BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY ARCHIVES
AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Accession Number #88-001
Scope and Content Note
The Papers of Joseph H. Davidson contain records primarily covering the years from 1930 through 1980. They include material from his years in graduate school and follows his progression from student to professor at Brooklyn College. The material on view here are playbills of plays that he revised and directed and/or plays that he attended. There is also correspondence documenting his expertise and great passion for the theatre.
The records were loosely organized and include Davidson’s undergraduate studies (and notes on his thesis) to classroom notes as well as records pertaining to his retirement. On a more personal note, there are folders regarding Davidson’s promotional grievance. There are also items on numerous manuscripts, plays, and correspondence, as well as student flyers and information about performances that he was not involved in.
This collection can be very useful to a variety of audiences including,
but not limited to, acting, directing, stage production/management researchers
and people interested in Yiddish and/or Jewish theatre, set design, photography
as well as individuals who want to know more about Brooklyn College history.