., undated
- Karshen Boymer Blien (Cherry Trees Bloom), typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Der Kult fun Shverd (The Cult of the Sword), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Kunst un Religion (Art and Religion), typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Kyoto - Di Nest fun Mlokhim (Kyoto - The Nest of Kings), typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Roykh (Smoke), typed, 6 pgs., 1926
- Shotoku (a prince), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
121 Israel undated
  

- Eretz Yisroel un Yisroel (The Land of Israel and Israel), typed, 8 pgs.
- Farshtoysene Makhshoves (Repressed Thoughts), typed, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
122 China 1926, undated
  

- Di Oremkayt in Khine (Poverty in China), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Birger-Krig in Khine (Civil War in China), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- A Groys Folk Vakht Oyf (A Great People Awakens), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Hong Kong, typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Vu iz Dayn Derleyzer, Khine? (Where is Your Redeemer, China?), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Vu Kind un Keyt Arbet (Where Everybody Works), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Vays, Shvarts, Gel, un Royt (White, Black, Yellow, and Red), typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Der Vayser Tayvl (The White Devil), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Vegn in Khine (Ways in China), typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Vent Arum Lebn (Walls Around Life), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
123 China 1926, undated
  

- Di Zin fun Got (The Sons of God), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Teater in Khine (Theater in China), typed, 6 pgs., 1926
- Kharbin (Harbin, a city), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Khinezishe Kunst (Chinese Art), typed, 6 pgs., 1926
- Der Mishpokhe Kult in Khine (The Cult of the Family in China), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Pekin (Peking, a city), typed, 4 pgs., 1926
- Fun Veg bizn Keyver (From the Road to the Grave), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Fir Hundert Milyon (Four Hundred Million), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Di Froy in Khine (The Woman in China), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Kanton (Canton, a city), typed, 3 pgs., incomplete
- Der Kol (The Voice), handwritten, 9 pgs., undated
- Kind, Kapital un Fabrik (Children, Capital and Factory), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Royt un Gel (Red and Yellow), handwritten, 6 pgs., undated
- Shankhay (Shanghai), typed, 4 pgs., 1926

 
Folder TitleDate
124 Soviet Union undated
  

- Amol iz Geven a Mayse (One Upon a Time), typed, 8 pgs.
- Ibergebrent (Burned Again), typed, 6 pgs.
- Untern Roytn Shtern (Under Red Stars), typed, 8 pgs.
- Antisemitizm (Antisemitism), typed, 5 pgs.
- An Arbeter Shtot (A Worker's City), typed, 7 pgs.
- Bayn Farnakhtikn Fenster (At the Evening Window), typed, 7 pgs.
- Birobidzhan (a town), typed, 5 pgs.
- Der Dorf Fort in Shtot Arayn (The Village Crashes into the City), typed, 4 pgs.
- Dnieper-Boy (Dnieper Structure), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.
- Dray Mol Geklungen (Rang Three Times), typed, 8 pgs.
- Vegn der Froy un Tsu Ir (About the Woman and To Her), typed, 6 pgs.
- Zay Greyt (Be Ready), typed, 7 pgs.
- Tovarish Lunatsharski (Comrade Lunacharsky), typed, 8 pgs.
- Tates fun der Revolutsie (Fathers of the Revolution), typed, 6 pgs.
- Tom un Dzshek Haltn nit fun der Revolutisie (Tom and Jack Do Not Believe in the Revolution), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Yerushe (Heritage), typed, 7 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
125 Soviet Union 1928-1930, undated
  

- Likhtike Tsaytn Antkegn (Facing Bright Times), typed, 3 pgs., undated
- Likuy Khamah (Solar Eclipse), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Moskve - Di Alte, Moskve - Di Naye (Moscow - The Old, Moscow - The New), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Mit Hoyle Hent (With Bare Hands), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Mitn Ponem tsu der Velt (With Face to the World), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Nizshny, Muterl Volge, oder Ukhar Kupets (Nizhny, Mother Volga, or Ukhar the Merchant), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Tsvishn Untergang un Oyfgang (Between Downfall and Rising), typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Kalinins Hofenung (Kalinin's Hope), typed, 4 pgs., 1930
- Kinder (Children), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Di Royte Sormovo (The Red Sormovo (a city)), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Revolutsie (Revolution), typed, 7 pgs., 1928
- Di Revolutsie Bafrayt di Froy (The Revolution Liberates Women), typed, 6 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
126 South America 1926, undated
  

- Argentine (Argentina), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Undzere Kolonistn in Argentine (Our Colonists in Argentina), typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Brazil, typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Dorem (South), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Tshile (Chile), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- In Neblen fun der Fargangenhayt (In the Mists of the Past), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Erev Yom Kippur in Brazil (On the Eve of Yom Kippur in Brazil), handwritten, 6 pgs., undated
- Panama Kanal (Panama Canal), typed, 5 pgs., 1926

 
Folder TitleDate
127 California 1931, undated
  

- Oykh der Midber Hot Zayne Brokhes (The Desert Also Has Its Blessings), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Der Eybiker Zumer (The Constant Summer), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Boymer (Trees), typed, 4 pgs., 1931
- Got-Zukhenish (Searching for God), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Hollywood, di Heym fun Bal-Khaloymes (Hollywood, the Home of Dreamers), handwritten, 5 pgs., undated
- Di Yidishe Velt in Kalifornie (The Jewish World in California), handwritten, 5 pgs., undated
- Di Yidishe Velt in Los Angeles (The Jewish World in Los Angeles), typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Los Angeles, handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Los Angeleser Yidisher Sanatorium (The Los Angeles Jewish Sanatorium), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Di Muvi Industrie (The Movie Industry), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- San Frantsisko (San Francisco), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Pataluma, di Yidishe Hiner-Velt (Petaluma, the Jewish World of Chicken), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Kalifornie un Ir Tsukunft (California and Its Future), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Karmel Baym Yam (Carmel-by-the-Sea), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Di Shefe fun der Erd Foylt (The Abundance of the Earth Rots), typed, 3 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
128 Canada 1932, undated
  

- Grenits, Shney un Nudnikes (Border, Snow and Pests), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- In di Felzn-Berg fun Kanade (In the Rocky Mountains of Canada), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- In Kultur Gerangl (In the Cultural Struggle), typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Di "Vayte" un "Kalte" Kanade (The "Far" and "Cold" Canada), typed, 2 pgs., 1932
- Yidn in Kanade (Jews in Canada), typed, 3 pgs., undated
- Mayrev-Veltn (Western Lands), typed, 4 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
129 General Travel Writings 1926-1927, undated
  

- Aleyn mit Zikh un Tsvishn Eygene (Alone With Myself and Among My People), handwritten, 10 pgs., undated
- Buda in Burma (Buddha in Burma), typed, 5 pgs., 1926
- Baym Shvel fun Tibet (At the Threshold of Tibet), typed, 6 pgs., 1927
- A Gast oyf a Vayl (A Visitor for a While), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- In Dzshongl (In the Jungle), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Durkh a Blutikn Nebl (Through a Bloody Fog), typed, 4 pfs., 1926
- Heyse Kvaln (Hot Springs, Mexico), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Vayt un Noent (Far and Near), handwritten, 5 pgs., undated
- Di Velt iz Groys un Nishto Vuhin zikh Ahintsuton (The World is Large and There is Nowhere to Find Shelter), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
130 The World As I Saw It undated
  

- On Loshn (Speechless), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Bagegenishn oyf der Velts Vegn (Adventures on the World's Roads), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Bagrifn Vegn Reyn un Umreyn (Ideas on Clean and Unclean), handwritten, 8 pgs.
- Baym Breg fun der Amazone (On the Banks of the Amazon), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Vi Ikh For mitn Ershtn Klas (How I Travel in First Class), typed, 7 pgs.
- Men Traybt Mikh fun Mayn Geboyrnort (Driven from My Place of Birth), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- A Mentsh in Shvartse Briln (A Man in Black Eyeglasses), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
131 General Travel Writings undated
  

- Trit fun Vanderer (Steps of a Wanderer), handwritten, 6 pgs.
- Saygon (Saigon), handwritten, 12 pgs.
- Singapor (Singapore), handwritten, 9 pgs.
- Edvard Tregir (Edward Tregear), typed, 4 pgs.
- Parazitn (Parasites), typed, 6 pgs.
- Di Fayern in Mizrekh (The Fires in the East), typed, 4 pgs.
- Finfter Velt Teyl (Fifth Part of World, Australia), typed, 6 pgs.
- Felker Dervakhung (Peoples Awake), handwritten, 6 pgs.
- A Ships Bruder (A Shipmate), typed, 5 pgs.

 

Subseries 2: Stories and Monologues, 1930-1931, undated

13 folders
Folder TitleDate
132 1931, undated
  

- Oy Vintele, Vint (Oh, Little Wind, Wind), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Oygn (Eyes), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Az dos Lebn Veynt (As Life Weeps), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Az di Revolutsie Heyst (As the Revolution Dictates), handwritten, 11 pgs., undated
- Az Men Shlogt Tut Vey (When One is Hit, It Hurts), handwritten, 8 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Azoy iz es Geven (That is How it Was), handwritten, 20 pgs., undated
- Iz Gekumen der Held fun Krig (The Hero Returned from Battle), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., 1931

 
Folder TitleDate
133 undated
  

- In Zotl (In the Saddle), handwritten, 8 pgs., typed, 8 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- In Farnakhtikn Tsimer (In an Evening Room), handwritten, 10 pgs.
- In Frumen Kleyd (In Pious Clothes), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.
- Amol iz Geven a Mayse (Once Upon a Time), handwritten, 13 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
134 undated
  

- Bokser (Carob), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Bay Nyuyorker Zumpn (At New York Marshes), typed, 5 pgs.
- Betl-Broyt (Alms Bread), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.
- Brukhvarg (Shards), typed, 4 pgs., second corrected copy
- Gots Naronim (God's Fools), handwritten, pages 1, 22-31
- A Grude Erd (A Clod of Dirt), typed, 4 pgs.
- Dimot Am (Tears of the Nation), Hebrew, handwritten, 2 pgs.
- Hent (Hands), typed, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
135 1930-1931, undated
  

- Vanya, handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Vi in Kholem (Like in a Dream), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Vilde Gendz (Wild Geese), handwritten, 10 pgs., 1930, typed, 6 pgs., undated, second typed copy
- Vinter (Winter), handwritten, 11 pgs., undated
- Der Veg fun Vayse Shklafn (The Way of White Slaves), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Ven Blut iz Varem (When Blood is Warm), handwritten, 8 pgs., 1931, typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Der Zeyde Shloft (The Grandfather Sleeps), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Zeyfenblozn (Soap Bubbles), handwritten, 7 pgs., undated
- Zise Shmits (Sweet Blows), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Todresl-Tatele (Dear Little Todres), typed, 7 pgs., undated, see Cats and Mice, folder 138
- Trit fun Kinder (Childrens Steps), handwritten, 10 pgs., undated
- Trern oyf Shteyner (Tears on Stones), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., undated
- A Yosem (An Orphan), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
136 undated
  

- Der Langer Farnakht (The Long Evening), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Mitn Nopl tsu der Erd (With Navel to the Ground), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.
- A Mentsh (A Man), typed, 6 pgs.
- A Mayse mit a Ber (A Story About a Bear), handwritten, 18 pgs.
- A Mayse mit Murashkes (A Story About Ants), handwritten, 11 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- A Mayse mit a Kats (A Story About a Cat), handwritten, 16 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
137 1930, undated
  

- Nit Ayedn Vasht dos Vaser Reyn (Not Everyone is Washed Clean by the Water), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed fragment, undated
- Di Neshome fun a Beged (The Soul of a Garment), handwritten, 10 pgs., 2 pgs., undated
- Stepan der Tshaban (Stepan the Herdsman), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Serp un Hamer (Sickle and Hammer), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Folye der Shmid un Zayn Zun Noeme (Folya the Blacksmith and His Son Noeme), typed, 4 pgs., undated
- Far Freyd Lebt Men Nit un Far Tsar Shtarbt Men Nit (One Does Not Live on Freedom and One Does Not Die on Sorrow), typed, 5 pgs., handwritten, 8 pgs., titled Fun Freyd Lebt Men Nit... (One Does Not Die on Freedom...), undated
- Farkoyft (Sold), handwritten, 13 pgs., undated
- A Farshemt Lebn (A Shameful Life), handwritten, 9 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated
- Farshpilt (Forfeited), handwritten, 14 pgs., handwritten fragment, undated
- Fun Hintertir bizn Braytn Shliakh (From the Back Door to A Wide Road), handwritten, 5 pgs., undated
- Funken in Ash (Sparks in Ashes), handwritten, 10 pgs., 1930, typed, 8 pgs., undated
- Fiber (Fever), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
138 undated
  

- Tsvey Doyres (Two Generations), typed, 5 pgs.
- Tsvey Mol Shtarbt Men Nit (One Does Not Die Twice), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 6 pgs.
- Tsulib Ketz in Mayz (Because of Cats and Mice), handwritten, 11 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., see Dear Little Todres, folder 135
- Tsurisene Strunes (Torn Strings), typed, 7 pgs.
- Di Tsebrokhene Madone (The Broken Madonna), typed, 10 pgs.
- Katye, handwritten, 12 pgs.
- Korenies (Roots), handwritten, 12 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.
- Di Kleyne Malke (The Little Queen), typed, 4 pgs.
- Rossiya (Russia), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., corrected typed copy, 6 pgs.
- Der Royter Shtrom (The Red Stream), handwritten, 8 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.
- Di Rekhte Hant (The Right Hand), handwritten, 8 pgs., typed, 5 pgs., second typed copy

 
Folder TitleDate
139 1931, undated
  

- Shotns Oyf der Vant (Shadows On the Wall), handwritten, 10 pgs., undated
- Shaday (a name for God), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Shvarts, Vays un di Noyt (Black, White and Need), handwritten, 10 pgs., 1931, typed, titled Black and White, 7 pgs., second typed copy, undated
- Schwarzbruch (a forest in Germany), handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Shvester (Sisters), typed, 6 pgs., undated
- Der Shtumer Vasertreger (The Mute Watercarrier), typed, 2 pgs., undated
- Shtivl Putser (The Bootblack), handwritten, 5 pgs., undated
- A Shlang (A Snake), typed, 7 pgs., undated
- Shlomo Hamelekh un Malke di Tsig (King Solomon and Malke the Goat), handwritten, 7 pgs., typed, 3 pgs., undated
- untitled manuscript, handwritten, 5 pgs., undated

 
Folder TitleDate
140 undated
  

- A Bal-Bitokh iz Nisht Keyn Meshugener (A Man of Faith is Not a Fool), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- A Dor Kumt, a Dor Geyt Avek (A Generation Comes, a Generation Goes), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Oy iz dos Geven a Hasene (Oh, Was That a Wedding), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Azoy iz der Viln fun Got (Such is the Will of God), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Iz den a Tate Nisht Keyn Hunt? (Is a Father Not a Dog?), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Ikh Bin a Yid (I am a Jew), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Ikh Ze Eykh Mayne Shvester (I See You My Sisters), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Ikh Red tsu der Vant (I Speak to the Wall), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- In Tol fun Toyt (In the Valley of Death), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Itster Veysn Zey dem Tam (Now They Know the Taste), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
141 undated
  

- Dzshus in Los Angeles (Jews in Los Angeles), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Hallo, Mister Shrayber (Hello, Mr. Writer), typed, 4 pgs.
- Vu Bistu Got? (Where Are You God?), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- Vey Tsum Mentshn oyf Drerd (Woe unto the People of the Earth), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- A Yude, Nisht Gedakht Zol Es Vern! (A Jew, Heaven Forbid!), typed, 3 pgs.
- A Yid Blaybt a Yid (A Jew Remains a Jew), typed, 3 pgs., clipping from Keneder Odler (Canadian Eagle)
- Yidn Reynikn dem Aparat (Jews Clean the Apparatus), typed, 6 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
142 undated
  

- Los Angeles, handwritten, handwritten, 4 pgs.
- A Mame (A Mother), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Mayne Letste Teg (My Last Days), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Neyn, Kh'vell Nisht Veynen (No, I Will Not Cry), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 3 pgs.
- A Neshome iz Nit Keyn Rozshinke (A Soul is Not a Raisin), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Smetene (Cream), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
143 undated
  

- An Akshn Bin Ikh? (Am I a Stubborn Person?), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- Di Erd Zingt, Kinderlekh (The Earth Sings, Children), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- (Peysekhdike) Kneydlakh in Amerike (Dumplings in America), handwritten, 6 pgs., typed, titled Passover Dumplings in America, 2 pgs.
- Fargosn Blut Shvaygt Nisht (Spilled Blood is Not Silent), handwritten, 4 pgs., typed, 4 pgs.
- A Tson Far a Tson (A Tooth For a Tooth), typed, 5 pgs.
- Komsomoln (The Communist Union of Youth), typed, 5 pgs.
- Kartoflies (Potatoes), typed, 9 pgs.
- Shtey Uf, Mame (Get Up, Mother), handwritten, 4 pgs.
- Tkhies-Hameysim (Resurrection of the Dead), handwritten, 5 pgs., typed, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
144 Assorted speeches and greetings undated
  

- 9 handwritten speeches, 14 typed speeches

 

Subseries 3: Memoirs, undated

17 folders
Folder TitleDate
145 Kinder Yorn (Childhood Years) undated
  

- chapters 1-9, 11-21, an additional chapter, 191 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
146 Kinder Yorn (Childhood Years) undated
  

- chapters 22-56, 48, 164 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
147 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 1-30, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
148 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 1-30, typed

 
Folder TitleDate
149 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 31-60, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
150 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 31-60, typed

 
Folder TitleDate
151 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 61-90, handwritten, unpublished

 
Folder TitleDate
152 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 61-90, typed, unpublished

 
Folder TitleDate
153 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 91-120, handwritten, unpublished

 
Folder TitleDate
154 In Gang fun Lebn (Life in Progress) undated
  

- chapters 91-120, typed, unpublished

 
Folder TitleDate
155 Memoirs 1913-1918 undated
  

- chapters 1-50, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
156 Memoirs 1913-1918 undated
  

- chapters 1-50, typed

 
Folder TitleDate
157 Memoirs 1926 undated
  

- handwritten, pgs. 1-191

 
Folder TitleDate
158 Memoirs 1926 undated
  

- handwritten, pgs. 192-352

 
Folder TitleDate
159 Memoirs 1926 undated
  

- handwritten, pgs. 354-481

 
Folder TitleDate
160 Memoirs 1926 undated
  

- handwritten, pgs. 482-647

 
Folder TitleDate
161 Memoirs 1926 undated
  

- handwritten, pgs. 648-836

 

Subseries 4: Plays, 1907-1943, undated

63 folders
Folder TitleDate
162 Az Men Shlogt Tut Vey (When One is Hit, It Hurts) 1943
  

- handwritten, 100 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
163 Az Men Shlogt Tut Vey (When One is Hit, It Hurts) 1943
  

- typed, 53 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
164 Ikh Tsol Mezumen (I Pay Cash) 1939
  

- handwritten, first version, 100 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
165 Ikh Tsol Mezumen (I Pay Cash) 1939
  

- handwritten, second version, 127 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
166 Ikh Tsol Mezumen (I Pay Cash) 1939
  

- typed, first part, 35 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
167 Ikh Tsol Mezumen (I Pay Cash) undated
  

- handwritten, loose pages

 
Folder TitleDate
168 In Shotn fun Doyres (In the Shadows of Generations) undated
  

- typed, 31 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
169 In Shotn fun Doyres (In the Shadows of Generations) undated
  

- printed copy, 39 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
170 Grine Felder (Green Fields) undated
  

- handwritten, 63 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
171 Grine Felder (Green Fields) undated
  

- typed, 64 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
172 Grine Felder (Green Fields) undated
  

- handwritten, fragments, third act

 
Folder TitleDate
173 Grine Felder (Green Fields) undated
  

- handwritten, fragments, second version of the third act

 
Folder TitleDate
174 Grine Felder (Green Fields) undated
  

- play in two acts with a prologue, made into an operetta by Wolf Younin, typed, 105 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
175 Hent (Hands) 1926
  

- typed, 65 pgs., remarks of the author, 2 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
176 Ven dos Blut Ruft (When Blood Calls) undated
  

- typed, 74 pgs., incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
177 Ven dos Blut Ruft (When Blood Calls) undated
  

- handwritten, 10 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
178 A Kholem fun der Tsayt (A Dream of Time) undated
  

- handwritten, 56 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
179 Dos Lebn in a Fingerhut (Life in a Thimble) undated
  

- handwritten, 87 pgs., also loose pages, notes, second version of the story, handwritten, 18 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
180 Di Moyz Mitn Glekl (The Mouse with a Bell) undated
  

- handwritten, 94 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
181 Di Moyz Mitn Glekl (The Mouse with a Bell) 1921-1924
  

- typed, 67 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
182 Di Moyz Mitn Glekl (The Mouse with a Bell) undated
  

- printed copy, pgs. 10-25, second copy with numbered comments

 
Folder TitleDate
183 Mitn Ponem tsu der Erd (With Face to the Earth) 1931
  

- handwritten, 151 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
184 A Mentsh in a Shtayg (A Man in a Cage) undated
  

- handwritten, 78 pgs., incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
185 A Mentsh in a Shtayg (A Man in a Cage) 1932
  

- handwritten, second version, 61 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
186 A Mentsh in a Shtayg (A Man in a Cage) undated
  

- typed, 67 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
187 A Mayse fun Amol (A Story From the Past) undated
  

- handwritten, first version, 90 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
188 A Mayse fun Amol (A Story From the Past) undated
  

- handwritten, second version, 85 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
189 A Mayse fun Amol (A Story From the Past) undated
  

- handwritten, loose pages

 
Folder TitleDate
190 A Mayse fun Amol (A Story From the Past) 1933
  

- typed, first version, 79 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
191 A Mayse fun Amol (A Story From the Past) 1933
  

- typed, second version, 48 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
192 A Mayse fun Amol (A Story From the Past) 1933
  

- typed, corrected pages 52, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 79, see folder 263 for English translation

 
Folder TitleDate
193 Nyu-York un di Levone in a Tropn Vaser (New York and the Moon in a Drop of Water) 1931
  

- handwritten, 119 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
194 Sidney Robins undated
  

- handwritten, first version, 122 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
195 Sidney Robins undated
  

- typed, second copy, 67 pgs., incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
196 Sidney Robins undated
  

- typed, second copy with corrections, 67 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
197 Sidney Robins undated
  

- different version of first act, first scene, handwritten, 10 pgs., typed, 7 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
198 Sidney Robins undated
  

- handwritten, notes, two versions of third act, second scene, incomplete, 8 pgs. And 14 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
199 Di Erd (The Earth) 1907
  

- printed copy, pgs. 133-196, with author's corrections

 
Folder TitleDate
200 Di Erd Ruft (The Earth Calls) undated
  

- screenplay, handwritten, 172 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
201 Der Ershter Melekh Bay Yidn (The First King of the Jews) undated
  

- handwritten, 165 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
202 Der Ershter Melekh Bay Yidn (The First King of the Jews) undated
  

- typed, 72 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
203 Der Ershter Melekh Bay Yidn (The First King of the Jews) undated
  

- handwritten, notes, 5 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
204 Di Puste Kretshme (The Haunted Inn) undated
  

- screenplay, handwritten, 75 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
205 Di Puste Kretshme (The Haunted Inn) undated
  

- screenplay, typed, 84 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
206 Di Puste Kretshme (The Haunted Inn) undated
  

- second copy of the screenplay with corrections, typed, 82 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
207 Di Puste Kretshme (The Haunted Inn) undated
  

- handwritten, notes, 20 pgs., incomplete

 
Folder TitleDate
208 Pionern (Pioneers) undated
  

- typed, two copies, 75 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
209 Fun B. Bizn H. (From B. to H.) undated
  

- handwritten, 13 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
210 Fun Letstn Yarid (From the Last Uproar) undated
  

- handwritten, earlier version, 86 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
211 Fun Letstn Yarid (From the Last Uproar) undated
  

- handwritten, later version, 84 pgs.

 
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212 Fun Letstn Yarid (From the Last Uproar) undated
  

- typed, 2 copies, 79 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
213 Fun Letstn Yarid (From the Last Uproar) undated
  

- handwritten, loose pages

 
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214 Tsvey Shtet (Two Towns) 1919
  

- handwritten, 72 pgs.

 
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215 Tsvey Shtet (Two Towns) undated
  

- typed, 61 pgs.

 
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216 Tsvey Shtet (Two Towns) undated
  

- typed, second copy with handwritten comments, 61 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
217 Tsvey Shtet (Two Towns) undated
  

- typed, revised version, 45 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
218 Tsvey Shtet (Two Towns) undated
  

- typed, fragments, first act, 2 copies, 23 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
219 Di Klole fun Shtot (The Curse of the Town) undated
  

- handwritten, fragments, pgs. 1-26, 70, 148-165

 
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220 Sheol (Hell) 1924
  

- handwritten, 142 pgs.

 
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220A Sheydim Veysn Vos (Only the Devil Know) undated
  

- printed copy, pgs. 149-155, 212-217, 289-293

 
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221 Shtifbruder (Stepbrother) 1941
  

- handwritten, second version, 16 pgs.

 
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222 Shtifbruder (Stepbrother) 1941
  

- handwritten, first version, 17 pgs.

 
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223 Untitled play undated
  

- handwritten, play in three acts, 98 pgs.

 

Subseries 5: Novels, 1942, undated

18 folders
Folder TitleDate
224 Oyf Fremde Vegn (On Foreign Roads) undated
  

- handwritten, 49 chapters, 238 pgs., missing chapter one

 
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225 Oyf Fremde Vegn (On Foreign Roads) undated
  

- typed, 47 chapters, 171 pgs., missing chapters 40, 49, 50

 
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226 Oyf Royte Felder (In Red Fields) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 1-35, 233 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
227 Oyf Royte Felder (In Red Fields) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 36-75, pgs. 234-528

 
Folder TitleDate
228 Oyf Royte Felder (In Red Fields) undated
  

- handwritten, loose pages

 
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229 Bavel (Babel) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 1-35, pages not in order

 
Folder TitleDate
230 Bavel (Babel) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 36-70, pages not in order

 
Folder TitleDate
231 Bavel (Babel) 1942
  

- handwritten, loose pages

 
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232 Goles (Diaspora) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 1-35, 245 pgs.

 
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233 Goles (Diaspora) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 36-68, 228 pgs.

 
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234 Goles (Diaspora) undated
  

- handwritten, second version of chapters 3, 5, 9, 19

 
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235 Dos Likht fun Nekhtn (The Light of Yesterday) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 1-25, 156 pgs.

 
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236 Dos Likht fun Nekhtn (The Light of Yesterday) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 26-45, 130 pgs.

 
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237 Dos Likht fun Nekhtn (The Light of Yesterday) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 46-59, 80-83, 112 pgs.

 
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238 Dos Likht fun Nekhtn (The Light of Yesterday) undated
  

- typed, chapters 1-32, pgs. 1-148

 
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239 Dos Likht fun Nekhtn (The Light of Yesterday) undated
  

- typed, chapters 33-63, pgs. 149-298

 
Folder TitleDate
240 Nyu-York (New York) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 1-33, 255 pgs.

 
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241 Nyu-York (New York) undated
  

- handwritten, chapters 34-67, 266 pgs.

 

Subseries 6: Hebrew Writings, 1900-1904, undated

9 folders
Scope and Content:

These materials are mainly Hirschbein’s translations of his own works, and there is also some of his early poetry.

Folder TitleDate
242 Ha-Hurvah (The Ruin) undated
  

- Hirschbein's translation of Di Puste Kretshme (The Haunted Inn), handwritten, 97 pgs.

 
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243 Halom-Zeman (A Dream Time) undated
  

- Hirschbein's translation of A Kholem fun undzer Tsayt (A Dream of Our Time), handwritten, 61 pgs.

 
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244 Nefesh Tahhat Nefesh (A Life for a Life) undated
  

- fragment of Hirschbein's translation of A Lebn far a Lebn (A Life for a Life), handwritten, 5 pgs.

 
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245 Meshorere ha-Teva (Poets of Nature) undated
  

- Hirschbein's translation of Dikhter fun der Natur (Poet of Nature), essay about Mordechai Zvi Mane/, in a notebook, handwritten, 13 pgs.

 
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246 Al Parashat Derakhim (At the Cross Roads) undated
  

- Hirschbein's translation of Afn Shaydveg (At the Crossroads), handwritten, 98 pgs.

 
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247 Tsimukim u-Shekedim (Raisins and Almonds) undated
  

- Hirschbein's translation of Rozhinkes un Mandlen (Raisins and Almonds), fragment, handwritten, 12 pgs.

 
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248 Shirim (Poems) 1900-1903
  

- Hebrew poems, in a notebook, handwritten, 72 pgs.

 
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249 Shirim (Poems) 1901-1904
  

- Hebrew poems, notebook and loose pages, handwritten, 40 pgs.

 
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250 Fragment of an untitled Hebrew play undated
  

- handwritten, 41 pgs., numbered 13-51

 

Subseries 7: English Writings, 1943, 1954, 1971, undated

14 folders
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains translations of Hirschbein’s plays, mainly done by other people.

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251 A Far Away Corner undated
  

- play in 4 acts, translated by Judith Ben-Or and Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, typed, 81 pgs.

 
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252 A Far Away Corner undated
  

- second copy, some revisions in pencil

 
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253 The Blacksmith's Daughters 1971
  

- translated by Leslie E. Aisenman, typed, 60 pgs.

 
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254 Green Fields 1954
  

- translated by Louis and Janet Brandt, typed, 55 pgs.

 
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255 Green Fields undated
  

- different translation, translator's name not given, 47 pgs.

 
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256 Green Meadows undated
  

- earlier translation of Green Fields, translator's name not given, 57 pgs.

 
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257 Green Meadows undated
  

- incomplete copy of above, 2 acts, with some variations

 
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258 The Hangman undated
  

- story by Emil Ludwig, 113 pgs.

 
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259 Untitled Yiddish film script undated
  

- Lidice, based on The Hangman, by Emil Ludwig, handwritten, 79 pgs.

 
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260 The Hangman 1943
  

- translation of Hirschbein's screenplay by Mr. Ulmer, 129 pgs.

 
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261 The Hangman undated
  

- screenplay by Melvin Levy, from the original story by Emil Ludwig, 100 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
262 The Hangman undated
  

- original story by Emil Ludwig and Albright Joseph, screenplay by Hirschbein, Doris Mallory, Melvin Levy, Douglas Sirk, 168 pgs., Angelus Pictures, Inc., Hollywood, CA

 
Folder TitleDate
263 Twice Upon a Time undated
  

- translated and adapted by Dorothy H. Rochmis, lyrics by Alfred Harp, 55 pgs., see folders 187-192 for Yiddish

 
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264 Tkies-Kaf (Agreement) undated
  

- printed, pgs. 67-109 (contains Russian)

 

Subseries 8: Assorted Writings, 1915-1931, 1955, undated

15 folders
Scope and Content:

These materials consist of novels, plays, poems, notes, and fragments of Hirschbein’s writings, as well as some clippings and poems by others, including David Einhorn, Uri Zvi Grinberg, Peretz Markish, David Pinsky, Leib Kvitko, Melech Ravitch, and Zalman Schneur.

Folder TitleDate
265 My Album undated
  

- notebook, 200 pgs., handwritten and clippings from printed materials, memoirs, stories

 
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266 Dos Eybike Likht (The Eternal Light) undated
  

- novel, handwritten, 48 pgs.

 
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267 Dos Eybike Likht (The Eternal Light) undated
  

- play in 5 acts, printed in 5 issues of Tsukunft (Future), clippings are all bound together

 
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268 Gold, or Melekh-Gold - Fun Khaos tsu Derleyzung (King's Gold-From Chaos to Redemption) 1926-1927
  

- handwritten, 137 pgs.

 
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269 Gold - In Blutikn Baginen (Gold - In a Bloody Dawn) 1927-1930
  

- handwritten, possibly the same as above, 143 pgs.

 
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270 Un Es Vet Zayn in Yene Teg (And It Will Be in Those Days) undated
  

- fragments

 
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271 Poems 1915-1927
  

- handwritten, 21 poems, one dated 1915, one dated 1922
- typed, 5 poems, one dated 1926, one dated 1927
- not all poems have the author's name

 
Folder TitleDate
272 Poems from various poets undated
  

- David Einhorn, Uri Zvi Grinberg, Peretz Markish, David Pinsky, Leib Kvitko, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Shneur

 
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273 The Song of the Jester undated
  

- poem by Hirschbein, translated by Avram Gideon, typed, 2 pgs. and introduction, 2 copies (contains English)

 
Folder TitleDate
274 Notes undated
  

- general, articles and other items, includes English, Russian

 
Folder TitleDate
275 Notes 1955, undated
  

- 2 notebooks, handwritten and clippings, one clipping dated 1955

 
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276 Notes undated
  

- a notebook for the novel Babel

 
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277 Notes undated
  

- about writers

 
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278 Fragments 1931
  

- play, Moskve (Moscow), first part of Babel trilogy, handwritten, 21 pgs.
- 5 pgs. from a play

 
Folder TitleDate
279 Fragments undated
  

- loose pages, various works, handwritten (contains Hebrew)

 
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Series III: Newspaper Clippings, 1916-1960

25 folders
Scope and Content:

These are newspaper clippings by and about Peretz Hirschbein, many from Der Tog (The Day). The names of the periodicals and the article titles have been transliterated and translated.

Folder TitleDate
280 Articles 1923-1945
  

- Der Tog (The Day), Yidishe Arbeter Shtime (Yiddish Worker's Voice), Literarishe Bleter (Literary Pages), other periodicals

 
Folder TitleDate
281 Articles 1923-1945
  

- general travel articles, Der Tog (The Day), Dos Lebn (The Life), Di Prese (The Press), Far Groys un Kleyn (For Large and Small), other periodicals

 
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282 Articles 1926-1927
  

- travel articles from Japan, China, Yidishe Tsaytung (Yiddish Newspaper), Buenos Aires, Der Tog (The Day), Der Moment (The Moment), Literarishe Bleter (Literary Pages), other periodicals

 
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283 Articles 1929, 1948
  

- travel articles from Russia, Der Tog (The Day), 1929, Fray Yisroel (Free Israel), Tel Aviv, 1948, other periodicals

 
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284 Narratives 1916-1936
  

- Der Tog (The Day), Der Moment (The Moment), Literarishe Bleter (Literary Pages), Di Prese (The Press), Yidishe Velt (Yiddish World), other periodicals, Glick (Good Luck), with the author's corrections

 
Folder TitleDate
285 Memoirs 1947
  

- Der Tog (The Day)

 
Folder TitleDate
286 Poems undated
  

- Oyf Yener Zayt Taykh (On the Other Side of the River), with a friend's corrections
- Ibern Braytn Veg (On the Open Road), with a friend's corrections

 
Folder TitleDate
287 Monologues 1935-1941
  

- Der Tog (The Day), Literarishe Bleter (Literary Pages), Di Prese (The Press), Kalifornie Yidishe Shtime (California Yiddish Voice), other periodicals

 
Folder TitleDate
288 Novel 1937
  

- Goles (Diaspora), clippings from Der Tog (The Day)

 
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289 Hebrew article in Ketuvim (The Poet's Writings) undated
  

- Ha-Meshorer (The Poet), translated from a manuscript (contains Hebrew)

 
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290 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1920s
  

 
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291 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1930s
  

 
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292 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1940s
  

 
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293 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1950s
  

 
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294 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1925-1949
  

- South America

 
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295 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1935
  

- South Africa

 
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296 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1922-1941
  

- England

 
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297 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1919-1938
  

- Poland, Soviet Union (contains Polish, Russian)

 
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298 Yiddish newspapers and journals 1924-1960
  

- Canada

 
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299 Hebrew newspapers and journals undated
  

(contains English)

 
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300 English newspapers and journals 1919-1953
  

- United States, Canada

 
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301 English newspapers and journals 1920-1926
  

- China (contains Chinese), New Zealand

 
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302 Western European newspapers and journals 1922-1933
  

(contains Danish, German, French)

 
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303 Spanish newspapers and journals 1925-1934
  

 
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304 Obituaries 1948
  

(contains Hebrew, English, German)

 
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Series IV: Personal Materials, 1914-1968

24 folders
Scope and Content:

This series is made up of chronological biographical and birthday materials, announcements, tickets, invitations, placards, memorial services, photographs and memorabilia, and personal materials of Hirschbein’s wife and son.

Folder TitleDate
305 Telegrams 1918
  

- wedding of Hirschbein and Esther Shumiatcher, 12/11/18 (contains English)

 
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306 Certificate 1922
  

- Jewish Artists Union in Poland, 9/19/22

 
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307 Children's drawings and compositions 1925
  

- from the Worker's School "B. Borochov" in Buenos Aires

 
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308 Pictures of receptions, notes and programs from receptions 1925
  

- pictures, Buenos Aires
- notes and programs, Brazil

 
Folder TitleDate
309 Reception invitation, telegram, reception programs 1924-1942
  

- invitation, Los Angeles, 4/26/42, 5/17/24
- welcome telegram, Calgary, 12/16/31
- invitation, Philadelphia, 12/27/29
- program, New York, 12/8/29, Chicago, 12/8/38

 
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310 Telegrams 1920-1933
  

- welcome telegrams for theatrical performances (contains English)

 
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311 Sixtieth birthday 1941
  

- invitation, Brooklyn
- materials for the birthday celebration, Los Angeles, 9/27/41

 
Folder TitleDate
312 Sixtieth birthday 1941
  

- welcome telegrams and letters from individuals (contains English)

 
Folder TitleDate
313 Sixtieth birthday 1942
  

- certificate from various cultural organizations 2/11/42

 
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314 Speeches 1944-1945
  

- receptions, New York, 1944, Los Angeles, 1945

 
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315 Sixty-fifth birthday 1946
  

- announcement card for 10/5/46
- welcome telegrams, 10/5/46 (contains English)
- article from Moses Weissman referring to the celebration
- announcement card for a theater performance, 12/20/46

 
Folder TitleDate
316 Business documents 1914-1945
  

- contracts, New York, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1926; Warsaw, 1926; Russia, 1928; Berlin, 1930; dissolution of a contract, 1945

 
Folder TitleDate
317 Personal materials of Peretz Hirschbein 1920-1929
  

- American passport, with Esther Hirschbein, 8/24/20, with visas and official marks from around the world
- copyright certificates, Tsvey Shtet (Two Towns), 6/5/25; Fun Letstn Yarid (From the Last Uproar), 7/6/29
- business cards

 
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318 Annoucements for various lectures, celebrations and other events 1921-1951
  

 
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319 Theater programs 1950-1951, undated
  

- The Blacksmith's Daughter, Lakewood, undated
- Lonely Worlds, undated
- The Haunted Inn, Milwaukee, 1950
- A Hidden Corner (in Hebrew), Tel Aviv, 1951, with an inscription from Maurice Schwartz
- The Abandoned Nook (A Hidden Corner), Los Angeles, 1951
- flyer about the movie of Green Fields, undated

 
Folder TitleDate
320 Posters 1928-1931
  

- evening lecture, Los Angeles, 3 posters
- lecture, Moscow, 2 posters
- lecture announcements

 
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321 Memorabilia 1927, 1942
  

- welcome ribbons:
- Worker's Cultural Union, Jerusalem, 8/27/27
- 60th anniversary of the Peretz School, Montreal, 1942
- Jewish People's School, Montreal, 1942

 
Folder TitleDate
322 Memorial service materials 1951-1968
  

- invitation to the unveiling of the gravestone, 1951
- speeches
- four articles on the anniversary of Hirschbein's death, 1956-1968

 
Folder TitleDate
323 Poem undated
  

- The Blessed One - Peretz Hirschbein in Memoriam, by H. Rosenblatt, printed, 2 copies

 
Folder TitleDate
324 Family pictures undated
  

- family photos, negatives, pictures of Peretz Hirschbein in his coffin

 
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325 Pictures of Buenos Aires undated
  

- street with Jewish prostitutes, 1911 or 1914 cemetery pictures

 
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326 Album from Rio de Janiero 1925
  

- given to Peretz Hirschbein and his wife by the founders of the Jewish Collective

 
Folder TitleDate
327 Personal materials of Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein 1948-1953, undated
  

- certificate, cards, contract for the dramatic rights to Babel, clippings

 
Folder TitleDate
328 Personal materials of Omus Hirschbein 1950-1951, undated
  

- booklet given as a present by the Peretz School of Winnipeg, musical program, clippings, correspondence (contains English)

 
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