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Isaac Bashevis Singer papers


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Isaac Bashevis Singer papers, 1970-1994 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Cory Czajkowski

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Title: Isaac Bashevis Singer papers, 1970-1994Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1978-1981

ID: ASM0264

Creator: Singer, Isaac Bashevis (1902-1991)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Letters, Manuscripts, Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography, Periodicals, Photocopies, Photographs, Postcards

Languages: English, Hebrew, French, German, Yiddish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection consists predominantly of correspondence written to Singer during the years 1978 to 1982. The correspondence is divided topically into the following categories: agent correspondence, autograph and photograph requests, fan mail, financial papers, Hebrew and Yiddish correspondence, legal affairs, miscellaneous, "new writer" requests (letters from authors asking Singer to read their work), personal, protocol, publicity, publisher and producer correspondence, requests for information, requests for money, and requests for interviews or speaking engagements.

Also included are manuscripts by Singer, periodicals, brochures, photocopies, and clippings with content from or about Singer, and writings by other authors.

Biographical Note

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991) was a Polish-born Jewish American Nobel Prize-winning author and one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement.

Subject/Index Terms

Nobel prize winners
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
Yiddish literature - United States

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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Folder 1: Correspondence: AgentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Autograph and Photograph RequestsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Fan MailAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Financial PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Hebrew and YiddishAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Legal AffairsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: "New Writer" RequestsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: PersonalAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: ProtocolAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: PublicityAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Publishers and ProducersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Requests for InformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Requests for MoneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Requests for Interviews or Speaking EngagementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Periodicals and BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Clippings and PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Writings by Other AuthorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Transcript - "To me, it looks like a lost century", 1985Add to your cart.
An interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 22, 1985 by Göran Skytte.

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