Joseph Heller collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02035

Dates

  • 1945-1969 (Creation)

Extents

  • 12.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
    24 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized folder

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in six series: 1. "Catch-22," 1945-1967; 2. "McHale's Navy," 1962-1969; 3. "We Bombed in New Haven," 1966-1969; 4. "Love Dad," 1966-1969; 5. Short Stories, Reviews, and Other Writings, 1945-1967; 6. Books, 1961-1968.

    For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    Joseph Heller collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information. http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2009/december/catch-gb.html

  • Scope and Contents

    The materials in this collection were created between 1945 and 1969. They include complete sets of manuscripts of several novels, plays, screenplays, correspondence, published editions, and reviews. Of chief importance is the autograph manuscript of "Catch-22," which shows several stages of revisions, from the early stages to the final versions, and the important editorial relationship Heller had with his editor, Robert Gottlieb. The collection also includes the manuscripts for the TV series "McHale's Navy," and for the play "We Bombed in New Haven." In addition, this collection includes signed first editions and translations of "Catch-22" into several languages. The files are organized by title with subseries of manuscripts, correspondence, background material, and reviews. Series III, "We Bombed in New Haven," is organized chronologically.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Silvio Dos Santos, revised by Craig Burce Smith in 2010. 

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