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Finding Aid for the Jay Leyda Papers, 1925-1956
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Typescripts

Box 1

The Film Sense.

Physical Description: 269 leaves. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections and annotations. Boxed in wine, cloth slipcase.

Scope and Content Note

By Sergei M. Eisenstein, edited and translated by Jay Leyda. Published by Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York, 1942.
Box 1

Film Form.

Physical Description: 288 leaves. Typescript with some holograph leaves and occasional corrections. Boxed in a green, cloth slipcase.

Scope and Content Note

By Sergei M. Eisenstein, edited and translated by Jay Leyda. Published by Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1949.
Box 2

Film Form.

Physical Description: 781 leaves. Typescript (mostly carbon) with infrequent corrections and much duplication of material. Envelope.
Box 3

Kino: a History of the Cinema in Russia from 1896 to the Present Day.

Physical Description: 489 leaves. Typescript (partly carbon) with extensive holograph corrections and inserts. In envelope.
Box 3

Kino...

Physical Description: Holograph. 1 envelope.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and research for this book.
Box 3

The Portable Melville.

Scope and Content Note

Page proofs. New York, Viking, 1952.
Box 4

The Complete Stories of Herman Melville.

Physical Description: 263 leaves. Typescript (carbon). All typescripts with holograph corrections. In envelope.

Scope and Content Note

Edited, with an introduction and notes by Jay Leyda. Also: Introduction and two copies of Notes on sources, Published by Random House, New York, 1949.
Box 4

The Complete Stories of Herman Melville.

Physical Description: In blue cardboard box.

Scope and Content Note

Page proofs.
Box 5

The Mussorgsky Reader; a Life of Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky in Letters and Documents.

Physical Description: 577 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections. Boxed in a red, cloth slipcase.

Scope and Content Note

Edited and translated by Jay Leyda and Sergei Bertensson. Published by W.W. Norton, New York, 1947.
Box 6

The Mussorgsky Reader.

Physical Description: 626 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections. In two envelopes.
Box 11

Miscellaneous short manuscripts. By Jay Leyda. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: Typescripts, 10 items.
Box 11

Miscellaneous short manuscripts.

Physical Description: Typescripts, 5 items. In two envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

By various authors, including Muriel Rukeyser and John W. Earnshaw.
Box 11

Sergei Rachmaninoff, a Lifetime in Music.

Physical Description: 147 leaves. Typescript (partly carbon) and holograph. Incomplete manuscript, irregular pagination.

Scope and Content Note

By Sergei Bertensson and Jay Leyda, with the assistance of Sophia Satin. Published by the New York University Press, New York, 1956.
 

Correspondence

Boxes 7 & 8

Correspondence.

Physical Description: In 3 envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

Pertaining to research on Herman Melville, primarily with regard to the Melville Log. 1944-52.
Box 8

Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

  • 1 envelope regarding The Mussorgsky Reader, 1943-48.
  • 1 envelope regarding Film form and The Film Sense, 1941- .
  • 1 envelope of miscellaneous correspondence, 1940- .
 

Notes

Boxes 9 & 10

Notes.

Physical Description: 6 envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous, in mixed order. 1925- .
Box 23 & 24

Notes.

Physical Description: In 5 envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

On Herman Melville, primarily pertaining to the Melville Log.
 

Ephemera

Box 12

Ephemera.

Scope and Content Note

1 envelope of miscellaneous photostats; 1 envelope on the Russian theatre; and 1 envelope of advertising materials, prospectuses, book jackets, newspaper clippings, etc.
Box 13

Ephemera.

Scope and Content Note

1 envelope and 1 roll of materials pertaining to the Melville Log; 3 envelopes of photostats and negatives for the Melville Log.
 

The Melville Log

Boxes 14 & 15

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 1352 leaves. Typescript. In three envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

Printer's copy with corrections and deletions, etc. Includes introduction and index with printer's notations. Published by Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York, 1951.
Box 16

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 874 leaves. Typescript with copious corrections. In two envelopes. Irregular pagination.
Box 17

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 1352 leaves. Typescript (carbon). Corrections on first 8 leaves only. In two envelopes.
Box 18

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 403 leaves. Incomplete typescript (partly carbon) with extensive holograph corrections and much duplication of parts.

Scope and Content Note

Early draft.
Box 18

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 360 leaves. Incomplete typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Early draft.
Box 18

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: Incomplete typescript (carbon). pp.1-94 only.
Box 19

The Melville Log.

Scope and Content Note

First galley proofs with extensive corrections and annotations.
Box 20

The Melville Log.

Scope and Content Note

Revised galleys (second proofs) with extensive corrections and annotations.
Box 20

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 1 envelope.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous materials from printer, including proofs of plates.
Boxes 21 & 22

The Melville Log.

Physical Description: 2 copies. In two envelopes.

Scope and Content Note

Uncut page proofs with some corrections.