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Samuel Roth papers, 1907-1994, bulk 1910-1979

Series III: Correspondence, 1909-1993

The material in this series spans Samuel Roth's lifetime and includes both personal and professional correspondence. Adelaide Roth's correspondence, both personal and research-related, is also here.

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III.1. Subseries: Samuel Roth, 1909-1971

This sub-series consists of Samuel Roth's correspondence, both personal and professional and includes "prison letters" that Roth wrote while serving time. The bulk of these letters were addressed to his wife, Pauline. Also here is a large amount of professional and business correspondence. The folder titles used by Roth's own filing system have been kept and are indicated by quotation marks. Roth's chronological arrangement of this material has been maintained.

Roth's early correspondence (1915-1925), while wide, is not deep. Here also is found general correspondence regarding Roth's short-lived journal,The Lyric,and thePoetry Bookshop, Two Worlds,and other publishing-related correspondence. When the material was originally kept in an originally-labeled folder, the same folder title was used for the finding aid.


General



Box 35 Folder 11 1917-1925, 1950-1973, Undated, 1917-1925, 1950-1973, Undated


Box 35 Folder 12 1931-1939


Box 35 Folder 13 1940s


Box 35 Folder 14 "1909-16,", 1916-1918


Box 35 Folder 15 "1917,", 1916-1919


Box 35 Folder 16 "1918-19,", 1918-1919


Box 35 Folder 17 "1920-21,", 1920-1925


Box 35 Folder 18 "1922-25,", 1922-1926


Box 35 Folder 19 Alma, C.B., 1921-1922


Box 35 Folder 20 Anonymous, 1954


Box 35 Folder 21 Beach, Sylvia, 1925


Box 35 Folder 22 Beau , 1926


Box 35 Folder 23 Bennett, James, Director of Prisons, 1956, 1958, 1956, 1958


Box 35 Folder 24 Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1917-1919


Box 35 Folder 25 Bryher, 1921


Box 35 Folder 26 Buck, Thomas F, 1954



Box 36 Folder 1 The Colonial Press, 1949-1966


Box 36 Folder 2 Congregation Shearith Israel, 1955-1956


Box 36 Folder 3 "Copyright Matters,", 1930-1968


Box 36 Folder 4 Copyright Office, Library of Congress, 1963-1968


Box 36 Folder 5 "The Death of Dr. Bell,", 1931-1932


Box 36 Folder 6 Douglas, Lord Alfred, 1932-1933


Box 36 Folder 7 Eban, Abba, 1969


Box 36 Folder 8 Eliot, T.S., 1921, 1945, 1921, 1945


Box 36 Folder 9 Elliott, John Tiffany, 1953-1958


Box 36 Folder 10 Embry, Jacqueline, 1921


Box 36 Folder 11 Erskine, John, 1917-1920


Box 36 Folder 12 Fletcher, Frances, 1925, Undated, 1925, Undated


Box 36 Folder 13 Fletcher, John Gould, 1917


Box 36 Folder 14 Ford, Ford Madox, 1922


Box 36 Folder 15 A Golden Treasury of the World's Wit and Wisdom, 1936, 1966-1967, 1936, 1966-1967


Box 36 Folder 16 Hartman, Gustave, 1964-1967


Box 36 Folder 17 H.D. (Hilda Aldington), 1918-1919


Box 36 Folder 18 Housand, Charles E--Fellow Inmate, 1958


Box 36 Folder 19 Jennings, Leslie N., 1917-1918


Box 36 Folder 20 Kiki-- The Education of a French Model, 1950-1957, 1969-1970, 1950-1957, 1969-1970


Box 36 Folder 21 Kin, David George, 1949-1953


Box 36 Folder 22 Kugel, James L., 1970-1971


Box 36 Folder 23 Kugel, John Hans, 1967


Box 36 Folder 24 Lowell, Amy, 1917-1919


Box 36 Folder 25 The Man Who Killed Kitchener , 1932-1933


Box 36 Folder 26 McKay, Claude, 1941 (Includes Contract), 1941


Box 36 Folder 27 My Sister and I, 1952-1958, Undated, 1952-1958, Undated


Box 36 Folder 28 Oppenheim, James, 1916-1917


Box 36 Folder 29 Plotkin, David G., 1941-1942


Box 36 Folder 30 Post, Samuel H. Award Books, 1965-1966


Box 36 Folder 31 Pound, Ezra, 1921, 1925, 1921, 1925


Prison Letters


Box 36 Folder 32 Roth, Adelaide Kugel, 1956-1960


Box 36 Folder 33 Roth Family, 1928-1930



Box 37 Folder 1 Roth, Joseph, 1958-1959


Box 37 Folder 2 Roth, Pauline, 1936-1939


Box 37 Folder 3 to 6 Roth, Pauline Roth, 1956-1960


Box 37 Folder 7 Roth, Peggy, 1958, 1960, 1958, 1960


Box 37 Folder 8 Reiser, Oliver P., 1945-1946


Box 37 Folder 9 Roth, Adelaide, 1960s, Undated, 1960s, Undated


Box 37 Folder 10 Roth, Joseph, 1909-1919


Box 37 Folder 11 Roth, Pauline, 1960


Box 37 Folder 12 Roth, Robert, 1942, Undated, 1942, Undated


Box 37 Folder 13 Ryan, William, 1973-1975


Box 37 Folder 14 Samuel, Maurice, 1915-1919



Box 38 Folder 1 to 2 Seven Sirens Press and Other Imprints , 1950s-1970s


Box 38 Folder 3 Sinclair, Upton, 1942


Box 38 Folder 4 Symons, Arthur, 1921-1926


Box 38 Folder 5 Tannenbaum, Frank, 1916-1917, 1945, 1916-1917, 1945


Box 38 Folder 6 Teasdale Filsinger, Sara, 1917-1919


Box 38 Folder 9 Untermeyer, Louis, 1917, 1921, 1917, 1921


Box 38 Folder 10 Vogel, Jesse--Regarding The Education of a French Model,, 1968


Box 38 Folder 11 Waggish Tales, 1933, 1943, Undated, 1933, 1943, Undated


Box 38 Folder 12 Weaver, Harriet Shaw, 1922


Box 38 Folder 13 Whol, M., 1963 (found in copy of Jews Must Live, 1963


Box 38 Folder 14 Wood, Clement, 1921-1922


Box 38 Folder 15 Woodberry, George Edward, 1917-1918


Box 38 Folder 16 Zangwill, Israel, 1920-1925


III.2. Subseries: Adelaide Kugel Roth, 1974-1993

Included here are Adelaide Roth's many communications with various archives and libraries regarding Samuel Roth. The letters often include photocopies, clippings, and notes. Most of the material here was arranged by Adelaide Roth herself and every effort was made to maintain her arrangement.


Box 38 Folder 17 General, 1974-1984


Box 38 Folder 18 "FBI - FOIA,", 1981


Box 38 Folder 19 Gertzman, Jay, 1985-1993


Box 38 Folder 20 Legman, Gershon, 1980-1993


Box 38 Folder 21 Pauline Roth's Death, 1977


Box 38 Folder 22 "Personal Letters", 1976-1993 (1 of 2 Folders), 1976-1993



Box 39 Folder 1 "Personal Letters", 1976-1993 (1 of 2 Folders), 1976-1993


Box 39 Folder 2 "Plain Brown Correspondence,", 1973-1993


Box 39 Folder 3 Publishers and Agents, 1982-1992


Box 39 Folder 4 Samuel Roth's Death, 1974