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Alfred Kazin collection of papers

Title
Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990 bulk (1933-1978).
Author
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
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Mixed materialNo restrictions *Z-10371Schwarzman Building M1 - Microforms Room 315
Vols. 1-3 (May 14, 1933-June 5, 1935)Mixed materialRequest in advance *Z-10371 r. 3 Vols. 1-3 (May 14, 1933-June 5, 1935)Offsite
Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS KazinSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
1,207 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Correspondence.
Note
  • The Berg Collection also holds Alfred Kazin's personal archive, which cannot be used until it is processed. Consult the Berg Collection staff for an additional group of unprocessed materials.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available in microfilm as part of the Alfred Kazin collection of papers;
Reproduction (note)
  • Microfilm.
Biography (note)
  • Alfred Kazin was an American essayist, literary critic, and historian.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
Processing Action (note)
  • Microfilmed;
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Kazin
Author
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
Title
Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990 bulk (1933-1978).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, journals kept from 1933 to 1990, and portrait photographs. The manuscripts and typescripts include poems, drafts of novels, essays, short stories, and notes for work by the author, as well as excerpts from a transcript containing the testimony of Alfred Kazin and Malcolm Cowley in a case against Grove Press, Inc. The correspondence, dating from [1962] to 1978 includes letters from the author to Herbert Gold, Harry Levin, Muriel Rukeyser, and Louis Untermeyer. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1941 to 1980, between various correspondents, including Carson McCullers, Herbert Mitgang, John Dos Passos, and others.
There are letters to Kazin from Hannah Arendt, Atlantic Monthly Press, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Burnshaw, Truman Capote, Peter Davison, Lucy Dawidowicz, David Leo Diamond, Leon Edel, George P. Elliott, James T. Farrell, William Faulkner, Robert Flint, Herbert Gold, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Josephine Herbst, Edward Hoagland, Irving Howe, Randall Jarrell, Howard Jones, Jack Kerouac, Elinor Langer, Bernard Malamud, Francis O. Matthiessen, Carson McCullers, Herbert Mitgang, Lewis Mumford, Sylvia Plath, Laura Riding, Harold Rosenberg, Isaac Rosenfeld, Philip Roth, Upton Sinclair, Francis Steegmuller, John Updike, Mark Van Doren, John Wain, Eudora Welty, Edmund Wilson, Jose Yglesias, and others, dating from 1937 to 1990.
Biography
Alfred Kazin was an American essayist, literary critic, and historian.
Additional Formats
Journals : 1933-1990 ; Journal, holograph and typescrpt : 1988-89. Available in microfilm as part of the Alfred Kazin collection of papers; service copy classmark: *Z-10371.
Reproduction
Journals : 1933-1990 ; Journal, holograph and typescrpt : 1988-89. Microfilm. New York : New York Public Library, 2009. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (MN *ZZ-41219)
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Bellow, Saul.
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979.
Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906-2005.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Davison, Peter, 1928-
Dawidowicz, Lucy S.
Diamond, David, 1915-2005.
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
Edel, Leon, 1907-1997.
Elliott, George P., 1918-1980.
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Flint, Robert.
Gold, Herbert, 1924-
Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969.
Hoagland, Edward.
Howe, Irving.
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965.
Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Langer, Elinor, 1939-
Levin, Harry, 1912-
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967.
Malamud, Bernard.
Matthiessen, F. O. (Francis Otto), 1902-1950.
Mitgang, Herbert.
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Plath, Sylvia.
Riding, Laura, 1901-1991.
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978.
Rosenfeld, Isaac, 1918-1956.
Roth, Philip.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
Updike, John.
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972.
Wain, John.
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.
Yglesias, Jose.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Kazin
*Z-10371 [Microfilm]
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