Finding Aid for the Zalmen Zylbercweig Collection of Yiddish Theater Scripts, 1926-1932

Processed by Dydia DeLyser; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Zalmen Zylbercweig Collection of Yiddish Theater Scripts, 1926-1932

Collection number: 1572

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Dydia DeLyser, December 1988
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Zalmen Zylbercweig Collection of Yiddish Theater Scripts,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1932
Collection number: 1572
Creator: Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Zalmen Zylbercweig (1894-1972) was born in Chortkov, Galicia. He started his career as an actor before he turned to writing, translating, and directing plays. He relocated to New York in 1937 where he served as editor for the Jewish American for eleven years. He later moved to Los Angeles. The collection consists of Yiddish theater scripts, most of which are undated. The entire collection is in Yiddish.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zalmen Zylbercweig Collection of Yiddish Theater Scripts (Collection 1572). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3649394 

Biography

Zylbercweig was born in Chortkov, Galicia, 1894; started his career as an actor before he turned to writing, translating, and directing plays; relocated to New York in 1937 where he served as editor for the Jewish American for eleven years; later moved to Los Angeles; publications include: Leksikon fun Yidishn Teater (1931-67), Hintern Forhang, Teater Figurn, Teater Mozaik, and Album of the Yiddish Theater (1937); died in 1972.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Yiddish theater scripts, most of which are undated. The entire collection is in Yiddish.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972--Archives.
Theater, Yiddish--Archival resources.
Theatrical producers and directors--Archival resources.
Dramatists--Archival resources.
Scripts (documents).


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

1. A ganeydn far tsvey. Operetta in 2 acts.

Box 1, Folder 1

2. Amerikaner grinhorns. Operetta in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 1

3. Shtarker fun lebn. Drama in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 2

4. Ver ikh bin. Operetta in 2 acts.

Box 1, Folder 2

5. Rusishe libe. Operetta in 2 acts.

Box 1, Folder 2

6. Leybke fun Odes. Musical comedy in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 2

7. Lomir zikh iberbetn. Musical comedy in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 3

8. A yidisher romans. In 2 acts and 10 scenes.

Box 1, Folder 3

9. Shloyme Zalmen's khasene. A tragicomedy in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 3

10. Di kraytser sonata. Drama in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 3

11. Shvartse oygn (Natasha). Contemporary scene with music.

Box 1, Folder 3

12. A meydol vi du. Musical comedy.

Box 1, Folder 4

13. A meydol fun der untervelt. Melodrama in 4 acts.

Box 1, Folder 4

14. Kinder batsoln. Family drama in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 4

Kinder fargesn nisht. Contemporary drama in 3 acts.

Box 1, Folder 4

16. Vos a meydl darf visn. Melodrama in 4 acts.

Box 2, Folder 1

17. Di Seyder-nakht. Musical comedy in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 1

18. Neshomes tsu farkoyfn.

Box 2, Folder 1

19. Der Orimer milyoner (Shver tsu sayn orem). Comedy in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 1

20. In a goldener shtayg. Comedy-drama in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 2

21. Der leydikgeher (Dertrombenik). Comedy in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 2

22. Khurbn Palestina. In 2 acts with prologue and epilogue.

Box 2, Folder 2

23. Mken lebn nor mlozt nisht. Musical comedy in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 2

24. Ver iz di mame? Comedy-drama in 3 acts with epoligue.

Box 2, Folder 2

25. Di kenign fun mayn harts. Operetta in 2 acts and 3 scenes.

Box 2, Folder 3

26. A meydele vi du. Operetta in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 3

27. Sofyes khupe-nakht. Drama in 3 acts and 6 scenes.

Box 2, Folder 3

28. Der shlang fun ganeydn, oder: Di fartribene mame. Melodrama in 4 acts.

Box 2, Folder 3

29. Amerikaner kinder. Comedy in 3 acts.

Box 2, Folder 4

30. Der Varshever landsman. In 2 acts.

Box 2, Folder 4

31. In yene teg. A dramatic event in 3 acts with music.

Box 2, Folder 4

32. In di hoykhe fenster. Comedy in 3 acts.