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Finding Aid for the Jascha Frederick Kessler Papers, 1960-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jascha Frederick Kessler Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1985
    Collection number: 1332
    Creator: Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-
    Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Jascha Frederick Kessler (1929- ) was an English professor who wrote poetry, plays, translations, and short stories. He taught at New York University (1954-55), Hunter College (1955-56), Hamilton College(1957-61), and UCLA (1961- ). He was also the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs research project, Culture in Los Angeles: a study of its problems, resources, potentialities, 1967-68. Kessler's publications include An Egyptian bondage and other stories. (1967), Whatever love declares. (1969), In memory of the future. (1976), and Death comes for the behaviorist and other stories. (1983). Boxes 1-7 include books from Kessler's library.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: except for boxes 1-7. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jascha Frederick Kessler Papers (Collection 1332). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Kessler was born on November 27, 1929 in New York City, New York: BA, New York University, 1950; MA (1951) and Ph.D (1955), University of Michigan; instructor in English, New York University (1954-55) and Hunter College (1955-56); educational research director, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1956-57; assistant professor of English, Hamilton College, 1957-61; assistant professor (1961-64), associate professor (1964-70), and in 1970 professor of English, UCLA; director of Institute of Government and Public Affairs research project, Culture in Los Angeles: a study of its problems, resources, potentialities, 1967-68; has been visiting poet, lecturer, and conference participant in many international venues; wrote poetry, plays, translations, and short stories; received Academy Award nomination in 1970 for his writing in A long way from nowhere; winner of the PEN (Hungary) Memorial Medal in 1979 for his translations; publications include An Egyptian bondage and other stories. (1967), Whatever love declares. (1969), In memory of the future. (1976), and Death comes for the behaviorist and other stories. (1983).

    Scope and Content

    Boxes 1-7 include books from the library of Jascha Kessler.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929- .
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of English--Faculty--Archival resources.