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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jack Hirschman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1989, undated
    Collection Number: MS 217
    Creator: Hirschman, Jack
    Extent: 10.48 linear feet (22 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection consists of notes, poems, manuscripts, correspondence, artwork and other materials pertaining to Jack Hirschman, an American poet and social activist. Topics of his work relate to politics, love, death, and sorrow with allusions to history.
    Languages: The collection is in English


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Jack Hirschman papers (MS 217). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased in 1985

    Processing History

    Processed by Carlota Ramirez and Serena Rodholm, Student Processing Assistants, 2018.
    Processing of the Jack Hirschman papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection contains journals with notes, ideas for poems, and Hirschman's inner thoughts; poetry manuscripts; artwork; and correspondence. There is an assortment of correspondence on subjects including research for his poetry, interest in other's poems, and letters from publishing companies. The collection also includes artwork and sketches by Hirschman, some of which is based on Japanese characters and his poetry. Jack Hirschman's poetry draws on his political and social activism, touching on topics of politics, love, and death with allusions to historical people and events.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection was arranged into four series as follows:
    • Series 1. Poems and prose, 1955-1971
    • Series 2. Artwork, circa 1960-1963
    • Series 3. Correspondence, 1955-1989
    • Series 4. Journals and notes, 1935-1980

    Indexing Terms

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



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