Samuel Beckett - Calvin Israel collection

The Samuel Beckett - Calvin Israel collection is primarily Beckett manuscripts and publications, but also includes theater programs, audiovisual material, and ephemera spanning 1929 to 1981. Material is arranged in six subseries:
A. Manuscripts;
B. Publications;
C. Theater programs;
D. Audiovisual materials;
E. Ephemera and miscellaneous;
F. Photocopies.
 

Strengths

The unpublished works in the Samuel Beckett-Calvin Israel collection are its greatest distinction. These include a half-dozen manuscripts in Beckett's hand; some 25 typescripts, including an original of the 1930 poem Whoroscope; and several versions of the play Compagnie (1979-80).

Physical characteristics

9 boxes

Created

1929
1981

Coverage

1929
1981
Custodial History

The Samuel Beckett - Calvin Israel collection was collected by Israel, a long-time admirer and eventually friend of Beckett. In January 1991, Boston College purchased the Beckett-Israel collection from George Minkoff, a Massachusetts bookseller who represented Joann Israel, Calvin’s widow.

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Purchase
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by John J. Burns Library | Last updated on: 09 February 2018