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Organizational History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works by Singer, 1925-97, nd

Series II. Correspondence, 1979, 1982-94

Series III. Financial and Legal Papers, 1984-85

Series IV. Photographs, 1960-80, nd

Series V. Personal Files, 1978-87, nd

Series VI. Works about Singer and His Work, 1977-97

Series VII. Works by Other Authors, 1984, nd

Oversize Materials

Index

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Collection of Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers, 1925-97 at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Title: Collection of Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers
Dates: 1925-1997
Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Isaac Bashevis Singer received from Robert Giroux and his publishing firm, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. These include photocopy tearsheets from some of his early short stories ( "Abandoned,"  "In Old Age,"  "In the World of Chaos,"  "The Way Back," and "Remnants"); handwritten manuscripts and corrected typescripts of other short stories; Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings ( Meshugah, Scum, and Shadows on the Hudson, and others); playscripts of Play for the Devil (based on the short story "The Unseen"), Shlemeil the First, and Teibele and Her Demon; programs, other production material, and review clippings. Other papers in the collection include correspondence; financial and legal papers; photographs; clippings and other material related to Singer's receipte of the Nobel Prize; interview transcipts, clippings, and tearsheets of works about Singer; and teaarsheets of works by Arthur J. Magida and Kurt Vonnegut.
RLIN Record #: TXRC05-A10001
Extent: 12 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 galley folder (5 linear feet)
Language: Most material in English and Yiddish.
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Organizational History

The publishing firm Farrar, Straus & Giroux was founded as Farrar, Straus & Company in New York City in 1945 by Roger W. Straus and John Farrar. Straus originally served as president and chief executive officer; Farrar was chairman. The company changed names several times over the years, eventually becoming Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1964. Robert Giroux had joined the company in 1955, serving as editor-in-chief and vice-president. He had previously worked at Harcourt Brace & Company, and many of its important authors followed him to the new firm, helping to establish its reputation as a quality publishing house.

Isaac Bashevis Singer was one of thirteen Nobel laureates published by the firm between 1945 and 1985. Farrar, Straus & Giroux became Singer’s primary English publisher in 1960 after merging with Noonday Press, which had published Satan in Goray. The first of Singer’s books published by the company was The Spinoza of Market Street in 1961.

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Scope and Contents

Because the Isaac Bashevis Singer papers received from Robert Giroux and his publishing firm, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, are similar to those found in the Ransom Center’s primary Singer archive, they are arranged in the same manner. The collection has been arranged in seven series: I. Works by Singer (1925-97), II. Correspondence (1979, 1982-94), III. Financial and Legal Papers (1984-85), IV. Photographs (1960-80), V. Personal Files (1978-87), VI. Works about Singer and His Work (1977-97), and VII. Works by Other Authors (1984).

Among Singer’s works are photocopy tearsheets from some of his earliest short stories, "Abandoned,"  "In Old Age,"  "In the World of Chaos,"  "The Way Back," and "Remnants." Also present are handwritten manuscripts and corrected typescripts of other short stories, many with additional corrections by Dvorah Menashe Telushkin and other translators. Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings include those of Meshugah, Scum, and Shadows on the Hudson. Playscripts of Play for the Devil (based on the short story "The Unseen"), Shlemeil the First, and Teibele and Her Demon are present, along with some programs and other production material. Review clippings of many works may also be found in the works series, which is arranged alphabetically by English title.

Correspondence consists mainly of fan mail and requests for lecture appearances, although letters from translators Marie-Pierre Bay and Mirra Ginsburg, publishers, and others are also present. Financial and legal papers are limited to contracts with Centre Saidye Bronfman and the Festival International de la Culture Juive. Photographs of Robert Giroux with Singer, Rachel MacKenzie, and Singer’s son Israel Zamir date from 1960 and 1978; additionally, Polish subjects include reprints of early 20th century photographs of Singer’s brother Israel Joshua Singer, staff, and residents at a children’s home. Clippings about Singer’s receipt of the Nobel Prize are filed with other award material and a brochure for a YIVO exhibition on Singer in Personal Files. Among works about Singer and his work are clippings of various articles about Singer from 1978 until 1997; clippings of interviews; a transcript from an interview with an unidentified person, and reviews and tearsheets of works about Singer. Tearsheets of works by Arthur J. Magida and Kurt Vonnegut are housed in the final series, Works by Other Authors.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Bay, Marie-Pierre.
Friedman, Eve.
Singer, Alma Haimann Wasserman.
Organizations
Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
New Yorker.
Subjects
Authors, American.
Authors, Yiddish.
Jewish authors.
Jewish literature.
Jews, Polish.
Short stories, Jewish.
Yiddish literature.
Document Types
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

URL:

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/farrar.singer.html

Acquisition:

Gifts,1994 (G9961); 1995 (G10202); 1997 (G11024); 1998 (G11289)

Processed by:

Katherine Mosley, 2004

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Farrar Straus & Giroux Collection of Isaac Bashevis Singer--Folder List

 

Series I. Works by Singer, 1925-97, nd

Box Folder
1 1 "Abandoned" (Yordim), photocopy Literarishe Bleter tearsheet fragment, 1931
2 "The Accuser and the Accused," (Der bashuldiker un der bashuldikter), photocopy corrected typescript fragment; corrected typescript fragment
"Advice" (Di eytse)
Box Folder
1 3 Photocopy Yiddish Goldene keyt tearsheets
4 Typescript with corrections and notes in unidentified hands, nd
5 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
6 Photocopy corrected typescript fragment, nd
7 "Apudzhas Came to Say Good-By" (Apudzshas iz gekumen zikh gezegenen), typescript fragment, nd
8 "The Beard" (Di bord), translation by Singer and Herbert Lottman, photocopy corrected typescript, nd
* Corrected Yiddish galley proofs (*galley files)
9 Jewish Daily Forward text, 1974
"Big Mendel and Little Mendele" (Der groyser Mendl un der kleyner Mendele)
Box Folder
1 10 Photocopy Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
11 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, Oct. 1983
12 "The Bitter Truth," photocopy of corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
"Blinded" ( Farblendt) (see "Dazzled")
Box Folder
1 13 "The Bond," translation by Singer and Lester Goran, corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
14 "The Boy Knows the Truth" ( Dos yingl veyst dem emes), The New Yorker tearsheets, 17 Oct. 1977
"Burial at Sea"
Box Folder
1 15 Photocopy Yiddish handwritten manuscript, titled "Three" ( Dray)
16 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, titled "Three" ( Dray), with handwritten translations by Dvorah Menashe, June 1983
17 Typescript fragment with correction by Menashe, nd
18 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, titled "Three," nd
19 Typescript fragment, nd
20 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, titled "Three on a Ship," nd. With page of handwritten notes by Menashe and typescript rewrite pages
21 Photocopy of typescript with corrections by Menashe, titled "Three on a Ship." With typing invoice from Audrey Sage, 5 April 1985
22 Corrected typescript with additional corrections by Menashe, titled "Three on a Ship," nd
Translation by Dvorah Menashe
Box Folder
1 23 "A Cage for Satan," translation by Joseph Singer, The New Yorker tearsheets, 24 May 1976
"A Cat in Stockings"
Box Folder
1 24 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
25 Corrected Yiddish typescript fragment, nd
26 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
27 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hands, nd
* Corrected galley proofs, nd (*Oversize Box 13)
28 Newsday Magazine tearsheet fragment, 13 April 1986
29 "The Circle," Yiddish handwritten manuscript and fragments
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Box Folder
1 30 Photocopy galley proof fragment of Author’s Note
31 Review clippings, 1982
"The Conference" ( Di konferents)
Box Folder
1 32 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, Jan. 1981
Translation by Singer and Lester Goran
Box Folder
1 33 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
34 Original and photocopy corrected typescript, nd
"Dazzled"
Box Folder
2 1 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, titled "Farblendt" ( Blinded), with handwritten translations [by Dvorah Menashe], Dec. 1983. With translation notes by Menashe, nd
Translation by Dvorah Menashe
Box Folder
2 2 Composite corrected typescript and handwritten manuscript fragment, in the hand of Menashe
3 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, nd
4 Typescript, two copies, both with corrections in the hand of Menashe, nd
5 "The Death of Methuselah" ( Methuselah un Naamah), corrected typescript fragments with additional corrections by Dvorah Menashe and handwritten insert page
6 The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories, review clipping, nd
"Disguised," translation by Dvorah Menashe
Box Folder
2 7 Corrected typescript with additional corrections by Menashe, titled "The Riddle," nd
8 Handwritten rewrite pages by Singer and Menashe, nd
9 Corrected typescript with handwritten insert pages, nd
10 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections by Menashe, nd
11 Corrected typescript fragment, nd
12 Original and two photocopies of typescript with corrections by Singer and Menashe, nd
"The Divorce" ( Der get)
Box Folder
2 13 Corrected photocopy Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
14 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, 1983
Translation by Singer and Dvorah Menashe
Box Folder
2 15 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, nd
16 Photocopy corrected typescript, nd
17 "Dostoyevsky Program," Radio Liberty, 11 Nov. 1971, clipping, 1991
18 "Eight Days of Passover," typescript fragment, nd
19 [Essay on attending the circus and Shosha], corrected typescript with corrections and notes in unidentified hand; handwritten fragment, nd
20 [Essay on immigration], corrected typescript and handwritten pages, with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
21 The Family: Material for an Autobiography ( Di mishpohe: materyal far an oytobiografye) (see also Remembrances of a Rabbi’s Son), Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings, June-July 1982
22 "The Fatalist" ( Der fatalist), Jewish Daily Forward text, 1972
Foam ( Shoym) (see Scum)
Box Folder
2 * "The Forward Hour" [WEVD Radio show], brochure, nd (*Oversize Box 13)
23 "Freedom and Literature" [Sol Feinstone Lecture on the Meaning of Freedom, United States Military Academy, 23 Sept. 1980], photocopy corrected typescript with additional corrections by Dvorah Menashe, titled "Literature and Freedom," nd
24 "The Gentleman from Cracow," translation by Martha Glicklich and Elaine Gottlieb, Jewish Daily Forward clipping, 24 Dec. 1978
"Gifts" ( Matones)
Box Folder
2 25 Yiddish handwritten manuscript and corrected photocopy, nd
Translation by Dvorah Menashe
Box Folder
2 26 Two typescripts with corrections by Menashe; corrected typescript fragment with handwritten notes by Menashe; and two photocopy typescripts, one with corrections by Singer and Menashe
27 Northeast tearsheets, 19 June 1983
28 "Greenhorn in Sea Gate,"  The World of New York tearsheet, 1985
29 "Growing Up," typescript fragment, titled "Growth," nd
"A Guest in Miami Beach"
Box Folder
2 30 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
31 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
Box Folder
3 1 "A Hanukkah Eve in Warsaw" ( An erev-Hanike in Varshe), typescript fragment, nd
2 "Hanukkah in the Poorhouse", typescript with corrections by Singer and Dvorah Menashe, titled "A Chanukah Story in the Poorhouse"; corrected typescript fragments, one with corrections by Menashe
3 "Heshele [Hershele] and Hanele or the Power of a Dream" ( Hershele un Hanale, oder der koyeh fun a holem), typescript fragment, nd
4 "The Hotel,"  Miami Herald clipping, nd
5 "The House" ( Dos hoyz), Jewish Daily Forward installment clipping, 16 Aug. 1985
"The House Friend" ( Der hoyzfraynd)
Box Folder
3 6 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
Translation by Singer and Lester Goran
Box Folder
3 7 Composite typescript with corrections and handwritten pages in unidentified hands
8 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
"The Hunchback" ( Dos heykerl) (see "Two Markets")
Box Folder
3 9 "I Place My Reliance on No Man,"  Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, as "Lo al enash rehitsna" ( "I Rely on No Man")
10 "The Image" ( Dos geshtalt), translation by Singer and Lester Goran, photocopy corrected typescript, nd
The Image and Other Stories
Box Folder
3 11 Galley proof of Author’s Note, nd
12 Review clipping, 1985; Magill’s Literary Annual 1986 tearsheets
"The Impresario"
Box Folder
3 13 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, as "Di forlezung in Brazil" ( The Lecture in Brazil), 21 Oct.-25 Nov. 1983
14 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, titled “A Lecture in Brazil,” nd
15 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, titled "A Lecture in Brazil," nd
16 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, titled "A Lecture in Brazil," nd
17 Corrected typescript fragments and handwritten insert pages, with additional corrections in unidentified hand
18 Corrected typescript fragments, with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
19 Corrected typescript fragments; photocopy of typescript with corrections by Singer and unidentified hand, nd
20 "In Old Age" ( Oyf der elter), photocopy Literarishe Bleter tearsheets, 1925
21 "In the World of Chaos" ( Oyfn oylem-hatoye), photocopy Di yidishe velt: Khoydesh-shrift far literatur, kritik, kunst un kultur tearsheets, 1928
"The Interview" ( Der intervyn) [published in The Image], translation by Singer and Lester Goran
Box Folder
3 22 Photocopy corrected typescript, two copies, nd
23 Photocopy corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, printer’s copy
[Introduction to photographic album published by the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief]
Box Folder
3 24 Yiddish manuscript, nd
25 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand; typescript, nd
26 "Is Storytelling a Forgotten Art?," corrected typescript fragment; corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand; typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, titled "Is Storytelling a Forgotten Art Or: A Diatribe on Modernism"
"Jewish Life: A Pattern for All Peoples" ( Idish-lebn: a muster far ale felker) (see Nobel Lecture)
Box Folder
3 27 "Joy,"  Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, titled "M’darf zayn besimhe" ( One Should Be Joyful), 1982
"Khazkele, Raytsele and Blind Itshe" ( Khazkele, Raytsele un der blinder Itshe) (see "Loshikl")
Box Folder
3 28 "The Lantuch" ( Der lantukh) [published in Stories for Children], typescript fragment, nd
29 "The Last Gaze," translation by Joseph Singer, corrected typescript fragment, nd
"The Lecture in Brazil" ( Di forlezung in Brazil) (see "The Impresario")
Box Folder
3 30 "Literature for Adults and Literature for Children" ( Literatur far dervaksene un literatur far kinder), corrected Yiddish typescript fragment, nd
"The Litigants," translation by Singer and Lester Goran
Box Folder
3 31 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
32 Photocopy of typescript with corrections by Singer and unidentified hand, nd
33 Photocopy corrected typescript with additional corrections, nd
"Loshikl"
Box Folder
3 34 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, titled "Raytsele and Loshikl," nd
35 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, titled "Khazkele, Raytsele un der blinder Itshe" ( Khazkele, Raytsele and Blind Itshe), March 1981
36 Corrected photocopy typescript, titled "Chazkaleh, Reitzeleh, and Itche the Blind"
37 Photocopy corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
38 Corrected typescript, nd
Box Folder
4 1 Photocopy corrected typescript, three copies, nd
2 Photocopy typescript, printer’s copy, Dec. 1984
Lost in America (see also Love and Exile)
Box Folder
4 3 Corrections and notes in unidentified hand [Robert Giroux?], nd
4 Review clippings, 1981
Lost Souls ( Farloyrene neshomes) (see Meshugah)
"The Lost Wife" ( Dos farloyrene vayb), translation by Joseph Singer and Elizabeth Shub
Box Folder
4 5 Corrected typescript, nd
6 The Critic tearsheets, Oct.-Nov. 1968
Love and Exile
Introduction
Box Folder
4 7 Photocopy and original Yiddish handwritten manuscript
8 Typescript with corrections by Singer and Dvorah Menashe, titled "The Early Years"
9 Published text, in Moment, Sept. 1984
10 Review clippings, 1984
The Magician of Lublin
Box Folder
4 11 Author’s Note, Yiddish handwritten manuscript; handwritten manuscript in the hand of Dvorah Menashe; three corrected typescripts, one with the corrections in an unidentified hand, and corrected typescript
"Mendel I Thought" ( Pesah kh’hob gemeynt) ( Pesah I Meant), translation by Joseph Singer
Box Folder
4 12 Typescript fragment [titled "Pesach I Meant"], nd
13 Playboy tearsheets, Jan. 1977, two copies
Meshugah ( 1994)
Box Folder
4 14 Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings, May 1981-Feb. 1982
Translation by Singer and Nili Wachtel
Box Folder
4 15-17 Composite typescript and photocopy corrected typescript, with additional corrections [by Robert Giroux], printer’s copy, nd. With page proof fragment with printer’s marks
Box Folder
5 1 'Corrected set for bound galleys,' photocopy galley proofs with corrections [by Robert Giroux], October 1993
2 'Master galleys,' photocopy galley proofs with printer’s marks and annotations in unidentified hand, October 1993
3-4 'Master pages,' photocopy page proofs with printer’s marks, nd
5 "Miracles" ( Nisim), translation by Singer and Judy Beeber, [ Israel Magazine] tearsheets, Jan. 1970
"The Missing Line"
Box Folder
5 6 Typescript with corrections by Singer and unidentified hand, nd
7 Corrected typescript fragments, nd
8 Corrected typescript, nd
9 Corrected typescript; photocopy fragment with additional corrections, nd
10 Photocopy corrected typescript, nd
11 Photocopy of typescript with corrections in unidentified hand; duplicate fragment, nd
* Corrections and notes in unidentified hand [Robert Giroux?] (*see verso of Lost in America corrections and notes, Box 4, Folder 3)
"The Mistake" ( Der toes), translation by Rina Borrow and Lester Goran
Box Folder
5 12 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
13 The New Yorker tearsheets, 4 Feb. 1985
14 "Moon and Madness," corrected typescript, nd
15 [ "Mother Yiddish"], typescript fragment, nd
"My First Steps in the Golden Land"
Box Folder
5 16 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
17 Corrected typescript, nd
18 Photocopy corrected typescript, with additional corrections, nd
Box Folder
6 1 Naftali the Storyteller and His Horse, Sus, and Other Stories, composite corrected photocopy typescript and printed text with additional corrections and notes in unidentified hand, printer’s copy, 1976
"A Nest Egg for Paradise" ( A knipl oylem habe), translation by Nili Wachtel
Box Folder
6 2 Photocopy corrected typescript titled, "A Share in the World to Come," 22 April 1983
3 Photocopy corrected typescript with additional corrections and insert pages, nd
Nobel Lecture
Box Folder
6 4 Corrected photocopy Yiddish proofs, nd
5 Jewish Daily Forward clippings [in English and Yiddish], 24 Dec. 1978
6 "Not for the Sabbath" ( Nisht far Shabes), corrected typescript; photocopy with additional corrections in unidentified hand, printer’s copy
7 Old Love [collected stories], holograph manuscript of Author’s Note, 5 July 1979
"Ole & Trufa: A Story of Two Leaves" ( Ole un Trufa), translation by Joseph Singer
Box Folder
6 8 Photocopy corrected typescript, two copies, nd
9 Tearsheets, nd
10 "On the Way to the Poorhouse,"  Playboy tearsheets, two copies, Oct. 1969
"One Should Be Joyful" ( M’darf zayn besimhe) (see "Joy")
Box Folder
6 11 "A Party in Miami Beach" ( Di parti), Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, titled "Di parti" ( The Party), 1976
"The Party" ( Di parti) (see "A Party in Miami Beach" and "There Are No Coincidences")
Box Folder
6 12 The People of Sodom ( Di mentshn fun Sodom) [Playscript based upon "The Wicked City"], typescript fragments with corrections in unidentified hand; handwritten fragment in unidentified hand. With handwritten notes, also in unidentified hand
13 "People on My Way [People I Encountered]," ( Menshen oyf mayn veg), Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings, Oct.-Dec. 1968
14 "A Personal Concept of Religion" ( A perzenlikhe oyffasung fun religye), photocopy printed text from The New York Times, 18 May 1979, titled "What Is God to Do – Discuss His Book With Every Reader?"
"Pesah I Meant" ( Pesah kh’hob gemeynt) (see "Mendel I Thought")
Box Folder
6 15 "A Piece of Advice" ( Di eytse), translation by Martha Glicklich and Joel Blocker, Hadassah Magazine tearsheets, Nov. 1978
Play for the Devil ( A shpil far’n tayvel) [Playscript, based on "The Unseen"] (see also "The Unseen)"
Box Folder
6 16 Photocopy corrected Yiddish typescript, titled "Nathan and the Devil," [1983]
17 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
18 Program, 1984
"The Pocket Remembered" ( Di keshene hot gedenkt), translation by Dvorah Menashe
Box Folder
6 19 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, nd. With notes in unidentified hand, nd
20 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections by Menashe, nd
21 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, nd
22 Corrected typescript with additional corrections by Menashe, nd
23 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, nd
Box Folder
7 1 Corrected typescript fragments with additional corrections by Menashe, nd
2 Three photocopies of a typescript with corrections by Singer and Menashe, nd
3 "The Power of Darkness" ( Der koyeh fun finsternish), translation by Joseph Singer, The New Yorker tearsheets, 2 Feb. 1976
"The Psychic Journey" ( Di psikhishe rayze), translation by Joseph Singer
Box Folder
7 4 The New Yorker tearsheet fragment, 18 Oct. 1976
5 Published text, in Eastern Review, March 1980
6 "Reb Itchele and Shprintza," corrected typescript, with note in unidentified hand, 14 Oct. 1966
7 "The Recluse," translation by Dvorah Menashe, published in The New Yorker and The Death of Methuselah, corrected typescript fragments, nd
8 Remembrances of a Rabbi’s Son, photocopy typescript fragment with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
9 "Remnants" ( Reshtlekh), photocopy Literarishe Bleter tearsheets, 1929
"Remnants" ( Reshtlekh) [published in The Image]
Box Folder
7 10 Unidentified Yiddish tearsheets, titled "Motele and Zina," nd
11 Photocopy of typescript with corrections and notes in unidentified hand; photocopy of typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, both titled "Mottele and Zinah," nd
12 Corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
13 Photocopy corrected typescript, nd
"Revenge" ( Di nikome)
Box Folder
7 14 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
15 Photocopy Yiddish handwritten manuscript fragment, nd
16 Handwrittten fragment in unidentified hand, nd
"The Riddle" ( Dos Retenish) [not the story published in Friend of Kafka]
Box Folder
7 17 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
18 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
"The Runners to Nowhere"
Box Folder
7 19 Photocopy Yiddish manuscript
20 Three typescripts, two with corrections and all titled "The Runners" ( Di loyfers); corrected typescript fragment
"Sabbath in Gehenna" ( Shabes in Gehenem)
Box Folder
7 21 Typescript, nd
22 Photocopy CCAR Journal tearsheets, 1974
"The Safe Deposit" ( Der seyf)
Box Folder
7 23 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, titled "The Safe," nd
24 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, printer’s copy, nd
"Sam Palka and David Vishkover"
Playscript
Box Folder
8 1 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
2-3 Original and photocopy corrected typescript, titled “Old Love,” nd
Satan in Goray ( Der sotn in Goray)
Box Folder
8 4 "The Making of a First Book" [Introduction], corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
5 Galley proof fragment
* Scum, Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings, titled Shoym (Foam), June-Sept. 1967 (*Oversize Box 13)
"The Secret" ( Der sod), translation by Dvorah Mensashe
Box Folder
8 6 Typescript with corrections by Menashe, nd. With handwritten list of corrections by Menashe
7 Corrected typescript fragments with additional corrections by Menashe, nd
8 Photocopy corrected typescripts with additional corrections by Singer and Menashe, nd
9 Photocopy typescript with corrections by Singer and Menashe, nd
10 Corrected typescript fragments with additional corrections by Menashe, nd
* The Secret ( Der sod), Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings, Aug. 1986-May 1987 (*Oversize Box 13)
* Shadows on the Hudson ( Shotns baym Hudson) * Jewish Daily Forward serialization clippings, Jan. 1957-Jan. 1958 (*Oversize Box 13)
Translation by Joseph Sherman
Box Folder
8 11-14 Photocopy of typescript with corrections and notations in unidentified hand, with additional corrections, printer’s copy, 1997
Box Folder
9 1-4 Corrected master galleys, June 1997
5-7 Corrected master revised galleys, July 1997
8 Dust jacket
9 Review clippings, 1997
Box Folder
10 1 Shlemiel the First [Playscript, based on "When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw"], photocopy typescript by Singer and Sarah Blacher Cohen, with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
Shosha
Box Folder
10 * Research material, photocopy of 1944 Warsaw ghetto battle map (*Oversize Box 13)
2 Review clippings, 1978
"The Smuggler," translation by Singer and Lester Goran
Box Folder
10 3 Photocopy corrected typescript, two copies, nd
4 Corrected typescript with photocopy fragment, nd
5 "Something Is There" ( Epes iz do), corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
6 "The Son" ( Der zun), Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
7 "The Son from America" ( Der zun fun Amerike) Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, Oct. 1972
8 "Spinoza and the Kabbalah," translation by Hillel Halkin, Jewish Daily Forward text, 1997
"The Squire"
Box Folder
10 9 Yiddish handwritten manuscript, titled "The Nobleman Who Plays Dreidl," nd
10 Corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd; photocopy corrected typescript, nd
"The Statue as Symbol: Reflections" [on the Statue of Liberty]
Box Folder
10 11 Handwritten manuscript fragment, nd
12 Miami Herald clipping, 29 June 1986
13 Stories for Children, review clipping 1984
* "Strangers" ( Fremde), translation by Singer and Herbert R. Lottman, Jewish Chronicle Literary Supplement tearsheets, June 1973 (*Oversize Box 13)
"Strong as Death Is Love" ( Shtark vi der toyt iz libe)
Box Folder
10 14 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand, nd. With notes in unidentified hand, nd
15 Photocopy corrected typescript, nd
Box Folder
Teibele and Her Demon ( Taybele un ir tayve), playscript by Singer and Eve Friedman
Box Folder
10 16 Photocopy holograph draft fragments and corrected typescript pages, nd
17 Correspondence, 1982-83
18 Theater programs, Philadelphia Drama Guild, 1983; Israel, 1985
19 Review clippings, 1983
20 Photocopy royalty check and box office statements, Philadelphia Drama Guild, 1983
21 Foreign play license contract with Habimah National Theatre, 1 Jan. 1984
"A Telephone Call on Yom Kippur" ( A telefon in Yom-Kiper)
Box Folder
10 22 Jewish Daily Forward installment clippings, March-April 1981
23-24 Two typescripts with corrections in unidentified hand, nd
25 "There Are No Coincidences," translation by Aliza Shevrin, tearsheets, titled "The Party," nd
"Three" ( Dray) (see "Burial at Sea")
"Topiel & Tekla" ( Topile un Tekla), translation by Joseph Singer
Box Folder
11 1 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand; photocopy of typescript with corrections by Singer and unidentified hand, nd
2 Nimrod tearsheets, with handwritten corrections by Singer and Menashe, nd
3 "The Trap" ( Di pastke), translation by Singer and Lester Goran, corrected typescript and photocopy fragments, nd
"The Troublemaker of Israel" ( Der oykher Yisroel) (see "The Betrayer of Israel")
"Two" ( Tsvey)
Box Folder
11 4 Corrected Yiddish typescript, nd
5 Translation by Joseph Singer, The New Yorker tearsheets, 20 Dec. 1976
6 "Two Markets," Yiddish clippings from unidentified paper, titled "Dos heykerl" ( The Hunchback), 1973
"Two Weddings and One Divorce" ( Tsvey hasenes un eyn get)
Box Folder
11 7 Jewish Daily Forward text, 24 April 1977
8 Translation by Singer and Alma Singer, The New Yorker tearsheets, 29 Aug. 1977, with annotation in unidentified hand
9 "The Unseen" ( Der roye ve-eyne nire), playscript (see also A Play for the Devil), theater program, [ 1983]
"Vanvild Kava"
Box Folder
11 10 Typescript with corrections in unidentified hand; corrected typescript with additional corrections in unidentified hand
11 Published text, in The Atlantic Monthly, March 1980
12 "The Way Back" ( Tsurikvegs), photocopy Literarishe Bleter tearsheets, 1928
"What Is God to Do – Discuss His Book With Every Reader?" (see "A Personal Concept of Religion")
"When Schlemiel Went to Warsaw" ( Ven Shlemiel iz gegangen keyn Varshe) (see Shlemiel the First)
Box Folder
11 13 "Why Heisherik Was Born," translation by Singer and Lester Goran, corrected typescript with additional corrections [by Dvorah Menashe], nd
14 "Why Yiddish?" [lecture at PEN Translation Conference, May 1970], Yiddish handwritten manuscript, nd
"The Wicked City" (see The People of Sodom)
"Yiddish and the Spirit of Jewish Life" (see Nobel Lecture)
Box Folder
11 15 "Yiddish Theater Lives, Despite the Past," corrected typescript fragment with additional corrections in unidentified hand, nd
16 "Yochna and Shmelke" ( Yakhne un Shmelke), translation by Joseph Singer, The New Yorker tearsheets, 14 Feb. 1977
17 Unidentified fragments

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Series II. Correspondence, 1979, 1982-94

Box Folder
11 18 A-M, 1983-1986
19 Giroux, Robert, 1979, 1982-1994
20 N-Z, 1983-1985

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Series III. Financial and Legal Papers, 1984-85

Production contracts and agreements
Box Folder
12 1 Centre Saidye Bronfman, 1984
2 Festival International de la Culture Juive, 1985

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Series IV. Photographs, 1960-80, nd

Box Folder
12 3 3 Photographs, 1960, 1978, nd
4 4 Photographs from Poland, 1979, 1980, nd [reprints of photos ca. 1914-20]

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Series V. Personal Files, 1978-87, nd

Box Folder
12 5 Notes listing story titles, nd
Awards and honors
Box Folder
12 6 New York State Governor’s Arts Awards, brochure, 1985
Nobel Prize
Box Folder
12 7 Memorandum from the Nobel Foundation re. the Nobel Week, [ 1978]
8 Clippings, including special section of Jewish Daily Forward, 1978
9 Lectures and appearances, brochure, 1985; typescript speaker’s introduction, nd
10 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, exhibition brochure, 1984
11 AB Data Ltd. Information Management and Marketing Services, clippings, envelopes, typescript re. direct mail, 1984-87, nd

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Series VI. Works about Singer and His Work, 1977-97

Box Folder
12 12 Clippings, 1978-85, 1991, 1997
Interviews
Box Folder
12 13 Clippings, 1978, 1979, 1984, nd
14 Roth, Philip. Roth and Singer on Bruno Schulz, photocopy printed text, New York Times Book Review, 13 Feb. 1977
15 Unidentified interviewer. Transcript, nd
Bibliographies
Box Folder
12 16 Miller, David Neal. Bibliography of Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1924-1949, photocopy typescript fragment, 1982
Other works
Box Folder
12 17 Hadda, Janet. Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Life, review clipping, 1997
18 Kresh, Paul. Isaac Bashevis Singer: The Magician of West 86th Street, review clipping, 1979
* Morrow, Lance. "The Spirited World of I. B. Singer," tearsheet fragment, nd (*housed in Box 6, Folder 9)
19 Nowak, Amram. "Isaac in America" [documentary film], review, 1986
* Ringold, Francine, "Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Meeting,"Nimrod tearsheets, nd (*housed in Box 11, Folder 2)

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Series VII. Works by Other Authors, 1984, nd

Box Folder
12 20 Magida, Arthur J. "The Last Jews of Radauti" [re. Laurence Salzman], Baltimore Jewish-Times tearsheets, 1984
21 Vonnegut, Kurt Jr. "Sleeping Beauty," unidentified tearsheets, nd

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Box
13 Oversize Materials

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 Index of Correspondents 

Names in bold appear in the RLIN record.

The names of individuals at least some of whose correspondence is in Yiddish or Hebrew are given in italics. Index entries that include the notation (from Singer) indicate that the person is the recipient of correspondence from Isaac Bashevis Singer.

  • Alexander, David--11.18
  • American Friends of the Hebrew University ( Harvey M. Krueger)--11.18
  • Andrusier, Adam and Tamar--11.18
  • Atwood, Anthony Dewey--11.18
  • Axelrod, Mark--11.18
  • Baisfen, Cheryl--11.18
  • Barthel, Michelle Anne--11.18
  • Bay, Marie-Pierre--11.18
  • Bercovitch, Reuben--11.18
  • Berman, Todd--11.18
  • Broome, Philip Wilson--11.18
  • Cabral, Edward--11.18
  • Caldwell, Virginia (Mrs. Erskine)--11.18
  • Cho, Becky (Beckhee)--11.18
  • Cornish, Mimi--12.4
  • Creative Education ( Ann Redpath)--11.18
  • Davis, Norma--11.18
  • Ellenbogen, Marjorie--11.18
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux ( Elizabeth Besobrasow, Karen Everett, Roger Straus) (see also Giroux, Robert)--10.17
  • Friedman, Eve--10.17
  • Ginsburg, Mirra--11.18
  • Giroux, Robert--11.19 (includes 3 letters from Singer)
  • Greenberg, Steven--11.18
  • Habimah (David Levin)--10.17
  • Haddad, Pierre Fouad--11.18
  • Hoff, Ruth D.--11.18
  • Hooper, John William--11.18
  • Hutton, Eric J.--11.18
  • Illinois Theatre Center ( Etel Billig, Steve S. Billig)--10.17
  • Jewish National Fund ( Peter Stein)--11.18
  • Kalom, Ron--11.18
  • Kaplan, Zoë Coralnik--11.18
  • Kaye, Marion (Hadassah)--11.18
  • Koch, Ed, 1924- (re. Handel Medallion)--11.18
  • Kollek, Teddy, 1911- --11.18
  • Kuznetsov, Don--11.18
  • Lescher & Lescher, Ltd. ( Robert Lescher)--4.2
  • Liddy, Robert F.--11.18
  • MacDonald, B. A.--11.18
  • Magida, Arthur J.--12.20
  • Mandell, Molly Eager--11.18
  • Maravosa, Elias Soto--11.18
  • Marques, Arlete Simille--11.18
  • Marzeta, __--11.18
  • Menashe, Dvorah (see Telushkin, Dvorah)
  • Menninger, Karl, 1898- (see Smith, Monica)
  • Miami Herald ( Thomas Kunkel)--11.18
  • Miller, David Neal--12.16
  • Millman, Joan--11.18
  • New York Public Library ( David Cronin)--11.20
  • New York State Council on the Arts ( Laurie Morrison)--11.20
  • New Yorker--3.23, 6.6, 7.24
  • 92nd Street Y ( New York, N.Y.) ( Omus Hirshbein)--10.17
  • Nowicka-Urbaniak, Janina--11.20
  • Oregon Council of Teachers of English ( Roger Sauer)--11.20
  • PEN (Organization). Faulkner Award for Fiction ( Susan Richards Shreve)--11.19
  • Parrisius-Bingel, Gertrud--11.20
  • Partisan Review ( Jane Uscilka)--4.2
  • Philadelphia Drama Guild ( Gregory Poggi)--10.20
  • Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon ( Seymour Peyser)--10.17
  • Phyllis Silver Enterprises ( Phyllis Silver)--11.20
  • Pomerantz, Miriam--11.20
  • Rapoport, Nessa ( Bantam Books, Inc.)--11.20
  • Reiss, John ( St. Michael’s College)--11.20
  • Robinson, Nancy L. ( Virginia Commonwealth University)--11.20
  • Rosenberg, Anne W.--11.20
  • Schantz, William Peter “Bill”--11.20
  • Schwartz, Donald R.--11.20
  • Singer, Alma Haimann Wasserman--11.19
  • Smith, Monica--11.20
  • Taylor, Barbara--11.20 (includes response from Singer in unidentified hand)
  • Telushkin, Dvorah--10.17, 11.18, 11.19, 11.20, 12.4, 12.12, 12.16, 12.20
  • Therrien, Peter James--11.20
  • United Nations. Staff Recreation Council Judaica Book Club ( Florence Toledano)--11.20
  • Valentine, Bill--11.20
  • Vasquez, Michael P.--11.20
  • Vorland, Ron--11.20
  • Wagner, Gunter--11.20
  • Yalow, Rosalyn S. (Rosalyn Sussman), 1921- (see Koch, Ed)
  • Yanoff, Jerome C.--11.20
  • Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. West Side Branch. The Writer’s Voice ( Jason Shinder)--11.20
  • Zara, Louis, 1910- --11.2
  • Zielony, Volker--11.20
  • Zolnoski, David--11.20

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