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Jewish Studies in the Manuscripts and Archives division: Writers and journalists

This guide was created by Michelle McCarthy-Behler, Manager of Public Services, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books

Papers of authors and literary scholars

   Thomas Mann literary manuscripts, 1933-1937  Contains mimeograph of a typewritten copy of Joseph und seine Brüder, 1933-1934, and an autographed manuscript of a lecture delivered in the United States in the spring of 1938, entitled Der Zukunftige Sieg der Demokratie, 1937.

George Sidney Hellman papers  George Sidney Hellman (1878-1958), American author and editor, was a rare book, manuscript and art dealer and collector in New York City. He amassed collections of his own and helped secure major acquisitions for the Pierpont Morgan Library. He founded and edited the literary magazine, East & West, 1900-1901; Writings on Jewish art and collecting.

Judith Mara Gutman papers  Judith Mara Gutman (1928 - ) is a New York-based author of books on popular and academic topics, and a specialist in the field of the social history of photography.

Morris Dickstein papers  The Morris Dickstein papers, dating from 1940 to 2018 (bulk dates 1962-2018), chronicle the career of American literary scholar, author, critic, and former Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

  Lore Segal papers Lore Segal (1928-) is a New York based novelist and children's book author. A daughter of Austrian Jews, Segal escaped Nazi occupied Vienna on the first Kindertransport in 1939.

Ted Solotaroff papers Ted Solotaroff (1928-2008) was an American editor, literary critic, and writer. He founded the influential literary magazine New American Review (later American Review) and was an editor at Commentary, Book Week, and a senior editor at Harper & Row (later HarperCollins). 

Richard Watson Gilder papers Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly. He was active in many civic improvement and public service organizations. Collection consists of correspondence, 1861-1909; poetry and prose writings, 1856-1909; diaries, 1855-1909; contracts and royalty statements, 1896-1909; scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera, 1871-1913; Contains correspondence with Emma Lazarus, American-Jewish poet and author of "The New Colossus."

Julius Bab papers Julius Bab (1880-1955) was a German literary critic and author who fled Nazi Germany. Bab and his wife Elisabeth resided in Roslyn Heights, N.Y. Papers, in German, consist of Bab's correspondence with Henry Meier, 1942-1955, relating to programs and affairs of the Literarischer Verein of New York City, and personal letters.

Jean Stein papers Jean Stein (1934-2017) was an American author, oral historian, editor, and philanthropist. She worked as an editor at The Paris Review, under George Plimpton, and co-edited the literary and visual arts magazine Grand Street. The works most extensively represented are Stein's oral history biography of the American actress and Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick, and personal files, which include letters Stein received from novelist William Faulkner, document Stein's childhood of wealth and privilege as a the daughter of talent agent and MCA founder, Jules Stein; and her adult life as a member of New York's intellectual elite.

From the collections

Photograph of Lore Groszmann Segal with other artists and writers in 1959 at Yaddo, Yaddo records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.