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Preliminary Inventory to the Nora Roberts Papers TAM 198

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Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nora Roberts Papers
Dates: 1950s-1990s
Abstract: Nora Ruth Roberts (b. ca. 1941) is an author of works on radical women writers, including Meridel Le Sueur, writings on gender, and several novels and short stories, some autobiographical in nature. She grew up as a Trotskyist and was a member of the Socialist Workers Party's affiliated youth organization, the Young Socialist Alliance. The collection contains typescripts of her fiction and non-fiction writings, poetry, reviews, a few letters, YSA internal documents, an anonymous book length typescript, "A Study of Capital," an autobiographical typescript by the late Trotskyist Daniel Rosenshine [1946-1993/4], and a small file on Eugene Dennett, a Seattle worker called before HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee).
Quantity: 0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 198

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Historical/Biographical Note

Nora Ruth Roberts (b. ca. 1941) is an author of works on radical women writers, including Meridel Le Sueur, writings on gender, and several novels and short stories, some autobiographical in nature, describing Roberts' Trotskyist upbringing (her parents were members of the Socialist Workers Party) and her activity in the Young Socialist Alliance (founded in 1960), which was affiliated with the SWP.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts of some of her unpublished and published fiction and non-fiction writings, poems, reviews, a few letters, internal documents from the Young Socialist Alliance, an anonymous book length typescript for the Trotsky School (SWP New York City Branch), titled "A Study of Capital," another anonymous typescript "Formal Logic and Dialectics," and a typescript on dialectical materialism by Roberts. Some of the fiction is autobiographical, focusing on Roberts' growing up in her particular radical milieu. The non-fiction writings are about women authors, including Meridel Le Sueur, and gender issues. There is also an autobiographical typescript by the late Trotskyist Daniel Rosenshine [1946-1993/4], who had been a member of the SWP and the YSA, and a small file on Eugene Dennett, a Seattle worker called before HUAC (the House Un-American Activities Committee of the U.S. Congress).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Dennett, Eugene
  • Le Sueur, Meridel
  • Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
  • Rosenshine, Daniel, 1946-1993
  • Roberts, Nora Ruth

Document Type

  • Typescripts.
  • Autobiographies.

Subject Organizations

  • Young Socialist Alliance (U.S.)
  • Socialist Workers Party
  • Trotsky School (Socialist Workers Party. New York City Branch)

Subject Topics

  • Socialism and youth -- United States.
  • American literature -- Women authors.
  • Authors, American.
  • Trotskyism |z United States.
  • Working class in literature.
  • Feminists -- United States.
  • Trotskyists |z United States |v Fiction.
  • Trotskyists |z United States.
  • Women authors, American.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Nora Roberts was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Nora Roberts Papers; TAM 198; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in repository; provenance is unknown. The accession number related to this collection is 1950.121.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Autobiographical Typescripts
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Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
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Box: 1 Folder : 3 Dennett, Eugene
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Box: 1 Folder : 4 Fiction: Published Stories
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Box: 1 Folder : 5 Fiction Typescript: "A Fable for Chiam"
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Box: 1 Folder : 6 Fiction Typescript: Green Pebbles under Glass: A Collection of Short Stories
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Box: 1 Folder : 7 Fiction Typescript: "Guide to the Eclipse"
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Box: 1 Folder : 8 Fiction Typescript: "In Search of Chaim Zhlitlovsky" (by Nora R. Wainer)
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Box: 1 Folder : 9 Fiction Typescript: Red Skies in the Morning: Sample Chapters (by Nora R. Wainer)
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Box: 1 Folder : 10 Fiction Typescript: "The Story of Caleb"
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Box: 1 Folder : 11 Formal Logic And Dialectics: Lectures I (73 pp.)
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Box: 1 Folder : 12 Marx's Methodology--Dialectical Materialism: An Aid to the Study of Marx's Capital (by Nora RobertsP
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Box: 1 Folder : 13 Non-Fiction Typescripts re: Women Authors, Gender, etc.
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Box: 1 Folder : 14 Poetry
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Box: 1 Folder : 15 Reviews
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Box: 1 Folder : 25
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Rosenshine, Danial [1946-1993/4]: Autobiographical Typescript
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Box: 2 Folder : 2 A Study of Capital [by L.K.?] for the Trotsky School (Part 1)
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Box: 2 Folder : 3 A Study of Capital [by L.K.?] for the Trotsky School (Part 2)
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Box: 2 Folder : 4 A Study of Capital [by L.K.?] for the Trotsky School (Part 3)
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Box: 2 Folder : 5 Young Socialist Alliance
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