Guide to the Josephine ver Brugge Zeitlin Aldous Huxley Collection
Special Collections & Archives
California State University, Northridge
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Northridge, CA 91330-8326
Special Collections & Archives
Title: Josephine ver Brugge Zeitlin Aldous Huxley Collection
Zeitlin, Josephine Ver Brugge, 1915-2005
Identifier/Call Number: SC.AHC
0.21 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1936-1971
Abstract: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), a British
author best known for his novel
Brave New World, immigrated to
the United States in 1937, where he remained until his death. He began working with Jacob
Zeitlin shortly after coming to the US, and corresponded with him over many years. The
collection deals primarily with the writing career of Aldous Huxley, including writing
samples in the form of pamphlets, reviews of his utopian novel
Island (1962), and correspondence between Zeitlin and Huxley from
Language of Material: English
Jacob Zeitlin (1902-1987) moved to Los Angeles from Wisconsin via Texas in 1925, and began
his career as a bookseller shortly thereafter. He owned a number of different shops through
the years but is best remembered in the Pennsylvania Dutch-style building on La Cienega
Boulevard often referred to as "the red barn." He and Josephine ver Brugge (1915-2005)
married in 1939. Josephine, originally from Kansas, graduated from Park University in
Missouri. Jacob died in his West Hollywood home following heart bypass surgery in 1987.
Josephine died of respiratory failure at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 2005.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author best known for his novel
Brave New World, immigrated to the United States in 1937, where he remained until
his death. He was represented by Zeitlin and corresponded with him over many years.
Scope and Contents
Josephine ver Brugge Zeitlin Aldous Huxley Collection
deals primarily with the writing career of Aldous Huxley. It includes writing samples
in the form of pamphlets, reviews of his utopian novel
(1962), and correspondence between Zeitlin and Huxley dating from 1937-1961. The
correspondence largely deals with book transactions including catalogs, sales inquiries, and
printings, as well as Zeitlin's attempts to sell Huxley's work to the entertainment
industry. At least one note is in shorthand.
Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open for research use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Josephine ver Brugge
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Box 1, Folder 1
"100,000 Say No! Aldous Huxley and 'Dick' Sheppard Talk about
Box 1, Folder 2
"The Armour of the Polymath,"
Box 1, Folder 3
Bevedit, Champlin, "Huxley,"
1962 March 1
Box 1, Folder 4
Huxley, Aldous, "1936...Peace?,"
Box 1, Folder 5
Huxley, Aldous, correspondence with Jacob Zeitlin and others,
Box 1, Folder 6
Mackier, Jerome, "Shakespeare and Aldous Huxley," from
Box 1, Folder 7
Meckier, Jerome, "The Hippopotamian Question: A Note on Aldous Huxley's
Unfinished Novel," from
Modern Fiction Studies
Box 1, Folder 8
R. Piper & Co. Vier Bedeutende neue Essaybände publishing
Box 1, Folder 9
Zeitlin, Jacob. Correspondence with Aldous Huxley,