Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater
Scope and Contents
The Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater includes production programs, newspaper clippings and other printed material; production photographs; and posters. The material documents the development of theatrical production in Israel from the 1920s through the 1950s. Theaters represented include Habimah, Hamatateh, Ohel, Te'atron ha-Kameri shel Tel-Aviv, and others. Additional material includes photographs and printed material about Israeli actor Ari Kutai, and caricatures of prominent Israeli figures by Ze'ev.
- 1921 - 1958
- Gamzu, Haim, 1910-1982 (Collector)
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Kedem Auctions, Ltd. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2010.
Organized into three series: I. Production programs and clippings, 1921-1957. II. Photographs, 1929-1958. III. Materials Relating to Ari Kutai, 1926-1955. IV. Posters and Caricatures, 1921-1954.
4.8 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 1 broadside)
Language of Materials
The Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater includes production programs, newspaper clippings and other printed material; production photographs; and posters. The material documents the development of theatrical production in Israel from the 1920s through the 1950s. Theaters represented include Habimah, Hamatateh, Ohel, Te'atron ha-Kameri shel Tel-Aviv, and others. Additional material includes photographs and printed material about Israeli actor Ari Kutai, and caricature drawings of prominent Israeli figures by Ze'ev.
Biographical / Historical
Haim Gamzu (1910-1982), was an Israeli art and drama critic. He was born in Chernigov, Russia, and went to Palestine with his parents in 1923. He studied art and philsophy at the Sorbonne and the University of Vienna. He became the director of the Tel Aviv Museum in 1962, and he established and taught at Israel's first theater school, Beit Zvi, in Ramat Gan. Gamzu authored several books on painting and sculpture, and his articles on painting, sculpture and theater were published in the daily Haaretz and elsewhere.
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Within this collection some material in Hebrew that staff was unable to translate has been described as unidentified and/or undated.
- Haim Gamzu Collection of Israeli Theater
- by Susan Brady and Eve C. Neiger
- October 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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