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Guide to the Richard Lebherz Papers
1968-1976
 MSS 037  MSS.037

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lebherz, Richard
Title: Richard Lebherz Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1968-1976
Abstract: The Richard Lebherz Papers are a collection of correspondence from the writer, Coleman Dowell, to his friend and fellow writer, Richard Lebherz.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: MSS.037

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Historical/Biographical Note:

Richard Lebherz is a writer and critic who resides in Maryland and began corresponding with the writer, Coleman Dowell in 1968. Lebherz favorably reviewed Dowell's work, and the two corresponded for the next eight years. Lebherz is the author of 'The Man in the White Raincoat'(1963), and 'Frederick: a Walking Tour'(1993).

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Scope and Content Note

The Richard Lebherz Papers are a collection of correspondence from Coleman Dowell to Richard Lebherz during 1968 to 1976. In the letters, Dowell discusses his personal life, as well as, his work, and the business atmosphere in the publishing industry of the time. There are also two photographs, one of Coleman Dowell taken by Carl Van Vechten and another of Richard Lebherz.

The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into one series.

Missing Title

  1. Series I

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
  • Dowell, Coleman

Document Type

  • Photographs
  • Correspondence.

Subject Topics

  • Authors, American -- Correspondence.
  • American literature |y 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The Richard Lebherz Papers; MSS 037; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections
, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Fales Library and Special Collections

The Coleman Dowell Papers.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Provenance

The papers were donated by Richard Lebherz.

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Container List

Series I

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : data_value_missing_facf72f2616fb50d2303ff45390140bb Correspondence from Coleman Dowell to Richard Lebherz
1968-1976
Box: 1 Folder : data_value_missing_9d4fd866d06ea9bf33fd31334dc7ee40 Photographs: Coleman Dowell (photographed by Carl Van Vechten)
Richard Lebherz

undated

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