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The Yiddish Theatrical Museum (1926)

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The Yiddish Theatrical Museum (1926)


Yiddish Theater Museum


One of the only surviving documents from the Yiddish Theatrical Museum of New York City and the only one revealing the address of its headquarters. A letter from Jacob Shtazky calling for materials for a publication to be put out by the Yiddish Theatrical Museum in New York. Shatzky explains in his letter that a monthly magazine called "Mask" will include historical documents relating to the Yiddish theater. The board of the museum listed on the right include Mark Schweid (see gallery on American Yiddish Theater after 1926) and others, mostly historians and former actors of the Yiddish stage. There is no evidence that an edition of the magazine was ever published.


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“The Yiddish Theatrical Museum (1926),” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed February 29, 2024, https://ataleoftwomuseums.yivo.org/items/show/6627.
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