Jacob Bernstein Papers

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Jacob Bernstein papers
Creator: Bernstein, Jacob
Call Number: D.106
Dates: 1906-1967
Physical Description: 2 boxes, 11 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II. Ephemera
Series III. Theatre memorabilia
Collection Overview
Title: Jacob Bernstein papers
Creator: Bernstein, Jacob
Call Number: D.106
Dates: 1906-1967
Physical Description: 2 boxes, 11 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Jacob Bernstein was the son of Philip and Sophie (Rubin) Bernstein, and brother of Meyer Bernstein. He began working as a stage-hand ("property man") at the Eastman Theatre in the 1920s. His correspondence and meticulously assembled scrapbooks reflect his strong interest in the theatre.

Scope and Content
The correspondence in this collection concerns the theatre in the 1930s, labor relations in the 1940s, and requests for decoration for World War II military service, as well as personal correspondence. The scrapbooks contain theatrical images and clippings from playbills from 1909-1921.

Arrangement
The correspondence in this collection is arranged chronologically.

Series I: Correspondence

Series II: Ephemera

Series III: Theater Memorabilia

Subject(s):
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Bernstein, Jacob
Eastman Theatre (Rochester, N.Y.)
Stagehands
Access
The Jacob Bernstein papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Jacob Bernstein papers, D.106, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Rare Books & Special Collections also holds the papers of Bernstein's brother, Meyer (D.107, Meyer Bernstein Papers). Jacob Bernstein's recollections of the Eastman Theatre and George Eastman can be found in Box 1, Folder 2 of the Butterfield-Eastman Papers and in Box 9, Folder 2 of the George Eastman Papers.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence between JB and Bernard T. (Ben) Connolly (Eastman Theatre Stage Manager), October - December, 1929
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence between JB and Connolly, January - March, 1930
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence between JB and Connolly, April - July, 1930
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence between JB and Connolly, August - December, 1930
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence between JB and Connolly, January - December, 1931
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence between JB and political figures, March - April, 1949
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence between JB and political figures, May - June, 1949
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence between JB and political figures, July - August, 1949
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence from Meyer Bernstein, 1952 - 1956
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, 1906 - 1967
Box 1, Folder 11Handwritten duplicates of Jacob Bernstein's correspondence, August 1966.
Series II. Ephemera
Box 2, Folder 1Photograph of Jacob Bernstein as an infant, no date
Box 2, Folder 2Rochester Transit Corporation passes, 1950-1952, (printed with advertisements for Rochester's cultural events).
Box 2, Folder 3Printed materials and ephemera, including: newspaper clippings, receipts, various pamphlets from Rochester's cultural institutions and Knights of Columbus flyers.
Box 2, Folder 4Appointment Book, November 1908 - August 1909
Series III. Theatre memorabilia
Box 2, Folder 5Theater programs and advertisement posters, 1940-1964.
Box 2, Folder 6Stage Employees Membership cards, 1948-49, 1950-51, 1953-54, and 1955-56.
Volume 1Theatre scrapbook, 1902-1913
Volume 2Theatre scrapbook, 1909-1911
Volume 3Theatre scrapbook, 1911-1921
Volume 4Theatre scrapbook, 1912-1913
Volume 5Theatre scrapbook, 1913
Volume 6Theatre scrapbook, 1913-1914
Volume 7Theatre scrapbook, 1914-1918
Volume 8Theatre scrapbook, 1915-1916
Volume 9Theatre scrapbook, 1917
Volume 10Theatre scrapbook, 1919
Volume 11Theatre scrapbook, 1921


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