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Edward Lewis Wallant papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 606
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, sketches, and awards that document the career of American author Edward Lewis Wallant. The bulk of the collection consists of drafts and proofs of novels and shorter writings, reviews, and related correspondence with publishers and literary agents. Much of the material post-dates Wallant's death and reflects his wife Joyce Fromkin Wallant's efforts to see his last two novels published and to manage his legacy in light of continued interest in his work. Photographs include portraits of Wallant as well as a few snapshots of his family and from his service in World War II. Writings of others include critical analysis and adaptations of Wallant's novels.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 4-11 (December 2009 Acquisition): reproduction previously restricted until 2012 December 15.

Conditions Governing Use

The Edward Lewis Wallant Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kim Wallant, Leslie Wallant, and Scott Wallant, 1991-2009.


Organized into two groupings: September 1991 Acquisition and December 2009 Acquisition.

circa 1945-1977
8 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Related Names
Wallant, Edward Lewis, 1926-1962
Wallant, Joyce Fromkin, -1991
Language of Materials