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Guide to the Vladimir Nabokov Collection, ca. 1966-1987
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Writings - Monographs

 

Pale Fire [Russian translation]

Box 1, Folder 1

Original Aleksei Tsvetkov typescript translation, with Vera Nabokov's corrections (includes related correspondence from V. Nabokov to Tsvetkov, and editor Igor Markovich Yefimov, 1979-1980)

Box 1, Folder 2-4

Typescripts of translation into Russian, by Aleksei Tsvetkov and Vera Nabokov, with corrections (includes related correspondence from V. Nabokov to Ellendea and Carl Proffer, Ardis Publishers, 15 Nov. 1982)

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Page proofs, with Vera Nabokov's corrections (includes related correspondence from V. Nabokov to Yefimov, 1 Apr. 1981)

 

Perepiska s sestroi [published by Ardis, 1985; a collection of correspondence, 1945- 1974, between Nabokov and Helene Sikorski]

Box 2, Folder 3-4

Typescript manuscript, with corrections

Box 2, Folder 5

Galley proofs, with corrections

Box 2, Folder 6

Galley proofs, with corrections (includes note that they were sent to H. Sikorski)

Box 2, Folder 7

Page proofs, with corrections

Box 2, Folder 8

Page proofs, with corrections (includes note that they were sent to H. Sikorski)

Box 2, Folder 9

Page proofs, with corrections (includes note that they were sent to Sarra [Babyonysheva])

Box 2, Folder 10

Page proofs - with corrections (includes correspondence from H. Sikorski to Carl Proffer, 21 Feb. 1984, and other related correspondence and notes)

 

Pnin [Russian translation by Gennadii Barabtarlo, published by Ardis, 1983]

Box 3, Folder 1

Typescript manuscript, with corrections

Box 3, Folder 2

Page proofs, with corrections

 

Correspondence

Note

Incoming/Outgoing, mainly with Carl R. and Ellendea Proffer [Ardis], including a few typescript signed letters by Vladimir Nabokov, but most by Vera and, later, also by their son Dmitri; some later letters also with Ronald Meyer [Ardis]. Early correspondence relates mainly to Proffer's Keys to Lolita (published 1968). Later correspondence discusses a variety of literary, publishing, and personal matters.
Box 4, Folder 1

1966 (7 items)

Box 4, Folder 2

1967 (4 items)

Box 4, Folder 3

1968 (4 items)

Box 4, Folder 4

1969 (7 items)

Box 4, Folder 5

1970 (4 items)

Box 4, Folder 6

1971 (2 items)

Box 4, Folder 7

1972 (3 items)

Box 4, Folder 8

1973 (8 items)

Box 4, Folder 9

1974 (31 items)

Box 4, Folder 10

1975 (22 items)

Box 4, Folder 11

1976 (17 items)

Box 4, Folder 12

1977 (15 items)

Box 4, Folder 13

1978 (22 items)

Box 4, Folder 14

1979 (26 items)

Box 4, Folder 15

1980 (47 items)

Box 4, Folder 16

1981 (21 items)

Box 4, Folder 17

1982 (26 items)

Box 4, Folder 18

1983 (21 items)

Box 4, Folder 19

1984 (22 items)

Box 4, Folder 20

1985 (14 items)

Box 4, Folder 21

1986 (12 items)

 

Nabokoviana

Box 4, Folder 22

Mostly relating to Carl Proffer's work with Nabokov, including correspondence, articles, consultant's report blank memoranda of agreement between Ardis and Nabokov, and b/w photo of Nabokov, ca. 1966-1980.

 

Additions

Note

Early Polish appearances of Nabokov's works, at a time when they still were forbidden in Russia. Donated by D. Barton Johnson, 1991.
 

Journals (issues containing Nabokov articles)

Box 5, Folder 1

Akcent, 1986

Box 5, Folder 2

Dialog, 1980

Box 5, Folder 3

Odra, 1986

Box 5, Folder 4

Studio, ca. 1984

Box 5, Folder 5-6

Tworczosc, 1978, 1986

 

Oversize (newspapers and magazines containing Nabokov articles)

Box 6, Folder 1

Literatura, 1984

Box 6, Folder 2

NURT, 1986

Box 6, Folder 3

Tak I Nie, 1983, 1986

Box 6, Folder 4

Tygodnik kulturalny, 1987