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Group Theater collection

Identifier: umja0165

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various materials relating to the history of the Group Theater, including newspaper clippings, scripts, brochures, articles, photographs, newsletters, and tickets.


  • 1929-1977

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Saint Paul Group Theater was a short-lived theater group that began in 1935 and ran until around 1940. The group grew out of the Jewish Educational Center and were an amateur theater group where members received no pay. Over the years directors and Assistant Directors included Jack Geller and Ethel Pasternak. They would perform at the Jewish Educational Center which was located at Holly and Grotto and at the Y.W.C.A in Saint Paul. Many of their productions related to issues of social justice. They were also known as the Grotto Players.


0.40 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

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This collection consists of various materials that document the St. Paul Group Theater, an amateur theater group that began at the Jewish Educational Center in the 1930s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Andrew Rapoport in November of 2019.

Group Theater collection, 1929-1977
Kate Dietrick and Hannah Mallek
November 2019
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area