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Finding Aid for the Delmore Schwartz papers, 1923-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Delmore Schwartz papers
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1966
    Collection number: 1005
    Creator: Schwartz, Delmore, 1913-1966
    Extent: 70 boxes (35 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Delmore David Schwartz (1913-1966) was an English professor, editor (1943-47) and associate editor (1947-55) of the Partisan Review, and the poetry editor of the New republic (1955-57). He also wrote poetry, plays, essays, translations, and stories, including In dreams begin responsibilities (1938), The world is a wedding (1948), and Summer knowledge: new and selected poems, 1938-1958 (1959), which won the Bollingen Prize in poetry and the Shelley Memorial Award in 1960. The collection consists of books and journals from Schwartz's library, most of which are heavily-annotated with his notes, nine holographic notebooks, and correspondence.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    • Phoenix Book Shop, purchase, 1967 & 1968.
    • Zeitlin & Verbrugge, purchase, 1970.
    • Gift of Kenneth A. Schwartz, 1981.
    • Gift of David Holzman, 1983.
    • Black Sun Books, purchase, 1984.
    • Gift of J. Howard Woolmer, 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Delmore Schwartz papers (Collection Number 1005). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Delmore David Schwartz was born on December 8, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York; attended University of Wisconsin, 1931; BA in philosophy, New York University, 1935; attended Harvard University, 1935-37; Briggs-Copeland Instructor in English Composition, 1940 and assistant Professor of English composition, 1946-47, Harvard University; editor (1943-47) and associate editor (1947-55), Partisan Review; poetry editor, New republic, 1955-57; visiting lecturer at New York University, Kenyon School of English, Indiana School of Letters, Princeton University, University of Chicago; visiting professor, Syracuse University; literary consultant to New directions; wrote poetry, plays, essays, translations, and stories, including In dreams begin responsibilities (1938), The world is a wedding (1948), and Summer knowledge: new and selected poems, 1938-1958 (1959), which won the Bollingen Prize in poetry and Shelley Memorial Award in 1960; he died on July 11, 1966 in New York City.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of books and journals from the library of Delmore Schwartz, most of which are heavily-annotated with his notes, and nine holographic notebooks and a few original letters of Schwartz. Includes mostly paperback editions of fiction, literary criticism and art history, as well as 12 volumes of Partisan Review, 1942-54.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Schwartz, Delmore, 1913-1966--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets, American--New York--New York.