Vladimir Nabokov papers

Collection Data

Description
The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, diaries for 1941 through 1977, notebooks, legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works.
Names
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 (Creator)
Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957 (Addressee)
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 (Former owner)
Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931-2008 (Correspondent)
Field, Andrew, 1938- (Former owner)
Kazan, Elia (Addressee)
Makovskiĭ, Sergeĭ Konstantinovich, 1877-1962 (Contributor)
Nabokov, Elena Ivanovna (Addressee)
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 (Former owner)
Nabokova, Vera (Correspondent)
Plimpton, George (Correspondent)
Struve, Gleb (Addressee)
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 (Correspondent)
Bollingen Foundation (Contributor)
Bureau littéraire D. Clairouin (Addressee)
Cornell University (Addressee)
Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Addressee)
G.P. Putnam's Sons (Addressee)
Harper & Brothers (Addressee)
Henry Holt and Company (Recording engineer)
Izdatelʹstvo imeni Chekhova (New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
Librarie Gallimard (Addressee)
McGraw-Hill, inc. (Addressee)
New Directions Publishing (Addressee)
New Yorker Magazine, Inc (Addressee)
Prins & Prins (Correspondent)
Viking Press (Addressee)
Weidenfeld and Nicolson (Firm) (Addressee)
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 (Author)
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 (Addressee)
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1918 - 1987
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Nabokov
Topics
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977
Genres
Correspondence
Diaries
Notebooks
Portraits
Notes
Biographical/historical: Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian and American novelist, poet, short-story writer, lecturer, and literary critic.
Content: The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, diaries for 1941 through 1977, notebooks, legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works. The manuscripts and typescripts include holographs, photocopies, drafts, and setting copies of novels, short stories, plays, poems, interviews, lectures, notes toward works, essays, and criticism in English, Russian, French, Italian, and Polish. There are also manuscripts and typescripts of works relating to the author and his works. There is correspondence by the author, dating from [1919]-1977, to Mark Aleksandrovich Aldanov, Elia Kazan, Sergei Makovsky, his mother Elena Ivanovna Nabokov, his wife Véra Nabokov, Gleb Struve, Edmund Wilson, the Bollingen Foundation, the Chekhov Publishing House, the Bureau littéraire D. Clairouin, Cornell University, Doubleday & Co. Publishers, the Librarie Gallimard, Harper & Bros. Publishers, Henry Holt & Co. Publishers, McGraw-Hill Inc., New Directions Publishers, The New Yorker Magazine, G. P. Putnam's Sons Publishers, the Viking Press, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, Ltd., and others. Many of these are accompanied by letters to the author from the correspondents and between the correspondents and the author's wife Véra Nabokov. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from 1944 to 1980, between various correspondents including Véra Nabokov, Matthew Bruccoli, Edmund Wilson, George Plimpton, and Prins & Prins Literary Agents and others.
Content: Card catalog available.
Funding: Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Ownership: The collection comprises the papers of the author, as well as other minor acquisitions from various sources including Andrew Field and Kay Boyle.
Acquisition: This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
Content: Processing information: Processed by Stephen G. Crook; Machine-readable finding aid created by Lynn Lobash and Nina Schneider.
Physical Description
Extent: 15,254 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15826786
MSS Unit ID: 19126
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19126
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 61ef4260-d2da-0139-ff02-0242ac110003
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