Bel Kaufman papers
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Dates of Materials
- 1911 - 2012
- Kaufman, Bel (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Kaufman is best known as the author of Up the Down Staircase (1964), a novel based on her experiences as a New York City high school teacher, which was made into a play and a movie starring Sandy Dennis in 1967. First published by Prentice Hall, her book spent more than a year on the New York Times best-seller list, has sold more than six million copies, been translated into at least 16 languages, and is in its fifty-seventh printing. Kaufman is also the author of Love, Etc. (1979), a novel about coping with the breakup of a marriage, and of many short stories. Kaufman has been a highly sought-after public speaker at education conventions and Jewish organizations throughout the country, and won many honors and awards, including honorary degrees from several colleges and universities. Bel Kaufman died at the age of 103 on July 25, 2014 at her home in Manhattan.
[Source: obituary, NYT July 25, 2014. http://nyti.ms/1t584Q9]
27 boxes (33.75 linear feet)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.
- Aleichem, Sholom
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Biographical sketches
- Electronic mail
- Electronic records
- Financial records
- High school teachers -- United States
- Jewish women
- Kaufman, Bel
- Legal documents
- Soviet Union
- Women authors
- lecture notes
- Bel Kaufman papers
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
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- 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
- 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2019-04-26: Added accessions 05S-45 and 12S-21.
- 2020-06-16: Description added for born-digital content.
- 2021-06-24: Content description added from accession inventories
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