Contents and Arrangement

Weiss, Shira Wolosky, 1980-1994

2 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists Joseph Frank's personal and professional correspondence with various academics, artists, poets, and writers, including Lionel Abel, Hannah Arendt, Janice Biala, Djuna Barnes, Robert Belknap, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre Bourdieu, Kenneth Burke, Alain Clément, Edward Cone, Malcolm Cowley, Louis Dumont, Ralph Ellison, Maurice English, Robert Fagles, Francis Fergusson, Georges Florovsky, Carlos Fuentes, Edwin Honig, Irving Howe, Erich Kahler, Walter Kaufmann, Alfred Kazin, Edmund Keeley, Richard Kostelanetz, James Laughlin, Richard W. B. Lewis, Elizabeth Lowell, Jean Malaquais, Mary McCarthy, Frederick Morgan, Julian Lane Moynahan, Joyce Carol Oates, Jean Piel, John Crowe Ransom, Richard Rorty, Karl Shapiro, Carl E. Schorske, Katharine Strelsky, Arthur Szathmary, Allen Tate, Tzvetan Todorov, Ian Watt, Paul Zweig, and others, as well as some family correspondence. Other materials include annotated offprints and reprints of writings by others, a notebook with Frank's reading notes on Russian literature, a small amount of writings by Frank, personal documents, and a few photographs. Much of Frank's correspondence regards relationships he developed with scholars associated with the Gauss Seminars in Criticism.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was removed from the collection during 2015-2019 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Weiss, Shira Wolosky; Joseph Frank Correspondence, C1515, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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