Albert N. Youngman papers, 1923-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Youngman, Albert N
Title
Albert N. Youngman papers
Dates
1923-1985 (inclusive)
Quantity
.09 cubic foot
1 sound cassette
Collection Number
3583
Summary
Seattle Jewish community member
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Youngman (1903-1991) was born in Poland. He attended the Warsaw Academy of Drama from 1916 to 1918 and participated in theatrical productions in Polish. It was after seeing a production of Dybbyk at a Jewish theater in Europe however, that he became interested in Yiddish productions. In early 1921, he moved to Seattle, learned English, and finished high school. He moved soon after to Los Angeles where he did some directing for a short time. He eventually moved back to Seattle and met his wife there in the late 1920s. In Seattle he directed a for-profit drama club called the Seattle Habima Players which operated between 1931 and 1941 and performed plays in Yiddish. He also was an active member and officer of the B'nai B'rith.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3583-001: Albert N. Youngman papers, 1932-1937Return to Top

.03 cubic foot (includes oversize poster)

Scope and Content: Programs and a poster.

Includes ephemera from Habima productions (1936-1937). Youngman directed and also acted.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Albert Youngman, 3/5/1984.

Description
Albert N. Youngman papers

Accession No. 3583-003: Albert N. Youngman papers, 1931-1957Return to Top

.03 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Theater programs, clippings, and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Albert N. Youngman, 9/8/1984.

Description
Albert N. Youngman papers

Accession No. 3583-004: Albert N. Youngman oral history interview, 1985Return to Top

.03 cubic foot (1 sound cassette; transcript: 28 pages)

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded interview conducted by Isabel Stusser on August 28, 1985.

Mr. Youngman describes Yiddish theater in Seattle in the 1920s when he arrived here. He details the establishment, operations and actors of the Seattle Habima Players during the 1930s. Those were years he entertained Jewish G.I.s under the auspices of the Jewish Welfare Board.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Al Youngman, 8/25/1985.

Description
Albert N. Youngman oral history interview

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jew, Polish--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jewish actors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Theatrical producers and directors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Youngman, Albert N.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • B'nai B'rith. Greater Seattle Lodge 3003
  • National Jewish Welfare Board
  • Seattle Habima Players
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Stusser, Isabel (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)