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Isaac Bashevis Singer:

An Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
Title: Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers
Dates: 1923-1994
Extent: 176 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 120 galley folders (77 linear feet)
Abstract: Most of Singer's fictional works and many of his nonfiction essays and reviews are represented in the papers. The Works series includes Singer's short stories, novels, radio scripts, stage and screenplays, articles, reviews, poems, introductions to books by other authors, and lectures. Most of Singer's translated novels and short stories appeared originally in Yiddish in the Jewish Daily Forward( Forverts) and so exist in both Yiddish and English, as well as other languages. Correspondence primarily consists of letters to Singer (although his outgoing letters to Alma Singer and a few others are present) and dates mostly from the 1940s until Singer's death in 1991. Singer's financial and legal papers, photographs and snapshots, notebooks and notes, various clippings and ephemera, and appointment books are also present, as are works about Singer and a variety of works by other authors. However, works by Singer's sister, Ester Kreytman, and brother Israel Joshua Singer, who were also novelists, are not included.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3849
Language: English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Polish, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian



Due to size, this inventory has been divided into two separate units which can be accessed by clicking on the highlighted text below:

Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers--Series I. Works, 1926-94, nd [Part I]

Isaac Bashevis Singer Papers--Series II. Correspondence, 1923, 1930-94, nd through Index of Correspondence. [Part II] [This page]