Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

University of South Carolina Libraries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Heller Gurian Papers,

1967-2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collection: Mss. 2005:10

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information:

 

Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

University of South Carolina Libraries

1322 Greene Street

Columbia SC 29208

(803) 777-3847

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email: tclrare@mailbox.sc.edu

http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/rarebook.html

 

 

 

2010, University of South Carolina Libraries

 

Descriptive Summary

 

         Title: Sylvia Heller Gurian Papers, 1967 – 2002

 

         Collection Number: Mss.2005:10

 

         Extent: 3 mss boxes and 1 OS folder (1 cubic foot).

  

Administrative Information

 

         Provenance: Gift of Sylvia Gurian, 2005.

        

         Processed by: Jeffrey Makala.

 

         Access Restrictions: Open to research.

 

         Preferred Citation: [Item], Sylvia Heller Gurian Papers, Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries.

 

         Publication Rights: For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections.

 

Scope and Contents Note

 

This collection was created by Sylvia Heller Gurian, Joseph Heller's sister, and consists primarily of clippings, interviews and profiles, and reviews realted to Joseph Heller's career. In the mid-1990s, as Heller was writing his memoir of growing up in Brooklyn and his early life, Now and Then (1998), he sent draft chapters to Sylvia for comment and correction. These form the second major grouping in the collection, along with two folders of Heller family photographs, primarily of Joseph Heller. This collection also includes a typescript of Erica Heller's unpublished second novel Blink of an Eye (1993). Erica Heller, Joseph Heller's daughter, published her first novel, Splinters (William Morrow) in 1990.

 

Related Materials

 

The Joseph Heller Papers at the University of South Carolina.

 

 

 

Container List

 

Box     Folder

 

1          1          Correspondence and general clippings about the Heller family.

1          2-3       Photographs (2 folders)

 

Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here (Knopf, 1998).

 

1          4          Chapters 1 and 2, corrected typescript

1          5          Chapter 3, corrected typescript

1          6          Chapters 5 and 6, corrected typescript

1          7-9       Complete corrected typescript (3 folders)

1          10        Envelopes from Now and Then drafts

 

2          1-3       Clippings about Joseph Heller (3 folders)

2          4          Magazine articles (folder 1 of 3)

 

3          1-2       Magazine articles (folders 2-3 of 3)

3          3-4       Obituaries and tributes (2 folders)

3          5           Erica Heller. Blink of an Eye, typescript, 1993

 

1 oversized folder containing additional magazine pieces and 1 poster from the Yale Repertory Theater production of Heller's We Bombed in New Haven (1967).