Guide to the Records of the Kadimah Group of Hadassah (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Gilbert and Sullivan in Yiddish Musicals Collection
1948-1955
(bulk 1950-1952)

I-570

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover in June 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kadimah Group of Hadassah
Title: Kadimah Group of Hadassah (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Gilbert and Sullivan in Yiddish Musicals Collection
Dates:1948-1955
Dates:bulk 1950-1952
Abstract: Photographs, mementos, and album recordings of the Kadimah Group of Hadassah, Central Chapter, Brooklyn Region, documenting their performances in Yiddish of Gilbert and Sullivan’s musicals, Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore.
Quantity: 1 folder, 5 78 r.p.m. vinyl records, and 1 prop, a parasol
Identification: I-570
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Nine actors in costume, undated

Nine actors in costume, undated

The Kadimah Group of Hadassah was a constituent group of the Central Chapter of Hadassah in the Brooklyn Region. One of their fundraising methods was to perform Gilbert & Sullivan plays in Yiddish. Kadimah produced three consecutive years of H.M.S. Pinafore, performed in Yiddish as “Der Shirtz.” These plays raised over $40,000.1 In 1952, the play being performed was “Die Yom Bonditten,” the Yiddish version of Pirates of Penzance.

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Scope and Content Note

Includes playbills, photographs, letters of the Kadimah Group’s performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s musicals in Yiddish. Also includes five 78 r.p.m. vinyl records recording the songs in the plays and one prop, a parasol.

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Arrangement

Organized into one folder, plus one museum object and five audio visual items. Arranged by type of material.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

I-578/RG 24 Guide to the Records of Chapters, Regions, Co-ops and Junior Hadassah in the Hadassah Archives

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Separated Material

A parasol used in the production has moved to the Museum Collection (MUSEUM). Album recordings have been separated into the Audio Visual Collection (AVC).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Kadimah Group of Hadassah (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Gilbert and Sullivan in Yiddish Musicals Collection; I-570; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Mrs. Eddi Zamft.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Records of the Kadimah Group of Hadassah (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Gilbert and Sullivan in Yiddish Musicals Collection, 1948-1955

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
CB 10 1 Photographs, Correspondence, and Playbills 1948-1955 request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 031  H.M.S. Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance Banner Records Recordings (Accession 2015.003.001-005) circa 1950 and circa 1952
Box TitleDate
MUSEUM   Parasol prop (Accession 2015.003.006) undated
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