Irwin Weil Papers

Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries

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Administrative Information
Biography
Scope and Content
Series Description
Container List


Creator: Irwin Weil
Title: Papers, 1955-1963, n.d.
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record center box)
Repository: Brandeis University Libraries
Identification: MWalB0174A
Language: English

Administrative Information

Access:

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of Brandeis University Libraries, Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department.

Copyright:

Requests to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department.

Processed by:

Jennifer O'Brien

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Irwin Weil Papers, Robert D. Farber University Archives, Brandeis University

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Biography

Irwin Weil was a member of the Brandeis University faculty from 1958 until 1965. He obtained both his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Chicago; he received his doctorate, in Russian Literature, from Harvard University. While at Brandeis, Weil was a professor of Russian literature and linguistics. He played a decisive role in bringing the study of Russian and Slavic linguistics and literature to the University. Weil's first major work--a dissertation on the development of the writing style of Maksim Gorky--was completed in 1958. His other works include "Notes on the Contemporary Soviet Literary Scene and Soviet Literary Activities."

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Scope and Content

The files in this collection were created between 1955 and 1963. They include both personal and professional correspondence, manuscript drafts, and teaching notes. Also included are newsletters, political brochures, and travel paraphernalia. The collection does contain reprints of various works, as well as many notes in Russian.

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Series Description

Biographical Information
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1959
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
This series contains questionnaires, curriculum vitae, resumes, and personal effects.
Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1962
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
Contained within this series are incoming and outgoing personal and professional letters.
Writings
Inclusive Dates: n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: By manuscript section and draft
This series contains drafts, notes, and bibliographies of Weil's Maksim Gorky manuscript, as well as some other writings.
Teaching
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1960, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
Within this series are teaching materials, which include course notes, as well as manuscripts, student evaluations, and materials pertaining to academic committees, at both Harvard and Brandeis Universities. The University Archives has removed the student names from the evaluations.
Collected Writings
Inclusive Dates: circa 1958-1961, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
This series contains newspaper clippings, reprints of manuscripts, and newsletters.
Political Brochures
Inclusive Dates: circa 1960
Box 1
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series contains various political brochures.
Travel
Inclusive Dates: circa 1959-1963
Box 1
Arrangement: Chronological
Contained within this series are ticket stubs - both domestic and foreign - itineraries, and receipts.

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Container List

Biographical Information
box 1 Biographical Information, 1955-1959
Correspondence
box 1 Personal Correspondence, 1955-1958
box 1 Professional Correspondence, 1955-1962
box 1 Professional Correspondence: "To USSR," 1963
Writings
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript, "First Draft," n.d.
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript, n.d.
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript: "Chapters 1 and 2," n.d.
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript: "Chapters 3, 6 and Bibliography," n.d.
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript: "A.M.P./I.W.," n.d.
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript: "Bibliography," n.d.
box 1 Maksim Gorky Manuscript: "Carbon Copies," n.d.
box 1 Miscellaneous Writings, 1955-1962
Teaching
Harvard
box 1 Humanities 7--Uses of the Comic Spirit, Wilbur Frohock, 1956-1957
box 1 Committee on History and Literature, 1956-1957
box 1 History and Literature, 1957
box 1 Humanities 7, 1957-1958
Brandeis
box 1 Humanities 1--Brandeis, 1958-1959
box 1 Miscellaneous Papers, 1958-1960
box 1 Student Evaluations, 1959-1960 [R]
box 1 "Some Notes on the Russian National Character," n.d.
box 1 Miscellaneous, n.d.
Collected Writings
box 1 "The Population of Ukraine," by Leon Novar, n.d.
box 1 Newsletters and Reprints, 1958-1961
Political Brochures
box 1 Political Brochures, n.d.
Travel
box 1 Travel, 1959-1963

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