Collection ID: LMC 2257
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Summary

Creator:
Harshav, Barbara, 1940-
Abstract:
The Harshav mss., 1993-2001, consists of correspondence and drafts of volumes translated from Hebrew into English by translator Barbara Harshav, 1940-.
Extent:
5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Language:
English , Hebrew , Yiddish
Preferred citation:

[Item], Harshav mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Harshav mss., 1993-2001, consists of correspondence and drafts of volumes translated from Hebrew into English by Barbara Harshav. Present is correspondence with Michal Govrin relating to Harshav's translation of his The Name [ha-Shem], as well as the final translation manuscript (New York: Riverhead, 1998), and three drafts of her translation of Haim Be'er's The Pure Element of Time [Havalim] published by the University Press of New England in 2003.

Biographical / Historical:

Barbara Harshav, 1940-, was born on 17 September 1940. She completed her A.B. at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1962, her M.A. at the University of Wisconsin in 1965, and further graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 1967. Between 1964 and 1975, she taught history at the Tuskegee Institute, San Francisco State University, North Carolina Central University, and Federal City College. In 1978, she started translating German, Yiddish, Hebrew, and French works into English. In the 1980s, she completed work for Yad Vashem and the YIVO Institute. She joined the comparative literature faculty at Yale University in 2000.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 2003, 2005, 2007
Arrangement:

This collection has been maintained in its original order, and is organized chiefly by Yiddish and Hebrew works and authors translated by Harshav.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

Access to this collection requires advanced notice. Please contact the curator for more information.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Harshav mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu