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Herbst, Josephine, 1892-1969



  • Existence: 1892 - 1969

Josephine Herbst (1892-1969) was an American writer and journalist. She was considered to be a radical writer, with communist leanings. Herbst's published works include Nothing is Sacred (1928); Money for Love (1929); the Trexler trilogy: Pity is Not Enough (1933), The Executioner Waits (1934), and Rope of Gold (1939); Satan's Sergeants (1941), Somewhere the Tempest Fell (1947), and New Green World (1954). Herbst was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 5, 1897 and died of cancer in New York City on January 28, 1969.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Josephine Herbst papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 474
Overview: The Josephine Herbst Papers document the work of novelist and journalist Josephine Herbst. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, drafts of writings, notebooks, research files, printed material, personal and family papers, photographs, artwork, and personal effects spanning the years 1799 to 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1901 to 1969.
Dates: 1799-1969, bulk 1901-1969

Matthew Josephson papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 26
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, journals, subject files, and writings that document Josephson's life and provide information on the subjects of his research.
Dates: 1917-1979 (inclusive)

Elinor Langer collection of Josephine Herbst

Call Number: YCAL MSS 475
Overview: The collection documents Elinor Langer's research and writing of the biography Josephine Herbst: The Story She Could Never Tell. The collection contains research files, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings of interviews, printed material, and other papers.
Dates: 1964-1994

Robert McAlmon papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 293
Overview: The Robert McAlmon Papers consist of letters to McAlmon from literary friends, including William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein; manuscripts of several of his writings; and a small quantity of photographs and related papers.
Dates: 1916-1980, bulk 1930-1952