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Bernard Malamud Papers, 1949-2007

Catalogue Information

Subject Terms

The following Library of Congress Authorities headings suggest topics, individuals or organizations interspersed through the collection.

Personal Names

  • Garrison, Chester
  • Groshong, James
  • Haislip, John
  • Karchmer, Sylvan
  • Malamud, Ann
  • Malamud, Bernard, 1914-1986--Archives
  • Norris, Faith
  • Potts, Willard
  • Sandgren, E. Nelson

Organizational Names

  • Bennington College.
  • Columbia University.
  • Harvard University.
  • Oregon State University.
  • University of Oregon.

Geographical Names

  • New York, New York
  • Corvallis, Oregon
  • Bennington, Vermont

Subject Terms

  • American literature -- Jewish authors.
  • Artists -- United States.
  • American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
  • Universities and colleges -- Vermont -- Bennington.
  • Universities and colleges -- Massachusetts -- Harvard.
  • Universities and colleges -- New York -- Columbia.
  • Universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Oregon State University.
  • American Center of P.E.N.

Document Types

  • Newspaper Articles
  • Periodical Articles
  • Correspondence
  • Handwritten Notes
  • Audio Tape
  • Videos

    Restrictions on Access

    Permission to examine the Malamud Papers will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an "Application for Use" form, and contingent upon the researcher's agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts. In addition, donors (James Groshong, Faith Norris, E. Nelson Sandgren, Bill Potts, John Haislip, Chet Garrison) wish to give consent before use. See the Use of Collections page for more information.

    Restrictions on Use

    Technical Access

    All materials in good to very good condition.

    Preferred Citation

    Courtesy of the Bernard Malamud Papers, Special Collections, Oregon State University Libraries

    Processing Information

    Preliminary arrangement by Clifford S. Mead. Final arrangement by Trevor Sandgathe and Faye Harkins.

    Processed by Special Collections staff, May 2000, July 2008, and December 2010.

    Acquisition Information

    Chester Garrison, former professor of English at Oregon State University, donated over forty manuscript items and a large clipping file of Malamud-related material.

    Williard Potts, professor of English at Oregon State University, also donated several items to the collection.

    Three dozen letters sent by Malamud to his friend, Sylvan Karchmer, were purchased by The Valley Library's Special Collections from a New York bookseller.

    Ray Lewis White donated over 600 newspaper clippings relating to Malamud's career, spanning the years 1951-1971 in December 1998.

    179 first edition and foreign language edition volumes of Malamud's work, thirty of which are Autographed by the author, were purchased by Special Collections in 1997.

    Particia Potts donated approximately one dozen letters and greeting cards between Bernard Malamud and Bill Potts on November 1, 2010.

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