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Aranka Siegal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1684

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts and proofs for Siegel's two autobiographical novels about her experiences during and after World War II, "Upon the Head of the Goat and Grace in the Wilderness.

Dates

  • circa 1981-1985

Creator

Biographical Sketch

Aranka Siegal was born June 10, 1930, in Beregszasz, Czechoslovakia. She grew up under the Nazi regime, and survived Auschwitz with one of her sisters, though the rest of her family was lost. Following the war she went to Sweden, then relocated to the United States. Eventually she wrote two autobiographical novels about her experiences under the Nazis, and both have received awards and honors, including a Newbery Honor for her first novel, Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungaryin 1982.

Biographical Source: "Aranka Siegal (1930-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 88. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1997.

Extent

.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains photocopies and proofs for two books by Aranka Siegal.

Arrangement

Finding Aid arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Aranka Siegal.
Title
Aranka Siegal Papers, circa 1981-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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