Collection ASM0264 - Isaac Bashevis Singer papers

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Isaac Bashevis Singer papers


  • 1970-1994 (Creation)
  • 1978-1981 (Creation)


1 Box

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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.

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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.

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This collection is open for research.

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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

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  • English
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • German
  • Yiddish

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