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Harold and May Tabak Rosenberg papers, circa 1880-1985, bulk 1940s-1970s

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Series 3: Writings and Notes , circa 1940s-1984
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

This series is arranged as four subseries.
  • 3.1: Annotated Calendars, 1951-1984
  • 3.2: Writings by Harold Rosenberg, circa 1940s-1976
  • 3.3: Writings by May Tabak Rosenberg, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
  • 3.4: Writings by Others, circa 1950s-1981
3.1: Annotated Calendars, 1951-1984
This subseries includes five annotated calendars from 1951, 1958, 1982, 1984 (two calendars), and several pages from a 1974 calendar, which appear to have belonged to May Rosenberg. The calendars contain many annotations related to meetings and events with artists, friends, family, and colleagues.
Description Container
Annotated Calendars, 1951-1984
1
24-26
Annotated Calendar, 1984
2
1
3.2: Writings by Harold Rosenberg, circa 1940s-1976
This subseries includes a small number of writings by Harold Rosenberg, primarily on art, including circa three manuscript drafts of essays, seven notebooks, one folder of loose notes, a copy of a 1939 article, and an issue of the publication Commentary, containing a submission by Rosenberg on the subject "What is a Liberal? Who is a Conservative?"
Description Container
Manuscript Drafts, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
2
2
Notebooks, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
2
3-6
Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
7
Published Article, "Myth and History", 1939
2
8
Published Article, "What is a Liberal? Who is a Conservative?", 1976
2
9
3.3: Writings by May Tabak Rosenberg, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
May Tabak Rosenberg's writings and notes form the bulk of this subseries which includes drafts of, and notes for, multiple manuscripts, including articles, short stories, and her novel But Not For Love, as well as writings and notes on subjects such as marriage and writer Mary McCarthy, and articles written for the publication Craft Horizons. Also found are published copies of But Not For Love, and Rosenberg's children's book A Fish Is Not A Pet.
Description Container
Drafts and Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
10-14
Manuscript Drafts, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
15-23
Manuscript Draft, "All Anyone Wants is Everything", circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
24
Manuscript Draft, "But Not For Love", circa 1950s
2
25-27
Manuscript Draft, "Christmas Book" of the Unit Series, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
28
Manuscript Drafts for Craft Horizons, 1970
2
29
Manuscript Draft of Play, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
30
Manuscripts, "The Chippy Chasers," "Line Up," and "The Trouble Maker", 1959
2
31
Notebooks, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
2
32
Notebooks, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
3
1-2
Notes and Fragments, Marriage, circa 1960s
3
3
Notes and Fragments, Mary McCarthy, circa 1950s-circa 970s
3
4
Notes, Index Cards, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
3
5
Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
3
6
Outline for Novel, "Freedom", circa 1950s-circa 1970s
3
7
Published Book, Manuscript, and Printer's Mark for A Fish Is Not A Pet, 1959
3
8
Published Book, But Not For Love, 1960
3
9
Published Manuscripts in Craft Horizons, 1970s
3
10
3.4: Writings by Others, circa 1950s-1981
Writings by others include typescripts of a speech delivered by Hans Hofmann at Dartmouth College in 1962, a lecture delivered by Lee Hall at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1981, and a 1973 essay with a cover letter asking May Rosenberg to look at her essay, by actress and journalist Gaby Rodgers entitled "Where Have All the Husbands Gone? (A New York Saga of Love and Despair)." Rodgers and her husband, lyricist Jerry Lieber, were fellow summer residents of East Hampton.
Description Container
By Others, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
3
11
Aristophanes, "The Birds", circa 1950s
3
12
Hall, Lee, RISD Summer Lecture, 1981
3
13
Silverman, Deborah Leah, 1970
3
14

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