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Finding Aid for the Jascha Frederick Kessler Papers, 1960-1985
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Description
Jascha Frederick Kessler (1929- ) was an English professor who wrote poetry, plays, translations, and short stories. He taught at New York University (1954-55), Hunter College (1955-56), Hamilton College(1957-61), and UCLA (1961- ). He was also the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs research project, Culture in Los Angeles: a study of its problems, resources, potentialities, 1967-68. Kessler's publications include An Egyptian bondage and other stories. (1967), Whatever love declares. (1969), In memory of the future. (1976), and Death comes for the behaviorist and other stories. (1983). Boxes 1-7 include books from Kessler's library.
Background
Kessler was born on November 27, 1929 in New York City, New York: BA, New York University, 1950; MA (1951) and Ph.D (1955), University of Michigan; instructor in English, New York University (1954-55) and Hunter College (1955-56); educational research director, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1956-57; assistant professor of English, Hamilton College, 1957-61; assistant professor (1961-64), associate professor (1964-70), and in 1970 professor of English, UCLA; director of Institute of Government and Public Affairs research project, Culture in Los Angeles: a study of its problems, resources, potentialities, 1967-68; has been visiting poet, lecturer, and conference participant in many international venues; wrote poetry, plays, translations, and short stories; received Academy Award nomination in 1970 for his writing in A long way from nowhere; winner of the PEN (Hungary) Memorial Medal in 1979 for his translations; publications include An Egyptian bondage and other stories. (1967), Whatever love declares. (1969), In memory of the future. (1976), and Death comes for the behaviorist and other stories. (1983).
Extent
25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.
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