John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection
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."
- Majority of material found within 1941 - 1943
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957
- Babb, James T. (James Tinkham), 1899-1968
- De Forest, John L. (John Le Roy), 1916-
- Gaebelein, Arno Clemens, 1861-1945
- Garrett, Eileen J. (Eileen Jeanette), 1893-1970
- Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965
- Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964
- Holzer, Hans, 1920-2009
- Huebsch, B. W. (Benjamin W.), 1876-1964
- Knollenberg, Bernhard, 1892-1973
- Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972
- Rosenwald, William, 1903-
- Ziemer, Gregor, 1899-1982
- Zuckerman, Nathan, 1912-2000
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.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
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."
- Guide to the John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch Collection
- Under Revision
- by Diana M. Smith
- July 1994
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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