||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published and unpublished plays, stories, poetry, and notes for various projects.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
||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is his poetry, especially new unpublished poems completed as recently as 2002.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,
travel notes are found in Series III. Personal and Career-Related. Kops' trip
the cruise ship Saga Rose, leading to an article in the
Guardian, is particularly well-represented.