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Bernard Malamud Papers, 1949-1992View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1952-1971
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986), a major American novelist and short story writer, taught at Oregon State University from 1949-1961. A prolific author, he received a Pulitzer Prize (The Fixer, 1966) and two National Book Awards (The Magic Barrel, 1959; The Fixer, 1966) for his work. The Malamud Papers include an assortment of personal correspondence relating to Malamud's tenure as professor and writer at Oregon State University. In addition, the collection features several boxes of newspaper clippings, as well as signed first editions and published translations of his books.
ID: MSS Malamud
Extent: 20.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: 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.
Statement on Description:

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.

Preferred Citation: Bernard Malamud Papers (MSS Malamud), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note:

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.

Acquired: No additions are anticipated.