Guide to the Edith Gombos Papers, 1960-1979

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Sean Quimby.
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Edith Gombos Papers, 1960-1979

Collection number: M1175

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Sean Quimby
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gombos, Edith. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1979
Collection number: M1175
Creator: Gombos, Edith
Extent: .5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Includes an unpublished rough and corrected draft manuscript by Jean-Paul Sartre (29 pp), messages from both Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, de Beauvoir letters (5), Henry Miller letters and cards (16), Graham Greene letters (28), and 11 taped interviews with Sartre, Ingmar Bergman, Lawrence Durrell, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, Amos Oz, Julio Cortazar, Woody Allen, Henry Miller, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Access unrestricted, except for the original cassette tapes, which will be preserved as archival copies. Use copies will be made as soon as possible.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2000.

Preferred Citation

Edith Gombos Papers. M1175. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Edith Gombos [Edith Sorel, pseudonym] was a journalist for the Cuban paper REVOLUTION, ca. 1960, and thereafter a free-lance interviewer of international status, her work published in several languages. Her career began with her introduction of de Beauvoir to Cuba, and did not conclude until the mid-1990s. Through the agency of Henry Miller she had a story published in English.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Includes an unpublished rough and corrected draft manuscript by Jean-Paul Sartre (29 pp), messages from both Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, de Beauvoir letters (5), Henry Miller letters and cards (16), Graham Greene letters (28), and 11 taped interviews with Sartre, Ingmar Bergman, Lawrence Durrell, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, Amos Oz, Julio Cortazar, Woody Allen, Henry Miller, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Allen, Woody, 1935-
Baldwin, James, 1924-
Beauvoir, Simone de. 1908-
Bergman, Ingmar, 1918-
Cortâazar, Julio.
Durrell, Lawrence.
Greene, Graham, 1904-
Miller, Henry, 1891-
Oz, Amos.
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
Sorel, Edith, pseud.
American literature--20th century.
French literature--20th century.
Cuba--History--Revolution, 1959.
Cuba--Intellectual life.
Phonotapes.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Jean-Paul Sartre. "Idéologie et revolution"1960

Physical Description: original manuscript of an essay, 29 pp, received from the author, in Havana
Box 1, Folder 2

Jean-Paul Sartre. Handwritten messages on the occasion of the anniversary of the Cuban revolution received in Paris1960

Physical Description: 2 leaves
Box 1, Folder 3

Simone de Beauvoir. Handwritten messages on the occasion of the Cuban revolution, written on the back of a personal note addressed to Mme. Sorel, Paris1960

Physical Description: 2 leaves
Box 1, Folder 4

Simone de Beauvoir. Five letters to Mme. Sorel, Paris1960 - 1961

Box 1, Folder 5

Henry Miller. Twelve letters and four postcards, written to Mme. Sorel from Pacific Palisades, California1978 - 1979

Box 1, Folder 6

Graham Greene. Twenty-eight letters to Mme. Sorel, written from Paris and Antibes1966 - 1971

Box 1, Tape 1

Conversation with Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris (120 min., in French)1976 Sept. 15

Physical Description: Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 2

Conversation with Ingmar Bergman, at the Residenz Theater of Munich (90 mins., in English)1977 Mar. 13

Physical Description: Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 3

Conversation with Lawrence Durrell, at Sommière (France) (90 min., in French and English)1977 May 21

Physical Description: Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 4

Conversation with Graham Greene, at Antibes (France)1977 June 15

Physical Description: (120 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 5

Conversation with James Baldwin, in Saint-Paul de Vence (France) 1977 July 14

Physical Description: (45 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 5

Conversation with Amos Oz, at Kibbutz Hulda (Israel) 1977 Jan. 7

Physical Description: (45 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 6

Conversation with Julio Cortazar, in Paris1977 Sept 6

Physical Description: (30 mins., in French) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 7

Conversation with Woody Allen, in New York1977 Nov. 16

Physical Description: (35 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 8

Conversation with Henry Miller, at Pacific Palisades, Calif.1977 Dec. 8

Physical Description: (90 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 9

Conversation with Henry Miller, at Pacific Palisades, Calif.1978 Sept 19

Physical Description: (90 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 10

Conversation with Henry Miller, at Pacific Palisades, Calif.1978 Sept 19

Physical Description: (90 mins., in English) Audio cassette
Box 1, Tape 11

Conversation with Isaac Bashevis Singer, at Miami Beach1978 Sept 3

Physical Description: (20 mins., in English) Audio cassette