University of Michigan Press Pasternak Records (1958-1988, bulk 1959-1962)
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Title: University of Michigan Press Pasternak Records
Creator: University of Michigan. Press
Inclusive dates: 1958-1988
Bulk dates: 1959-1962
Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
In the late 1950s, as a reaction to Cold War era politics, the University of Michigan Press embarked on a program to publish Russian language materials. Their first undertaking was Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago.The material retained by the Press, related to the publication of Dr. Zhivago, as well as Pasternak's Poems, and Collected Works, comprises correspondence between the books’ editors and the directors of the Press. Other items, such as a first edition with marginalia, photographs of letters from Pasternak to Eugene Kayden, and assorted newspaper clippings, help document the history of this unusual endeavor. The 1.5 linear feet of material span the years 1958 to 1988, with the bulk of the papers dating between 1959 and 1962.
Call number: UM Press Pasternak
Language: The material is in English and Russian
Repository: University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)