Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Mirra Ginsburg papers, 1910-1999

Series IV: Background materials

Research material used by MG in her works, such as original texts of translated authors, and writings about these authors. Series also include adaptations and reviews of translations by MG (additional reviews, sent by publishers, can be found in Arranged Correspondence series).

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Subseries IV.1: Singer Book projectBulgakov

Includes all materials relating to Bulgakov, exept translations and essays by MG (see Writings)

Original texts

Box 24 Folder 1 Blazhenstvo (Bliss) - Russian text

Box 24 Folder 2 Ranniaia meizdannaia proza - Russian text

Box 24 Folder 3 Chudakova, M. Neokonchennoe sochinenie Mikhaila Bulgakova, includes previously unpublished works and letters by Bulgakov

About Bulgakov

Box 24 Folder 4 Chudakova, M. "Zhizneopisanie Mikhaila Bulgakova", Moskva magazine, 1987

Box 24 Folder 5 Shwarts, Anatolii Zhizn' i smert' Mikhaila Bulgakova, with notes by MG

Box 24 Folder 6 Franklin, Simon; Furonskii, Mark; Lahr, John; Levin, Elena; Losev, V; Muchnic, Helen; Simonov, Konstantin; Vulis, A; Wright, A. Colin; About Bulgakov, 1967 - 1991

Adaptations to Stage and Screen

Box 24 Folder 7 Kadin, Daniel Scott Heart of the Dog - 4 typescripts with notes by MG, [1997]

Box 24 Folder 8 Hemmerdinger, Lyn; Rifkin, Nancy Heart of the Dog stage adaptation - typescripts with ms notes (some by MG), 1983

Box 24 Folder 9 Klimov, Elem; Klimov, German Master I Margarita film synopsis, n.d.

Box 24 Folder 10 Labedz, Chester S., Jr. Master I Margarita screenplay, 1997

Box 24 Folder 11 Liubimov, IUrii Master I Margarita play, 1985

Box 24 Folder 12 Tolkin, Stephen Master I Margarita - proposal for 6 part TV serial, [1982]


Box 25 Folder 1 - 2 Reviews comparing two Master and Margarita translations

Box 25 Folder 3 Donovan, Gita; Otte, Charles; Serban, Andrei; Public Theater; Alchemy Theater Company; Project III Ensemble Theater Ads and reviews

Subseries IV.2: Russian Writers

Original texts, research/biographic materials and reviews of Russian authors, translated by MG (except Bulgakov - see Bulgakov subseries). Arranged alphabetically by writer.

Box 25 Folder 4 Aitmatov, Chingiz Aitmatov - background materials

Box 25 Folder 5 Babel, Isaac Babel - texts of short stories and diary

Box 25 Folder 6 Babel, Isaac Babel - reviews and ads for Sunset stage performances

Box 25 Folder 7 Chukovskii, Kornei Chukovskii - background materials

Box 25 Folder 8 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Fanger, Donald Dostoevsky - Notes From Underground introduction by Donald Fanger

Box 25 Folder 9 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky - background materials

Box 25 Folder 10 Platonov, Andrei Platonov - texts of short stories

Box 25 Folder 11 Platonov, Andrei (about); Bayley, John; Bocharov, S. G.; Karlinsky, Simon; Kern, Gary; May, Derwent; Mondich, M. Shimoniuk, M.; Turbin, Vladimir; Yakushev, Henryka; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Platonov - background materials

Box 26 Folder 1 Remizov, Aleksei Remizov - Russian texts of Skazki

Box 26 Folder 2 Remizov, Aleksei Remizov - Russian texts of Martyn Zadeka, Nachalo slov; Besnovatye;

Box 26 Folder 3 Remizov, Aleksei Remizov Conference, Amherst College - Materials, Amherst, MA, May 1985

Box 26 Folder 4 Remizov, Aleksei (about); Bakhrakh, A; Shane, Alex M.; Shklovskii, Viktor Borisovich Remizov - background materials

Box 26 Folder 5 Tynianov, IUrii (about); Belinkov, Arkadii; Tynianov - A Victory That Does Not Count

Box 26 Folder 6 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Zamiatin - Russian texts of Blokha (2 versions)

Box 26 Folder 7 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich Zamiatin - Essays (Russian, French)

Box 26 Folder 8 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich; Dikii, Aleksei; Yusim, Marat; Zamiatin - Blokha background materials

Box 26 Folder 9 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich; Pervushin V.; Shane, Alex M.; Slonim, Mark; Zavalishin, Viacheslav; Zamiatin - background materials

Box 38 Folder 1 Zamiatin, Evgenii Ivanovich V Zagorsk Na Bogomol'e; Zhitie Blokhi


Box 38 Folder 2 Blok, Aleksandr; Mandel'shtam, Nadezhda; Evtushenko, Evgenii; Tsvetaeva, Marina; Zoshchenko, Mikhail; Printed Materials on Russian Writers


Subseries IV.3: Subject Files

Contains materials on history, folklore, space exploration, Russia/Soviet Union, poetry, children's literature, publishing etc.

Box 27 Folder 1 Ancient Egypt

Box 27 Folder 2 Children's Literature

Box 27 Folder 3 Folklore

Box 27 Folder 4 Folklore - Regions of Russia

Box 27 Folder 5 Folklore - Yiddish

Box 27 Folder 6 Maps

Box 27 Folder 7 Music - catalogs, flyers, 1946 - 1983

Box 27 Folder 8 Poetry Clippings and Notes, [1920s - 1980s]

Box 27 Folder 9 Publishing (clippings)

Box 27 Folder 10 Soviet Union - copyright

Box 28 Folder 1 American Committee for Liberation, Inc; Institute for the Study of the USSR; Radio Liberty Soviet Union - Dispatches and Bulletins

Box 28 Folder 2 Soviet Union/Russia - Miscellaneous

Box 38 Folder 3 Soviet Union/Russia - Printed Materials


Box 38 Folder 4 Neizvestnyi, Ernst Materials on Ernst Neizvestnyi


Box 38 Folder 5 Winn, Marie "What Become of Childhood Innocence", New York Times Magazine, Jan. 25, 1981


Box 28 Folder 3 - 4 Space Exploration and Science - clippings, [1968 - 1994]

Box 28 Folder 5 Translation - titles, vocabularies, bibliographies