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Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1890-05-04 - 1946-07-21

Paul Leopold Rosenfeld was born in New York City on May 4, 1890, the only son of German-Jewish parents. He attended Riverview Military Academy in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from Yale in 1912. He received a Litt. B. from the Columbia School of Journalism in 1913, worked as a reporter for six months, and traveled to Europe in the spring and summer of 1914. One of the foremost music, art, and literary critics of his day, he published his first essays in the New Republic and Seven Arts. He edited Seven Arts 1916-18, served as music critic for the Dial 1920-27, and was co-editor of The American Caravan 1927-36.

He wrote hundreds of articles for such journals as Vanity Fair, the Nation, and Modern Music. Among his seven published collections of essays were Musical Portraits (1920), Port of New York (1924), and Discoveries of a Music Critic (1936). He also wrote an autobiographical novel, The Boy in the Sun (1928).

Paul Rosenfeld never married and died of a heart attack in New York City on July 21, 1946.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Chimera papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 35
Overview: The Chimera Papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, and business papers relating to the publishing history of Chimera: A Literary Journal (1942-1947), with manuscripts of writings by Barbara Howes, editor of Chimera from 1943 to 1947.
Dates: 1943-1959

The Charles Ives Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 14
Overview: Music, correspondence and other writings, photographs, and additional materials by and about the American composer and insurance executive Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Dates: 1874-1983 (inclusive)

The John Kirkpatrick Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 56
Overview: Correspondence and other writings, music, photographs, and additional materials by and about the American pianist and scholar John Kirkpatrick (1905-1991)
Dates: 1836-1993 (inclusive)

Jerome Mellquist papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 353
Overview: Collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Jerome Mellquist. Correspondence includes letters between Mellquist and family, friends, writers, artists, musicians, and cultural critics in the United States and Europe from 1918 to 1962, with the bulk dating from the early 1930s to early 1960s. Correspondence dating from 1946 to 1948 relates chiefly to the journalist and music critic Paul Rosenfeld (1890-1946), for whom, along with Lucie...
Dates: 1918-1963

Dorothy Norman papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 792
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, writings, literary manuscripts, notes, subject files, scrapbooks, and printed material documenting Dorothy Norman's activities, writings, and publications including the journal she founded and edited, Twice A Year: a Book of Literature, the Arts, and Civil Liberties. The papers also document Norman's relationships with the photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his circle of artists and writers, in particular her involvement with his...
Dates: 1903-1996

Phelps Putnam papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 429
Overview: The Phelps Putnam papers contain correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of poet Howard Phelps Putnam. Correspondence in the collection features letters with family, Yale college friends, including Russell Cheney, Farwell Knapp, Donald Ogden Stewart, and Charles Walker, and other authors, including Paul Rosenfeld, Allen Tate, and Stark Young. Writings contains drafts for poems and short prose pieces dating from 1914 to the late 1940s. Other materials in the...
Dates: 1914-1951

Paul Rosenfeld papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 25
Overview: The papers consist primarily of drafts of unpublished novels, works on literary criticism, and articles and essays, plus letters to Yale classmate Philip Skinner Platt.
Dates: 1910-1963 (inclusive)

Florine and Ettie Stettheimer papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 20
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, diaries, writings, materials related to the production of Four Saints in Three Acts and the paintings of Florine Stettheimer, and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 1898-1974 (inclusive), bulk 1906-1953

Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 85
Overview: The Alfred Stieglitz/Georgia O'Keeffe Archive contains correspondence files, manuscripts, documentary ephemera, photographs, art and realia related to the lives and careers of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, his second wife, and to other members of Stieglitz's family.The first subgroup, Alfred Stieglitz Papers, consists of material documenting Stieglitz's life's work: correspondence with artists, photographers, and writers; manuscripts by Stieglitz and others describing the art...
Dates: 1728-1986, bulk 1880-1986

Edmund Wilson papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 187
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, subject files, financial records, photographs, and personal and family papers documenting Wilson's life and work. The papers span the years 1829-1986, encompassing early family documents through materials concerning posthumous publication of Wilson's books and journals. The bulk of the collection dates from the beginnings of Wilson's literary career, ca. 1920, through his death in 1972.Series I, Correspondence, contains...
Dates: 1829-1986, bulk 1920-1972