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Bernard Kops:

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

Creator: Kops, Bernard, 1926-
Title: Bernard Kops Papers
Dates: 1954-2000
Extent: 10 boxes (4.2 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers include drafts of published and unpublished plays, stories, and poetry, as well as Kops's autobiography Shalom Bomb; scenes from my life. Correspondence with fellow artists and letters to his wife are also present.
Availability:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase (Reg. no. 14679)

Accessioned by:

Liz Murray, 2001

Repository:

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin


This addition to the Bernard Kops collection at the Ransom Center includes drafts of published and unpublished plays, stories, and poetry as well as his autobiography Shalom Bomb; scenes from my life. Play titles include The Boy Who Wouldn't Play Jesus, Change for the Angel, The Dream of Peter Mann, Enter Solly Gold, Falling in Love Again, I Want to Go Home, and Stray Cats and Empty Bottles. Also included is correspondence with Lindsay Anderson, Michael Horovitz, Harold Innocent, Warren Mitchell, Olga Rudge, Arnold Wesker and others, and Kops's letters to his wife Erica.

Books received with the collection were transferred to the Ransom Center Library.