University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Seth L. Wolitz Papers, 1981-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wolitz, Seth L.
Title: Wolitz, Seth L., Papers
Dates: 1981-2004
Abstract: The Seth L. Wolitz Papers contain four linear feet of correspondence, event planning records, pamphlets, programs, audio-visual material, and other documents concerning Wolitz’s involvement with the Jewish Studies program at UT.
Accession No.: 2012-287
OCLC No.: 822038636
Extent: 4 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Seth L. Wolitz is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas at Austin. During his time at the university, he was heavily involved with the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, where he was named the Marie and Edwin Gale Chair of Judaic Studies in 1980. Wolitz arranged for prominent scholars in Jewish Studies to travel to UT and give lectures as part of the Gale Family Foundation Annual Lectureship in Jewish Studies.

Wolitz is the author of The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Proustian Community, and Songs of Bernart de Ventadorn, as well as numerous articles on modern Yiddish literature and culture. Wolitz received his Ph.D. in French and Romance Languages at Yale University in 1965. Before coming to UT, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley and Hunter College, CUNY.

Sources:

C.V. (2008), Wolitz, Seth L. "In Search of Marc Chagall: Review Essay."Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 23.4 (2005): 121-130.


Scope and Contents

The Seth L. Wolitz Papers contain four linear feet of correspondence, event planning records, pamphlets, programs, audio-visual material, and other documents concerning Wolitz’s involvement with the Jewish Studies program at UT. The bulk of the collection is regarding the Gale Lectureship series from the years 1981 to 1998. Some general files on Jewish Studies program curriculum and other departmental events are also included. Audio-visual material is primarily audio cassette tapes and VHS recordings of Gale lecturers and Sephardic Music Festival performances by Flory Jagoda. Also of note are several small boxes of photographic slides of art reproductions related to Wolitz’s work on Marcel Proust.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985.
Dawidowicz, Lucy S.
Gale, Edwin
Hartman, Geoffrey H.
Howe, Irving.
Jagoda, Flory
Lifson, David S.
Marrus, Michael Robert
Neusner, Jacob, 1932-
Podhoretz, Norman.
Wolitz, Seth L.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Jewish studies
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Texas Jewish Collections Subject Guide; UT Texas Hillel, Jewish Campus Life Records, 1929-2004; Fort Worth (Texas) Jewish History Collection, 1903-1992.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Seth L. Wolitz Papers, 1981-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Vanessa Attia, November 2012.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2012-287/1 10th Annual Gale Lecture:
Program, handbills, 1987
Brochure/Poster/Flyers, October 27, 1987
Reception Guests/Invitations
9th Annual Gale Lecture, Budget/Financial Matters
Sephardic Festival newsletter and Sephardic Music program, 1988
Flory Jagoda – Sephardic Festival, October 13, 1988
Notes and correspondence with F. Jagoda
box
2012-287/1 13th Annual Gale Lecture, September 17, 1992
Sephardic Festival Accounting
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi vita and material
Sephardic Conference (proposed 1988-89), Correspondence and Budget
Sephardic Festival:
Exhibits – Correspondence
Sephardic Festival Press Releases
Thank-Yous and Follow Up
Geoffrey Hartman, October 29, 1987
Idea File for 1988 Gale Lecture
Chagall Drawings – Clippings [photocopies]
Marc Chagall – 9th Annual Gale Lecture
Reception RSVP
9th Annual Gale Lecture:
Press Release [and news clippings]
Program
Thank You Letters and Follow Up, 1987
Reception/Catering
box
2012-287/2 Mailing Lists
Dina Halpern/Danny Newman
Jewish Studies Program:
Minor – program summary, requirements, 1984
Descriptions, Publicity, Brochures, 1984
Festival Marc Chagall newsletter and program, 1987
Jewish Studies event handbills, newsletters, programs, 1992, 1994
Gale event planning receipts, correspondence, 1994
"Faculty Sick Leave, 4/98" [Gale Lectureship programs, handbills, and print of Gale], 1998
Charles Baron lecture handbill, I.B. Singer conference program, February 28, 1999
Gale Lecture Correspondence, 1998
Other Lectures Sponsored by Program:
Eric Brietbart "Comic Image of the Jew in American Film and TV," Feb. 25, 1988
Jesus Leguina Villa, March 24, 1988
Dinner Invitations/Headliners – Jesus Leguina Villa and Wife
Jesus Leguina Villa/Maria Emilia Casas – Curriculum Vitas
Daniel Cohen-Sagi
Visiting Lectures
Jewish Studies: Campus lectures, Brown Bags, etc.
Lecturer: Samuel G. Armistead
Jewish Studies Lecturer: Dan V. Segre
B’nai B’rith Lecture Bureau, 1987-1988
Visiting Israel Scholar – Information
Traveling Jewish Theatre – Information
Other Lectures Sponsored by Jewish Studies
15th Annual Gale Lecture pamphlet, 1994
Correspondence:
Yiddish Translations pamphlet and correspondence, 1986
Yiddish Performance, 1986
Jewish Music Programs, 1986
Festival Chagall, 1986
9th Annual Gale Lecture:
Biographies – Guest Lecturers/Artists – 9th Annual Gale Lecture
Procedures, Check Lists
Facilities/Services
Instructions
Mailing Lists – Blue Lagoon (Dr. Bowlt)
Gale Lecture Reservations and Confirmations, 1986
Irving Howe – photos, blurb, correspondence letters
Press Releases, 1986
Finances – bills, charges, etc., 1986
Printing Orders for Gale Lecture
Maimonides Commemoration, 1986
Colloquium on Shoah, March 18, 1986
Gale Reception, Meal, and Refreshment of 1984
Gale Lecture Dinner Guest List, 1984
Gale Lecture: Lucy Dawidowicz, 1983-1984
Publicity for Gale Lecture, 1984
Gale Chair Perspective, 1984
Gale Lecture: Jacob Neusner, 1984-85
Gale Lecture, 1981-82
Gale Lecture, 1981-82
Jewish Studies Lecturer: David S. Lifson – clippings, correspondence, handbills
Gale Lecture: David Patterson, 1982-1983
World Union of Jewish Studies Newsletter, June 1979
Jewish Studies – Faculty – C. vitae, etc.
Jewish Professors in the University (American Profs for Peace/Middle East), 1985
Gale Lecture pamphlets, press releases
Norman Podhoretz Gale Lecture, 1995
"An Overview of the Jewish State Theater in the Polish People’s Republic" autograph manuscript, Departmental correspondence
Gale Lecturer Michael R. Marrus – CV, article, correspondence, 1994
Sephardic Music, Flory Jagoda & Family [cassette tape 1 of 2], October 13, 1988
Sephardic Music, Flory Jagoda & Family [cassette tape 2 of 2], October 13, 1988
box
2012-287/3 Correspondence:
Departmental letter
Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY, 1988
Gale, Edwin and Becky, 1983-1989
Lectures – Gale Funds, 1988-1989
Harold Liebowitz, 1987-1988
Robert H. Azbug
Antokoletz, Elliott
Astro, Alan, 1994
Baker, Paula Eisenstein – Musician, Houston, 1989
Bar-el, Joseph, 1989
Charles Baron
Harvey Choldin, 1989
Harvey Choldin, 1989
Fein, Richard – SUNY at New Paltz, 1988-1989
Gilman, Sander L. (author/lecturer), 1989
Arthur Graham, 1983
Milton Hindus, 1982
Howe, Irving, 1989
Horowitz, Brian
Hutton, Christopher – Asst. Prof. of Yiddish Germanic Languages, 1987-1989
Alain Finkielkraut, 1987
"Wolitz’s File and Work," David L. Gold work
Correspondence:
Malech, Steven (former student), 1989
Lindstrom, Naomi, 1988
Ilya Levin
Leviant, Curt (NEH review 7/89), 1989
Kattan, Naim – Canada, 1988
Kellman, Steven G – UTSA, 1983-1989
Jozef, Bella – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988
Robert D. King – Articles/Reprints and CV
Hannah Kliger and Rakhmiel Peltz fellowship application materials and correspondence
Correspondence and individual’s vita/works example:
Stark, Paulina, 1989
Nathan Snyder, 1985–1989
Eisig Silberschlag “In Memoriam”
Efraim Sicher, Beersheva, 1989
Schwartz, Ester – Rio de Janiero, Brazil – correspondence and CV, 1988
Elias Schulman
Rosenthal, Bernice Glatzer, 1989
Tomas Rivera, 1987
David Patterson, 1983
Herbert Paper, 1983
Cynthia Ozick, 1987
Standish Meachum, 1989
Neugeboren, Jay – Jewish Author, 1988
David Neal Miller, 1984
Nicoletta Misler
Monger
Noy, Dov, 1981
Jerry Malinowski, 1988
Manaster, Jane, 1989
Mandelbaum, Irving J., 1986-1988
Michael R. Marrus, 1987
Winegarten, Ruth – Texas Jewish Historical Society, 1989
Gale Book
Slides:
Slides, art reproductions – 1 of 3
Slides, art reproductions – 2 of 3
Slides, 3 of 3
Slide box – Proust, 1 of 2
Slide box – Proust, 2 of 2
Slide box – Proust I / Kathy Karpinski
10th Annual Gale Lecture, October 29, 1987:
Catering/Reception
Printing Receipts
Budget/Financial Matters
Mailing List
Press Releases
Sephardic Festival, 1988
Speakers CV, bios, and photos
Catering
Sephardic Lecture planning notes and letters
Mailing List (Reception guests)
Brochure/Poster – 9th Annual Gale Lecture
Other Jewish Studies Programs – Brochures, etc.
Jewish Studies Associations
box
2012-287/4 Middle Eastern Studies – Course Descriptions
Hebrew Studies – Courses, Faculty, etc.
Possible Donors to Jewish Studies (mailing list for mail)
Interviews for Jewish Studies Program, 1986
Yiddish Proposal: Eastern European Center
Jewish Studies – Students (Special Interests, etc.), 1986
Hillel Information, 1984
Jewish Studies Program – Budget, Operations, etc., 1983-1984
"Jewish Studies Retreat (?)"
JSP Planning, Arthur Graham, 1986-1987
Personnel File – Applications, Appointment Forms, etc., 1983-1986
French University – Jewish Correspondence, 1985-1986
French-Jewish Studies
Israel Exchange, 1986
Students Overseas, 1985-1987
Appt. – Exchange
Idea File – Proposed Jewish Studies Newsletter
Gale Family File
14th Annual Gale Lecturer, Sander L. Gilman, 1993
Judaica – Music
Gale Lectures:
16th Annual Gale Lectureship Norman Podhoretz, speech draft
Marrus / Gale 94
Procedures, 1984
Jewish Studies Program:
Jewish Studies Brochures/Newsletters
B’nai B’rith Speakers Bureau
Jewish Studies Program Courses, Spring 1985
Jewish Social Studies
European Jewry Relations
Jewish Studies Minor
Concentration for Jewish Studies
Doall and Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies Program Course Info
Other Jewish Studies Programs – Philosophies of; articles on
Mailing List
Jewish Studies Minor: Correspondence from other depts
AV:
Festival Marc Chagall, Ampex 457 tape, 47:00 length [1 of 3], March 7, 1987
Festival Marc Chagall, Ampex 457 tape, 48:00 length [2 of 3], March 7, 1987
Festival Marc Chagall, Ampex 457 tape, 7:42 length [3 of 3], March 7, 1987
VHS:
Dina Halpern
Voices of Sepharad: Music and Dance of the Sephardic Jews, A 20 Minute Television Documentary
Conference on Jewish Mysticism (2), Oct. 17, 2004
Jagoda Family, T120 Professional Videocassette Color Plus, 107 min. copy 3
Jagoda Family, T120 Professional Videocassette Color Plus, 107 min. copy 5
Jagoda Family, T120 Professional Videocassette Color Plus, 107 min. copy 4
Unlabeled, Polaroid Supercolor Plus, T-120, VHS Video Cassette, 245m
Unlabeled, Maxwell Video Cassette, T-160, 327m
"2," Maxwell Video Cassette, T-160, 327m [1 of 2]
"2," Maxwell Video Cassette, T-160, 327m [2 of 2]
"1," Maxwell Video Cassette, T-160, 327m
DVD-R:
The Inquisition [1 of 2]
The Inquisition [2 of 2]
box
2012-287/5 “1997 Gale Lecture – Documents: 1) Gale Lecture97 2) 4 Lectures 3) 4-Lect (Pagemaker document) – WOLITZ” [3.5” floppy]
Audio cassette tapes:
Forum 47-94, Dr. M. Marrus: The Dreyfus Affair
Gale Lecture, 1992 – 1 of 2
Gale Lecture, 1992 – 2 of 2
Unlabeled
Tape #2: Auram Kampf
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape 2
Tape 1
Festival Marc Chagall, Produced by Seth L. Wolitz, Gale Professor of Jewish Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, March 7, 1987
Festival Marc Chagall Gala Double Concert
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape 2
Gale Lecture, Oct. 21, 1993
Tape #2 Sides 3 of 4
Tape #1, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sides 1 of 3
Sephardic Music (Speed Copy), Flory Jagoda & Family, October 13, 1988
Gale Lecture Series – 1 of 3, 1998
Gale Lecture Series – 2 of 3, 1998
Gale Lecture Series – 3 of 3, 1998
Exam – Post-war Parks
Tape #2
Gale Lecture, Oct. 21, 1993
Alan Shuman: Cello Concerto, Leonard Rose, N.Y. Philharmonic Dimitri Mitropoulosm conducting, Carnegie Hall, April 14, 1950
Sephardic Music, Flory Jagoda & Family - 1 of 2, October 13, 1988
Sephardic Music, Flory Jagoda & Family - 2 of 2, October 13, 1988
Tape #3 – A) John Bowly B) Bowlt and concluding remarks
Gale Lecture – 1 of 2, Oct. 21, 1993
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape 2
Sephardic Music (Speed Copy), Flory Jagoda & Family, October 13, 1988
Gale Lecture – 2 of 2, Oct. 21, 1993
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape I – 1 of 3
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape I – 2 of 3 [duplicate or continuation?]
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape I – 3 of 3 [duplicate or continuation?]
Forum #20-86: "Shoah Colloquy, Part I"
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape I
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape 2
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape I [duplicate?]
Gale Lecture, Midrash, Tape 2 [duplicate?]
Forum 47-94, Dr. M. Marrus: The Dreyfus Affair
G. Hartman on Midrash and Literature