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Howard Fast in the national OCLC and RLIN databases

OCLC AND RLIN: An October 1997 search of the national OCLC and RLIN databases for Howard Fast materials [see also the 1973 Campenni oral history interview, U Wisconsin, Milwaukee] revealed that the following manuscript collections were available:

Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986. Papers, 1947-1967. The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, The New York Public Library.

FormOutlines. Scripts.
Other Authors Fast, Howard, 1914- Tony and the wonderful door.
RLIN IdentifierNYPW91A116 New York Public Library Rare Books & Manuscripts
Description .2 lin. ft. (1 box)
Restrictions One day prior notice may be necessary to view the collection.
Arrangement I. Outlines; II. Scripts.
NotesHarold Arlen, composer was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905.
Summary The Harold Arlen Papers consist of outlines and scripts sent him by agents and playwrights. Scripts included in the collection have been separated and added to the scripts file. The collection spans the years 1947 to 1967. There are no personal papers or papers relating to Harold Arlen's own career in the collection.

Congregation Mishkan Israel (Hamden, Conn.). Records, 1843-[ongoing]. New Haven Colony Historical Society Library.

Form Deeds. Sermons. Speeches. Architectural drawings. Specifications. Bylaws. Inventories. Histories. Newsletters.
RLIN Identifier DCLV92A583 Library of Congress - NUCMC
Description 31 linear ft. (10,626 items).
Notes Reform congregation organized 1840 in New Haven, Conn.; in 1960 moved to Hamden, Conn. Some of the early records are in German.
Summary Correspondence relating to the collection, including inventory of Rabbi Edgar E. Siskin's papers held by American Jewish Archives; history; minutes; bylaws; annual reports; lists of officers and members; ledgers (1852-1930); records relating to the temples on Court and Orange streets in New Haven and later Ridge Road in Hamden, the purchase of Court Street temple from Third Congregational Church, mortgages, furnishings, and houses owned by the synagogue, including architectural drawings, specifications, and photos; bulletin (incomplete run, 1914-1984); Friday night and High Holy Day sermons by Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg; lists of outside speakers; eulogies and talks by Siskin and Goldburg; correspondence pertaining to professional concerns; printed materials concerning major events; materials documenting the centennial celebration and its pageant and special services and celebrations; records (incomplete) of the Religious School; deeds, financial records, and other cemetery records; records of auxiliaries; financial records; and memorabilia, drawings, photos, and other materials. Major speakers and correspondents include Leonard I. Beerman, William Sloane Coffin, Daniel Ellsberg, Howard Fast, John Henry Faulk, Norman M. Goldburg, Martin Luther King, Jr., Carey McWilliams, Jerome R. Malino, Eugene Mihaly, Arthur Miller, Rollin Gustav Osterweis, Bernhard A. Rogowski, Albert K. Roseman, Morris U. Schappes, Sanford Seltzer, Charles Seymour, Albert Jay Solnit, Willard Uphaus, Arthur I. Waskow, and Elbert Weinberg.

Dreier, Mary Elisabeth, 1875-1963. Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk). Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

FormDaybooks. Poems.
RLIN IdentifierMHVW85A139 Harvard University, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College
Description12 linear ft.
ArrangementArranged in three series. I. Personal and professional. II. Dreier family. III. Photographs.
Notes Labor reformer and suffragist, Dreier was active in the New York Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) throughout its existence (1903-1950), serving as president, 1906-1914. Her sisters were Margaret Dreier Robins, a founder and president of the National WTUL, and Dorothea and Katherine, both artists, Katherine best known as a patron of modern art. Much of the pre 1900 Dreier correspondence with relatives in Germany is in German.
SummaryChiefly correspondence; also financial records, day books, poems, and photos. The bulk of the collection concerns family and friends, mostly since 1920. Administrative papers of the N.Y. WTUL include minutes, reports and financial records. Few records are from the early years of Dreier's presidency, but the financial problems of the last fifteen years are well documented. Also includes several accounts of work and living conditions by women who worked in the garment industry; extensive correspondence between Dreier and her close friend, arbitration expert Frances Kellor; and documentation of Katherine Dreier's work with Marcel Duchamp and the Société Anonyme, and her interest in spiritualism.

Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985. Hugo Gellert Papers, 1917-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

FormArt works. Photographs.
Other AuthorsFast, Howard, 1914-
RLIN IdentifierDCAW1098644A Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
DescriptionCa. 6.5 linear ft. (on 1 partial microfilm reel)
RestrictionsMicrofilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. storage facility.
NotesMural painter, graphic artist, designer, cartoonist, illustrator, writer; New York, N.Y. Many letters, writings and printed materials are in Hungarian.
SummaryLetters, writings, artwork, committee reports, photographs, printed material and financial material.
Records and letters of the Artists Coordination Committee, 1938-1943, collected by Gellert as chairman, including the committee's "Report to Member Societies," and a typescript of a resolution adopted by the committee.
Letters, 1925-1986, from Rockwell Kent, Ernest Fiene, Harry Gottlieb, William Gropper, Philip Evergood, Howard Fast, and Jonas Lie; a 1981 interview; files on the American Artists Congress, Art of Today Gallery, Artists Committee of Action, Artists Coordination Committee, Artists for Victory, Committee to Defend V.J. Jerome and the National Society of Mural Painters; writings include "Baron Munchausen: His Famous "Mein Kampf," "Comrade Gulliver: An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country the United States of America," a play, articles and notes; bills and receipts; artworks include sketches, pamplet designs, illustrations, cards, magazine covers and doodles; printed material on art and politics; photographs of Gellert, his artwork, family, friends and public figures in his work.

Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. Charles Humboldt Papers, 1935-1963. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

RLIN IdentifierCTYV84A808 Yale University Library, Manuscripts & Archives
Description4 linear ft. (9 boxes)
ArrangementArranged in three series: I. Correspondence. II. Writings and Research. III. Personal and Financial.
NotesCharles Humboldt: in 1934, assistant editor of New Masses; editor of the artists' union bulletin published by the WPA federal art project group; in late 1930s editor of Art Front; served in the U.S. Army on the Italian front during World War II; from 1946-1947 assistant public relations director for the Palestine Foundation Fund; in 1946 editor of Mainstream, which merged in 1947 with New Masses to become Masses and Mainstream; from 1948-1952 editor and publicist for Citadel Press; in 1953 editor of Translations; also a free-lance writer.
SummaryCorrespondence, writings, research materials, and other papers of Charles Humboldt (also known as Clarence Weinstock), left-wing editor, poet and critic. Humboldt was variously connected with Art Front, New Masses, Masses and Mainstream, and the National Guardian and much of the correspondence deals with the policies, finances, and problems of left-wing journals. Corespondents include Alvah Bessie, Ralph Ellison, Lillian Hellman, Kenneth Tynan, Christina Stead, Scott Nearing, and Linus Pauling.

Jerome, Victor Jeremy, 1896-1965. Victor Jeremy Jerome Papers, 1923-1967. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

RLIN IdentifierCTYV84A714 Yale University Library, Manuscripts & Archives
Description16 linear ft. (40 boxes)
Arrangement Arranged in three series: I. Correspondence. II. Research Materials and Writings. III. Personal and Financial Papers.
Notes Victor J. Jerome: American communist, writer, political activist; member of the American Communist Party (1924-1965), rising in the 1930s to Cultural Commissioner; editor of The Communist (later Political Affairs) from 1935-1955; co-defendant in the 1952 Foley Square Trials as a violator of the Smith Act (U.S. 1940); journalist and author.
SummaryCorrespondence, writings, research notes, biographical material, obituaries and eulogies, and other personal and family papers of Victor J. Jerome, American communist, writer, editor of Political Affairs, and political activist. The bulk of the papers relate primarily to Jerome's activities with the American Communist Party during the period from 1930 to 1965. Of special interest is correspondence relating to Jerome's trial and conviction for violation of the Smith Act (1952); correspondence with Dashiell Hammett relating to "The Committee to Defend V. J. Jerome" (1952); prison correspondence (1953-1957); and correspondence with notable American communists relating to the organization of the Communist Party in the United States. Also of importance are printed and manuscript copies of Jerome's writings, including his two autobiographical novels A Lantern For Jeremy and The Paper Bridge, as well as his numerous newspaper and periodical contributions. Important correspondents include Herbert Aptheker, Ella Reeve Bloor, W. E. B. DuBois, Howard Fast, Rockwell Kent, Alfred Kreymborg, Archibald MacLeish, Dashiell Hammett, and Paul Robeson.

Maltz, Albert, 1908-. Papers, 1932-1985. State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Archives Division.

FormMicroforms. Sound recordings. Scripts.
Other AuthorsLarkin, Margaret, 1899-1967.
RLIN Identifiers WIHVM2100A State Historical Society of Wisconsin Archives Division. Box 1-19 MAD 3M/31/V4-6. Micro 279 (1 reel) MAD 1V/Mss Box 88A. Micro 2009 (2 reels) MAD 1V/Mss Box 825. 3 tape recordings MAD Sound/Tape 1239A. Photographs MAD Film Archives.
Description7.2 c.f. (18 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 3 reels of microfilm (35mm), 3 tape recordings, and photographs.
SummaryPapers of a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten. The collection emphasizes his screenwriting and consists of variant drafts for early successes ("Destination Tokyo," "Pride of the Marines," and "This Gun for Hire"); later works for which he received no credit ("Broken Arrow" and "The Robe") or from which he was fired ("Exodus" and "The Execution of Private Slovik") because of the Blacklist; and numerous unproduced titles. Work for the Theatre Union during the Depression is documented by script drafts (primarily of unproduced plays) and microfilmed clippings. General writings include microfilmed clippings about his short stories and novels, and speeches and statements, many of which concern the Hollywood Ten and related political issues. Also about the Hollywood Ten are minutes and information pertaining to meetings, legal and public relations materials, and recordings of memorial services for Herbert Biberman and Adrian Scott.
Correspondence covers the period 1936 to 1985 and provides information on development of some films and writings, Maltz's imprisonment for contempt of HUAC and response to the Blacklist, and his continued relations with other members of the Ten such as Alvah Bessie, Lester Cole, Ring Lardner, Jr., and Dalton Trumbo. Other prominent correspondents include Michael Blankfort, Frank Capra, Raymond Clapper, Howard Fast, Albert Kahn, Robert Kenney, Emmett Lavery, Carey McWilliams, Alexander Meiklejohn, Frank Ross, Frank Sinatra, George Sklar, Philip Van Doren Stern, Shepard Traube, Robert Penn Warren, and Glenway Westcott.
Papers of Maltz's first wife, Margaret Larkin Maltz, consist of files collected as executive secretary of the Theatre Union, letters of Maltz while he was in prison, and speeches she made in his defense. Her theatrical files include many press releases about various Theatre Union productions (including many Maltz plays and Berthold Brecht's "Mother"), a financial statement, and other writings about the theater.

National Council of American-Soviet Friendship. Records, 1919-1990. New York University. Tamiment Institute Library.

Form Minutes. Correspondence.
RLIN IdentifierNYUG93A1 New York University
Description8.5 linear feet.
Arrangement Organized into two series: I. Administration; II. Activities, Programs and Special Projects.
NotesThe National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (NCASF), founded in 1943, was composed largely of professionals who were sympathetic to socialism, who believed that the Soviet Union and the United States should join together in their common fight against fascism and that peaceful cooperation between the two countries should continue in the post-war era. The NCASF emphasized educational and cultural interchange as a means of strengthening the bonds of understanding between the American and Soviet people. Although the Council usually refrained from directly taking positions on political issues, the substantial congruence of the NCASF's outlook with those of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party of the United States are reflected in its activities and records.
The NCASF enjoyed widespread initial success with more than thirty local affiliates, and the support of many notable and socially prominent individuals. The Council has sponsored conferences and exhibits, concerts, rallies, forums, tours, and exchange programs. The Council sponsored American teenagers at Artkek, a Soviet summer camp, and college students studying at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. In the mid-to-late 1940's, the Council held annual mass rallies in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The NCASF also issued numerous pamphlets and several bibliographies about life in the Soviet Union. In 1945, Reverend Richard Morford became the executive director of the Council, and would remain in that capacity until 1981. His tenure is reflective of the support the Council's work has received from progressive religious leaders and churches. With the development of the Cold War, the Council came under attack. Although the NCASF vigorously contested its designation by the Attorney General as a subversive organization, in the 1950's its number of local affiliates shrunk to three. Although the Council grew with the revival of the peace movement and detente, it never recovered its former influence. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the future of the NCASF is in doubt.
SummaryThe collectioncontains materials generated by the organization's activities, including invitations, flyers, transcripts from speeches, records of planning meetings, and conference reports; correspondence; minutes; materials pertaining to the Council's travel programs to the Soviet Union; administrative materials from the Campaign for a People's Peace Treaty, and materials from the Council's legal defense against the activities of of the Subversive Activities Control Board. The Administration series is divided into nine subseries. Subseries 1 documents the Council's formation and antecedents while subseries 2 documents the personal achievements of the Council's most eminent leaders, officers and supporters. Subseries 3 contains fairly complete minutes of the Executive Council and Board of Directors, while the minutes for the National Executive Board are incomplete. Subseries 4 contains reports, position papers, and statements for press release as well as documents meant for internal circulation. These materials reflect the Council's position on current events, including several unpopular Soviet actions and policies, and some organizational self-criticism. Subseries 5, Correspondence, is principally among Council members and with leaders of other progressive organization, as well as with celebrities who sponsored the work of the NCASF.
About half of the correspondence is that of Richard Morford. Some prominent individuals with whom Morford corresponded were Elmer Benson, Jerome Davis, Howard Fast, Shirley Graham DuBois, Alphaeus Hunton, A.J. Muste, Otto Nathan, Scott Nearing, Paul Robeson, Jessica Smith, Anna Louise Strong, Alexander Trachtenberg, Mary Van Kleeck and Harry Ward. Thc Council's general correspondence contains letters from Claude Pepper, Edward Stettinius, Henry Stimson and Willard Uphaus. Subseries 6, Legal, contains several charters and contracts, as well as all correspondence and documents such as motions, court transcripts, etc. pertaining to the Council's legal defense. It also contains documents pertainent to individual indictments of Council officers Morford, Corliss Lamont, John Kingsbury, and Alan Thomson. Subseries 7 contains records of early members and sponsors, and the subsequent withdrawal of many of them. Subseries 8, Committees and Local Councils contains materials generated by the NCASF's various committees (several of which represented progressives in the professions), and by the local branches in 25 cities and regions. Subseries 9 documents the Council's creation and distribution of educational materials, its Russian language classes, and circulation of Soviet films in the U.S. Series II is divided into four subseries. The first, Activities, is the largest in the collection. The bulk of this series documents events from the 1940's and 1950's, such as rallies, concerts, art exhibits, conference and receptions. Also included are files on recurring NCASF events, such as the annual Red Army Dinners. Beginning in the late 1940's the scale and kind of activities gradually changed, from mass political rallies to smaller, cultural events, reflecting the changes in the national political climate and the onset of the Cold War. Subseries 2, contains material from travel programs and tours, chiefly applications and lists of delegations to the Council's Camp Artek program. Subseries 3, Campaign for a People's Peace Treaty/People's Appeal fof Peace (1982-89), documents the administration and activities of this Council-sponsored organization which circulated a peace petition to Mikhail Gorbachev, and to Ronald Reagan, who refused to accept the petition. Subseries 4 contains publications and newsletters of, and some correspondence with, other organizations concerned with American-Soviet relations.

Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944. Records, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

FormAccount books. Contracts. Financial records. Scripts.
RLIN IdentifierNYCR90A149 Columbia University, Rare Book, Manuscript Library
Description117 linear ft. (ca. 139,720 items in 280 boxes)
ArrangementSelected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
NotesPaul Revere Reynolds became the first literary agent in America when he established his business in New York in 1893.
SummaryPapers of Paul Revere Reynolds and his son, Paul Revere Reynolds, Jr., consisting of correspondence, contracts, scripts, and financial records. The files are rich in correspondence between authors and agents and provide important information about some of the most significant works published in the last seventy years.

Schaefler, Sam, 1920- . Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

FormAffidavits. Appointments. Articles. Autographs. Bank drafts. Bankbooks. Bills (financial). Bonds (financial instruments). Calling cards. Certificates. Deeds. Depositions. Diplomas. Engravings.. Essays. Financial documents and records. Hymns. Insurance policies. Manuscripts (literary). Mortgages. Notebooks. Orders. Photographs. Poems. Receipts. Reports. Resolutions. Songs. Speeches. Tickets. Warrants.
RLIN IdentifierNYCR86A67 Columbia University, Rare Book, Manuscript Library
Description 2 linear ft. (780 items in 4 boxes).
ArrangementSelected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1: Cataloged correspondence; Box 2: Cataloged manuscripts; Box 3: Cataloged documents, Cataloged photographs, Arranged correspondence, manuscripts, & documents; Box 4: Cataloged photographs by Lee David Hamilton.
Notes See also the Gordon Ray Collection and the David Eugene Smith Historical Collection. English and French.
SummaryCorrespondence, documents and manuscripts from late seventeenth and eighteenth century France, especially from the French Revolution, collected by Sam Schaefler. Authors include J.B. Colbert Torcy and the Duchesse Du Lude. Many of the items from the French Revolution represent the work of the Committee of Public Safety and the Committee of General Security. French Revolutionary leaders represented in the collection include François-Antoine Boissy D'Anglas, Jean-Baptiste-Noel Bouchotte, Pierre Joseph Cambon, Lazare Carnot, Jean-Marie Collot D'Herbois, l'Abbé de Fauchet, Philippe-Antoine Merlin de Douai, Jean Victor Moreau. C.A. Prieur-Duvernois, and Antoine Joseph Santerre. In addition, the collection includes a letter from the Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted to Sir John Herschel, a letter by the French poet Romain Rolland, a document of the Philadelphia Artists' Fund Society of 1846 with signatures of its officers, and an autograph letter and a photograph of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1986 ADDITION: One letter from James Monroe and two from Theodore Roosevelt.
1987 ADDITION: Correspondence, documents, manuscripts, and photographs dealing with American and English literature, and American and French history during the era of the Revolutions. Included are letters from Erskine Caldwell, Will Durant, Howard Fast, Rachel Field, Emil Ludwig. Edwin Markham, Christopher Morley, and John Howard Payne; manuscripts of John Drinkwater, Felicia Hemans, Romain Rolland, Louis Untermeyer, and Tennessee Williams; and documents of James Duane, Joseph Hopkinson, and Sir Walter Scott.
1988 ADDITION: Correspondence and documents dealing with American and English history during the 18th and 19th centuries. There are letters from Dubo and Demante de Millot (about the French fleet in Haiti in 1780), U.S. Grant, Victor Hugo, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Robespierre, W.H. Seward, and Daniel Waldo; and documents of the Sultan of Borneo and James Madison. There are also photographs taken by Lee David Hamilton of Central Park and of Polaris submarines.
1989 ADDITION: Correspondence, manuscripts, and documents on American history and literature, from the 17th through the 20th centuries. There are letters and some manuscripts to the editor of ANTHOLOGY OF MYSTICAL VERSE and LYRA MYSTICA dating from the 1920s and the 1930s; letters and autographs of early 20th century Americans and New York and Connecticut colonial documents signed by Isaac Huntington, Jacob Remer, and Thomas Dongon. Also included are photographs of foreign travels in a Packard motorcar, 1903-1904, and a photographic travelogue (photographs taken by Henry C. Rem) of the first European motorcar tour by Americans in a Packard, 1907-1910.
1990 ADDITION: Documents dealing with finance and land sales in New York from 1789 to 1879. There are land deeds resulting from the dispersal of the assets of John Lamb at the end of the 1790s, mortgage bonds, insurance policies, and papers about the insurance claims of Ebenezer Stevens for shipping seized by France in 1808. There is also a letter in rebus form, written in 1734.
1992 ADDITION: Three letters from Richard Le Gallienne to Margot Holmes, his photograph signed and inscribed to her, and a Berenice Abbott photograph have been added.

University of Oklahoma Press. Records, 1928-1962. Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma.

FormManuscripts (for publication). Correspondence.
RLIN IdentifierOKUV89A206 University of Oklahoma - Western History Archives
Description196 ft.
SummaryCorrespondence (1928-1956) between Press directors, University of Oklahoma officials, and authors regarding books published by the press, its publishing procedures and standards, and its daily operations. Also included are readers' reports (1930-1956) of submitted manuscripts; rejected book manuscripts (1934-1956); accepted book manuscripts (n.d.); and minutes and proceedings (1944-1961) of various working committees of the University of Oklahoma and the American Association of University Presses. University of Oklahoma Press Photograph Collection also in repository.

Women's National Book Association. Records, 1917-1989. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

FormAudio cassettes. Brochures. Bylaws. Financial records. Minutes. Newsletters. Photographs. Programs. Questionnaires. Reports. Scrapbooks. Speeches. Tables.
RLIN IdentifierNYCR90A189 Columbia University, Rare Book, Manuscript Library
Description47 linear ft. (ca. 43,450 items in 102 boxes, 14 bound volumes, & 1 flat package).
ArrangementSelected materials cataloged; remainder arranged in 6 series.
NotesFor WNBA related papers, SEE the Ann Heidbreder Eastman Papers in the Eugene B. Powers Collection for the Study of Scholarly Communication and Information Transfer, University of Michigan. A group organized in 1917 as a women's book trade organization, later expanded to promote reading programs and recognize women in literature.
SummaryCorrespondence, memoranda, publications and financial records. The papers deal largely with chapter activities and the national organization's two main programs: the Amy Loveman Award and the Constance L. Skinner Award Dinner. Correspondents include Catherine Drinker Bowen, Howard Fast, Marchette Chute, Mary Ellen Chase, Marguerite Henry, Abraham Ribicoff, Irita Van Doren, Beatrice Warde, Pearle S. Buck, Edward Weeks, and Alice B. Toklas.