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Marilyn Sachs manuscripts and notebooks, 1973-2005.
BANC MSS 2010/770 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/770 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/770
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Marilyn Sachs manuscripts and notebooks, 1973-2005


Sachs, Marilyn., creator


Western Jewish History Center, 245.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1980.004.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


The collection contains handwritten notebooks and typed manuscripts with annotations by Sachs; proof sheets; a finished jacket cover and cover designs; and a very short biography of Sachs. The collection also includes the following: a copy of Sach's book, Lost in America (2005), which serves as a sequel to A Pocket Full of Seeds; a photograph of Sachs and her friend, Fanny Krieger (to whom Lost in America is dedicated); two notebooks containing notes and drafts of writings that were the basis of Lost in America; and marked-up typed copies of Lost in America.


1973 (issued)


Sachs, Marilyn -- Archives
Krieger, Fanny
Jews -- France -- Fiction
Jewish children -- France -- Fiction
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction
Jewish women authors


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 245.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1980.004.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Marilyn Sachs manuscripts and notebooks, BANC MSS 2010/770, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Sachs, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, wrote a children's book, "A Pocket Full of Seeds", which was named Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association in 1973; called one of the outstanding books of the year by the New York Times; and included in the Jane Adams Children's Book Honor Awards. She based the book on interviews with Fanny Krieger and incorporated actual events in the life of a French Jewish girl and her family during the German occupation of France in World War II.
Materials in English.


Proofs (Printing)
Design drawings.

Physical Description:

2 boxes (.8 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/770 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/770 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/770



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Pocket full of seeds : Sachs, Marilyn.