Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 4 proof sheets for the 1968 book When Shlemiel went to Warsaw, by Isaac Singer.
- circa 1968
- Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991 (Person)
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.
Language of Materials
The collection contains uncut proof sheets for 1 title by Isaac Singer.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, Polish -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Poland -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- November 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
- September 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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