||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and unpublished plays, stories, poetry, and notes for various projects.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
personal and career-related material such as articles, correspondence, and travel
||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
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new unpublished poems completed as recently as 2002.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
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.