Holtzman, Irwin T.

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Biographical Note

Irwin T. Holtzman is a prominent and enthusiastic bibliophile, who has spent a lifetime collecting books on a wide variety of subjects. He is especially interested in modern writers and the publication of their works since 1927, the year of his birth. He has made generous donations of several collections to academic and cultural institutions, both in the United States and abroad.

Of particular interest are his collections of modern American and American Indian authors, donated to the University of Michigan; an American literature collection in the Russian State Library; a collection of modern Israeli writers, housed in the Holtzman-Harman Room at the University of Jerusalem; and the present collection of Boris Pasternak, Leonid Pasternak, Isaac Babel, and Joseph Brodsky materials in the Hoover Institution Archives.

From the guide to the Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman collection, 1899-2010, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975. Irwin T. Holtzman collection of Crockett Johnson papers, ca. 1945-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Holtzman, Irwin T.,. Irwin T. Holtzman collection, 1899-2010. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman collection, 1899-2010 Hoover Institution Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Babelʹ, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940. person
associatedWith Babel', I. (Isaak), 1894-1941 person
associatedWith Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. person
associatedWith Holtzman, Shirley. person
associatedWith Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975. person
associatedWith Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Russian literature


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