||Although smaller in size than a previous gift of Bernard
Malamud papers given to the Ransom Center in 1998 by his wife, Ann Malamud,
this accretion reflects her interaction with publishers, literary groups,
academic institutions after Malamud's death. While virtually no literary
manuscripts are present, these papers include material related to Malamud's
career such as awards, clippings, and correspondence, especially his
correspondence with his brother Eugene. The collection is arranged in four
Series: Series I. Personal and Career-Related Material, Series II. Posthumous
Material, Series III. Family Papers and Correspondence, and Series IV. Work
||The personal and career-related material in Series I includes
awards, honorary degrees, and tributes; biographical material and personal
papers; clippings; correspondence; drafts and notes on
"A Lost Bar-Mitzvah";
obituaries; readings and events; and wills.
||Series II contains posthumous material, especially Ann
Malamud's correspondence regarding her husband's affairs and the events
surrounding the PEN/Malamud awards from 1988-1992.
||The family papers and correspondence in Series III relate
primarily to Malamud's brother Eugene. Also present is a journal/scrapbook
by Malamud's step-mother, Elizabeth, as well as papers pertaining to her
||Works of others comprise Series IV, including George
Bluestone's screenplay adaptation of Malamud's work, along with works by
Jonathan Brough and Howard Nemerov. Galleys for
"The Immigrant Experience,"
edited by Thomas Wheeler, are also present.
||Books and awards, as well as Malamud's typewriter, received
with the papers have been transferred to the Ransom Center Library and Personal