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Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1795

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 4 proof sheets for the 1968 book When Shlemiel went to Warsaw, by Isaac Singer.


  • circa 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Isaac Bashevis Singer (pseudonym Isaac Warshofsky) was born July 14, 1904, in Radzymin, Poland. He came to the United States in 1935 and became a naturalized citizen in 1943. He died July 24, 1991, in Surfside, FL. As an author he wrote fiction that chronicled the lives and legends of Eastern European Jews, and the adventures of new American immigrants in the twentieth century. Many of his stories evoke the culture of the Jewish ghettos of Eastern Europe. He was the son of a Jewish rabbi, and did most of his writing in Yiddish. In 1978 he won the Nobel Prize for literature. He died in 1991.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 3, 27, 68. Detroit, MI: Gale.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains uncut proof sheets for 1 title by Isaac Singer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • November 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
  • September 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library