Harshav mss., 1993-2001

Papers of Barbara Harshav, 1993-2001 at the Lilly Library, Indiana University


Finding aid created by: Mary McSparran


Creator Harshav, Barbara, 1940-
Title: Harshav mss.
Dates: 1993-2001
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet5 boxes
Abstract: The Harshav mss., 1993-2001, consists of correspondence and drafts of volumes translated from Hebrew into English by translator Barbara Harshav, 1940-.
Language: English , Hebrew , Yiddish
Repository: Lilly Library

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Arrangement

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


Restrictions

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

Conditions Governing Use: 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.


Subject Headings

Persons

Harshav, Barbara, 1940-
Harshav, Benjamin, 1928-2015

Subjects

Hebrew literature -- Translations into English
Literature--translating

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift: 2003, 2005, 2007


Table of Contents


materials related to The Name Govrin, M. 1993-1998 December 1994 October 1996 July 7, 1997 (15 folders)
Scope and Contents
Includes Correspondence, 1993-1998, chiefly between Govrin and Harshav and mostly fax copies; Miscellaneous texts, some Hebrew, some English; Opening chapter of ha-Shem - Hebrew Two drafts of opening chapter, "Week One" (sic) - English, December 1994; Two drafts of "One Week," October 1996, final Entire text: "final version, July 7, 1997," with some pencil and red ink corrections
materials related to Pure Element of Time Be'er, H. October 2001 October-November 2001 November 2001 (8 folders)
Scope and Contents
Includes first draft, October 2001; Second draft, October-November 2001; Final, November 2001
materials related to The Big Woman (4 folders)
materials related to Only Yesterday Agnon, S.Y. (16 folders)
Scope and Contents
Includes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th drafts.
materials related to the writings of Bar-Josef, Josef (2 folders)
materials related to the writings of Levin, H. (4 folders)
materials related to the writings of Levin, H. (6 folders)
materials related to the writings of Katz, Menke (5 folders)
materials related to the writings of Katzir, Yehudit (2 folders)
box 3
box 3
box 3
Sing, Stranger materials (34 folders)
Scope and Contents
Contains edited drafts of translations of Yiddish & Hebrew poems in collection, as well as title page and table of contents.
Margolin, A. materials (2 folders)
box 4
Sing, Stranger revised materials (29 folders)