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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works

Series II. Notes

Series III. Personal and Career-Related

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Bernard Kops:

A Preliminary Inventory of an Addition to His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Kops, Bernard, 1926-
Title: Bernard Kops Papers (Addition)
Dates: 1959-2003
Abstract: This addition includes drafts of published and unpublished plays, stories, poetry, and notes for various projects. Also present is personal and career-related material such as articles, correspondence, and travel notes.
Extent: 10 boxes, 1 oversize folder (4.2 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

This addition to the Bernard Kops Papers at the Ransom Center includes drafts of published and unpublished plays, stories, poetry, and notes for various projects. Also present is personal and career-related material such as articles, correspondence, and travel notes.

The collection is arranged in three series: I. Works, II. Notes, and III. Personal and Career-Related.

The Works series contains primarily plays for stage, radio, and television, beginning with Kops' earliest works, Goodbye World produced in 1959 and David It Is Getting Dark, 1960, to various drafts of I Am Isaac Babel in 2003. Also of interest is his poetry, especially new unpublished poems completed as recently as 2002.

Series II contains notes for literary projects with typescript fragments interspersed. Articles, biographical information, correspondence, interviews, and travel notes are found in Series III. Personal and Career-Related. Kops' trip aboard the cruise ship Saga Rose, leading to an article in the Guardian, is particularly well-represented.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Separated Material

Books received with the collection were transferred to the Ransom Center Library.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase (Reg. no. 15181), 2003

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 2003

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Container List

 

Series I. Works

Box Folder
1 1-2 Anarchist B & B, play, revised typescript, fragments and notes
3 Androcles and the Lion, play, typescript
4 The Appointment, libretto, B.B.C. commission
5 The Boy Who Wouldn't Play Jesus, children's play, 1968, corrected typescript
6 By the Waters of Whitechapel, uncorrected proof, to p.28, 1969
7 Call in the Night, play, typescript
8 Colour Blind, Thirty Minute Theatre, radio play, B.B.C.
9-10 Congress in Manchester, radio play for B.B.C. and Thirty Minute Theatre, 1990
11 [The Dark Ages], play, incomplete typescript, 1965
12-13 David It Is Getting Dark, play, two typescript versions
14 Dreams of Anne Frank, Hampstead players flyer and information on the Hungarian performance with Roma cast
Box Folder
2 1 East End Tales, play, partial corrected typescript
2 Ezra Pound, teleplay, 1981 and rehearsal script, 1982, with related typescript prose fragment
Falling in Love Again
3-4 Typescript fragments and handwritten notes
5 Revised play script, B.B.C. Radio 4, July 2000
Golem, play
6 Typescript fragments and handwritten notes
7-8 Uncorrected typescripts, two versions
9 Goodbye World, play, typescript, 1960
Box
3 I Am Isaac Babel, radio play
1-4 First handwritten notes through March-April 2003
5-6 Draft one, two typescript versions
7 Typescript before first revision
8 Notes and revised first draft, March-April 2003
9 Notes and ideas with second draft
10 Notes for third draft
11 I Grow Old, I Grow Old, radio script, 1979
12 I Want to Go Home, teleplay, camera script
Box Folder
4 1 Ich Bin Schon Ganz Zuhause, published play, 1985
2 In a Strange Land, teleplay, revised typescripts
3 The Jericho Players, revised radio script, 1996
4 More Than One Way Out, typescript synopsis, B.B.C. project, 1960
5 Moss, play, typescript
The Opening (American Play) 2002/3, play, subsequently titled Wasteland
6-8 Handwritten notes for "The Opening"
9 Notes and annotated draft, "Wasteland"
10-11 Typescript, with fragments, "Wasteland"
Box Folder
5 1 Typescript, "Wasteland" cont'd
2 Over the Rainbow, radio play, typescript
3 The Painting Class, notes for a projected play, 2003/04
4 Pictures at an Exhibition, treatment for a radio play
5 Playing Sinatra, play, revised typescript
Poetry
6 Notes and miscellaneous
7 Poems and handwritten notes
8 New unpublished poems, Sept.-Nov. 2002
9* Published poems in journals and newspapers [*oversize removed to Oversize Flat Files]
10 Unpublished poems
Riverchange, play
11-12 Notes
Box Folder
6 1 Notes, cont'd
2-3 Typescript fragments and notes
4 Various typescript versions
5 Rogues and Vagabonds, play, typescript
6* Shalom Bomb, autobiography, review and photocopy of dust jacket [*printed dust jacket removed to Oversize Flat Files]
7 Simon at Midnight, play, excerpted in Manna, Autumn 1984
8 A Small World, radio script, 1961
9-10 Stray Cats and Empty Bottles, teleplay
11 To the Land of Lost Birthdays, unpublished children's story, corrected typescript, 1972
Box Folder
7 1 The World is a Wedding, radio play, 1980
2 Yes from No-Man's Land, story excerpt in American Judaism, 1965
3-4 Abandoned projects, not pursued

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Series II. Notes

Box Folder
7 5 Notes on Ernst Toller's "Masses Man"
6-8 Handwritten notes
9 Miscellaneous typescript and handwritten notes
Box Folder
8 1-3 Miscellaneous notes and print material
4-5 Notes and information on China
6-7 South America project and Yangtze

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Series III. Personal and Career-Related

Box Folder
9 1* Articles by and about Kops, biographical information, and miscellaneous career-related material [*oversize article by Kops removed to Oversize Flat Files]
2 Correspondence
3 Interviews
4 Introduction to book of plays by Mike Leigh
5 O'Brien, Willis and stop motion animation
6* Programs, various events [*oversize removed to Oversize Flat Files]
Travel notes
7-8 Borneo, Feb. 2003
9-10 China, Yangtze notes, and Guardian article
Box Folder
10 1 China, Yangtze notes, and Guardian article, cont'd
2-6 Guardian, journey notes, Saga Rose cruise, 2001
7 Wayne State College
8 Workshop notes

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