Collection ASM0376 - Samuel Hirsch papers

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Samuel Hirsch papers


  • 1932-1963 (Creation)
  • 1932-1963 (Creation)


3 Boxes

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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."

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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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

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  • English

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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.

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