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   Nathan Halper Papers 1923-1986.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nathan Halper Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078342 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Halper, Nathan.
Title:Nathan Halper Papers 1923-1986.
Physical description:13.26 linear ft. ( 28 Boxes, & 1 Flat Box).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: 2-28. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in twelve series

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, word lists, documents, photographs, clippings, periodicals, and other printed materials concerning his writings, translations, and criticism. Most of the manuscript drafts and notes are for his critical and analytical studies of Finnegans Wake and of other works by James Joyce.

There are also draft translations from the Yiddish of various authors, early autobiographical articles and chapters for an autobiographical novel, general literary criticism, articles on chess, as well as notes and drafts for his research in 1938 into the history of the Indians of New England and of the Mashpee Indian Reservation on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

There are many periodicals and other printed materials about Provincetown where he maintained his art gallery. Some years before his death, he began a study of Jewish-American family names; there are many notes, drafts, and clippings for his projected book on the subject which was not completed. Among the correspondents are John Cage, Richard Ellmann, Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Lionel Trilling, and Edmund Wilson.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-28. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nathan Halper Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Material

Materials relating to Halper's art gallery were given to The Archives of American Art in National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. 20560.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 02/--/86 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-14 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Cage, John.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chess.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indians of North America--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Joyce, James, 1882-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mashpee Indians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motherwell, Robert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Names, Personal--Jewish.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New England--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Provincetown (Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Yiddish literature--Translations into English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Nathan Halper, 1907-1983 (Columbia A.B. 1927; Ph.D. 1973), author, translator, and art dealer, was an authority on the writings of James Joyce. He also translated and published much Yiddish literature, reviewed books and operated an art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he lived for half the year.

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