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Guide to the The Rose Strunsky Lorwin Papers
ca. 1910 - 1911
 MSS 117

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Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Collection processed by Lisa Darms, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 17, 2012

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator - Recipient: Strunsky, Rose
Title: Rose Strunsky Lorwin Papers
Dates: ca. 1910 - 1911
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet
Call Phrase: MSS 117

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Biographical/Historical note

Rose Strunsky was born in Russia in 1884. Her family emigrated to the United States, first to New York City and then to San Francisco, where she attended Stanford University. Along with her older sister, Anna Strunsky, she was active in socialist politics and San Francisco's literary scene. The sisters travelled in Russia in 1905, and lived in Greenwich Village in New York in the 1910s. Rose Strunsky married Louis Lorwin in 1920. Throughout her life she worked as a translator; her translations include The Journal of Leo Tolstoi (Knopf, 1917) and Leon Trotsky's  Literature and Revolution (International Publishers, 1925). Rose Strunsky Lorwin died in New York in 1963.

Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre Minnesota in 1885. After graduating from Yale University in 1908, Lewis worked as a freelance writer, reporter and editor in various towns before working as an editor in New York. His first commercially successful novel, Main Street, was published in 1920. In 1926, Lewis was awarded a Pulizter Prize, which he refused. He accepted a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. Lewis's novels include  Babbit (1922) and  Elmer Gantry (1927). Lewis died in 1951 in Rome.

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Scope and Contents note

The Rose Strunsky Lorwin Papers contain a small amount of typescripts(mostly poems) written by Sinclair Lewis for Rose Strunsky. Ten of the typescripts have autograph revisions by Lewis; another eleven have revisions and suggestions that are presumed to have been made by Rose Strunsky. These poems were written around 1910 or 1911.

Arrangement note

The folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
  • Strunsky, Rose

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Rose Strunsky Lorwin Papers were donated to the Fales Library by Strunsky Lorwin's grandaughter, Elizabeth Jane Lorwin, in 2003.

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.

Conditions Governing Use note

Collection use is subject to all copyright laws. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of Fales Library and Special Collections. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu. or call 212 998 2596.

Preferred Citation note

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); The Rose Strunsky Lorwin Papers; MSS 117; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

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Container List

Typescripts

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Lewis, Sinclair: Amor Rex
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Lewis, Sinclair: At a Symphony Alone
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Lewis, Sinclair: Beyond the Rainbow
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Lewis, Sinclair: A Canticle. Of Great Lovers
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Lewis, Sinclair: Certain Sonnets of Rose

General note

This folder contains only one piece of paper with what appears to be a title of a poem and no other text.

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Box: 1 Folder : 6 Lewis, Sinclair: The Chalice
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Box: 1 Folder : 7 Lewis, Sinclair: The City of Rose
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Lewis, Sinclair: The City's Shrine of Quest
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Lewis, Sinclair: The City Song
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Box: 1 Folder : 10 Lewis, Sinclair: The Heretics Club
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Box: 1 Folder : 11 Lewis, Sinclair: Introduction to Book
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Box: 1 Folder : 12 Lewis, Sinclair: Love's Threat
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Box: 1 Folder : 13 Lewis, Sinclair: Mist
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Box: 1 Folder : 14 Lewis, Sinclair: Morning
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Box: 1 Folder : 15 Lewis, Sinclair: The Night Gleam
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Lewis, Sinclair: Notes (word count)
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Box: 1 Folder : 17 Lewis, Sinclair: Poems to Rose
1910-1911
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Lewis, Sinclair: The Proud Beggar
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Box: 1 Folder : 19 Lewis, Sinclair: Rose and Rose
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Box: 1 Folder : 20 Lewis, Sinclair: Roseboro
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Box: 1 Folder : 21 Lewis, Sinclair: The Rosicrucian at Tristan and Isolde
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Box: 1 Folder : 22 Lewis, Sinclair: The Sleeping Rose
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Box: 1 Folder : 23 Lewis, Sinclair: Sun
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Box: 1 Folder : 24 Lewis, Sinclair: Sun Snow
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Box: 1 Folder : 25 Lewis, Sinclair: Two Afternoons
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Box: 1 Folder : 26 Lewis, Sinclair: The Vision
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Box: 1 Folder : 27 Lewis, Sinclair: When Hearing the Tannhausen Overture
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