Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch
Scope and Contents
The Correspondence consists of letters between Asch and Novick at a time when, due to ill health, Asch was advised by his physician not to defend his controversial works in the press. These letters document Asch's reaction to the controversy. Novick's letters are represented by carbon copies. A small section of other letters, mostly to and from Novick about Asch's works, is filed at the end of the series.
The Writings consist of essays by Asch, divided into one section of complete works, and one of incomplete and untitled works. The essays are organized alphabetically by transliterated Yiddish with the English translation appearing in parentheses. The incomplete works have been summarized. The miscellaneous section contains works about Asch, probably written by Novick. Most of the articles have been placed in restricted fragile papers, and reference photocopies have been supplied. In two cases, only the article about Asch was photocopied, and the rest of the paper itself may be consulted in restricted fragile papers.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
2.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
- Guide to the Paul Novick / Sholem Asch Collection
- Under Revision
- by Diana M. Smith
- August 1994
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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