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Samuel Hirsch papers


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Samuel Hirsch papers, 1932-1963 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: Samuel Hirsch papers, 1932-1963Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1932-1963

ID: ASM0376

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Audiotapes, Clippings, Letters, Periodicals, Photographs, Postcards, Programs (documents), Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Samuel Hirsch was a theater professor, producer, and theorist who produced a number of plays in the Miami area. The collection consists of many photographs, clippings, programs, and correspondence of various plays that Hirsch produced from the 1940s to 1960s. The collection also contains a scrapbook with clippings, cards, and programs regarding the Musicomedy Series of theater productions directed by Hirsch, which was held in Miami in 1957. Included is an issue of the English Leaflet, Winter 1964, Vol. LXIII, No. 4 which contains an article by Samuel Hirsch titled "The Theatre of the Absurd," and an audiotape titled "Prof Samuel Hirsch, 'Some Thoughts on the Theatre of the Absurd,' the English Lunch Club, 3/14/1964."

Subject/Index Terms

Hirsch, Samuel
Miami (Florida) - History - 20th century
Theater - Production and direction - United States - History - 20th century
Theater of the absurd

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Samuel Hirsch Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Related Materials:

The following are collections held at the University of Miami Special Collections that pertain to theater and opera performances in the greater Miami area.

ASM0099 Willard Hubbell Papers.

ASM0144 Paul Nagel Collection.

ASM0322 James Baxter Collection.

ASM0376 Samuel Hirsch Papers.

ASM0618 South Florida Playbills Collection.

ASM0628 Civic Theater of Greater Miami Records.

ASM0629 Greater Miami Opera Collection.

Preferred Citation: Samuel Hirsch Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Updated and revised descriptions by David Rodriguez, May 2016

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[Box 1],
[Box 2: Clippings and Photographs],
[Box 3: Photographs],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1957Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings and playbills related to various theatrical productions by Samuel Hirsch. Most clippings are from South Florida publications.
Item 2: 1/4" Audiotape: "Some Thoughts on the Theater of the Absurd," the English Lunch Club, March 14, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 3: The English Leaflet, Winter 1964Add to your cart.
Published by The New England Association of Teachers of English. Features essay, "The Theatre of the Absurd" by Samuel Hirsch.
Box 2: Clippings and PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Clippings and Photographs: The Casablanca Players, c. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Playbills and advertisements also included. Extensive photographs of performances, social gatherings, etc.
Folder 2: Clippings and Photographs: The Casablanca Players, c. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Playbills and advertisements also included. Extensive photographs of performances, social gatherings, etc.
Box 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs - HeadshotsAdd to your cart.
B&W headshots of various actors and actresses
Folder 2: Photographs - Stage Production stillsAdd to your cart.
B&W photographs of various stage productions and 1 personal photograph with family
Folder 3: Photographs - Stage Productions stills, Backstage, Audtions, miscAdd to your cart.

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