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Vladimir Nabokov papers

Title
Vladimir Nabokov papers, 1918-1987 bulk (1934-1975).
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS NabokovSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
15,254 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Notebooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian and American novelist, poet, short-story writer, lecturer, and literary critic.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • The collection comprises the papers of the author, as well as other minor acquisitions from various sources including Andrew Field and Kay Boyle.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Nabokov
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Title
Vladimir Nabokov papers, 1918-1987 bulk (1934-1975).
Summary
The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence by, to, and about the author; diaries for 1941 through 1977, notebooks, legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts and typescripts include holographs, photocopies, drafts, and setting copies of novels, short stories, plays, poems, interviews, lectures, notes toward works, essays, and criticism in English, Russian, French, Italian, and Polish. There are also manuscripts and typescripts of works relating to the author and his works.
There is correspondence by the author, dating from [1919]-1977, to Mark Aleksandrovich Aldanov, Elia Kazan, Sergei Makovsky, his mother Elena Ivanovna Nabokov, his wife Véra Nabokov, Gleb Struve, Edmund Wilson, the Bollingen Foundation, the Chekhov Publishing House, the Bureau littéraire D. Clairouin, Cornell University, Doubleday & Co. Publishers, the Librarie Gallimard, Harper & Bros. Publishers, Henry Holt & Co. Publishers, McGraw-Hill Inc., New Directions Publishers, The New Yorker Magazine, G. P. Putnam's Sons Publishers, the Viking Press, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, Ltd., and others. Many of these are accompanied by letters to the author from the correspondents and between the correspondents and the author's wife Véra Nabokov. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from 1944 to 1980, between various correspondents including Véra Nabokov, Matthew Bruccoli, Edmund Wilson, George Plimpton, and Prins & Prins Literary Agents and others.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Berg Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian and American novelist, poet, short-story writer, lecturer, and literary critic.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Local Note
Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
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Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957.
Kazan, Elia.
Makovskii, Sergei Konstantinovich, 1877-1962.
Nabokov, Elena Ivanovna.
Nabokova, Vera.
Struve, Gleb.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931-
Plimpton, George.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Former owner
Field, Andrew, 1938- Former owner
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992. Former owner
Bollingen Foundation.
Izdatelʹstvo imeni Chekhova (New York, N.Y.)
Bureau littéraire D. Clairouin.
Cornell University.
Doubleday and Company, inc.
Librarie Gallimard.
Harper & Brothers.
Henry Holt and Company.
McGraw-Hill, inc.
New Directions Publishing.
New Yorker Magazine, Inc.
G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Viking Press.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson (Firm)
Prins & Prins.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Nabokov
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