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John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 114

Scope and Contents

John L. De Forest acquired these papers while serving as Sholem Asch's secretary. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence addressed to Asch, many letters carrying dictated drafts of his response on them. There are four typescripts of essays by Sholem Asch as well as five scripts for a Christmas pageant performed in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1943. Also present is De Forest's typescript memoir (ca. 1991) entitled "My Hours with Sholem Asch."

Dates

  • 1941-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1941 - 1943

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch Collection 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

The John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch Collection was given by John L. De Forest in 1993.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.asch

Overview

Collection consists of correspondence addressed to Asch, many letters carrying dictated drafts of his response on them. There are four typescripts of essays by Sholem Asch as well as five scripts for a Christmas pageant performed in Stamford, Conn., in 1943. Also present is De Forest's typescript memoir entitled, "My Hours with Sholem Asch."
Title
Guide to the John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Diana M. Smith
Date
July 1994
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.