Guide to the William Saroyan Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938

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Guide to the William Saroyan Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938

Collection number: M1155

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Saroyan, William, 1908- . Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1938
Collection number: M1155
Creator: Saroyan, William, 1908-
Extent: .25 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: The collection consists of 55 letters from Saroyan totaling 153 pages and 36 letters and cards from Weisberg. The letters are intensely literary and show a side of Saroyan that becomes virtually invisible to documentation after his popular success in 1934. (Notes taken from dealer Peter B. Howard's description)
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2000.

Preferred Citation

William Saroyan Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg. M1155. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection consists of 55 letters from Saroyan totaling 153 pages and 36 letters and cards from Weisberg. The letters are intensely literary and show a side of Saroyan that becomes virtually invisible to documentation after his popular success in 1934. (Notes taken from dealer Peter B. Howard's description)

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Weisberg, Goldie.
American literature--20th century.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. William Saroyan Letters to Goldie Weisberg

Folder 1, Item 1

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Oct. 23

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 1, Item 2

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Oct. 30

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 1, Item 3

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 3

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 1, Item 4

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 11

Physical Description: 4 half-sheets
Folder 1, Item 5

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 13

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 1, Item 6

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 14

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 1, Item 7

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 18

Physical Description: 2+ half-sheets
Folder 1, Item 8

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 19

Physical Description: 1 p
Folder 1, Item 9

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 20

Physical Description: 3 pp
Folder 1, Item 10

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 21

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 1, Item 11

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 22

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 1, Item 12

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 24

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 1, Item 13

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 25

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 1, Item 14

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Nov. 26

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 2, Item 15

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 1

Physical Description: 4+ pp
Folder 2, Item 16

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 2

Physical Description: 2 half-sheets
Folder 2, Item 17

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 11

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 2, Item 18

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 15

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 2, Item 19

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 16

Physical Description: 5pp
Folder 2, Item 20

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 17

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 2, Item 21

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 18

Physical Description: 1.5pp
Folder 2, Item 22

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 19

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 2, Item 23

Saroyan, William. ALS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 22

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 2, Item 24

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 26

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 2, Item 25

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 28

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 2, Item 26

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1930 Dec. 29

Physical Description: 1/3p
Folder 3, Item 27

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Jan. 2

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 3, Item 28

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Jan. 22

Physical Description: 4pp "Thursday," Jan. 15 or
Folder 3, Item 29

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Jan. 29

Physical Description: 6pp
Folder 3, Item 30

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,[1931 Jan.?]

Physical Description: 1 1/4 p, "Sunday," ny
Folder 3, Item 31

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 10

Physical Description: 7pp
Folder 3, Item 32

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 12

Physical Description: 6pp
Folder 3, Item 33

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 16

Physical Description: 1/3p
Folder 3, Item 34

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 16

Physical Description: 2 1/2pp
Folder 3, Item 35

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 17

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 3, Item 36

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 27

Physical Description: 3 1/2pp
Folder 3, Item 37

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Feb. 28

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 4, Item 38

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 2

Physical Description: 2 1/2pp
Folder 4, Item 39

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 5

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 4, Item 40

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 9

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 4, Item 41

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 11

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 4, Item 42

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 12

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 4, Item 43

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 13

Physical Description: 1 1/2pp
Folder 4, Item 44

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 25

Physical Description: 6pp
Folder 4, Item 45

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Mar. 29

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 5, Item 46

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Apr. 5

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 5, Item 47

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Apr. [6?]

Physical Description: 5pp, "Monday,"
Folder 5, Item 48

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,[1931 Apr. 13?]

Physical Description: 3pp, "Monday,"
Folder 5, Item 49

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,[1931 Apr. 24?]

Physical Description: 1/2 p, "Friday," Apr. 17 or
Folder 5, Item 50

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1931 Apr. 30

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 5, Item 51

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,[1931 May 7?]

Physical Description: 1p, "Friday,"
Folder 5, Item 52

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1933 May 8

Physical Description: 7pp
Folder 5, Item 53

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1933 June 27

Physical Description: 5+pp
Folder 5, Item 54

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1934 Jan 31

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 5, Item 55

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1934 May 10

Physical Description: 1/3p
Folder 5, Item 56

Saroyan, William. TLS to Goldie Weisberg,1934 Sept. 13

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 6, Item 810

nd

Folder 7, Item 0

nd

 

Series 2. Goldie Weisberg letters to William Saroyan

Folder 8, Item 1

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1930 Oct. 29

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 8, Item 2

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1930 Nov. 10

Physical Description: 4pp
Folder 8, Item 3

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan, [1930 Oct. 11?]

Physical Description: envelope: 1p

Scope and Content Note

"Wednesday"
Folder 8, Item 4

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1930 Nov. 23

Physical Description: 6pp + 1p
Folder 8, Item 5

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1930 Nov. 29

Physical Description: 5pp, "Saturday," envelope:
Folder 9, Item 6

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1930 Dec. 14

Physical Description: 4pp, "Sunday," envelope:
Folder 9, Item 7

Christmas card

Physical Description: 1930 Dec. 22
Folder 9, Item 8

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1930 Dec. 30

Physical Description: 4pp, "Monday," envelope:
Folder 10, Item 9

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Jan. 13

Physical Description: 3 1/2pp, envelope:
Folder 10, Item 10

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Jan. 16

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 10, Item 11

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Jan. 27

Physical Description: 3pp
Folder 10, Item 12

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Feb. 8

Physical Description: 2pp, envelope:
Folder 10, Item 13

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Feb. 14

Physical Description: 6pp
Folder 10, Item 14

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1931 Feb. 26

Physical Description: 8pp, envelope:
Folder 11, Item 15

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Mar. 23

Physical Description: 4 1/2pp, envelope:
Folder 11, Item 16

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Mar. 14

Physical Description: 5pp, envelope:
Folder 11, Item 17

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1931 Mar. 26

Physical Description: 2pp, clipping enclosed, envelope:
Folder 11, Item 18

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Apr. 12

Physical Description: 1 1/2pp, envelope:
Folder 11, Item 19

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1931 Apr. 18

Physical Description: 4pp, envelope:
Folder 11, Item 20

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 May 15

Physical Description: 2pp, envelope:
Folder 12, Item 21

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1931 July 2

Physical Description: 2pp, envelope:
Folder 12, Item 22

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 July 5

Physical Description: 1 1/3pp, envelope:
Folder 12, Item 23

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1931 July 29

Physical Description: 2pp
Folder 12, Item 24

Weisberg, Goldie. ALS to William Saroyan,1931 Aug. 26

Physical Description: 2pp, envelope:
Folder 12, Item 25

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Sept. 14

Physical Description: 1p, envelope:
Folder 12, Item 26

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1931 Sept. 25

Physical Description: 2pp, envelope:
Folder 12, Item 27

Christmas card,

Physical Description: 1931 Dec. 21
Folder 12, Item 28

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,[1930 or 1931]

Physical Description: 2pp, "Saturday night," no month or year
Folder 12, Item 29

ANS, no month or year

Physical Description: [1930 or 1931]
Folder 13, Item 30

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 Feb. 18

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 13, Item 31

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 Apr. 19

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 13, Item 32

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 May 22

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 13, Item 33

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 June 15

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 13, Item 34

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 July 19

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 13, Item 35

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 Sept. 6

Physical Description: 1p
Folder 13, Item 36

Weisberg, Goldie. TLS to William Saroyan,1938 Sept. 17

Physical Description: 1p