Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1967-1998.


Correspondence with Chaim Potok, 1967-1998.

Regarding Potok receiving the 1988 Frank L. Weil Award and Potok delivering lectures to the organization.

13 items (17 leaves)


SNAC Resource ID: 8031700

University of Pennsylvania Library

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