Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1921-1976
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Brief Description: Papers of Samson Raphaelson (1896-1983) '17, assistant (1920-21) and visiting professor in English (1948), including transcriptions of an oral history interview by the Columbia University Oral History Project (1959), family Discussion tapes (1969, 1971) and taped interviews by Robert Carringer (1973) about childhood in New York and Chicago, the University of Illinois, writing, short stories, playwriting, criticism, motion pictures, newspaper and magazine writing, advertising, Ernst Lubitsch, Alfred Hitchcock, and plays including "The Jazz Singer, "Young Love," "Accent on Youth," "Skylark," and "Jason." The family tapes include comments by Dorothy Wegman Raphaelson and Joel and Mary Kay Raphaelson. The papers include a subject index to the transcriptions; transcribed tapes; correspondence (1919-57); published short stories, newspaper articles and film criticism (1921-76); manuscripts of "One in a Billion" (1974), "The Old Gentleman" (1974), "Mollywood Encounter"(1976), a translation and an adaptation of Verneuil's "Long Live the King," and "The Human Nature of Playwriting" (1949); and translation, programs, manuscripts, and finished versions of "The Jazz Singer" (1925), "The Magnificent Heel" (1930), "The Wooden Slipper" (1934), "Accent on Youth" (1935), "White Man" (1938), "Skylark" (1939), "Jason" (1942), "The Perfect Marriage" (1944), "Hilda Crane" (1950), "The Peanut Bag" (1967), and an unproduced "Israeli-American Play (1971). The papers also include bank statements (1935-43), investment accounts (1934-38), tax (1941-42), royalty (1934-44) and wage (1945) statements, check stubs (1934-44) and canceled checks (1934-45). Correspondents include Sinclar Lewis, Ernst Lubitsh and Stuart P. Sherman.
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University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Fax: (217) 333-2868
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Record Series Number: 26/20/38
Created by: Raphaelson, Samson (1896-1983)
Volume: 6.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/6/73; 2/24 & 6/12 & 6/25/75; 3/11 & 7/1/76; 6/27/79
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronological thereunder
Access Restrictions: Restricted
Subject Index
Chicago, Illinois
Criticism, Literary
Motion Pictures
Newspaper Work
New York City
Short Stories
University of Illinois
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]