Rand, Ayn, 1905-1982

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  • 1905, Feb. 2: Born, Alisa Rosenbaum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1924: Graduated, University of Leningrad, Leningrad, USSR
  • 1926: Immigrated to the United States; adopted name Ayn Rand
  • 1929: Married Frank O'Connor, legal name Alice O'Connor
  • 1931: Became American citizen
  • 1932 - 1934 : Screenwriter
  • 1934: Night of January 16th (play), produced on Broadway
  • 1936: Published novel, We the Living. New York: Macmillan
  • 1938: Published novel, Anthem. London: Cassell
  • 1940: The Unconquered (play), produced on Broadway
  • 1943: Published novel, The Fountainhead.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill
  • 1944 - 1949 : Screenwriter
  • 1957: Published novel, Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House
  • 1961: Published For the New Intellectual: the Philosophy of Ayn Rand. New York: Random House
  • 1962 - 1971 : Editor, The Objectivist Newsletter, continued by The Objectivist
  • 1965: Published The Virtue of Selfishness. New York: New American Library
  • 1966: Published Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York: New American Library
  • 1967: Published Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. New York: Objectivist, Inc.
  • 1969: Published The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature. New York: World Publishing Co.
  • 1971: Published The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. New American Library
  • 1971 - 1976 : Editor, The Ayn Rand Letter
  • 1982: Published Philosophy, Who Needs It. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill
  • 1982, Mar. 8: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Ayn Rand Papers, 1933-1976, (bulk 1933-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Letters, 1972-1980 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Augustus does his bit / by Bernard Shaw ; directed by Paul Reynolds, 1987 - videotape. University of Guelph
referencedIn Watkins Loomis, Inc. Watkins Loomis Records, 1883-1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Objectivist, 1962-64, [Not yet open but can be added to the Review Queue.] Gerald R. Ford Library
creatorOf Ayn Rand Papers, 1933-1976, (bulk 1933-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Benjamin Stolberg Papers, 1914-1951. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. Papers, 1893-1970, (bulk 1926-1969). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Curtis Brown, Ltd. Records, 1914-2006. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Media Resources Center (University of Michigan) records, 1948-1987, 1948-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1915-1974 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Media Resources Center (University of Michigan) films and videotapes, 1930s and 1948-1986 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Randall, Charles H. Ayn Rand : thoughts on her life and work : typescript, 1985 Nov. / Charles Randall. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Bobbs-Merrill Company. Papers, 1885-1957. Indiana University
referencedIn Night of January 16th (Ayn Rand) Los Angeles FTP United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Stolberg, Benjamin, 1891-1951. Papers, 1914-1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Night of January 16th / by Ayn Rand, 1987 - Student Study Guide. University of Guelph
referencedIn Paterson, Isabel. Isabel Paterson papers, 1908-1998 (bulk 1927-1960). Herbert Hoover Library
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). The Night of January 16th / by Ayn Rand ; directed by Allen MacInnis ; technical drawings by Pam Johnson, 1987. University of Guelph
referencedIn Isabel Paterson Collection. 1908 - 2004. Name and Subject Files
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Night of Jan. 16th / by Ayn Rand ; directed by Allen MacInnis, 1987 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Night of Jan. 16th / by Ayn Rand ; directed by Allen MacInnis, 1987 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf Rand, Ayn. Ayn Rand : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn [FTP-Nat'l Service Bureau] Night of January 16th, by Ayn Rand United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Night of January 16th / by Ayn Rand ; directed by Allen MacInnis, 1987 - production photos. University of Guelph
referencedIn Mike Wallace Papers, 1959-1961 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn James C. Ingebretsen papers, 1941-1977 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Curtis Brown Ltd. Curtis Brown Ltd. records, 1914-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Albert Ellis Papers, 1920-2007, [Bulk Dates: 1965-1997]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Mullendore, William Clinton, 1892-. William C. Mullendore papers, 1930-1968. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn William C. Mullendore papers, 1930-1968 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Pruette, Lorine, b. 1896. Papers, 1915-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Watkins Loomis Records, 1883-2007 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Hall, Gordon,. Objectivism printed propaganda, ca. 1993-1994. Brown University, John Hay Library
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New York NY US
Saint Petersburg 66 RU
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Birth 1905-02-02

Death 1982-03-06

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