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Bernard Malamud:

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

Creator: Malamud, Bernard, 1914-1986
Title: Bernard Malamud Addition to His Papers
Dates: 1938-1999
Extent: 5 boxes, oversize flat file (2.1 linear feet)
Abstract: This addition to the collection reflects Malamud's wife's interaction with publishers, literary groups, and academic institutions after his death. These papers include material related to Malamud's career such as awards, clippings, and correspondence, especially his correspondence with his brother Eugene.
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Gift, 1999 (Gift no. 11408)

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 1999

Repository:

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin


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, and 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 of Others.

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 kept by Malamud's step-mother, Elizabeth, as well as papers pertaining to her estate.

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 Effects Collection.