Papers of Elias Tobenkin, 1899-1963 (bulk, 1917-1962).

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Tobenkin, Elias, 1882-1963. Papers of Elias Tobenkin, 1899-1963 (bulk, 1917-1962).

Papers of Elias Tobenkin, 1899-1963 (bulk, 1917-1962).

The Elias Tobenkin papers comprise correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, notes, documents, diaries and address books, biographical and autobiographical materials reflecting his career as a writer from 1906 to 1962. Series I of the Tobenkin papers includes the correspondence, works, and personal papers of Elias Tobenkin. The correspondence covers the period 1899 to 1963, with the majority dating from 1917 to 1962. The correspondence is largely professional, apart from that between Tobenkin and his wife Rae. Correspondents include Ann Watkins, Inc., Collier's, Theodore Dreiser, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Garet Garrett, Irma E. Hochstein, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Sinclair Lewis, Minton, Balch & Company, Israel Schapiro, Rae Tobenkin, and others. The works subseries includes short fiction and non-fiction, journalism, novels and non-fiction, books in manuscript, along with news dispatches and notes. The personal subseries includes diaries and address books, commonplace books, photographs, and personal documents. The smaller Series II embraces the correspondence and personal papers of Elias Tobenkin's son Paul, also a journalist. The correspondence represents the years 1918-1963, with the bulk dating 1938 to 1958. Two subseries represents Paul's general correspondence with his friends and associates in journalism (particularly at the New York Herald Tribune), the labor movement and Jewish organizations, as well as with his father. The correspondence between Paul and Elias Tobenkin is voluminous for the period of Paul's wartime service in 1943. The third subseries contains correspondence (1945-1963) relating to the sale of the Tobenkin library of Russian-language books. The fourth subseries, Works, includes some of Paul's journalism in manuscript, together with drafts of a play, a short story, and song lyrics. The concluding Personal subseries contains biographical materials and personal documents, along with items relating to the establishment of the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award in 1961.

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