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Norbert Silbiger Collection

Identifier: FMS-71

Scope and Contents

The collection includes an early c.v., clippings, photographs, programs, biographical material, and letters of congratulation on his receipt of an honorary degree from Earlham College in 1968.


  • Other: 1940-1979

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Norbert Silbiger (1895-1979) was a Vienna-born journalist and the founder of the Richmond Civic Theatre. An officer in the Austrian army during World War I, he became a leading Viennese journalist and antifascist between the world wars. Sent to a concentration camp by the Nazis in 1938, he was freed through the help of English Quakers and through them came to the United States, finally coming to the refugee hostel at Quaker Hill. From 1942-1962 he was director of the Richmond Civic Theatre.

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Method of Acquisition

Donation, JeanĀ  (Hamm) Balestrieri, 1992 and Richmond Smith, 1993

Accruals and Additions

Addition of photographs by Jean (Hamm) Balestrieri, 1994.
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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository