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Bernard Kops:

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

Creator: Kops, Bernard, 1926-
Title: Bernard Kops Papers (Addition)
Dates: 1959-2003
Extent: 10 boxes, 1 oversize folder (4.2 linear feet)
Abstract: This addition includes drafts of published and unpublished plays, stories, poetry, and notes for various projects. Also present is personal and career-related material such as articles, correspondence, and travel notes.
Language: English
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchase (Reg. no. 15181), 2003

Processed by:

Liz Murray, 2003

Repository:

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


This addition to the Bernard Kops Papers at the Ransom Center includes drafts of published and unpublished plays, stories, poetry, and notes for various projects. Also present is personal and career-related material such as articles, correspondence, and travel notes.

The collection is arranged in three series: I. Works, II. Notes, and III. Personal and Career-Related.

The Works series contains primarily plays for stage, radio, and television, beginning with Kops' earliest works, Goodbye World produced in 1959 and David It Is Getting Dark, 1960, to various drafts of I Am Isaac Babel in 2003. Also of interest is his poetry, especially new unpublished poems completed as recently as 2002.

Series II contains notes for literary projects with typescript fragments interspersed. Articles, biographical information, correspondence, interviews, and travel notes are found in Series III. Personal and Career-Related. Kops' trip aboard the cruise ship Saga Rose, leading to an article in the Guardian, is particularly well-represented.


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