Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946

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Paul Leopold Rosenfeld (1890-1946), author and critic, edited Seven Arts 1916-18, was music critic for Dial 1920-27, and was co-editor of the American Caravan 1927-36. He wrote articles, published seven collections of essays, and published an autobiographical novel, "The Boy in the Sun" (1928).

From the description of Paul Rosenfeld papers, 1910-1963 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131683

American music and art critic, editor, translator.

From the description of Correspondence and manuscripts, 1932-1939. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122625121

Paul Leopold Rosenfeld was born in New York City on May 4, 1890, the only son of German-Jewish parents. He attended Riverview Military Academy in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from Yale in 1912. He received a Litt. B. from the Columbia School of Journalism in 1913, worked as a reporter for six months, and traveled to Europe in the spring and summer of 1914. One of the foremost music, art, and literary critics of his day, he published his first essays in the New Republic and Seven Arts . He edited Seven Arts 1916-18, served as music critic for the Dial 1920-27, and was co-editor of The American Caravan 1927-36.

He wrote hundreds of articles for such journals as Vanity Fair, the Nation, and Modern Music . Among his seven published collections of essays were Musical Portraits (1920), Port of New York (1924), and Discoveries of a Music Critic (1936). He also wrote an autobiographical novel, The Boy in the Sun (1928).

Paul Rosenfeld never married and died of a heart attack in New York City on July 21, 1946.

For additional biographical information, see Twentieth Century Authors (1942), page 1201; Dictionary of American Biography Supplement Four 1946-1950 (1974), pages 702-03; and Philip S. Skinner to Albert E. Godbut (Box 7, folder 122).

From the guide to the Paul Rosenfeld papers, 1910-1963 (inclusive), (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn International Society for Contemporary Music. League of Composers/ISCM records, 1906-2009 (bulk 1923-2009). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. The Charles Ives papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Fragment of an article "Of Faulkner and Hemingway", 1938-1942. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sherwood Anderson collection of papers, 1922-1943 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Jerome Mellquist papers, 1918-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence, 1882-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Sherwood Anderson collection of papers, 1922-1943. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967. Alyse Gregory letters to Valentine Ackland, 1942-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn League of Composers (U.S.). Modern music archives, 1910-1984 (bulk 1924-1983). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Delafield, Eugene. Eugene Delafield collection on American poetry, 1904-1968. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 (bulk 1880-1986). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Letter : London, to Edward J. O'Brien, [England], [1921] Aug. 5. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Weston, Harold, 1894-1972. Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk, 1912-1972. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. Louise Bogan papers, 1936-1954. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. Florine and Ettie Stettheimer papers, 1898-1974 (inclusive), 1906-1953 (bulk). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946. Letters, 1926-1944, n.d., to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Papers, 1725-1961. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Mellquist, Jerome. Jerome Mellquist papers, 1918-1963. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harold Weston papers, 1894-1978, bulk 1912-1972 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Mellquist, Jerome. Jerome Mellquist letters to Lucie Wiese, 1939-1948. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn League of Composers/ISCM records, 1906-2009, 1923-2009 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [Between 1915 and 1946]. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967. Alyse Gregory letters to Valentine Ackland, 1942-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Paul Rosenfeld papers, 1910-1963 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Modern Music Archives, 1909-1983, (bulk 1924-1983) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert Hillyer Papers, 1906-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946. 1 TLS, 1936 April 22, W. W. Norton & Co., inc., New York [City] to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Florine and Ettie Stettheimer papers, 1898-1974 (inclusive), 1906-1953 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Papers of Henry Miller [manuscript] 1932-1964. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The John Kirkpatrick Papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Chimera papers, (1943-1959). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946. Paul Rosenfeld papers, 1910-1963 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. Edmund Wilson papers, 1829-1986 (bulk 1920-1972). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946. Correspondence and manuscripts, 1932-1939. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Chimera papers, (1943-1959) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Phelps Putnam papers, 1914-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. The John Kirkpatrick papers, 1836-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Peter Neagoe Papers, 1928-1967 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. E.E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. person
correspondedWith Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 person
associatedWith Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Delafield, Eugene. person
associatedWith Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967. person
associatedWith Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith International Society for Contemporary Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991. person
correspondedWith League of Composers (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mellquist, Jerome. person
associatedWith Mellquist, Jerome. person
associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Neagoe, Peter. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Platt, Philip Skinner, 1889- person
associatedWith Putnam, Phelps, 1894-1948 person
associatedWith Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980, person
associatedWith Steckler, Marion R. person
associatedWith Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith Weston, Harold, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Yale University. Class of 1912. corporateBody
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Birth 1890-05-04

Death 1946-07-21

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