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Howard Fast papers

Ms. Coll. 1205

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003
Title:
Howard Fast papers
Date [bulk]:
1931-2003
Date [inclusive]:
1903-2006
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1205
Extent:
41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Language:
English
Language Note:
Materials are primarily in English with several in Russian and a very few in Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Abstract:
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers, 1903-2006 (Bulk: 1931-2003), Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. He was a member of the Communist Party of the United State of America (CPUSA) from 1944 to 1956 and was forced to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1946 and the McCarthy Hearings (Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI)) in 1953. He spent three months in prison in 1950 for Contempt of Congress and was blacklisted from publishing in the United States during the late 1940s through the 1950s. He renounced his Communist Party membership in 1957 and was able to publish again, continuing to write well into his 80s.

Howard Fast was born November 11, 1914 in New York City, the fourth of five children of Barney and Ida Fast. Barney Fast came to the United States at the age of nine in 1878 from the Ukrainian town of Fastov, which immigration officials shortened to become the surname Fast. Ida Miller was of Lithuanian descent and grew up in England. She came to the United States at the age of fifteen in 1897, her passage paid for by Barney, who had fallen in love with her through a photograph. Their five children included one girl and four boys: Rena, Arthur (who died, age six, in 1912), Jerome, Howard, and Julius. When Howard was only eight years old his mother Ida died of pernicious anemia.

The family lived in severe poverty in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Barney held a series of low-paying jobs including iron worker, cable car motorman, tin worker, and garment worker, but frequently he was on strike or unemployed. Howard remembered, "So profound and so complete was the poverty of my childhood, that to this day I can recall it only with feelings of utmost terror and sorrow." Fast's older sister Rena left home to marry when Howard was just ten, leaving Barney to raise his boys alone. Julius was sent to live with his maternal grandmother, and Howard and Jerome took to stealing bread, dairy products, and clothing from neighbors to get by.

Beginning at the ages of ten and eleven, the two boys worked as daily newspaper delivery boys, while continuing to attend school. Other jobs followed for the young Howard, including stints working for a butcher shop, cigar factory, hat maker, and dress factory. Then he landed a job as a page in the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library. There he discovered the writings of Jack London ( The Iron Heel) and George Bernard Shaw (  The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism), two works which would become important in the development of his beliefs in socialism and communism.

Graduating from George Washington High School (P.S. 46) in 1931, Howard continued to work to help support Jerome's attendance at college, and spent a year on scholarship at the National Academy of Design in New York City. By this time Howard had begun writing in earnest, the family agreeing to rent a typewriter for him for $1.75 a month. Three months later he had his first story, "The Wrath of the Purple," a science fiction piece published in the magazine Amazing Stories. It was also around this time that he met a young Communist leader named Sarah Kunitz. Howard fell hard for her, but she rebuffed him, and discouraged him from joining the party at such a young age.

After only a year at the Academy, and feeling rejected by Sarah, Howard with his friend Devery Freeman embarked on a "walking tour" of the South. The young men worked a string of odd jobs such as laundryman, delivery boy, and construction worker to get from one economically depressed town to the next. During this time many of Howard's political ideas continued to form and he decided to become a full-time writer when he returned to New York City.

Fast's first two novels, Two Valleys (1933) and  Strange Yesterday (1934) were published in quick succession, but they were barely noticed by the critics. Sarah Kunitz's response, however, was devastating. She characterized them as escapist fairy tales not worthy of his own working-class background, and she challenged him to use his own experiences to write in support of the people.

Fast's first big break was his short story, "The Children," which was published in the prestigious Story magazine in 1937. It contains Fast's harrowing memory from childhood of a Halloween lynching of a black boy by other children. The story was a sensation and was banned in seven New England cities including Boston, ensuring even greater notoriety. Also in 1937, Fast married Bette Cohen (1917-1994), having met on a blind date two years earlier. Cohen was originally from Bayonne, New Jersey, and attended the Parsons School of Fine Art where she studied drawing and sculpture.

Additional successes followed. In 1939, Fast published Conceived in Liberty, his first important and successful book. Taking place at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778, it depicts the American Revolution at its lowest point, and was inspired by a trip to the then State Park by Howard and Bette in 1938. This was followed by  The Last Frontier, published in 1941. Intrigued by a story he had heard of the arduous and bloody trek made in 1878 by the Northern Cheyenne from their reservation in Oklahoma Territory to their homeland in Wyoming and Montana, Howard and Bette took a trip out west in 1939. There they visited Indian reservations and met survivors of the saga, and learned about the area's history from experts at the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society. In 1942, Fast published a third historical novel and the second to take place during the Revolutionary War.  The Unvanquished takes place in 1776, and covers George Washington's army from the Battle of Long Island through the crossing of the Delaware.

With the possibility of being called to service during World War II (Fast had a low draft number), he decided to join the war effort by seeking a job in the Office of War Information (OWI) in 1942. There he was put in charge of writing dramatic radio programs which were broadcast through the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to occupied Europe. This was the start of Voice of America (VOA) and Fast was extremely successful in this endeavour. However, by 1943, when VOA decided to move its operations to North Africa, Fast's left-leaning opinions and activities had come to the attention of the FBI and he was denied the opportunity to continue on in the OWI. Determined to get even closer to the action, Fast became a war correspondent for Esquire and  Coronet magazines, covering North Africa, India, and Burma. It was around this time, too, that Fast finally joined the Communist Party (late 1943) and that he and Bette had their first child, Rachel Ann Fast (born in 1944).

Meanwhile, Fast published two more highly successful books: Citizen Tom Paine in 1943 and  Freedom Road in 1944.  Citizen Tom Paine tells the fictionalized story of the life of the important pamphleteer and financial backer of the Revolutionary War. Critically received upon its debut, the book became one of Fast's best-selling novels. During World War II the State Department had it published in pocket-size and widely distributed in at least eight languages.  Freedom Road got its inspiration from Fast's connections to left-leaning African Americans Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois. Set in the South during Reconstruction, Fast infused the work with his own beliefs in racial justice and timely connections to the contemporary war against racism blanketing Europe. Again, this novel sold millions of copies and was translated into more than 80 languages.

In 1946, Fast served as contributing editor and then editorial board member of the American Marxist magazine, New Masses, and covered labor issues for the Communist Party sponsored newspaper, the  Daily Worker. He was also summoned twice before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that year. In his first appearance, Fast was questioned about his board membership in the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (JAFRC). Charged with being a Communist front organization, the JAFRC had funded a hospital for Republican Army survivors who had fled Spain following the Spanish Civil War. Called before the House committee, the sixteen board members and the executive secretary of the JAFRC each refused to turn over the organization's donor records, and were cited with Contempt of Congress and Conspiracy.

In Fast's second appearance before the House committee that year, he was questioned about his 1944 book, The Incredible Tito: Man of the Hour, which suggested that the JAFRC had aided Yugoslavian Communist leader Josip Broz Tito. For the initial contempt charge, Fast received a three-month prison term and fine of $500. He was released on $1,000 bond. Fast and his colleagues of the JAFRC lost the opportunity to appeal when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their case,  Barsky, et al. v. United States of America, in 1950.

Once word of Fast's unconfirmed membership in the Communist Party spread throughout the media, he found himself on the losing end of a number of fights. His book Citizen Tom Paine, which had previously sold millions of copies and had been printed for troops during WWII, came under attack from the Board of Superintendents of the New York City Public School System, which recommended it be removed from all school libraries. Ostensibly singled out for its content, not the political leanings of its author, the book was banned by a vote of six to one among school board members, who characterized Fast as a "public representation of Communist totalitarianism" and the books as being "lewd and lascivious." Further bans on the book were attempted in Scarsdale, New York, where the notorious Committee of Ten attempted to have it and other books by Fast removed from the high school library.

In late 1947, because of his growing Communist reputation, Fast was banned from speaking at Columbia University. Bans from Brooklyn College and Hunter College soon followed. A year later, though, he appeared at New York University, and Columbia University reversed course and allowed him to speak as well.

Between 1946 and 1948 Fast published three books which met with modest success, The American in 1946,  Clarkton in 1947, and  My Glorious Brothers in 1948.  The American is a biographical novel of John Peter Altgeld, the Governor of Illinois from 1893-1897, who pardoned three anarchist bombers involved in the Haymarket Riot of 1886.  Clarkton concerns the labor issues of a contemporary Massachusetts mill town. And  My Glorious Brothers tells a story of the Jewish struggle for homeland in the time before Christ. Fast's second child, Jonathan, was born in 1948.

In 1949, the civil rights activist and African American singer Paul Robeson was scheduled to perform a benefit concert for the Civil Rights Congress in Peekskill, New York. Fast, Robeson's friend, had driven from New York City to chair the concert. However, it was called off when mobs attacked the audience, threw rocks at Robeson's vehicle and shouted insults. A cross was burned and Robeson was lynched in effigy. Rescheduled for a later date with security organized by the trade unions, the concert itself took place without incident. But cars leaving the venue were once again pummeled with stones and rocks and some attendees were dragged from their cars and beaten. Fast wrote eloquently about the series of events in his 1951 book, Peekskill: USA.

Throughout his life, Fast was involved in a number of groups which were considered communist front organizations by anti-communists. These included the National Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions, the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, the League of American Writers, and Jewish Writers and Artists, among others. In 1949, Fast helped organize the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace which was held in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Later that year he attended the First World Congress of Peace Partisans in Paris, France. He had hoped to attend the Second World Congress in Warsaw, Poland in 1950, but the State Department refused his request for a passport. A passport was refused again in 1953 when the Soviet Union awarded Fast the Stalin Peace Prize for Promoting Peace Among Nations.

In 1950, after exhausting all attempts at appealing the Contempt of Congress charge, Fast served three months in prison at the Mill Point Federal Prison in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. While in prison, Fast read Tolstoy's War and Peace and worked on the manuscript for what would become his novel  Spartacus. Fast later said he became a pacifist while listening to prayers of men on death row.

After being released, Fast submitted his manuscript for Spartacus to his publisher, Little, Brown. Although it initially received praise from editor Angus Cameron, the book was soon rejected by the company, fearful of being taken as a Communist front. Other mainstream publishers would not touch it either so Fast decided to self publish in 1951 and began his own publishing company, Blue Heron Publishing House, in 1952. Blue Heron operated until 1957, publishing or republishing eleven books by Fast as well as works by other blacklisted authors including Edward Biberman, Stefan Heym, Walter Lowenfels, and Meridel Le Sueur. While Fast's efforts at running a publishing house were not terribly successful, he had a hit on his hands with  Spartacus. The story about a Roman slave revolt sold 48,000 copies in 1952 and eventually sold millions. In 1960 it was turned into the now famous film of the same name starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier.

In 1952 Fast became a candidate for the 23rd congressional district of New York on the American Labor Party (ALP) ticket. His campaign, funded in large part from the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), faltered and he finished last among a field of four candidates. Fast's only other significant involvement in electoral politics had been his efforts to help elect Henry A. Wallace for President on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948. That effort had also been thwarted by its association with Communist supporters like Fast.

In 1953, Fast was again summoned before Congress, this time in front of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Government Operations Committee, known colloquially as the McCarthy Hearings, after its leader, Senator Joe McCarthy. Fast and several others were questioned about their employment by Voice of America (VOA) during the war and its association with the Office of War Information (OWI). As he had when questioned before the House Un-American Activities committee in 1946, Fast refused to answer any questions about his association with Communism, citing protections under the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.

Novels published between 1953 and 1957 include The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti (1953), which Fast had clearly associated with the contemporary Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case, and  Silas Timberman (1955) and  The Story of Lola Gregg (1956), both of which deal with McCarthyism of the late 1940s and 1950s. Unsurprisingly, these novels did not get much traction at the time in the United States, but were praised in the Soviet Union.

In 1957, after learning about past atrocities committed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Fast officially and publicly abandoned the Communist Party. News of the former leader's abuse of power gradually made its way to the United States after being revealed by Stalin's successor Nikita Khrushchev in a secret speech delivered at the Twentieth Communist Party Congress in Moscow in 1956. Fast confirmed rumours that he had left the Communist Party in an interview in the New York Times in early 1957 and expanded on his views in an article he wrote for  Masses and Mainstream the same year. Fast's explanation for his commitment to and eventual departure from the Communist Party is treated in two of his non-fiction books,  The Naked God, published in 1957, and  Being Red, from 1990.

After Fast's break from the Communist Party, he enjoyed continued success as a writer of historical novels and had a stint as a screenwriter in Hollywood. The highly successful April Morning (1961), a coming of age novel set at the Battle of Lexington during the American Revolution, went on to become assigned reading in many young adult social studies courses (showing that Fast's reputation had thoroughly rebounded since the days when  Citizen Tom Paine had been banned in the schools).  The Hessian (1972) also takes place during the Revolutionary War, and tells the story of a German drummer boy in service to the British who is put on trial over the death of a mentally challenged resident of a small Connecticut town. Fast also began writing mystery novels under the pseudonym, E.V. Cunningham. Twelve novels titled with women's names were published between 1960 and 1973, and an additional eight novels, some featuring a Japanese Zen Buddhist detective from Beverly Hills, were produced between 1969 and 1986, all under the Cunningham pen name.

From the late 1950s through the 1960s, Fast wrote screenworks for Universal Pictures and Paramount Studios, as well as for Pennebaker Films and Alfred Hitchcock. In the 1970s, Fast moved to Hollywood and continued to write screenplays for the studios. Besides the 1960 production of Spartacus, other films based on Fast's books include  Rachel and the Stranger (1948),  Cheyene Autumn (1964),  Man in the Middle (1964), and  Mirage (1965), in addition to adaptations of his E.V. Cunningham books,  Sylvia (1965) and  Penelope (1966). Fast also wrote or adapted several works for television including  Freedom Road (1979),  April Morning (1987), and  The Crossing (1999).

Fast's best selling works of this time were those in the Immigrant series, a collection of six historical novels ( The Immigrants,  Second Generation,  The Establishment,  The Legacy,  The Immigrant's Daughter, and  An Independent Woman) chronicling the lives of an American immigrant family in San Francisco over several generations. The novels, published between 1977 and 1997, were a commercial success for Fast, selling over 10 million copies, and also led to a television miniseries.

Fast also wrote several plays which saw some success, including David and Paula (1982), about the Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and his wife, and  The Novelist, about the writer Jane Austen, which was written in 1976, but not produced until 1987. An earlier play,  Thirty Pieces of Silver (1951), which featured as a main character Judas Iscariot, had enormous success in performances in Prague, Vienna, Berlin, and Warsaw, among other European cities.

Fast continued to write well into his eighties, penning a column called War and Peace in the New York Observer from 1989 to 1993, and a weekly  Greenwich Time column from 1992 to 2001. His last novel,  Greenwich, was published in 2000.

Fast's wife Bette died of colon cancer in 1994, two days before his 80th birthday. In 1999 Fast married his literary assistant, Mercedes (Mimi) O'Connor. Howard Fast died on March 12, 2003 at the age of 88.

(Sources: Internal; Gerald Sorin, Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012); Andrew Macdonald,  Howard Fast: A Critical Companion (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996); Frank Campenni, "Citizen Howard Fast: A Critical Biography" (Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1971); "Howard Fast: Comprehensive Bibliography & Texts," Stephen Trussell, last modified February 13, 2013, http://www.trussel.com/f_how.htm; "Howard Fast," in  Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series 18 (1994): 167-187; "Fast, Howard (Melvin)," in  Current Biography 52, no. 4 (April 1991): 17-22; email correspondence with Jonathan Fast, March 2016.)

Scope and Contents

There are ten series in the Howard Fast papers: "Correspondence," "Journals, appointment books, address books, financials," "Writings," "Promotion and reviews of Howard Fast's works," "Scrapbooks," "Biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews," "Governmental and political files," "Vital records, personal documents, awards," "Photographs and artwork," and "Audiovisual materials." The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.

The series of "Correspondence" is further divided into four sub-series: "Correspondent," arranged alphabetically; "Topic," arranged alphabetically; "Chronological," arranged by year; and correspondence transferred to the University of Pennsylvania from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Description of these sub-series may be seen in the Contents note at the series level.

Among all the correspondence subseries, letters both to and from Howard Fast are included together. Fast often kept carbon copies of his replies or used carbon paper to include his reply on the verso of the letter he received.

In correspondence from 1992 with the director of the University of Pennsylvania Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Fast wrote that "During the worst of the McCarthy period, I sent some material to Czechoslovakia, thinking the stuff would be destroyed if it remained here---correspondence and some original manuscripts." In a following letter he says "My original scripts are simply typed, by myself mostly. I have some. Others, at a time when I was sure they'd be destroyed, were sent to Czechoslovakia and Russia---as was some of the best correspondence." It is not clear where, exactly, he might have sent these materials, and his son Jonathan is not aware of any of his father's material going to the Eastern Bloc.

The series "Journals, appointment books, address books, financials" contains personal writings and documents of Fast and his family. There are five short travel journals penned between 1939 and 1978. Some of these are in the hands of both Fast and his wife Bette, who seemed to trade off writing about their travel together. A continuous run of appointment books exist from 1959 to 2003, the year of Fast's death. There are three files of names, telephone numbers, and/or addresses of friends, relatives and acquaintances of Fast. Finally there are several files of financial material, including those concerning the building of a home in Mt. Pleasant, New York in 1941 and 1942, a detailed income record for Fast between 1945 and 1953, and a grouping of financial holdings for the period circa 1984-1995, as well as a few additional files.

The series "Writings" is subdivided by genre and includes both the novels written under Fast's pseudonym E.V. Cunningham as well as those published under his own name, his non-fiction books, stage works, works for screen, and adaptations of Fast's works by others. Also in this series are story ideas and short stories, as well as short-form non-fiction works such as essays, newspaper articles, and pamphlet texts. Poetry by Fast round out his own writings and there is one file of poems to or about Howard Fast by others. The remainder of the series is comprised of writings--some by Fast, some not--which were collected by Fast into groupings which have now been labeled "Writings by Howard Fast in bound periodicals," "Monographs collected by Howard Fast" (that is, not by Howard Fast), and "Periodicals collected by Howard Fast" (again, not by Howard Fast). Throughout, the "Writings" series files have been described as fully as possible to indicate what state the writings are in ("draft," "galley," "printers proof"), whether they are in manuscript, typescript, or a published form, and for published works, full citations of both books and articles. For books, short stories, and short-form non-fiction, every attempt has been made to indicate if a work was published or unpublished during Fast's lifetime, however, no attempt has been made to indicate likewise for the production of stageworks or the release of works for screen.

The series "Promotions and reviews" includes material such as clippings, flyers, brochures, programs, and posters created to advertise Fast's works, as well as reviews of these works. It is organized by the title of the work. Several files at the end of the series include material on Fast's brother Jerry, his son Jonathan, as well as more general material on Fast and his works. The series "Scrapbooks," covering the years 1933-1978, similarly contains material advertising or reviewing Fast's works, as well as news service clippings on the appearance of Howard Fast's name. Several incidents in Fast's life are well documented through these clippings, including Fast's involvement in the labor movement, his membership in the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (JAFRC), testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), bans against Fast on speaking at area colleges and universities, the banning of his books, and the riots at Peekskill, New York. Most of the contents of the scrapbooks are in English with some in a variety of foreign languages. There are also clippings of his columns in various newspapers. Many of the scrapbooks are in poor condition. Those which were most brittle have been taken apart and the contents foldered. As the scrapbooks are extremely fragile, researchers are asked to take extra caution when handling the material.

The series "Biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews" contains published and unpublished documents on the life and works of Howard Fast. These are grouped by category and arranged in chronological order.

The series "Governmental and political files" contains Fast's voluminous FBI files (1944-1958), his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1946-1947) and subsequent appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court (1946-1948), and material on his American Labor Party campaign for Congress (1952).

The series "Vital records, personal documents, awards" contains such records as family birth, marriage, and death certificates, report cards, diplomas, identification cards, passports, and awards, including an honorary doctorate for Fast from Rowan University.

The series "Photographs and artworks" contains photographic portraits and other professional shots of Fast, as well as candid scenes of Fast, his family, friends, and associates. There are also photographs of book displays and productions of his works. Among the artwork included in this series are non-photographic depictions of Fast, comics, sketches by his wife Bette, and an oil painting of characters from his book The Immigrants.

The final series of "Audiovisual material" includes videotape from the television production of The Crossing and a laserdisc release of the movie  Spartacus, as well as spoken-word audio of his works on cassette and sound disc (LP). Access to original audiovisual materials is restricted.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 May 16

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by John F. Anderies

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use; however, access to original audiovisual materials (Series X) is restricted. The Kislak Center will provide access to the information on these materials from duplicate master files. If the original does not already have a copy, it will be sent to an outside vendor for copying. Patrons are financially responsible for the cost. The turnaround time from request to delivery of digital items is about two weeks for up to five items and three to seven weeks for more than five items. Please contact Reprographic Services (reprogr@upenn.edu) for cost estimates and ordering. Once digital items are received, researchers will have access to the files on a dedicated computer in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Researchers should be aware of specifics of copyright law and act accordingly.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Howard Fast, 1964-1998; Gift of Mercedes Fast, 2009; Correspondence Box 13, Folders 1-18, transfer, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 2006; Galley proofs of The Children, Box 29, Folder 1, purchase, David Holmes Autographs, 1994; Galley proofs and corrected edition of  Citizen Tom Paine, Box 29, Folders 2-3, transfer, Princeton University, date unknown.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

At University of Pennsylvania:

Books in the Howard Fast Collection

At New York University:

Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee records, 1942-1954, ALBA.057

Steve Nelson papers, 1937-1991, (Bulk 1950-1985), ALBA.008

At the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee:

Collection on Howard Fast, 1932-1977 in the Frank Campenni papers, 1932-1977, UWM Manuscript Collection 213

At Wisconsin Historical Society:

Albert Maltz papers, 1932-1985, U.S. Mss 17AN

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Labor Party.
  • Communist Party of the United States of America.
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
  • United States. Office of War Information.
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
  • Voice of America (Organization).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Novels
  • Photographs
  • Plays (performed works)
  • Poems
  • Printed ephemera
  • Scrapbooks
  • Screenplays
  • Short stories
  • Typescripts
  • Writings (document genre)
Personal Name(s)
  • Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975
  • Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Fast, Bette
  • Fast, Howard, 1914-2003
  • Izakov, Boris
  • Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985
  • Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993
  • Polevoĭ, Boris
  • Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
  • Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981
Subject(s)
  • Anti-communist movements--United States
  • Authors
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Censorship--United States--20th century
  • Communism--United States
  • Fiction--20th century
  • Literature

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Collection Inventory

I.  Correspondence.

Scope and Contents note

The series of "Correspondence" is divided into four sub-series: "Correspondent," arranged alphabetically; "Topic," arranged alphabetically; "Chronological," arranged by year; and correspondence transferred to the University of Pennsylvania from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee.

The vast majority of Fast's correspondence was maintained in alphabetical files by correspondent, arranged by either personal or organizational name. This order has been maintained, while materials found out of order or without order have been added to this sub-series. Generally, if the correspondence concerns personal affairs or is not obviously related to the organization, it has been filed under the writer's (signatory's) name, while correspondence that is clearly concerning the business of the organization is filed under the name of the organization (such as agencies, clubs, law firms, publishers, schools and universities). Files with three or more pieces of correspondence have been foldered and are listed in the finding aid individually, while those with fewer pieces are included in miscellaneous files at the end of each alphabetical letter.

The second sub-series of correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject or topic as determined by Fast. This includes files of material by categories of individuals (for instance, "Clergy" or "Israeli publishers"), by location ("Germany correspondence"), on particular events or experiences ("England trips" or "Prison"), concerning a particular topic ("Pacifism" or "Writers and peace"), and for particular works of his ("Freedom Road (play)"). If a work does not contain a designation of its form, such as "play," "film," or "musical," it is assumed to be one of his books.

The third sub-series of correspondence is arranged chronologically by year. At times, especially in his later years, Howard Fast maintained his correspondence in chronological order by year. He may have intended to file these materials alphabetically at a later date as one file was originally marked "current correspondence to be filed, 1992-1993." Some material from Fast's later years did get filed alphabetically and will be found in the alphabetical sub-series, but much did not. These distinctions have been maintained.

A fourth subseries of correspondence is comprised of materials collected by Frank Campenni, author and friend of Howard Fast, for use in the composition of Campenni's Ph.D. dissertation, "Citizen Howard Fast," and a planned but never completed biography of Fast. Over the course of Campenni's research, Fast provided Campenni with photocopies and some original materials from his personal papers. Subsequently, in 2003, Campenni's widow Jeanine Campenni donated these materials to the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. In 2006, several files from the Frank Campenni collection of Howard Fast papers at University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee were transferred to the University of Pennsylvania at the request of Mimi Fast. These include original correspondence with Boris Izakov, Boris Polevoy, and Frank Campenni, as well as original correspondence on "Literature, Soviet Union," "Anti-Fascist Committees," "Council Arts, Science and Professions," "Workers Unions," and "The Blue Heron Press, Inc." In addition, an unlabeled folder of original correspondence, here titled "Miscellaneous correspondence" from 1945-1958, was included in this transfer. This folder is notable for the inclusion of correspondence with Communist party activist Steve Nelson (including that which originated from his jail cell in 1952-1953), as well as correspondence with others concerning Nelson's imprisonment, and information on Fast's 1957 renunciation of his Communist Party membership.

Besides the foregoing files of original correspondence there are also several files of photocopied correspondence which seem to have originated in the Campenni collection. These correspond to existing files in that collection so have been placed in this sub-series. In large part they are duplicative of originals found throughout the University of Pennsylvania Fast papers, but some are unique to these papers. The files include "Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee," "Advertising and Publishing, Spartacus," "Family," "Maltz, Albert," "May Day," and "Nelson, Steve." This final file on the Communist activist is largely unique to this collection and complements the original files on Nelson found in the "Miscellaneous correspondence" in this sub-series.

A note in the finding aid of the Campenni collection indicates that a file labeled "Progressive Citizens of America" (UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 14) was also among the materials transferred to University of Pennsylvania, but these material are not to be found within Penn's Howard Fast papers. Aside from some slight re-arrangement within the files, these materials from the Campenni collection have been maintained in the order and groupings in which they were received.

A.  Correspondent.

Box Folder

Abraham Lincoln School, 1944.

1 1

Adams, J. Donald, 1936-1963.

1 2

Adams, Ray & Rosenberg, 1971-1976.

1 3

Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization, 1946-1953, undated.

1 4

Alexander, Sharon (Shana) Van Ivan, 1980-1996.

1 5

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1935-1971.

1 6

Allen, Woody and Mia Farrow, 1986-1992, undated.

1 7

American Jewish Congress, 1963-1969.

1 8

American Jewish League Against Communism, 1948.

1 9

American Labor Party, 1948-1950.

1 10

Anand, Dev, 1964-1965, undated.

1 11

Annie Laurie Williams, Inc., 1938-1949.

1 12

Antioch College, 1945, 1954.

1 13

Aragon, Louis, 1948, 1949.

1 14

Authors' League of America, 1946.

1 15

Authors World Peace Appeal, 1952, undated.

1 16

A Miscellaneous (including Rev. George Abbe, Harry S. Ackerman, Franklin P. Adams, Celia Adler, Stella Wilson Adler, Brian Aherne, Jorge Amado, Mulk Raj Anand, Alan Arkin, Isaac Asimov, Louis Auchincloss), 1941-1996, undated.

1 17

Baltimore Forum, 1949.

1 18

Bantam Books, Inc., 1946-1968.

1 19

Barrett, James Lee, 1966.

1 20

Barsky, Edward K., Dr., 1948-1956.

1 21

Bennett, James V., 1948, 1956.

1 22

Bikel, Theodore, 1975, undated.

1 23

Black, Helen, 1946-1951.

1 24

Bloomfield College and Seminary, 1957.

1 25

Bloor, Ella Reeve (Mother Bloor), 1948-1950.

1 26

Blue, Ira, 1962.

1 27

Book Week Literary Supplement, 1945.

1 28

Boyer, Dick, 1948, undated.

1 29

Brandeis University, 1956-1984.

1 30

Brandon & Barad, 1977-1981.

1 31

Brandt, Geoff, 2004-2006.

1 32

Brannon, Lucile and Ray J. Sackheim, 1958-1964.

1 33

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1934-1938.

1 34

Bright, John, 1959-1977, undated.

1 35

Brooklyn College, 1945, 1947.

1 36

Buck, Pearl S., 1934-1935, undated.

1 37

Buckley, William F., Jr., 1983-1989.

1 38

Burt, Struthers and Katharine Newlin, 1941-1942.

1 39

Busoni, Rafaello (includes sketch in pencil), 1941.

1 40

Butterfield, Roger, and Isabel Leighton,, 1945-1947.

1 41

B Miscellaneous (including Jacob Baal-Teshuva, John Bakeless, Sen. Joseph Clark Baldwin, Harry Barnard, John Nicholas Beffel, Thomas Bell, William Rose Benet, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Nahum Bernstein, Herbert Biberman, Edward Biberman, Justice Hugo L. Black, Michael Blankfort, Sen. Sol Bloom, James Blumgarten, Horace M. Bond, Ben Botkin, Louis Bromfield, Chamberlain Brown, Yul Brynner, Sidney Buchman, Henrietta Buckmaster), 1939-1995, undated.

1 42

Cacchione, Peter V., 1944-1947.

1 43

Cameron, Angus, 1951-1957, undated.

1 44

Campenni, Frank and Jeanine, 1964-1979, undated.

1 45

Carrington, Patricia, 1975.

1 46

Carter, Arthur L., 1992.

1 47

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935-1992.

1 48

Christian Register, 1944-1947.

1 49

City College, 1953-1961.

1 50

Civil Rights Congress, 1949-1950.

1 51

Collier's: The National Weekly, 1939-1942, undated.

2 1

Cornell University, 1957-1958.

2 2

Coronet Magazine, 1945-1946.

2 3

Cosmopolitan, 1933-1936.

2 4

Council, Frank, 1947-1949.

2 5

Cowley, Rob, 1979.

2 6

Cousins, Norman, 1956-1987.

2 7

Creative Artists Agency, Inc., 1981, 1985.

2 8

Crown Publishers, Inc., 1957-1981.

2 9

Curtis Brown, Ltd.,, 1933-1979.

2 10

C Miscellaneous (including Erskine Caldwell, Robert Carse, Jane Chambers, Paddy Chayevsky, Donald Barr Chidsey, Aron Chilewich, Cyril Clemens, Stuart and Tiny Cloete, Harriet Cohen, Thomas Colchie, Committee to End Sedition Laws, Barnaby Conrad, Earl Conrad, Paul Conrad, Frederic R. Coudert, Jr., Bosley Crowther, Bartley C. Crum), 1939-1996, undated.

2 11

Daily Worker, 1955.

2 12

Davis, Maurine Wallace, 1939-1940.

2 13

Decca Records, Inc., 1945.

2 14

Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1962-1992.

2 15

de Silva, Rhoda Miller and Joseph, 1952-1955.

2 16

Dial Press, Inc., 1933-1975.

2 17

Diehl, Digby, 1977-1979.

2 18

Donnelly, Clarence W., 1946.

2 19

Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1935-1979.

2 20

Douglas, Katherine, and Chief Little Wolf, 1941.

2 21

Douglas, Kirk, 1958-1959.

2 22

Dubelman, Richard, 1975-1976.

2 23

Du Bois, W.E.B., 1947-1956.

2 24

Duclos, Henri, 1957, undated.

2 25

Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., 1936-1947, undated.

2 26

D Miscellaneous (including Morton Da Costa, Joseph E. Davies, Benjamin DeCasseres, Steven Dedijer, Vladimir Dedijer, Albert Deutsch, James A. Dombrowski, Jerry Dumas, R. Palme Dutt), 1934-1996, undated.

2 27

Einstein, Albert, 1950, 1990.

2 28

Elks Magazine, 1939, 1942.

2 29

Ellison, Harlan, 1971-1980, undated.

2 30

English Journal, 1946-1947.

2 31

Esquire: The Magazine for Men, 1944-1945.

2 32

Evergood, Philip, 1950-1954.

2 33

E Miscellaneous (including Ilya Ehrenburg, Morris L. Ernst, Rachel Esserman, Raymond Evans, Wyn Evans), 1947-1996, undated.

3 1

Fast, Bette Cohen, 1936.

3 2

Fast, Howard, 1951-1954, undated.

3 3

Fast, Rena, 1917, 1950-1981.

3 4

Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1972-1990.

3 5

Felton, Norman, 1975-1976.

3 6

Field, Frederick V., 1948-1950.

3 7

Ford Hall Forum, Inc., 1955.

3 8

Ford, James W., 1956, undated.

3 9

France, Royal Wilbur, 1952.

3 10

Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., 1957-1976.

3 11

Freedman, Lewis, 1980-1981.

3 12

Freeman, Dev and Adele, 1947, undated.

3 13

Fritchman, Stephen H., Rev., 1954, undated.

3 14

Frontier: Voice of the New West, 1957.

3 15

F Miscellaneous (including Alexander Fadeev, Clifton Fadiman, Jerry Fast, Jonathan Fast, Millicent Fenwick, Jose Ferrer, Lion Feuchtwanger, Thomas J. Fleming, Harrison Forman, Antonio, R. Frasconi), 1933-1998, undated.

3 16

Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1980-1991.

3 17

Gammons, Helene E., 1945.

3 18

Gavron, Daniel, 1987-1992.

3 19

Gazette and Daily, 1952-1970, undated.

3 20

Geismar, Maxwell, 1956, undated.

3 21

Goldburg, Robert E., Rabbi, 1948-1991, undated.

3 22

Goldstone-Tobias Agency, Inc. (Nat C. Goldstone), 1944-1966.

3 23

Gomberg, Sy and Maxine Cooper, 1961-1981, undated.

3 24

Good Housekeeping, 1938-1940.

3 25

Greeley, Andrew M., 1986-1989.

3 26

Greenberg, Martin H., 1979.

3 27

Greenwich High School, 1996.

3 28

Griffin, Joseph, 1979.

3 29

Group: A Clearing House of Opinion, 1949.

3 30

G Miscellaneous (including Bert D. Gilden, Allen Ginsberg, James A. Gittings, Lyle Glazier, Harvey Goldberg, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Michael Gordon, Stephen Gosin, Grete Mosheim Gould, Shirley Graham, Sanford Jerome Greenburger, William Gropper, Tyrone Guthrie), 1945-2002, undated.

4 1

H. N. Swanson, Inc., 1937.

4 2

Hall, Bill, 1989-1990.

4 3

Hamon, Richard, 2000-2004.

4 4

Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1937-1948, undated.

4 5

Hardy, Frank, 1952-1953.

4 6

Harman, Sidney, 1971-1978.

4 7

Harper & Brothers (Harper and Row), 1942-1980.

4 8

Hart, Moss, 1942, undated.

4 9

Harvard University, 1949-1956.

4 10

Hashmall, Sylvia (Mrs. Frank Hasmall), 1955.

4 11

Hebrew Publishing Company, 1941-1979.

4 12

Hellenic American Brotherhood, 1949.

4 13

Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1944-1945.

4 14

Heym, Stefan, 1949-1956.

4 15

Hodder & Stroughton, 1976-1981.

4 16

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1964-1979.

4 17

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960-1990.

4 18

Hunter, Evan, 1980-1981.

4 19

Hutshing, Edward, 1978, undated.

4 20

H Miscellaneous (including Alan Haemer, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, Brett Halliday, Dashiell Hammett, Harold Hecht, Joseph Heller, Lillian Hellman, John Hersey, Nat Hentoff, Mandel Herbstman, Nazim Hikmet, Martin Hoade, Laura Hobson, David Hoffman, Rackham Holt, Leo Huberman, Langston Hughes, Eliot Hyman), 1941-1996, undated.

4 21

Independent Citizens' Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, 1945-1948.

4 22

Indiana University Writers' Conference, 1947.

4 23

I Miscellaneous (including Harold L. Ickes, International Stalin Peace Prize, Irving M. Ives), 1944-1988, undated.

4 24

Jaffe Agency, Inc., 1965-1968.

4 25

Jakes, John, 1992.

4 26

Javits, Jacob, 1966-1967.

4 27

Jefferson School of Social Science, 1952-1974.

4 28

Jessel, George, 1948-1949.

4 29

Jewish Center Committee, 1947.

4 30

Jewish Community Center (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 1949.

4 31

Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, 1949.

4 32

John Day Company, Inc.,, 1934-1946.

4 33

John Lane The Bodley Head, Ltd., 1957-1967.

4 34

Johnson, Hubert, 1938.

5 1

Jong, Erica, 1975-1990.

5 2

Jouvenel, Renaud de, 1947-1955.

5 3

Julian Messner, Inc., 1941-1975.

5 4

Junior Literary Guild, 1942.

5 5

J Miscellaneous (including Lotte Jacobi, Daniel Lewis James, Walter H. Jones), 1939-1997, undated.

5 6

Kahn, Albert E., 1952-1953.

5 7

Kahn, Roger, 1968-1972.

5 8

Kammen, Michael, 1977.

5 9

Kanter, Arthur, 1978-1979.

5 10

Kantorowicz, Alfred, 1948-1953.

5 11

Kent, Rockwell, 1951-1955.

5 12

Klein, Edward E., Rabbi, 1966-1967.

5 13

Koehler, Carol Ann, 2004.

5 14

Kollek, Teddy, 1978-1983.

5 15

Kunstler, James Howard,, 1987-1992.

5 16

K Miscellaneous (including Kermit Kahn, Michael Kanin, Sidney Katz, Bel Kaufman, Alex and Sarah Kunitz Kendrick, Robert F. Kennedy, Irvin Kershner, Richard Kiley, Robert Kirsch, Howard Koch, Barbara Kopple, D. D. Kosambi, Henryk Korotynski, Stanley Kramer, Judith Krantz, Alfred Kreymborg, Stanley Kubrick, Irv Kupcinet, Theodore R. Kupferman), 1941-1985, undated.

5 17

Ladies' Home Journal, 1936-1947.

5 18

Langner, Philip, 1970.

5 19

Lawson, John Howard, 1949-1956, undated.

5 20

Lee, Olga, 1971-1972, undated.

5 21

Leo Wolfson Memorial Fund Committee, 1949.

5 22

Lerner, Max, 1951-1953.

5 23

Levine, Aaron, 1979-1992.

5 24

Levine, Lisa, 1979, undated.

5 25

Lewis, Sinclair, 1947, undated.

5 26

Liberal Party of New York State, 1957.

5 27

Liberty Book Club, Inc., 1952-1956, undated.

5 28

Liberty Weekly, 1939-1940.

5 29

Lieber, Maxim and Minna Edith, 1948-1980.

5 30

Lincoln, Elizabeth Reeve, 1979.

5 31

Lindsay, Jack, 1956, undated.

5 32

Literary Guild of America, Inc., 1942-1977.

5 33

Little, Brown & Company, 1944-1952, 1957.

5 34

Loo, Jessie and Jim Pinney, 1972-1976.

5 35

Los Angeles Times, 1978-1979.

5 36

Lowenfels, Walter, 1943-1956.

5 37

L Miscellaneous (including Jean Laffitte, Corliss Lamont, Eugene M. Lang, Canada Lee, John F. Lehman, Meridel Le Sueur, Harold Leventhal, Meyer Levin, Bernard Lewis, David Levering Lewis, Howard Lindsay, Mary and John V. Lindsay, John L. Loeb, Jr. Alan Lomax, Stephen Longstreet, Sterling Lord, Peri Luft Fleischman, Zvi Lurie, Eugene Lyons, Leonard Lyons), 1942-2004, undated.

6 1

MacLeish, Archibald, 1945.

6 2

Macmillan Company, 1935, 1951.

6 3

Mademoiselle: The Magazine for Smart Young Women, 1945-1946.

6 4

Maltz, Albert and Margaret Larkin, 1944-1956.

6 5

Marcantonio, Vito, 1945-1953.

6 6

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957-1958.

6 7

McIntosh & Otis, Inc., 1935-1979.

6 8

Melish, William Howard, Rev., 1946-1956.

6 9

Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1959-1969.

6 10

Midstream: A Quarterly Jewish Review, 1958.

6 11

Morning Freiheit: Jewish Daily, 1952-1957.

6 12

M Miscellaneous (including Dwight MacDonald, Patrick Macnee, Frank Macomber, Thomas Mann, Stan Margulies, Jay Martin, Carl and Edith Marzani, Oommen Matthew, Mary Margaret McBride, Eugene J. McCarthy, Sister Mary Rose McGeady, Howard McKenzie, Martin Melcher, Joan Mellen, Burgess Meredith, Frank S. Meyer, Helen Meyer, Thomas H. Middleton, David Miller, Robert P. Mills, Dimitri Mitropoulos, James Parks Morton, Bill Moyers, Michael A. Musmanno, Bess Myerson), 1945-2001, undated.

6 13

Nation, 1953-1958.

6 14

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1975.

6 15

National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., 1946-1950.

6 16

National Council of Jewish Women, 1947-1979.

6 17

National Council of Teachers of English, 1945-1946.

6 18

National Council of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, 1948-1953.

6 19

Nearing, Scott and Helen, 1952-1992.

6 20

Negro Digest, 1944-1945.

6 21

New American Library of World Literature, 1951.

6 22

New Leader, 1956-1958.

6 23

New York Herald Tribune, 1947-1958.

6 24

New York Public Library, 1945-1990.

6 25

New York Star, 1948.

6 26

New York State Civil Rights Congress, 1949.

6 27

New York State Historical Association, 1942-1946.

6 28

New York Times, 1955-1993.

6 29

New York Times Book Review, 1961.

6 30

New York University, 1947-1980.

6 31

New York World-Telegram, 1950.

6 32

New Yorker, 1944, undated.

6 33

Newman, Louis I., Rabbi, 1948-1969.

6 34

Nolde, Ellen-Jarden, 1955-1956.

6 35

North, Edmund, 1945-1946.

6 36

North Carolina State College, 1961.

6 37

N Miscellaneous (including Steve Nelson, Richard Neuberger, Roy A. Newquist, Martin Anderson Nexo, Reinhold Niebuhr, O. Frederick Nolde), 1942-1992, undated.

6 38

Observer, 1954.

6 39

O'Casey, Sean and Breon, 1950-1966.

6 40

Olson, Carol Booth, 1979.

7 1

Omnibook Magazine, 1942-1946.

7 2

Oren, Mordechai, 1958-1959.

7 3

O Miscellaneous, 1956-2001, undated.

7 4

Pageant, 1957.

7 5

Panther Books, 1955, undated.

7 6

Paul R. Reynolds, Inc., 1967-1977.

7 7

Peace Press, 1976-1979.

7 8

Pepper, Claude, Sen., 1945-1946.

7 9

Perner, Walter, Jr., 1960, 1972, undated.

7 10

Philadelphia Record, 1942-1946.

7 11

Princeton University, 1954.

7 12

Progressive Party, 1948-1949.

7 13

P Miscellaneous (including William Paley, Joseph Papp, Frank Perry, Boris Polevoy, Adam Clayton, Jr. Powell, Frederick A. Praeger, Theodore Pratt, Norman Prescott, Jacob Pressman), 1937-1996, undated.

7 14

Q Miscellaneous, 1974.

7 15

Random House, Inc., 1935-1980.

7 16

Reader's Digest, 1945-1969.

7 17

Reynolds, Paul R., 1979, 1982, undated.

7 18

Roach, Joel, 1979-1980.

7 19

Robeson, Paul, 1943-1955, undated.

7 20

Robinson, Earl, 1946, 1977, undated.

7 21

Rockwell, Norman, 1939, undated.

7 22

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1948-1954.

7 23

Roth, Lynn, 1980-1981.

7 24

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1948.

7 25

Russell, Bertrand, 1966-1983.

7 26

Ryan, Edmon, 1964-1969, undated.

7 27

R Miscellaneous (including Esther Raushenbush, Adelbert Reif, Lloyd Richards, Martin Ritt, Diego Rivera and Jose Chavez Morado, Allen Rivkin, Happy Rockefeller, Franklin D. Roosevelt, David Rosenhan, A. M. Rosenthal, Robert Rossen, John G. Rowland, Marly Rusoff), 1935-1992, undated.

7 28

Sahni, Dil B., 1988, 1992.

7 29

San Jose Mercury News, 1978.

7 30

Sarah Lawrence College, 1958.

7 31

Saturday Evening Post, 1938-1941.

7 32

Saturday Review of Literature, 1943-1967.

7 33

Scarsdale Inquirer, 1949-1965.

7 34

Schleret, Jean-Jacques, 1974, 1979.

7 35

Schocken Books, Inc., 1979.

7 36

Segal, William C., 1969-1988.

7 37

Seventeen, 1945-1946.

7 38

Shields, Art, 1955-1956.

7 39

Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1936-1962.

7 40

Simon, Eric M., 1941-1942.

7 41

Sinclair, Upton, 1946-1964.

7 42

Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel, 1949.

7 43

Smith, Jack, 1977, undated.

7 44

South African Congress of Democrats, 1956.

7 45

Soviet Russia Today, 1942-1948.

7 46

Spoerl, Howard Davis, 1954.

7 47

St. James Press, 1971-1996.

7 48

Stanford University, 1978.

7 49

State University College (Geneseo, New York), 1964.

7 50

Steiner, Ralph, 1942, undated.

7 51

Sterling Lord Agency, Inc., 1975-1980.

8 1

Stewart, Paul, 1945-1970.

8 2

Story Magazine, 1936-1937.

8 3

Stout, Rex, 1944, 1968.

8 4

Straus, Leon, 1952-1955.

8 5

S Miscellaneous (including Arthur J. Sabin, Harry Sacher, Herb Sanford, Marshall Schacker, Gloria Schaffer, Morris U. Schappes, Edgar J. Scherick, Murray Schisgal, Arthur, Jr. Schlesinger, Artur Schnabel, Arnold Schulman, Henry Schwarzschild, William Self, Konstantin Simonov, Warren Allen Smith, Arkadi A. Sobolev, Mabel Hill Souvaine, Stanley Stamaty, Joanne Stang, Frank Parker Stockbridge, I. F. Stone, Ed Sullivan, Alexei Surkov), 1937-1996, undated.

8 6

Taylor, Ruth Ellen, 1979.

8 7

This Week Magazine, 1945.

8 8

Thomas, Gwyn, 1948-1952, undated.

8 9

Thompson, Bernis, 1948-1949.

8 10

Trussel, Steve, 1996.

8 11

Tuttle, Frank, 1941-1943.

8 12

T Miscellaneous (including Elswyth Thane Beebe, Agnes Sligh Turnbull), 1941-2003, undated.

8 13

United States, Department of State, 1949-1955, undated.

8 14

United States, Office of War Information, 1942-1945.

8 15

United States, War Department, Bureau of Public Relations (and Writers War Board), 1943-1945.

8 16

United States, War Department, Signal Corps Photographic Department, 1943.

8 17

United States, White House, Social Secretary, 1945.

8 18

University of California Extension, 1979.

8 19

University of Chicago, 1947, 1958.

8 20

University of Kentucky, 1951.

8 21

University of Michigan, 1949-1957.

8 22

University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 1947-1998.

8 23

University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 1973.

9 1

University of Wyoming, Archive of Contemporary History, 1979.

9 2

Untermeyer, Louis,, 1947-1978.

9 3

U Miscellaneous (including United States, Central Intelligence Agency, United States, District Court for the District of Columbia, United States, House Un-American Activities Committee, United States, Selective Service Board, United States, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Willard Uphaus), 1942-1979, undated.

9 4

Van Doren, Carl, 1942-1943.

9 5

Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1947-1992.

9 6

V Miscellaneous (including Mark Van Doren, Stanley Vestal, Gore Vidal, Armine von Tempski), 1933-1979, undated.

9 7

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1966.

9 8

Wajbrosse Productions, 2001.

9 9

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., 1943-1946.

9 10

Warrensburg News, 1958-1959.

9 11

Weber, Max, 1951, 1953.

9 12

Wechsler, James, 1953.

9 13

West, Don, 1936-1947.

9 14

Wethington, Wendell, 1979.

9 15

White, Eliot, 1949-1958.

9 16

William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1966-1978.

9 17

Wilson, Colin, 1962.

9 18

Wolf, Popper, Ross, Wolf & Jones, 1953-1957.

9 19

Woman's Day Magazine, 1942-1945.

9 20

Woollcott, Alexander, 1942.

9 21

World Council of Peace, 1954, 1956.

9 22

World Federation of Trade Unions, 1954.

9 23

World Publishing Company, 1944-1948.

9 24

Writers Guild of America, 1960-1979.

9 25

W Miscellaneous (including Sen. Robert F. Wagner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry R. Warfel, Gerald Weales, Lowell, Jr. Weicker, Franz C. Weiskopf, Irving Weissman, Orson Welles, T. H. (Terence Hanbury) White, Wendell Willkie, James Waterman Wise, Bertram D. Wolfe, Milton Wolff), 1939-1995, undated.

9 26

Yale University, 1947, 1952.

9 27

Yegin, Sesma, 1979.

9 28

Y Miscellaneous (including Yosef Yekutieli, Max Yergan), 1942-1981, undated.

9 29

Zaccagno, Teresa, 1992.

9 30

Z Miscellaneous (including Efram Zimbalist, Howard Zinn, Leane Zugsmith), 1946-2000, undated.

9 31

Unidentified correspondents, 1946-1996, undated.

9 32

B.  Topic.

Box Folder

The American (play and film) (includes photographs), 1965-1985.

9 33

Annabelle (play), 1959-1973.

9 34

Being Red, 1990-1996, undated.

9 35

Citizen Tom Paine (play), 1975-1990, undated.

9 36

Clergy, 1951-1952.

10 1

Congressional campaign (includes campaign literature, radio broadcast speeches), 1952.

10 2

The Crossing (play), 1955-1996.

10 3

David and Paula (play), 1976-1982.

10 4

England trips, 1962, 1964, 1967.

10 5

FBI/CIA files, 1986-1990.

10 6

Freedom Road (play), 1945-1990.

10 7

Germany correspondence, 1948-1960.

10 8

The Hammer (play), 1945-1951.

10 9

The Immigrants (fan mail), 1978.

10 10

The Immigrants (musical), 1984-1989.

10 11

Israel correspondence, 1946-1983, undated.

10 12

Israeli publishers, 1950-1964.

10 13

Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, 1943-1947.

10 14

The Last Supper (advertising), 1955, undated.

10 15

The Lion's Club (play), 1930, 1981.

10 16

May Day (including correspondence with W.E.B. Du Bois, Leo Huberman, Scott Nearing, I.F. Stone, Leon Straus), 1951-1956.

10 17

My Glorious Brothers, 1948-1949, 1988.

11 1

Naked God, 1957-1994.

11 2

The Novelist (play), 1988-1989.

11 3

Pacifism, 1966-1972.

11 4

Paris trip, 1991.

11 5

Permissions granted, 1965-1975.

11 6

The Pledge (fan mail), 1988.

11 7

Prison (including correspondence with George W. Crockett, Jr., Bette Fast, Julius Fast, Irving Goff, Shirley Graham, Celia Piehl, Barnard (Ben) Rubin, Kenneth Thieman; see also Ella Reeve (Mother) Bloor and Rena Fast in "Correspondent" subseries), 1950.

11 8

Progressive Party campaign, 1948.

11 9

Russian publishers, 1956-1957.

11 10

Sacco and Vanzetti, 1953-1954.

11 11

Sacco and Vanzetti (fan mail), 1953-1954, undated.

11 12

Second Generation, 1978-1979.

11 13

Silas Timberman (promotion), 1954-1955.

11 14

Spartacus, 1951-1952, 1984-1986.

11 15

Thirty Pieces of Silver (play), 1950-1957, 1985, undated.

11 16

Writers and peace, 1952, 1955.

11 17

C.  Chronological.

Box Folder

Correspondence (reader mail), 1978-1979.

11 18

Correspondence, 1992.

12 1

Correspondence, 1993.

12 2

Correspondence, 1994.

12 3

Correspondence, 1995.

12 4

Correspondence, 1996.

12 5

Correspondence, 1997.

12 6

Correspondence, 1998.

12 7

Correspondence, 1999.

12 8

Correspondence, 2000.

12 9

D.  Correspondence transferred from the Frank Campenni collection of Howard Fast papers, 1993-2013, from University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Manuscript collection 213.

Box Folder

Izakov, Boris (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 23), 1954-1957.

13 1

Polevoy, Boris (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 24), 1954-1955.

13 2

Polevoy, Boris (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 25), 1956-1957, undated.

13 3

Campenni, Frank (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 2), 1991-1993.

13 4

Literature, Soviet Union (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 3), 1947-1955.

13 5

Literature, Soviet Union (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 4), 1956-1957, undated.

13 6

Anti-fascist Committees (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 5), 1945-1950, undated.

13 7

Anti-fascist Committees, French (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 6), 1947, undated.

13 8

Council Arts, Science and Professions (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 8), 1945-1951, 1953, undated.

13 9

Workers Union (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 18), 1937, 1943, 1945.

13 10

The Blue Heron Press, Inc. (transferred from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 19), undated.

13 11

Miscellaneous correspondence (transferred from UWM MSS 213, precise locations unknown) (includes correspondence concerning several McCarran Act and Smith Act convicts; also includes correspondence with Reuben Bercovitch, Francis Biddle, Isabelle Blume, Edward Boyle, Angus Cameron, Pablo Casals, Eugenie Cotton, Isidore Dollinger, Philip Evergood, Lion Feuchtwanger, John S. Fine, Jean Laffitte, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Walter Lowenfels, Albert Maltz, Steve Nelson, William L. Patterson, Holland Roberts, I.F. Stone, Gwyn Thomas, Louis Untermeyer, Milton Wolff; and writings by Fast about leaving the Communist Party), 1945-1958.

13 12

Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee (photocopied from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 2), 1945, 1948, undated.

13 13

Advertising and Publishing, Spartacus (photocopied from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 6), 1951-1952, undated.

13 14

Family (photocopied from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 12), 1950, undated.

13 15

Maltz, Albert (photocopied from UWM MSS 213, Box 1, Folder 22), 1944, 1946-1957.

13 16

May Day (photocopied from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 9), 1947, 1950-1957, undated.

13 17

Nelson, Steve (photocopied from UWM MSS 213, Box 2, Folder 16), 1954-1955.

13 18

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II.  Journals, appointment books, address books, financials.

Box Folder

Travel journal (road trip from the Fast's home in New York through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, for the purposes of undertaking research for The Last Frontier in Oklahoma and at the Library of Congress; also includes a second car trip throughout Mexico), 1939-1941.

13 19

Travel journal (written while Fast was a war correspondent in North Africa, India, and Burma (Myanmar), includes stops in Casablanca, Tripoli, Benghazi, Cairo, New Delhi, Calcutta, Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, Suez Canal), 1945.

13 20

Travel journal (trip to Europe including stops in Le Havre, Paris, Copenhagen, Randers, London), 1950?.

13 21

Travel journal (trip to United Kingdom including stops in London, the Midlands, Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Cork, followed by a stop in Paris), 1963.

13 22

Travel journal (trip to Israel including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Judea, Masada, Galilee, Golan Heights, Caesarea, with stop in London afterwards), 1978.

13 23

Appointment book, 1959.

14 1

Appointment book, 1960.

14 2

Appointment book, 1961.

14 3

Appointment book, 1962.

14 4

Appointment book, 1963.

14 5

Appointment book, 1964.

14 6

Appointment book, 1965.

14 7

Appointment book, 1966.

15 1

Appointment book, 1967.

15 2

Appointment book, 1968.

15 3

Appointment book, 1969.

15 4

Appointment book, 1970.

15 5

Appointment book, 1971.

15 6

Appointment book, 1972.

16 1

Appointment book, 1973.

16 2

Appointment book, 1974.

16 3

Appointment book, 1975.

16 4

Appointment book, 1976.

16 5

Appointment book, 1977.

16 6

Appointment book, 1978.

17 1

Appointment book, 1979.

17 2

Appointment book, 1980.

17 3

Appointment book, 1981.

17 4

Appointment book, 1982.

17 5

Appointment book, 1983.

17 6

Appointment book, 1984.

17 7

Appointment book, 1985.

17 8

Appointment book, 1986.

18 1

Appointment book, 1987.

18 2

Appointment book, 1988.

18 3

Appointment book, 1989.

18 4

Appointment book, 1990.

18 5

Appointment book, 1991.

18 6

Appointment book, 1992.

18 7

Appointment book, 1993.

18 8

Appointment book, 1994.

19 1

Appointment book, 1995.

19 2

Appointment book, 1996.

19 3

Appointment book, 1997.

19 4

Appointment book, 1998.

19 5

Appointment book, 1998-1999.

19 6

Appointment book, 1999.

19 7

Appointment book, 1999-2000.

19 8

Appointment book, 2000.

20 1

Appointment book, 2001.

20 2

Appointment book, 2002.

20 3

Appointment book, 2003.

20 4

Telephone and address book, undated.

20 5

Telephone and address lists of left-leaning contacts, undated.

20 6

Miscellaneous address lists, 1978, undated.

20 7

Financials on Mt. Pleasant home, 1941-1942.

20 8

Income record, 1945-1953.

20 9

Financial holdings, circa 1984-1995.

20 10

Miscellaneous financial materials, 1943-1995.

21 1

Producer-Writers Guild Pension Plan material, 1964-1991.

21 2

Writers Guild Health Fund material, 1989-1990, undated.

21 3

Blue Heron Press Agreements, 1952-1953.

21 4

Mimi Fast's investment in Long Day's Journey into Night (and  The Novelist), 2003.

21 5

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III.  Writings.

A.  Novels under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham.

Box Folder

Alice (original corrected typescript), undated.

21 6

Alice (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

21 7

Alice (corrected galley proof, reader's set), 1962 January 4.

21 8

Alice (page proof), undated.

21 9

The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

21 10

The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (corrected galley proof, reader's set), 1969 January 24.

22 1

The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (galley proof), undated.

22 2

The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (production proof), undated.

22 3

The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (page proof, reader's set), 1969 March 17.

22 4

The Assassin Who Gave Up His Gun (page proof, reader's set), 1969 April 2.

22 5

The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs (notes, handwritten manuscript), 1975 March 3.

22 6

Cynthia (carbon typescript), undated.

22 7

Cynthia (corrected proof), undated.

22 8

Cynthia (corrected printers proof), undated.

22 9

Cynthia (corrected printers proof), 1968 February 7.

23 1

Helen (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), 1965 September 14.

23 2

Helen (foundry proof), undated.

23 3

Helen (foundry proof, reader's set), undated.

23 4

Helen (final galley proof), circa 1965 November 26.

23 5

Lydia (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

23 6

Margie (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

24 1

Penelope (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

24 2

Penelope (foundry proof), undated.

24 3

Penelope (foundry proof, reader's set), undated.

24 4

Penelope (final galley proof, reader's set), 1965 January 4.

24 5

Sally (original corrected typescript), undated.

25 1

Sally (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

25 2

Samantha (cast of characters, correspondence from publisher), 1967 March 13.

25 3

Samantha (corrected typescript), undated.

25 4

Samantha (corrected typescript copy with typesetter's markings), undated.

25 5

Samantha (corrected printers proof), undated.

25 6

Shirley (corrected typescript), undated.

26 1

Shirley (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

26 2

Shirley (final galley proof, reader's set), 1963 July 18.

26 3

Shirley (foundry proof), undated.

26 4

Shirley (foundry proof, reader's set), undated.

26 5

Sylvia (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), 1960 May 3.

26 6-7

B.  Novels by Howard Fast.

Box Folder

Agrippa's Daughter (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

27 1-2

Agrippa's Daughter (final galley proof, reader's set), 1964 May 1.

27 3

Agrippa's Daughter (page proof), undated.

27 4

The American: A Middle Western Legend (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings) (Folder 1 of 2), 1946.

27 5

The American: A Middle Western Legend (corrected carbon typescript with typesetter's markings) (Folder 2 of 2), 1946.

28 1

The Bridge Builder's Story (typescript copy), undated.

28 2

Brown (unpublished) (typescript and carbon/photocopy), undated.

28 3

The Case of the Treskilling Yellow (unpublished) (corrected typescript, "early manuscript"), undated.

28 4

The Case of the Treskilling Yellow (unpublished) (typescript), undated.

28 5

The Case of the Treskilling Yellow (unpublished) (here called "Anita: The Case of the Treskilling Yellow, by Ophelia O'Connor," (typescript), undated.

28 6

The Children (galley proof), 1947 March 19.

29 1

Citizen Tom Paine (galley proof), 1945 February 13.

29 2

Citizen Tom Paine (corrected edition, unbound), 1945 January 3.

29 3

Conceived in Liberty (original corrected typescript with multiple inserts), 1937.

29 4

The Confession of Joe Cullen (original corrected typescript), undated.

29 5

The Confession of Joe Cullen (corrected typescript, copy, with typesetter's markings), undated.

30 1-2

The Dinner Party (original corrected typescript, "first draft from notes"), undated.

30 3

The Dinner Party (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

30 4-5

The Establishment (corrected typescript, copy, with typesetter's markings) (Folder 1 of 2), 1978 December 7.

30 6

The Establishment (corrected typescript, copy, with typesetter's markings) (Folder 2 of 2), 1978 December 7.

31 1

The Hessian (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

31 2

The Hunter and the Trap (corrected typescript), undated.

31 3

The Hunter (original corrected typescript), undated.

31 4

The Trap (here called "The Cage," corrected typescript draft), undated.

31 5

The Trap (here called "The Cage," carbon of "final version" typescript), undated.

31 6

The Immigrants (Barbara Lavette text, typescript), undated.

31 7

The Immigrants (Lavette and Levi family trees, typescript), undated.

32 1

The Immigrants (typescript outline, copy), undated.

32 2

The Immigrants (corrected typescript), undated.

32 3-4

An Independent Woman (original corrected typescript), undated.

32 5-6

An Independent Woman (corrected typescript, "first rewrite"), undated.

33 1-2

The Last Frontier (notes and research, handwritten manuscript), undated.

33 3

The Legacy (corrected typescript, copy, with typesetter's markings), undated.

33 4-5

The Long Road (unpublished) (original typescript, "never to be published"), 1932.

34 1

Max (corrected typescript, copy, with typesetter's markings), undated.

34 2-3

Max (page proof), 1982 June 2.

34 4

Murder One (unpublished) (typescript essay, copy), 2001January 15.

34 5

Murder One (unpublished) (corrected typescript), undated.

35 1

Murder One (unpublished) (typescript), undated.

35 2

Murder One (unpublished) (typescript, "rewrite"), undated.

35 3

The Outsider (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

35 4-5

The Outsider (page proof) (Folder 1 of 2), 1984 February 7.

35 6

The Outsider (page proof) (Folder 2 of 2), 1984 February 7.

36 1

The Pledge (corrected typescript, copy, with typesetter's markings), undated.

36 2-3

Power (original corrected typescript), undated.

36 4-5

Power (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

37 1-2

The Proud and the Free (original correct typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

37 3-4

The Puppet Show (unpublished) (original typescript, "not to be published"), 1932.

37 5

The Republic of Irving (unpublished) (corrected typescript), undated.

38 1

The Republic of Irving (unpublished) (typescript), undated.

38 2

The Republic of Irving (unpublished) (typescript), undated.

38 3

Scabbard Island (unpublished) (original typescript), 1931.

38 4

Seven Days in June (notes), undated.

38 5

Seven Days in June (here called "The Battle," typescript), undated.

38 6

Seven Days in June (here called "The Battle," typescript), undated.

38 7

Seven Days in June (here called "The Battle," "revised and corrected" typescript), undated.

39 1

Silas Timberman (original corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

39 2-3

Tony and the Wonderful Door (galley proofs, front flap, correspondence from publisher), 1969 November 12.

39 4

Tony and the Wonderful Door (typescript), undated.

39 5

Torquemada (corrected typescript with typesetter's markings), undated.

39 6

Torquemada (final galley proof, reader's set), 1964 August 6.

40 1

Torquemada (page proof), undated.

40 2

Torquemada (page proof), undated.

40 3

The Trial of Abigail Goodman (original typescript with typesetter's markings), 1993 November 15.

40 4-5

The Trial of Abigail Goodman (corrected typescript, "first revised manuscript"), 1992 March 18.

40 6

The Trial of Abigail Goodman (typescript), undated.

41 1

The Trial of Abigail Goodman ("final" typescript), 1993 July 23.

41 2

The Trial of Abigail Goodman (page proof), 1993 March 12.

41 3-4

C.  Non-Fiction books by Howard Fast, undated.

Box Folder

The Art of Zen Meditation (typescript), undated.

41 5

Being Red (original corrected typescript, copy), undated.

42 1-2

Being Red (corrected typescript, copy), 1990 May 14.

42 3-5

Being Red (galley proofs, copy), 1990 May 29.

43 1

The Jews (corrected typescript), undated.

43 2-3

The Jews (typescript, "copy of first uncorrected manuscript"), undated.

43 4-5

The Jews (introduction for the paper edition, typescript), undated.

43 6

The Singularity of Being Jewish (unpublished) (typescript), undated.

44 1

D.  Stage works by Howard Fast, undated.

Box Folder

Another Time (typescript), undated.

44 2

Citizen Tom Paine (typescript, draft, two copies), undated.

44 3

Citizen Tom Paine (typescript, draft, two copies), 1979 January.

44 4

Citizen Tom Paine (typescript, draft, two copies), 1983 December 26.

44 5

Citizen Tom Paine (typescript, draft, copy), 1985 February 28.

44 6

Citizen Tom Paine (typescript, draft, copy), 1985 December 29.

44 7

The Crossing (corrected typescript, draft, copy), undated.

45 1

The Crossing (corrected typescript, draft, copy), undated.

45 2

The Crossing (corrected typescript, draft, copy), undated.

45 3

The Crossing (corrected typescript, draft, copy), undated.

45 4

The Crossing (corrected typescript with inserts, "Howard Fast, personal manuscript"), 1960.

45 5

The Crossing (corrected typescript with inserts, "revised script"), undated.

45 6

The Crucifixion (corrected typescript), undated.

45 7

Guest of Honor: An Interview with Pontius Pilate (typescript), undated.

45 8

The Lion's Club (corrected typescript, copy), undated.

45 9

The Lion's Club (typescript, copy), undated.

46 1

The Lion's Club (typescript, copy), undated.

46 2

La Minette (here called "The Bachelor Brothers," music by Ray Barr, original corrected typescript), undated.

46 3

La Minette (here called "Minette or Four Bachelor Brothers," comic opera composed by Raphael Barr, typescript), undated.

46 4

The Novelist (typescript, copy, "first draft"), undated.

46 5

The Novelist (typescript, copy, "partial revision"), before 1986 June 5.

46 6

The Novelist (corrected typescript, "revised", two copies), 1986 May 5.

46 7

The Novelist (corrected typescript), 1986 June 5.

46 8

The Novelist (corrected typescript), 1988 November 9.

46 9

The Novelist (corrected typescript, "as performed"), 1991 April 24.

47 1

The Novelist (typescript, with alternative ending proposed to Mimi Fast), 2003 November 4.

47 2

The Novelist (typescript, musical lyrics), undated.

47 3

The Outcasts (typescript, screen treatment), undated.

47 4

Peter the Great (typescript, screen treatment), 1959 January 26.

47 5

Rachel (typescript, book for a musical, two copies), undated.

47 6

The Republic of Irving (typescript), undated.

47 7

The Second Coming (corrected typescript), undated.

47 8

The Second Coming (typescript, five copies), 1991 September 20.

47 9

Tony and the Wonderful Door (corrected typescript, book for a musical, two copies), undated.

48 1

Tony and the Wonderful Door (corrected typescript, songs), undated.

48 2

E.  Works for screen by Howard Fast.

Box Folder

The Adventures of Nat Love: Otherwise Known as Deadwood Dick (typescript), undated.

48 3

Blind Man's Bluff (typescript, three copies), undated.

48 4

The Case of the Bogus Buddha (typescript, two copies), 1985 August 16.

48 5

The Children (typescript), undated.

48 6

The Children (typescript), undated.

48 7

The Clients (typescript, "first draft"), undated.

48 8

The Clients (corrected typescript), undated.

48 9

Citizen Tom Paine (corrected typescript), undated.

49 1

The Cold Cold Box (typescript, "first draft"), undated.

49 2

The Cold Cold Box (typescript, "first draft"), 1964 November 6.

49 3

The Confession of Joe Cullen (typescript, pp. 1-36), undated.

49 4

The Confession of Joe Cullen (corrected typescript, pp. 1-30, 35-76), undated.

49 5

The Confession of Joe Cullen (typescript, pp. 1-118), undated.

49 6

The Crossing (typescript), undated.

49 7

The Crossing (typescript), undated.

49 8

The Crossing (typescript), undated.

49 9

The Crossing (typescript), 1998 December 7.

50 1

The Crossing (typescript), 1999 February 25.

50 2

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft"), 1999 March 15.

50 3

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft"), 1999 March 22.

50 4

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft," notated copy), 1999 March 29.

50 5

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft"), 1999 March 29.

50 6

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft"), 1999 March 30.

50 7

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft"), 1999 March 31.

50 8

The Crossing (typescript, "production draft"), 1999 April 5.

50 9

A Cry of Pain (typescript), undated.

50 10

Dorey (typescript, "a concept for an original screenplay"), undated.

50 11

The Exhibitor (here called "Untitled First Amendment Project," typescript), 1987 March 26.

50 12

The Exhibitor (typescript), undated.

50 13

The First Commandment (typescript), undated.

51 1

"Franklin in France" from Benjamin Franklin, Part III (typescript, "second revision"), 1973 December 12.

51 2

"Franklin in France" from Benjamin Franklin, Part III (typescript, "revised script"), 1974 February 7.

51 3

"Franklin in France" from The Revolutionaries (typescript), undated.

51 4

Freedom Road (typescript, "second draft"), undated.

51 5

Freedom Road (typescript, "second draft," two copies), undated.

51 6

Frenzy (handwritten notes, "rough outline" for Alfred Hitchcock), 1967 summer.

51 7

"Green Goods" for Paper Moon, Episode 7 (typescript, "writer's working draft"), 1974 January 24.

51 8

The Hessian (typescript), undated.

52 1

High Place (typescript), undated.

52 2

High Place (typescript, two copies), undated.

52 3

The Hill (typescript, "original manuscript"), undated.

52 4

The Hill (typescript), undated.

52 5

The Hill (typescript, two copies), undated.

52 6

The Hill (photocopy of published book with literary agent plate), 1964.

53 1

The Jews (typescript, "television story"), undated.

53 2

The Jews (typescript, "television story"), undated.

53 3

The Key (here called "Alice," typescript, "first typewritten draft"), undated.

53 4

The Key (here called "Alice," typescript, copy, "first draft"), undated.

53 5

The Key (typescript, copy, "first draft"), undated.

53 6

The Key (typescript), undated.

53 7

The Key (typescript), undated.

53 8

Korczak (typescript and handwritten manuscript, cast of characters and corrections), 1966.

53 9

The Last Frontier (typescript), undated.

53 10

"The Legate Lentulus Silanus" (typescript), 1964 October 1.

53 11

Leonardo (corrected typescript, screen treatment), undated.

54 1

The Life and Death of a New England Town (Second Two Hours) (typescript, teleplay), undated.

54 2

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg, A Story by Mark Twain (typescript, short outline for screen treatment), 1964 July 13.

54 3

The Martian Shop (typescript, screen treatment, two copies), undated.

54 4

The Martian Shop (typescript, screen treatment "carbon of first draft"), undated.

54 5

Millie (typescript, two copies), undated.

54 6

Mission to the Interior (typescript), undated.

54 7

The Novelist (corrected typescript), undated.

54 8

The Novelist (corrected typescript), 2001 August 13.

54 9

The Novelist (typescript), undated.

55 1

The Outcasts (typescript, screen treatment), undated.

55 2

Peter the Great (typescript, screen treatment), 1959 January 26.

55 3

The Proud and the Free (corrected typescript), before 1991 January 28.

55 4

The Proud and the Free (typescript), 1991 January 3.

55 5

The Proud and the Free (typescript), 1991 January 28.

55 6

The Proud and the Free (typescript), 1991 January 28.

55 7

The Republic of Irving (typescript, notes for a screen treatment), undated.

55 8

Revolution (corrected typescript), undated.

55 9

Revolution (corrected typescript), undated.

55 10

Revolution (corrected typescript), undated.

56 1

Revolution (typescript, partial drafts), undated.

56 2

Revolution (typescript, two copies), 2000 January 30.

56 3

Spartacus (typescript, "step-outline," plus copy of "Spartacus Revisited"), undated.

56 4

Spartacus (typescript, working material and extra scenes), 1959.

56 5

Time Forgot (typescript, screen treatment), undated.

56 6

Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal (typescript, two copies), undated.

56 7

Torquemada (typescript), undated.

56 8

Torquemada (typescript), undated.

57 1

The Trap (corrected typescript, notes for a screenplay), undated.

57 2

The Trap (typescript, "second draft," two copies), 1971 February 16.

57 3

The Trap (typescript, "fourth draft"), 1977 September.

57 4

The Trap (typescript), undated.

57 5

Untitled pictorial impression of the United States (corrected typescript, outline), undated.

57 6

Untitled slideshow on liberty in the United States (typescript), after 1941.

57 7

F.  Adaptations of Howard Fast's works by others.

Box Folder

The American (typescript, play by George Crowe, two copies), undated.

57 8

Citizen Tom Paine (typescript, here called Paine, by Richard Friedenberg), undated.

57 9

Gideon (adapted from Howard Fast's  Freedom Road, typescript radio dramatization by Jiří Procházka, in Czech), undated.

58 1

Goldengate: An American Musical (adapted from Howard Fast's  The Immigrants, music and lyrics by Lawrence Rosen, book and adaptation by Bruce Falstein), 1990.

58 2

My Glorious Brothers (musical score of cantata for mixed voices by Sonny Vale, published New York, NY: Jewish Music Alliance), 1953.

58 3

The Price of Liberty: A Play (adapted and dramatized by George Morris, published New York, NY: National Jewish Welfare Board), 1950.

58 4

Tony and the Wonderful Door (musical score of an opera by Vlad Opran, published Bucureşti: Editura Muzicală), 1999.

58 5

Torquemada (typescript, screenplay by George Kaczender), undated.

58 6

G.  Story ideas.

Box Folder

The American Revolution, 2000.

58 7

Ben Gurion, undated.

58 8

Beverly Hills, 1976.

58 9

Billy Sol Estes, 1962, undated.

58 10

The Correspondents, 1973 May 23.

58 11

Fables of Remarkable Men, undated.

58 12

George Washington screenplay proposal, 2000 February 4.

58 13

Golda Meir play material, 1975 October 22.

58 14

Gutenberg Bible story material, 1969, undated.

58 15

In the Beginning, a celebration of the Bicentennial, undated.

58 16

Israel interview, 1974 December 4.

58 17

Jerusalem letter, 1979 January 4.

58 18

Jerusalem map, undated.

58 19

Jesus at Sixteen, 1973 January 18.

58 20

The Lives of Jenny Dolan: "The Fix", undated.

58 21

The Millbrook Mob, 1974 April 27.

58 22

Miscellaneous story ideas, 1975, undated.

59 1

Opera libretto, undated.

59 2

Robin Hood, 1974 August 29.

59 3

Science fiction plots, undated.

59 4

Worksheets (notes on manila folders for the following titles: The Assassin,  Barbara Lavette,  Being Red,  The Bridge Builder's Story,  California,  The Case of the Kidnapped Angel,  The Case of the Poisoned Eclairs,  The Case of the Russian Diplomat,  The Case of the Sliding Pool,  The Case of the Treskilling Yellow,  Citizen Tom Paine (screenplay),  The Cold Cold Box,  Cynthia,  Denmark,  Helen,  The Hunter,  Korczak,  Lydia,  Margie,  Max,  Millie,  The Novelist,  One Penny Orange,  Penelope,  Power,  Rachel,  The Republic of Irving,  Revolution,  Sally,  Samantha,  Seven Days in June,  Shirley,  The Trap,  The Trap (screenplay),  The Trial of Abigail Goodman,  The Woman, and several illegible), undated.

59 5-6

H.  Short stories by Howard Fast.

Box Folder

1776 (unpublished typescript), undated.

59 7

Age Is a State of Mind (unpublished typescript), undated.

59 8

"Beyond the War," Ladies Home Journal 54, no. 10 (October 1937): 16-17, 127, 129-130.

82 1

"Cato the Martian," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 18, no. 6 (June 1960): 28-38.

59 9

"The Day Our Child Was Lost," This Week Magazine (November 19, 1950): 22-23.

59 10

Drive Your Own Locomotive (typescript), undated.

59 11

Echinomastus Contentii (typescript), undated.

59 12

"The Gray Ship," New Masses 58, no. 2 (January 8, 1946): 3-4.

59 13

"The Gray Ship's Crew," New Masses 58, no. 4 (January 22, 1946): 11-13.

59 14

"The Holy Child" A Christmas Story," The Worker 19, no. 52 (December 26, 1954): 8-9, 12.

82 2

"The Hoop," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 43, no. 4 (October 1972): 84-95.

59 15

Lupta Lui Albert Parsons: Nuvelă (Bucharest: Editura pentru Literatură), 1919.

59 16

"A Man's Wife," Ladies Home Journal 56, no. 2 (February 1939): 11-13, 79-80.

82 3

"The Martian Shop," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 1, no. 11 (October 1960): 71-91.

59 17

"Millie," Cosmopolitan 174, no. 2 (February 1972): 176-189, 195-206.

59 18

"Mister Lincoln," Collier's (February 15, 1947): 18-19, 49-52.

82 4

"The Mouse," Argosy 31, no. 6 (June 1970): 92-101.

60 1

"My Glorious Brothers" (excerpt), World Over: A Magazine for Jewish Boys and Girls 10, no. 4 (December 17, 1948): 4-5.

60 2

"My Glorious Brothers" (serialized comic strip of the novel), World Over: A Magazine for Jewish Boys and Girls 11, nos. 1-15 (1949-1950).

60 3

"Le Noeud," Fiction: Revue Litérature de L'Étranger 7, no. 70 (September 1959): 86-96.

60 4

"Not Too Hard," Saturday Evening Post 211, no. 34 (February 18, 1939): 30, 32-34.

82 5

The Old Man (unpublished typescript), undated.

60 5

"The Old Wagon," Woman's Day (May 1945): 42-43, 56-59, 75-77.

60 6

Plecarea: Nuvelă (Bucharest: Editura pentru Literatură), 1949.

60 7

"The Protest" (chapter from Silas Timberman),  Masses & Mainstream 7, no. 7 (July 1954): 12-23.

60 8

"The Rickshaw," New Masses 63, no. 7 (May 13, 1947): 11-14.

60 9

"The River They Crossed" (excerpt from The Unvanquished),  New Masses 44, no. 1 (July 7, 1942): 8-11.

82 6

Science fiction stories (typescript), 1979.

60 10

"Sechs Deperschen" (excerpt from Strasse zur Freiheit),  Die Buchegemeinde no. 11 (November 1949): 165-168.

60 11

"The Sight of Eden," The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 19, no. 4 (October 1960): 70-81.

60 12

"Spoil the Child," Saturday Evening Post (August 6, 1938): 7-38.

82 7

"Spoil the Child," in The Way It Is: Day Comes After Night (N.p.: Xerox Corporation, 1967), 18-33.

60 13

"Stockade," Ladies Home Journal 53, no. 12 (December 1936): 14-15, 122-126.

82 8

Stories from Time and the Riddle (typescript), undated.

60 14

"Sun in the West," Ladies Home Journal 55, no. 10 (October 1938): 26-27, 56, 58, 60.

82 9

Suzanne's Quest (unpublished typescript), undated.

60 15

"Szhigateli Knig," Novosselye 12-13 (July-August 1944): 57-61.

60 16

To Be an Artist (unpublished typescript), undated.

60 17

"To Marry with a Stranger," Ladies Home Journal 57, no. 7 (July 1940): 16-17, 92-95.

82 10

Untitled short story, begins "Will of Clyde paused. Three times he had circled the castle..." (unpublished handwritten manuscript), undated.

60 18

"Vision de L'Eden," Fiction: Revue Litérature de L'Étranger 9, no. 92 (July 1961): 79-90.

60 19

The Warriors (unpublished typescript), 1979.

61 1

"Where Are Your Guns?" (reprint), in This Land, These People (New York: Board of Jewish Education), circa 1976.

61 2

"While They Dance," Ladies Home Journal 54, no. 7 (July 1937): 11-13, 89-92.

83 1

Zen stories (typescripts), 1975.

61 3

I.  Non-fiction essays, newspaper articles, pamphlet texts by Howard Fast.

Box Folder

"The American People Don't Want War," New Times no. 10 (March 8, 1950): 7-10.

61 4

"Anniversary," New Masses 60, no. 2 (July 9, 1946): 3-4.

61 5

"Art and Politics," New Masses 58, no. 9 (February     `26, 1946): 6-8.

61 6

"The Candidates Grandstand on Crime," The New York Times (August 12, 1989): 23.

61 7

Chicago Star columns, 1946-1947.

83 2-3

Daily Worker columns, 1949-1956.

61 8

Daily Worker columns, 1951-1956, undated.

105 3

Debate notes, 1952, undated.

61 9

"Dreiser's Short Stories," New Masses 60, no. 10 (September 3, 1946): 11-12.

61 10

Film columns (typescript), undated.

61 11

Forward to Legacy: The Orange County Story (Santa Ana, CA: The Register), 1980.

83 4

"Four Brothers and You," New Masses 59, no. 1 (April 2, 1946): 6-7.

61 12

The Gentle People (typescript), undated.

61 13

Greenwich Time columns, 1982.

61 14

Greenwich Time columns (clippings), 1992 July 12-1993 July 1.

98 1

Greenwich Time columns (clippings), 1993 September 16-1994 October 31.

99 1

Greenwich Time columns (clippings), 1994 October 31-1996 February 15.

64 1

Greenwich Time columns (clippings), 1996 February 19-1997 October 28.

64 2

Greenwich Time columns (clippings), 1997 November 2-1999 April 6.

64 3

Greenwich Time columns (clippings), 1999 April 11-2001 February 27.

65 1

"History in Fiction," with Henrietta Buckmaster and William Blake, New Masses 50, no. 3 (January 18, 1944): 7-9.

61 15

"I Saw It Happen," New Masses 59, no. 2 (April 9, 1946): 6-7.

61 16

The Incredible Tito: Man of the Hour (N.p.: Magazine House), 1944.

61 17

Intellectuals in the Fight for Peace (New York: Masses & Mainstream), 1949.

61 18

Letters to the editor, 1948, 1983.

61 19

"Lincoln in America," New Masses 54, no. 7 (February 13, 1945): 10.

61 20

"Literatura i dejstvitelʹnost'," Novyi Mir 26, no. 12 (December 1950): 213-239.

61 21

"Literaturbrief aus New York," Neue Deutsche Literatur 2, nos. 7 and 11 (July and November 1954): 145-148; 145-147.

62 1

"A Matter of Validity," Midstream 4 (Spring 1958): 7-17.

62 2

Miscellaneous writings, 1953, undated.

62 3

"No One to Weep," New Masses 62, no. 10 (March 4, 1947): 12.

62 4

"Notes on Leaving the Communist Party," Saturday Review 11, no. 46 (November 16, 1957): 15-17, 55-58.

62 5

Observer columns (typescripts), undated.

62 6

"On Leaving the Communist Party," in The Bill of Rights: Program and Speakers Manual (Los Angeles: Commemoration Committee), 1958.

62 7

Opinion pieces from various newspapers, 1948-1992, undated.

62 8

"The Ordeal of Boris Pasternak," Midstream 5, no. 1 (Winter 1959): 38-44.

62 9

"The People, Always," New Masses (November 16, 1943), 20-21.

83 5

"Ray Roberts Platt" (eulogy), undated.

62 10

"Remembering Peekskill, USA, 1949," Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 66, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 65-69.

62 11

"Reveille for Writers," New Masses 59, no. 4 (April 23, 1946): 3-4.

62 12

Reviews of others' works, 1967, 1978, undated.

62 13

"Scotland for Outsiders," Esquire 61 (February 1964): 69-71, 123.

62 14

"The Soviet Hatred of Jewish Jews," The Jewish Digest 3, no. 11 (August 1958): 1-15.

62 15

Spartacus Revisited (unpublished typescript), undated.

62 16

Story of an American: Vito Marcantonio, People's Congressman (fake book jacket) (New York: New York Citizens Political Action Committee), 1948.

62 17

Talk on the historical novel (typescript), 1941.

62 18

"They're Marching Up Freedom Road," New Masses 61, no. 6 (November 5, 1946): 20-21.

62 19

Tito and His People (Winnipeg: Contemporary Publishers), 1944.

62 20

"Towards People's Standards in Art," New Masses 59, no. 6 (May 7, 1946): 16-18.

62 21

"A Turning Point," in The American Threat to British Culture (London: Arena Publication), undated.

62 22

Untitled article on Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Times (typescript), undated.

62 23

Untitled article on Los Angeles for the New York Times (typescript), 1977.

62 24

Untitled essay on Central Park West apartment (typescript), undated.

62 25

Untitled essay on writing for television (typescript), undated.

62 26

Untitled lecture transcript from "Being Read: The Career of Howard Fast", 1994.

62 27

Untitled opinion pieces (typescripts), 1996.

62 28

War and Peace columns (photocopies), 1989-1991.

63 1

War and Peace columns (typescripts and photocopies), 1989-1992.

63 2

War and Peace columns (clippings), 1989-1991.

63 3

"Washington's Wit: Did Washington's Wisecrack Tip the Balance?," Americana 20, no. 5 (December 1992): 6-7.

63 4

"Who is America?" (review of Carey McWilliam's Southern California Country), New Masses 59, no. 3 (April 16, 1946): 28-30.

63 5

"Who Was Tom Paine?," New Masses 54, no. 9 (February 27, 1945): 23-24.

63 6

"Why Endure the Humiliation?," TV Guide 26, no. 46 (November 18, 1978): 39-43.

63 7

"Why Spain Never Died," New Masses 56, no. 13 (September 25, 1945): 9.

63 8

"Why We Were Sent to Prison (New York Letter)," New Times no. 26 (June 28, 1950): 9-11.

63 9

J.  Poetry by Howard Fast and others.

Box Folder

Chanuka Contata (unpublished typescript), undated.

63 10

Flying Adventures (unpublished typescript), undated.

63 11

Korean Lullabye (New York: American Peace crusade), 1951.

63 12

Miscellaneous poetry (typescripts and clippings, includes "The Clouds," "A Dialogue for Unity," "Exodus '47," "A Hawaiian Worker Speaks," "I Will Not Forget," "The Japanese Fisherman," "The Little Dead Girl," "A Man and A Woman in Sing Sing Death House," "The New Silence," "Salud," "Steve Nelson!," "A Song of Peace," "These Are My Hands"), 1947-1953, undated.

63 13

Never to Forget: The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto (New York: Book League of Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order), 1946.

63 14

Poems (typescript), undated.

63 15

Poetry by others to Howard Fast (typescripts, clippings, publications), 1950-1989, undated.

63 16

K.  Writings by Howard Fast in bound periodicals.

Box Folder

Bound periodicals 1 ("The Bookman," The Elks 15, no. 1 (June 1936): 6-9, 32, 40, 42; "The Mother,"  The Elks 16, no. 2 (July 1937): 20-23, 38, 40, 54-55; "Merry Gentlemen,"  The Elks 17, no. 7 (December 1938): 4-7, 37-39; "Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel,"  The Elks 21, no. 8 (January 1943): 14-17, 37-39; "Miss Leighton,"  The Elks 23, no. 9 (February 1945): 6-7, 27, 30, 33-35), 1936-1937.

66 1

Bound periodicals 2 ("Stockade," Ladies Home Journal 53, no. 12 (December 1936): 14-15, 122-126; "While They Dance,"  Ladies Home Journal 54, no. 7 (July 1937): 11-13, 89-92; "Beyond the War,"  Ladies Home Journal 54, no. 10 (October 1937): 16-17, 127, 129-130; "Sun in the West,"  Ladies Home Journal 55, no. 10 (October 1938): 26-27, 56, 58, 60; "A Man's Wife,"  Ladies Home Journal 56, no. 2 (February 1939): 11-13, 79-80; "A President's Wife,"  Ladies Home Journal 56, no. 8 (August 1939): 16-17, 62-63; "To Mary with a Stranger,"  Ladies Home Journal 57, no. 7 (July 1940): 16-17, 92-95; "The Day of Victory,"  Woman's Home Companion (February 1943): 22-23, 98, 101, 106, 108), 1935-1943.

84 1

Bound periodicals 3 ("Men Must Fight," Liberty 15, no. 8 (February 19, 1938): 27-30; "The Girl and the General,"  Liberty 15, no. 9 (February 26, 1938): 32-38; A Child Is Born--Liberty's Short Short,"  Liberty 15, no. 43 (October 22, 1938): 54; "Schoolmaster's Empire,"  Liberty 16, no. 4 (January 28, 1939): 40-45; "For Always--Liberty's Short Short,"  Liberty 16, no. 28 (July 15, 1939): 52; "The Last Night,"  Liberty 16, no. 40 (October 7, 1939): 9-12; "The Unvanquished" (abridged)  Liberty 20, no. 9 (February 27, 1943): 31-46), 1938-1943.

66 2

Bound periodicals 4 ("The Brood," Good Housekeeping 109, no. 6 (December 1939): 24-25, 200-202; "Because He Trusted Me,"  Good Housekeeping 111, no. 1 (July 1940): 36-37, 153-157; "Neighbor Sam,"  The American 133, no. 3 (March 1942): 38-40, 102-106; "The Time of Thanksgiving,"  Mademoiselle (November 1944): 103, 174-176), 1939-1944.

66 3

Bound periodicals 5 ("The River They Crossed" (excerpt from The Unvanquished),  New Masses 44, no. 1 (July 7, 1942): 8-11; "The People, Always,"  New Masses 49, no. 7 (November 16, 1943): 20-21; "History in Fiction," with Henrietta Buckmaster and William Blake,  New Masses 50, no. 3 (January 18, 1944): 7-9; "Free Speech for Fascists?," with other authors,  New Masses 50, no. 2 (January 11, 1944): 17-19; "Culture and the Future," with other authors,   New Masses 54, no. 6 (February 6, 1945): 11-14; "Lincoln in America,"  New Masses 54, no. 7 (February 13, 1945): 10; "Who Was Tom Paine?,"  New Masses 54, no. 9 (February 27, 1945): 23-24; "The Making of a Democrat,"  New Masses 55, no. 4 (April 24, 1945): 8; "The Negro Finds His History,"  New Masses 55, no. 7 (May 15, 1945): 17, 21; "Why Spain Never Died,"  New Masses 56, no. 13 (September 25, 1945): 9; "Realism and the Soviet Novel,"  New Masses 57, no. 11, (December 11, 1945): 1516, 25-26), 1942-1945.

66 4

Bound periodicals 6 ( The Story of the Jews in the United States, Jewish Information Series, no. 1 (New York: Jewish Welfare Board, 1942); "Tomorrow Will Be Ours,"  Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People (February 1945): 71-74; Ben Davis Walks on Freedom Road (Re-elect Ben Davis Leaflet); "Ransom of the Rose,"  Romance 1, no. 3 (August-September 1937): 58-71; "The Time of Thanksgiving,"  Senior Scholastic 47, no. 10 (November 19, 1945): 3-4; "The New American Scholar,"  The Christian Register: Unitarian 124, no. 2 (February 1945): 55-56; "The Cross and the Arrow," by Albert Maltz (review),  The Democrat: Independent Fortnightly Review no. 92 (April 21, 1945): 24; "Who Is Jesus Christ?,"  New Currents: A Jewish Monthly 11, no. 5 (May 1944): 20-21; "Background to Freedom Road,"  Ammunition 3, no. 5 (May 1945): 8; "Labor in the First American Revolution,"  Ammunition 1, no. 8 (November 1943): 8-9; "The Glorious 4th,"  Spotlight 2, no. 7 (July 1944): 9; "The Bookman," The Bugle Call 1, no. 4 (August-September 1936): 2-4, 8, 11, 14; Letter to the Editor,  The Saturday Review of Literature 28, no. 49 (December 8, 1945): 15; "Wrath of the Purple,"  Amazing Stories 7, no. 7 (October 1932): 602-609), 1932-1945.

67 1

Bound periodicals 7 ("New Guinea Commandos," Young America: The National Newsweekly for Youth (September 16, 1942): "Air Base,"  Young America: The National Newsweekly for Youth (September 30, 1942): 8; "American Seaman,"  Young America: The National Newsweekly for Youth (October 14, 1932): 8; "Nurse on Bataan," Young America: The National Newsweekly for Youth (October 28, 1942): 8; "The Story of Slim,"  Young America: The National Newsweekly for Youth (November 11, 1942): 8; "How Yuang Died for China,"  Young America: The National Newsweekly for Youth (January 11, 1943): 10), 1932-1942.

85 1

Bound periodicals 8 ("The Town," Woman's Day (November 1942): 8-9, 73-75; "Before Dawn,"  Woman's Day (December 1942): 8-9; "What Is the War Doing to Us? II. Everybody Works,"  Woman's Day (November 1943): 16-17, 93-96; "One-Man Navy,"  Woman's Day (October 1944): 22-23, 51-54; "The Old Wagon,"  Woman's Day (May 1945): 42-43, 56-59, 75-77), 1942-1945.

67 2

Bound periodicals 9 ("Caldwell's Story of Soviet Guerillas" (review of All Night Long, by Erskine Caldwell),  Soviet Russia Today 11, no. 8 (December 1942): 34-35; "Powerful Soviet War Stories" (review of  The Night of the Summer Solstice, by Mark van Doren),  Soviet Russia Today 12, no. 7 (November 1943): 31; "Orlikova's Story" (review of  The Running Time, by Irina Alexander),  Soviet Russia Today 12, no. 9 (January 1944): 26-27; "The Dean's New Book" (review of  The Secret of Soviet Strength, by Hewlett Johnson),  Soviet Russia Today 12, no. 10 (February 1944): 28; "Soviet Fighters" (review of  No Beautiful Nights, by Vassili Grossman),  Soviet Russia Today 13, no. 5 (September 1944): 17, 29; "No One Stays Unmoved" (review of  The Tempering of Russia, by Ilya Ehrenburg),  Soviet Russia Today 13, no. 6 (October 1944): 28; "Together with Our Soviet Allies,"  Soviet Russia Today 13, no. 7 (November 1944): 7), 1942-1944.

67 3

Bound periodicals 10 ("The Unvanquished" (abridged), Liberty Book Digest no. 3 (February 1944): unpaginated; "The Unvanquished" (abridged),  Omnibook Magazine 4, no. 8 (July 1942): 3-32), 1942-1944.

67 4

Bound periodicals 11 ("A Method for Tolerance," Harper's Bazaar (July 1944): 31, 81; "The Pirate and the General,"  Esquire (April 1945): 42-43, 130, 132, 134; "Spoil the Child,"  Saturday Evening Post (August 6, 1938): 7-38; "Rachel,"  Saturday Evening Post (June 14, 1941): 16-82), 1938-1944.

84 2

Bound periodicals 12 ("Courage Is a Quiet Thing," Coronet 19, no. 2 (December 1945): 20-23), 1945.

68 1

Bound periodicals 13 ("Pfc. La Hood: Symbol of America," Coronet 19, no. 3 (January 1946): 128-131), 1946.

68 2

Bound periodicals 14 ("What's New ... Or Else!," Mademoiselle (January 1946): 119, 220, 223; "Mister Lincoln,"  Collier's (February 15, 1947): 18-19, 49-52; "The Way for a Nation,"  Seventeen 5, no. 7 (July 1946): 55, 114, 116), 1946-1947.

85 2

Bound periodicals 15 ("The Gray Ship," New Masses 58, no. 2 (January 8, 1946): 3-4; "The Gallant Ship,"  New Masses 58, no. 3 (January 15, 1946): 16-17; "The Gray Ship's Crew,"  New Masses 58, no. 4 (January 22, 1946): 11-13; "The Gray Ship's Captain,"  New Masses 58, no. 5 (January 29, 1946): 10-11; "It's Not the Jungle Anymore,"  New Masses 58, no. 6 (February 5, 1946): 13-14; "The Rediscovery of Paine," (review of  The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine),  New Masses 58, no. 8 (February 19, 1946): 22-23; "Art and Politics,"  New Masses 58, no. 9 (February 26, 1946): 6-8; "Four Brothers and You,"  New Masses 59, no. 1 (April 2, 1946): 6-7; "I Saw It Happen,"  New Masses 59, no. 2 (April 9, 1946): 6-7; "Southern California Country," by Carey McWilliams (review by Howard Fast),  New Masses 59, no. 3 (April 16, 1946): 28-30; "Reveille for Writers,"  New Masses 59, no. 4 (April 23, 1946): 3-4; "Towards People's Standards in Art," New Masses 59, no. 6 (May 7, 1946): 16-18; "Anniversary," New Masses 60, no. 2 (July 9, 1946): 3-4; "Making of an American," profile of Howard Fast by Richard O. Boyer,  New Masses 60, no. 8 (August 20, 1946): 3-6; "Dreiser's Short Stories,"  New Masses 60, no. 10 (September 3, 1946): 11-12; "They're Marching Up Freedom Road,"  New Masses 61, no. 6 (November 5, 1946): 20-21; "No One to Weep,"  New Masses 62, no. 10 (March 4, 1947): 12), 1946-1947.

68 3

Bound periodicals 16 ("Altgeld of America" (review of The American),  The Saturday Review of Literature 29, no. 29 (July 20, 1946): 6;  Never to Forget: The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto (poetry) (New York: Book League of Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, 1946); "Lewis Gannett reviews the October Selection," review of  The American, "A New American History," and "Howard Fast: More than Craftsman, More than Historian,"  The Book Find News 2, no. 19 (September 1946); "I Strike for Liberty" (reprint from  Coronet, June 1945): unpaginated; "John Beecroft Presents The American by Howard Fast," "Why I Wrote The American," and "The Author: Howard Fast,"  Wings: The Literary Guild Review (August 1946); "Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel" (libretto) (N.p.: Decca Records, 1947);  Story of an American: Vito Marcantonio, People's Congressman (fake book jacket) (New York: New York Citizens Political Action Committee, 1948); "American Literature and the Democratic Tradition,"  The English Journal 36, no. 2 (February 1947): 55-60; "An Epitaph for Sidney,"  Jewish Life 1, no. 3 (January 1947): 8-13; "Fighter for Truth,"  Soviet Russia Today 14, no. 9 (January 1946): 7), 1945-1948.

68 4

Bound periodicals 17 ("Lewis Gannett reviews the October Selection," review of The American, "A New American History," and "Howard Fast: More than Craftsman, More than Historian,"  The Book Find News 2, no. 19 (September 1946); advertising for  The Unvanquished,  The Bodley Head Books (Summer-Autumn 1947); "Burger Tom Paine" (excerpt)  De nieuwe ploeg nos. 5-6 (June 1951): 53-54; "Mijn Roemrijke Broeders" (excerpt),  Najaarsaanbieding (New Year 1949); "The Director Announces Your Book for Next Month,"  News for the Members of the Readers Club (review of The  Last Frontier) (1942); "Howard Fast," by W.P.K.,  Die Buchgemeinde 10  (October 1949): 157-158; "Buchgemeindebücher im Spiegel der Presse," advertising for  Strasse zur Freiheit,  Die Buchgemeinde 3, no. 4 (April 1951); advertising in  Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. Books (Spring 1942-Fall 1947)), 1942-1951.

68 5

Bound periodicals 18 ("No One To Weep," New Masses 62, no. 10 (March 4, 1947): 12; "No Man Can Be Silent,"  New Masses 62, no. 13 (March 25, 1947): 12; "The World of Langley Collyer,"  New Masses 63, no. 4 (April 22, 1947): 6; "The Rickshaw,"  New Masses 63, no. 7 (May 13, 1947): 11-14; "Memorial Day Massacre,"  New Masses 63, no. 10 (June 3, 1947): 6-10; "They Remembered Girdler,"  New Masses 63, no. 11 (June 10, 1947): 18-20; Note: this file contains a full run of  New Masses 62, no. 1 (December 31, 1946) to 63, no 13 (June 24, 1947)), 1946-1947.

69 1

Bound periodicals 19 ("One Man's Heritage," New Masses 65, no. 1 (September 30, 1947): 6-7; Note: this file contains a full run of  New Masses 64, no. 1 (July 1, 1947) to 66, no. 3 (January 13, 1948)), 1947-1948.

69 2

Bound periodicals 20  ("Max Goldstein--Attorney-at-Law" (excerpt from Clarkson), Jewish Life 2, no. 1 (November 1947): 6-7 Supplement; "Where Are Your Guns?,"  Jewish Life 2, no. 9 (July 1948): 15-17; "A Monumental Soviet Historical Novel" (review of Port Arthur by A. Stepanov),  Soviet Russia Today 17, no. 3 (July 1948): 21; "Distinguished Novel of the War" (review of And Not to Die by Alexander Bek),  Soviet Russia Today 17, no. 15 (July 1949): 22; "No Man Can Be Silent,"  New Masses 62, no. 13 (March 25, 1947): 12; "The World of Langley Collyer,"  New Masses 63, no. 4 (April 22, 1947): 6; "The Rickshaw,"  New Masses 63, no. 7 (May 13, 1947): 11-14; "Memorial Day Massacre,"  New Masses 63, no. 10 (June 3, 1947): 6-9; "They Remember Girdler,"  New Masses 63, no. 11 (June 10, 1947): 18-20; "Who Says Sinclair Lewis Can't Write?" (review of  Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis,  New Masses 63, no. 11 (June 10, 1947): 23-24; "One Man's Heritage,"  New Masses 65, no. 1 (September 30, 1947): 6-7), 1947-1949.

70 1

Bound periodicals 21 ("Freedom Road" (review by N. Sergeyeva), New Times no. 18 (April 28, 1948): 25-31; "A Visit to Howard Fast: New York Letter," by V. Ozerov;  New Times no. 29 (July 14, 1948): 26-28; "The American People Don't Want War,"  New Times no. 10 (March 8, 1950): 7-10; "Why We Were Sent to Prison (New York Letter),"  New Times no. 26 (June 28, 1950): 9-11; "Jea chto nas losadili v tjur'mu (lis'mo iz n'ju-jorka),"  Novoe Vremja no. 26 (June 28, 1950): 9-12; "Chinese Students Write to Howard Fast," by Tien Pei-Ming,  New Times no. 43 (October 25, 1950): 30; "Terror in the United States (Letter to the Editor),"  New Times no. 9 (February 28, 1951): 13-14; "The People Want Peace,"  New Times no. 18 (May 1, 1951): 10-13), 1948-1951.

70 2

Bound periodicals 22 ("My Glorious Brothers" (serialized comic strip of the novel), World Over: A Magazine for Jewish Boys and Girls 11, nos. 1-15 (1949-1950)).

70 3

Bound periodicals 23 ("Svoboda doroga," review by B. Smirnov, Zvezda 11 (November 1949): 188-191; "Svoboda doroga Gideona dzheksona," review by B. Galanov,  Znamja (November 1949): 189-192; "Literatura i dejstvitelʹnost',"  Novyi Mir 26, no. 12 (December 1950): 213-239), 1949-1950.

70 4

Bound periodicals 24 ("Po doroge svobody" (excerpt), Ogoniok no. 45 (November 6, 1949): 13-24; "Norod s gor,"  Ogoniok no. 11 (March 13, 1949): 22-23; "Iksha,"  Ogoniok no. 11 (March 14, 1948): 19-21), 1948-1949.

85 3

Bound periodicals 25 ("The American People Don't Want War," New Times 10 (March 8, 1950): 7-10; "A Visit to Howard Fast (New York Letter)," by VC. Ozorov,  New Times 29 (July 14, 1948): 26-28; "Freedom Road," review by N. Sergeyeva,  New Times 18 (April 28, 1948): 25-31;  Eyewitness: Peekskill, U.S.A., August 27; September 4, 1949 (New York: Westchester Committee for a Fair Inquiry into the Peekskill Violence), 1949 (includes eyewitness account by Howard Fast); "Gharamuko," Svādhīnatā (November 1951): 34-40; "Philadelphia Story,"  Uncensored 2 (August 1948): 1; "My Glorious Brothers: (excerpt),  World Over: Magazine for Jewish Boys and Girls 10, no. 4 (December 17, 1948): 4-5; "Sid Marcus--Peekskill Victim,"  The New York Fur Worker 5, no. 1 (January 30, 1950): 9; "Peekskill: Das Gesicht des amerikanischen Faschismus,"  Österreichesches Tagebuch 4, no. 11 (November 1949): 7-8; "Isksha,"  Ogoniok 11 (March 1948): 19-21), 1948-1951.

85 4

L.  Monographs collected by Howard Fast.

Box Folder

"25,000 Hear Robeson at Peekskill: Hoodlums Stone Homegoing Cars," Daily Worker 26, no. 176 (September 5, 1949).

83 6

Rewi Alley, This Is China Today: Poems, signed "To Howard Fast with best wishes, Rewi Alley, Sandan, 27/4/52" (Christchurch, NZ: Rewi Alley Aid Group), 1951.

71 1

M. Alpatov, A New Stage in This Inquiry into the Problem of the Transition from the Ancient World to the Middle Ages (typescript), undated.

71 2

America's Need: A New Birth of Freedom: 34th Annual Report - July 1, 1953-June 30, 1954 (New York: The Union), 1954.

71 3

American Russian Institute of San Francisco, The Story of a Long Friendship, 1931-1956: The First 25 Years of the American Russian Institute of San Francisco Building Cultural Relations and Understanding between the United States and the Soviet Union (San Francisco: American Russian Institute of San Francisco), 1956.

71 4

Herbert Aptheker, The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery (New York: International Publishers), 1954.

71 5

Herbert Aptheker, Negro History: Its Lessons for Our Time (New York: New Century Publishers), 1956.

71 6

Nikolay Aleksandrovich Bulganin and Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Report to the Supreme Soviet on the trip to India, Burma and Afghanistan (New York: New Century Publishers), 1956.

71 7

Nikolay Aleksandrovich Bulganin and Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Visit to Burma and Afghanistan: Speeches and Interviews (New York: New Century Publishers), 1956.

71 8

Nikolay Aleksandrovich Bulganin and Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Visit to India: Speeches and Interviews (New York: New Century Publishers), 1956.

71 9

Communist Party of the United States v. Subversive Activities Control Board: Motion and Brief for Leave to File Brief as Amici Curiae, Royal W. France, Attorney for the Amici Curiae (U.S. 1955) (N.p.: n.p.), 1955.

71 10

A Day in the Life of a Worker (Washington, DC: Legation of the Hungarian People's Republic), 1952.

71 11

Decisions of the Central Committee, C.P.S.U.(B.) on Literature and Art (1946-1948) (Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House), 1951.

71 12

Georgi Dimitrov, Vasil Petrov Kolarov and Vŭlko Chervenkov, The September Uprising, 1923-1953 (Sofia: State Publishing House, "Nauka i Izkustvo"), 1953.

71 13

Documents of the National Conference of the Communist Party of China, March 1955 (Peking: Foreign Languages Press), 1955.

71 14

Ilya Ehrenburg, An Open Letter to the Writers of the West (typescript), undated.

71 15

Frederick Engels, The Part Played by Labor in the Transition from Ape to Man (New York: International Publishers), 1950.

71 16

James Erickson, Political Economy Illustrated (Philadelphia: Rationalist Press), 1956.

71 17

The Freedom to Read: A Statement prepared by the Westchester Conference of the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council, May 2 and 3, 1953 (Chicago: American Library Association), 1953.

71 18

Natalie Friendly, Miraculous Web: The Balance of Life, illustrated by Bette Fast (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall), 1968.

71 19

John Gates, Evolution of an American Communist: Why I Quit After 27 Years, Where I Stand Now (New York: J. Gates), 1958.

71 20

Irving Adler v. The Board of Education of the City of New York (Supreme Court of the United States, 1951) (N.p.: n.p.), 1952.

71 21

Jurij Jakovlev, Poslednij fejeverk, with an inscription in Russian from the author to Howard Fast (Moskva: Detskaja Literatura), 1985.

71 22

V. J. Jerome, Culture in a Changing World: A Marxist Approach (New York: New Century Publishers), 1947.

71 23

John Howard Lawson v. United States of America and  Dalton Trumbo v. United States of America: Brief of Alexander Meiklejohn, of Cultural Workers in Motion Pictures and Other Arts, and of Members of the Professions, As Amici Curiae (Supreme Court of the United States, 1949) (Los Angeles: Parker), 1949.

71 24

Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, The Crimes of the Stalin Era, Special Report to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (New York: New Leader), 1956.

72 1

Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Report of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the 20th Party Congress (Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House), 1956.

72 2

Maruki Iri and Muruki Toshiko, Genbaku no zu (Tōkyō: Aoki Shoten), 1952.

72 3

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Il'ič Lenin, and Iosif Vissarionovič Stalin, The Woman Question: Selections from the Writings of K. Marx, F. Engels, V.I. Lenin, J. Stalin (New York: International Publishers), 1951.

72 4

A. Maryamov, The Literature of Two Worlds (typescript, from Moscow News), 1947.

72 5

Cary Nelson and Jefferson Hendricks, eds., I Dreamed I Sang "The Internationale" to Adolf Hitler: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Letters from the Spanish Civil War; Selected Letters from a Book-Length Manuscript (N.p.: Cary Nelson and Jefferson Hendricks), 1994.

72 6

K. M. Panikkar and Humayun Kabir, Basis of Indian Culture (Washington, DC: Information Service of India), 1955.

72 7

Security and Freedom: The Great Challenge, 30th Annual Report of the American Civil Liberties Union (New York: American Civil Liberties Union), 1951.

72 8

Ruth Seydewitz and Max Seydewitz, Anti-Semitism in West Germany (Berlin: Committee for German Unity), 1956.

72 9

Joseph Stalin, Concerning Marxism in Linguistics (Moscow: New Times), 1950.

72 10

Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, The Communist Party of the United States of America: What It Is, How It Works; A Handbook for Americans (Washington: United States Government Printing Office), 1956.

72 11

A Tribute to Councilman Benjamin J. Davis, 1949 (N.p.: National Committee, Communist Party, U.S.A.), 1949.

72 12

Mao Tse-Tung, On Practice: On the Relation between Knowledge and Practice--Between Knowing and Doing (Peking), 1951.

72 13

Mao Tse-Tung, On Practice (New York: International publishers), 1966.

72 14

U.S.A. Welcomes Soviet Farmers (New York: National Council of American-Soviet Friendship), 1955.

72 15

Bartolomeo Vanzetti, The Story of a Proletarian Life (Boston: Sacco-Vanzetti New Trial League), 1924.

72 16

Violence in Peekskill: A Report of the Violations of Civil Liberties at Two Paul Robeson Concerts Near Peekskill, N.Y., August 27th and September 4th, 1949 (New York: American Civil Liberties Union), 1949.

72 17

"We Hold These Truths ...": Freedom, Justice, Equality: Report on Civil Liberties, January 1951-June 1953 (New York: American Civil Liberties Union), 1953.

72 18

P. F. Yudin, The Nature of Soviet Society: Productive Forces and Relations of Production in the U.S.S.R. (New York: International Publishers), 1951.

72 19

M.  Periodicals collected by Howard Fast.

Box Folder

The Communist: A Magazine of the Theory and Practice of Marxism-Leninism 14, no. 8 (August 1935), "Engels Anniversary Issue".

72 20

The Communist: A Magazine of the Theory and Practice of Marxism-Leninism 18, no. 9 (September 1939), special issue titled "Twenty Years of the Communist Party of the U.S.A., 1919-1939".

72 21

The Communist: A Magazine of the Theory and Practice of Marxism-Leninism 18, no. 11 (November 1939).

72 22

Lantern 2, no. 3 (August 1929), issue titled "A Sacco-Vanzetti Memorial".

73 1

Molodoi Bol'shevik 3 (February 1949).

73 2

Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 7, no. 7 (November 1955).

73 3

Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 7, no. 8 (December 1955).

73 4

Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 7, no. 9 (January 1956).

73 5

Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 7, no. 11 (March 1956).

73 6

Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 8, nos. 3-4 (July-August 1956).

73 7

Nasha Literatura 4 (April 1946).

73 8

Neue Deutsche Literatur 3, no. 5 (May 1955).

73 9

The New International: A Marxist Review 23, no. 4 (Fall 1957).

73 10

Soviet Literature Monthly 11 (1955).

73 11

Soviet Literature Monthly 12 (1955).

73 12

Teatr 12 (December 1951).

73 13

Znamia 4 (1944).

73 14

Clippings saved by Howard Fast, 1951-1988, undated.

73 15

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IV.  Promotion and reviews of Howard Fast's works.

Box Folder

The American (play and film), 1984-1985, undated.

74 1

April Morning, 1960-1988, undated.

74 2

Being Red, 1991.

74 3

The Children, 1947.

74 4

Citizen Tom Paine, 1969, undated.

74 5

Citizen Tom Paine (play), 1976, 1990, undated.

74 6

The Confession of Joe Cullen, 1989-1990, undated.

74 7

The Crossing (telefilm), 1999, 2001.

74 8

E.V. Cunningham novels, 1978-1987, undated.

74 9

David and Paula (play), 1977-1983, undated.

74 10

Departure and Other Stories, 1949.

74 11

The Dinner Party, 1987-1988.

74 12

The Establishment, 1979.

74 13

Freedom Road (telefilm), 1978.

74 14

The Hammer (play), 1950, 2005.

74 15

The Immigrants, 1977-1979, undated.

74 16

The Immigrant's Daughter, 1985, undated.

74 17

The Jews, undated.

74 18

The Last Frontier, 1942.

74 19

The Last Supper, 1955.

74 20

The Legacy, 1981-1983, undated.

74 21

Max, 1982-1983, undated.

74 22

Minette, or Four Bachelor Brothers (comic opera), 1933.

74 23

Moses, Prince of Egypt, 1958.

74 24

My Glorious Brothers, 1948-1949, undated.

74 25

The Naked God, 1957.

83 7

The Naked God, 1957, undated.

74 26

The Novelist (play), 1991-1998, undated.

74 27

The Outsider, 1984-1985, undated.

74 28

The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1953-1954, undated.

75 1

The Pledge, 1988-1990, undated.

75 2

The Second Coming (play), 1991.

75 3

The Second Generation, 1978-1979, undated.

75 4

Spartacus, 1952-1954, undated.

75 5

Spartacus, 1952, 1958.

83 8

Spartacus (film), 1960.

75 6

Spartacus (play), 1989, 1994, undated.

75 7

Spartacus (ballet), 1990, undated.

75 8

Thirty Pieces of Silver (play), 1952-1954, undated.

75 9

Miscellaneous promotional material, 1950s-1993, undated.

75 10

Advertisement for Jerry Fast, 1965.

75 11

Reviews of works by Jonathan Fast, 1979-1988, undated.

75 12

Flyers, programs, invitations for events concerning Howard Fast, 1946-1998, undated.

76 1

Flyers concerning Howard Fast, 1943-1995, undated.

97 1

Flyers and posters, 1991, undated.

105 2
Drawer Folder

Posters (of note: "Cease-fire in Korea - Now! Elect Howard Fast to Congress" (1952), "Congress of the Peoples for Peace, Vienna" (1952), "Congreso continental de la cultura, Santiago de Chile" (1953), "Państwowy Teatr Im. Juliusza Osterwy, Howard Fast, Amerykanin" (1966)), 1952-1966, undated.

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V.  Scrapbooks.

Box Folder

Scrapbook 1 (engagement to Bette, promotion and reviews of Strange Valley), 1933-1934.

86 1

Scrapbook 2 (promotion and reviews of A Place in the City), 1937.

86 2

Scrapbook 3 (promotion and reviews of Fast's children's books: Haym Solomon,  Picture History of the Jews,  Goethals and the Panama Canal,  The Tall Hunter), 1941-1942.

86 3

Scrapbook 4 (promotion and reviews of Citizen Tom Paine,  Freedom Road), 1943.

87 1

Scrapbook 5 (promotion and reviews of Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel,  Freedom Road,  Citizen Tom Paine reissue,  The Unvanquished; topics of labor, strikes; writings by Fast), 1945.

87 2

Scrapbook 6 (promotion and reviews of Selected Works of Tom Paine,  Zoya), 1945.

87 3

Scrapbook 7 (topic of labor; writings by Fast in the Worker Magazine, the  Daily Worker, and others), 1946.

88 1

Scrapbook 8 (promotion and reviews of Conceived in Liberty), 1939.

88 2

Scrapbook 9 (topics of Joint Anti-fascist Refugee Committee, House Un-American Activities Committee, communism, speaking at City College and Columbia University), 1947.

88 3

Scrapbook 10 (topics of House Un-American Activities Committee, speaking at colleges, W.E.B. Du Bois 80th birthday), 1947.

88 4

Scrapbook 11 (promotion and reviews of Rachel: The Farmer's Daughter; topics of ban on  Citizen Tom Paine, May Day, Joint Anti-fascist Refugee Committee, House Un-American Activities Committee), 1947.

88 5

Scrapbook 12 (promotion of The Last Frontier (screenplay),  Freedom Road (screenplay),  Rachel (film); topics of Mother Bloor's 85th birthday, President Truman), 1947-1948.

89 1

Scrapbook 13 (promotion and reviews of The Children), 1947-1948.

89 2

Scrapbook 14 (promotion and reviews of Citizen Tom Paine,  Freedom Road; includes clippings in Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish), 1947-1948.

89 3

Scrapbook 15 (Fast's Chicago Star columns), 1946-1947.

89 4

Scrapbook 16 (promotion and reviews of The American), 1946-1948.

90 1

Scrapbook 17 (promotion and reviews of Clarkton), 1947.

90 2

Scrapbook 18 (topics of banning of Citizen Tom Paine, speaking at Columbia University, May Day), 1947-1949.

90 3

Scrapbook 19 (topics of Joint Anti-fascist Refugee Committee, House Un-American Activities Committee, communism, Warsaw Congress of 1949, book banning in Scarsdale), 1948-1949.

90 4

Scrapbook 20 (topic of World Peace Congress, Paris), 1949.

91 1

Scrapbook 21 (promotion and reviews of Conceived in Liberty,  The Last Frontier (play); topics of communist trials, riots at Peekskill, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee), 1949-1950.

91 2

Scrapbook 22 (topic of riots at Peekskill), 1949.

91 3

Scrapbook 23 (topic of book banning in Scarsdale), 1949.

91 4

Scrapbook 24 (topic of Stalin Peace Prize; clippings in foreign languages: Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish), 1948-1953.

91 5

Scrapbook 25 (promotion and reviews of My Glorious Brothers,  Departure and Other Stories,  The Proud and the Free), 1948-1953.

92 1

Scrapbook 26 (columns by Fast in Seattle New World,  Chicago Star,  San Francisco Peoples World,  Daily Worker, and others), 1948-1953.

92 2

Scrapbook 27 (promotion and reviews of Fallen Angel; topics of Abraham Lincoln Brigade, book banning in Scarsdale, communism, funeral of Mother Bloor, the Korean War, labor, Little Brown publishers, May Day, speaking at colleges, Steve Nelson, the Rosenbergs, the Smith Act), 1951-1953.

93 1

Scrapbook 28 (promotion and reviews of The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti,  Silas Timberman,  The Last Supper and Other Stories,  Thirty Pieces of Silver (play); topics of Joseph McCarthy, Soviet Union, Stalin Peace Prize; clippings in foreign languages: Dutch, German, Hebrew, Spanish), 1953-1955.

93 2

Scrapbook 29 (Fast's columns in the Daily Worker), 1955-1956.

94 1

Scrapbook 30 (promotion and reviews of Moses, Prince of Egypt,  The Winston Affair), 1958-1960.

94 2

Scrapbook 31 (promotion and reviews of books by E.V. Cunningham: Alice,  Cynthia,  Helen,  Lydia,  Margie,  Penelope,  Phyllis,  Sally,  Samantha,  Shirley,  Sylvia), 1960-1969.

95 1

Scrapbook 32 (promotion and reviews of Power,  The Hill), 1962-1964.

95 2

Scrapbook 33 (promotion and reviews of Agrippa's Daughter,  The Hunter and the Trap,  Tony and the Wonderful Door,  Torquemada), 1964-1968.

96 1

Scrapbook 34 (promotion and reviews of The Immigrants), 1977-1978.

102

Scrapbook 35 (promotion and reviews of The Establishment,  Freedom Road (television)), 1974.

96 2

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VI.  Biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews.

Box Folder

Who's Who in America: Current Biographical Reference Service, 1941.

76 2

Index cards for [planned?] biography, after 1947.

76 3

Richard O. Boyer, "They're Jailing Anti-Fascists," New Masses 64, no. 5 (July 29, 1947), 3-5.

76 4

Citizen Howard Fast (typescript), after 1948.

76 5

Howard Fast, "Something About My Life Briefly," Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 1, no. 1 (1953): 13.

76 6

A. Elistratova, "Howard Fast, Writer and Critic," Soviet Literature Monthly 5 (1955): 162-172.

76 7

Untitled biographies (typescripts), after 1956.

76 8

Howard Melvin Fast: Biographical Sketch (typescript), after 1962.

76 9

Howard Fast (typescript resume), after 1962.

76 10

Eileen E. Burgess, "This Man--Howard Fast," Top of the News 21, no. 2 (January 1965), 138-141.

76 11

Frank Campenni, Citizen Howard Fast: A Critical Biography (typescript draft of Ph.D. dissertation), preface, ch. 1-4, 8-10, epilogue, circa 1971.

76 12-13

Frank Campenni, Citizen Howard Fast: A Critical Biography (typescript draft of Ph.D. dissertation), ch. 7, circa 1971.

77 1

Frank Campenni, "Fast, Howard (Melvin)" in Contemporary Novelists (London: St. James Press), 1972, 1986.

77 2

"Howard Fast, 1914-," in Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series (multiple editions, includes correspondence, typescript, and copies of the published essay), 1975-1999.

77 3

Marshall Berges, "Bette & Howard Fast: With Skillful Storytelling He Brings History Alive," Los Angeles Times Home (February 26, 1978): 32-35.

77 4

Jean-Pierre Deloux, "Howard Fast: D'une histoire l'autre," Polar: Revue Trimestrielle 25 (October 15, 1982): 163-185.

77 5

Ken Gross, "Howard Fast: A Former Communist and Lifelong Dissident Ends Up Rich and Beloved in Capitalist America," People Weekly (January 28, 1991): 75-79.

77 6

"Fast, Howard (Melvin)" in Current Biography 52, no. 4 (April 1991): 17-22.

77 7

Who's Who in America (proofs), 1994-2003.

77 8

Ronie-Rochelle Garcia-Johnson, "Howard Fast" in Authors and Artists for Young Adults vol. 16 and untitled typescript, 1995.

77 9

Daniel Traister, "Noticing Howard Fast," Prospects, An Annual of American Cultural Studies 20 (1995): 525-541.

77 10

Francis M. Nevins, "Man in the Middle: Unsung Classic of the Warren Court," University of San Francisco Law Review 30, no. 4 (Summer 1996): 1097-1110.

77 11

W.D. Ehrhart, "Howard Fast's 'Korean Litany,'" WLA: War, Literature & the Arts 12, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2000): 54-61.

77 12

Sarah Cuthbertson, "Hope for the Heart and Food for the Soul: Historical Fiction in the Life of Howard Fast," Historical Novel Society, after 2003.

77 13

Mimi O'Connor Fast, Untitled essay on My Glorious Brothers ("Which of your books is your favorite?"), after 2003.

77 14

Writings about Howard Fast (clippings and photocopies), 1951-1999, undated.

77 15

Lists of life events, circa 1965-1978.

77 16

Notecards on descriptive life events, circa 1985.

78 1

Lists of books, movies, plays, etc., circa 1953-2004.

78 2

Interviews (typescripts), 1967-1994.

78 3

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VII.  Governmental and political files.

Box Folder

FBI files on Howard Fast (100-327116, sections 1-5), 1944-1958.

78 4-7

FBI files on Howard Fast (100-327116, sections 6-9), 1944-1958.

79 1-4

Testimony before House Un-American Activities Committee (Congressional Record and typescript), 1946-1947.

79 5

Edward K. Barksy, et al. v. United States of America (briefs of appeal for members of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee), 1946-1948.

79 6

Congressional campaign material, 1952.

79 7

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VIII.  Vital records, personal documents, awards.

Box Folder

Vital records (including family birth certificates, bris announcements, marriage licenses, report cards and diplomas), 1903-1969.

80 1

Passports (including extra passport photos, vaccination certificates and correspondence related to Fast's attempts to acquire a passport), 1945-1983, undated.

80 2

Identification and membership cards (including Selective Service certificates and press credentials), 1940-1968, undated.

80 3

Awards including Honor Role of Race Relations, The Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature of the New York Public Library, 1944; A Page One Must "for striving to rekindle the true purpose of American Democracy through his books 'The American' and 'Freedom Road'," The Newspaper Guild of New York, 1947; Annual Book Award for April Morning, The Secondary Education Board, 1962; The Best Book of the Year 1972 for  The Hessian, "Oppie" Award certificate, 1972; Television Writing Achievement nomination for  Benjamin Franklin, "The Ambassador," Writers Guild of America Annual Award, 1974; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series nomination for  The Ambassador: Benjamin Franklin, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy Awards), 1974-1975; Television Writing Achievement nomination for "21 Hours at Munich," Writers Guild of America Annual Award, 1976), 1944-1976.

80 4

Rowan University of New Jersey, honorary Doctor of Literature, 1996.

80 5

Miscellaneous personal materials (including New Party delegate ribbons and lock of hair from "June 12, 1947"), 1947-1948.

80 6

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IX.  Photographs and artwork.

A.  Portraits of Howard Fast.

Box Folder

Howard Fast and Bette Fast (Marvin P. Lazarus, photographer), 1957.

80 7

Howard Fast and family portraits (Lotte Jacobi, photographer), 1946-1947.

80 8

Howard Fast and others (Isadore Arnold Berger, photographer), 1949.

80 9

Howard Fast, used on election materials (photographer unknown), 1952.

80 10

Howard Fast, "Candidate for Congress" (photographer unknown), 1952.

80 11

Howard Fast, Teaneck, New Jersey (photographer unknown), 1952.

80 12

Howard Fast (Fred Stein, photographer), 1962.

80 13

Howard Fast (Bill Mason, photographer), circa 1972.

80 14

Howard Fast (Peter Blakely, photographer), 1973-1978.

80 15

Howard Fast (Maxine Gomberg, photographer), 1977 and circa 1992.

80 16

Howard Fast (Rhoda Nathans, photographer), circa 1982.

80 17

Howard Fast (Jerry Bauer, photographer), circa 1985 and earlier.

80 18

Howard Fast (Bob Marshak, photographer), 1986.

80 19

Howard Fast (Susan Shacter, photographer), circa 1995.

80 20

Howard Fast, (John Morrin, photographer), undated.

80 21

Howard Fast (Marvin P. Lazarus, photographer), undated.

97 2

Howard Fast, mounted on board (Marvin P. Lazarus, photographer), undated.

105 1

Howard Fast (photographer unknown), undated.

80 22

Howard Fast (photographer unknown), undated.

80 23

Howard Fast (photographer unknown), undated.

80 24

B.  Other photographs of Howard Fast.

Box Folder

Howard Fast as a child and young adult (photographers unknown), 1917 and undated.

80 25

Howard Fast and others, during recording of "Patrick Henry and the Frigate's Keel" (photographer unknown), circa 1947.

80 26

Howard Fast giving street speech on behalf of Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Memorial Day (photographer unknown), 1948.

80 27

Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, "Kay-Dee" Photographers, and "Spanish relief on the way to prison" (photographer unknown), 1950, 1951.

81 1

Howard Fast and another inmate at Mills Point Prison, and a view of Mills Point Prison (photographers unknown), 1950.

81 2

Howard Fast, unidentified older woman and unidentified African American man (photographer unknown), circa 1950.

81 3

Howard Fast and others, "Candidate for Congress" (M.H. Rosenman, photographer), 1952.

81 4

Howard Fast and others, "Candidate for Congress" (photographer unknown), 1952.

81 5

Howard Fast, Bette Fast, and others, on Fast accepting the Stalin Peace Prize for 1953 (Leo Rosenthal, photographer), 1954.

81 6

Howard Fast and others, including Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois, on Fast accepting the Stalin Peace Prize for 1953 (Julius Lazarus, photographer), 1954.

81 7

Howard Fast interview with Martin Agronsky for NBC, "Leaving the Party" (photographer unknown), 1958.

81 8

Howard Fast with Louis Untermeyer (multiple photographers), circa 1975 and earlier.

81 9

Howard Fast and others at books signing of "The Immigrants" (photographer unknown), 1977.

81 10

Howard Fast and Shlomo Lahat, Mayor of Tel Aviv, Israel (photographer unknown), 1978.

81 11

Howard Fast and family members, for People Weekly profile (Thomas Victor, photographer), 1980.

81 12

Howard Fast and others (including Display of Stalin Peace Prize winner portraits; Fast in uniform; war correspondent portrait; passport photographs; with Casper Citron; at the American Jewish Congress Book Fair) (multiple photographers), 1941, 1949, undated.

81 13

Howard Fast and others (including one courtesy of the New York Post; with Muhammad Ali and others; Fast on television; with other "Literary Lions" at the New York Public Library; visiting location of "The Winston Affair" in England; at Howard Fast Tribute with Dr. E. Franklin Frazier and Mother Bloor, among others) (multiple photographers), 1944-1977, undated.

81 14

Howard Fast and others (multiple photographers), 1992-1999, undated.

81 15

Howard Fast giving a lecture (Edward Schwartz, photographer), undated.

81 16

Howard Fast speaking to a group (photographer unknown), undated.

81 17

Howard Fast and others in parade (photographer unknown), undated.

81 18

Howard Fast and others on a television talk show (photographer unknown), undated.

81 19

Howard Fast and others at an outdoor book reading (photographer unknown), undated.

81 20

Howard Fast and others (multiple photographers), undated.

81 21

C.  Family members.

Box Folder

Ancestral family photographs (multiple photographers), undated.

81 22

Bette Fast (multiple photographers), 1938, undated.

81 23

Immediate family (multiple photographers), 1946, 1976, undated.

81 24

Howard Fast siblings and in-laws (multiple photographers), undated.

81 25

Jonathan Fast and his family (multiple photographers), undated.

81 26

Family collage pieces, plus photocopy of collage (photographers unknown), 1974, undated.

81 27

Howard and Mimi Fast (multiple photographers), 1991, undated.

81 28

Family at niece Susie Shapiro's apartment (photographer unknown), circa 1994.

81 29

D.  Fast's books.

Box Folder

Book display at Schribner's (photographer unknown), 1946.

81 30

Book display, "published in 59 languages" (photographer unknown), undated.

81 31

Book display and portrait, matted (photographer unknown), undated.

81 32

Book display, in multiple languages (photographer unknown), undated.

81 33

E.  Fast's productions.

Box Folder

Stage production of My Glorious Brothers (photographer unknown), undated.

81 34

Stage productions of Thirty Pieces of Silver (multiple photographers), undated.

81 35

Stage production of Triptych, Cathedral of St. John the Divine (photographer unknown), 1987.

81 36

F.  Non-photographic depictions and artwork.

Box Folder

Photocopies of photographs and photographic clippings (multiple photographers), undated.

81 37

Howard Fast in sketches and cartoons (multiple artists), 1948, undated.

81 38

Howard Fast, woodblock print (Antonio Frasconi, artist), undated.

81 39

George Washington, ink on board (artist unknown), undated.

81 40

Comic postcard, matted (Art Young, artist), 1943.

81 41

Citizen Tom Paine comic (Stanley Stamaty, artist), undated.

81 42

Forest scene, ink on board (artist unknown), undated.

81 43

Sketches of colonial costumes, in pen and ink, and gouache (Bette Fast, artist), undated.

97 3

Sketchbook of colonial costumes, in pencil, pen and ink, and marker (Bette Fast, artist), undated.

97 4

Sketchbook of male and female nudes, in pen and ink, marker, charcoal, pastels, and watercolor (Bette Fast, artist), undated.

97 5

"The Immigrants" (scenes from the book), oil on canvas, 15 x 23 in. framed (Ben F. Stahl, artist), undated.

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X.  Audiovisual materials [RESTRICTED].

Scope and Contents note

Access to original audiovisual materials is restricted. The Kislak Center will provide access to the information on these materials from duplicate master files. If the original does not already have a copy, it will be sent to an outside vendor for copying. Patrons are financially responsible for the cost. The turnaround time from request to delivery of digital items is about two weeks for up to five items and three to seven weeks for more than five items. Please contact Reprographic Services (reprogr@upenn.edu) for cost estimates and ordering. Once digital items are received, researchers will have access to the files on a dedicated computer in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Researchers should be aware of specifics of copyright law and act accordingly.

Box Item

Cliffwood Productions Ltd., "The Crossing," film segments, 8 videocassettes (VHS), 1999 April 8-1999 April 30.

100 1-8

"The Crossing: The 'We're two thirds done shooting' trailer," 1 videocassette (VHS), 1999 April 29.

100 9

VDI, "Columbia Tri-Star Post Productions: The Crossing," 1 videocassette (VHS), 1999 June 28.

100 10

Modern Videofilm, "The Crossing: Viewing Cassette, Columbia Television," 1 empty videocassette (VHS) case, 1999 August 20.

100 11

ImaginaryForces, "The Crossing: Map #2," 1 videocassette (VHS), 1999 August 26.

101 1

A&E Television Networks, "Jeff Daniels, Late Show with David Letterman," 1 videocassette (VHS), 2000 January 3.

101 2

A&E Television Networks, "Making of The Crossing," 1 videocassette (VHS), undated.

101 3

A&E Television Networks, "The Crossing: TV Clips," 1 videocassette (VHS), undated.

101 4

The Brandt Company, "Howard Fast's The Crossing: Early Trailer, #1," 1 videocassette (VHS), undated.

101 5

Colonial Era Films/Roberts Production, "Howard Fast's The Dark Night of General Washington, Work in Progress: Rough Cut," 1 videocassette (VHS), undated.

101 6

Unidentified video, "Simpsons" on label, 1 videocassette (VHS), undated.

101 7

A&E Original Movie Presentation, "Jeff Daniels as George Washington: The Crossing," includes invitation to west coast premiere, January 5, 2000; publicity photograph of Daniels as George Washington; press release; and informational sheets including cast list, production credits, synopsis, interviews with Howard Fast, Jeff Daniels and Sebastian Roche, biographies of Fast and Daniels, biography of George Washington, "true or false" quiz on George Washington, 19 color slides from the production, 1 videocassette (VHS) not present, 1999.

104 1

Recorded Books, Inc., The Crossing by Howard Fast, narrated by Norman Dietz, 4 sound cassettes, 1988.

101 8

"The Politics of Culture in the Cold War Era," Howard Fast Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, 1 sound cassette, 1994 April 23.

101 9

Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara: Laugh When You Like, Atlantic Recording Corporation, inscribed, "To Howard & Betty, Please enjoy! This is a collectors item! Love, Anne Meara & Jerry Stiller" (no Howard Fast content), 1 sound disc (LP) : 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in., 1972.

104 2

Holt's Impact: Sight lines, includes "Spoil the Child, by Howard Fast (an excerpt read by George Grizzard," Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1 sound disc (LP) : 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in., 1970.

104 3

Howard Fast Reads Howard Fast: Stories of Early America, CMS Records, Inc., 1 sound disc (LP) : 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in., 1967.

104 4

Spartacus, The Criterion Collection, The Voyager Company, 3 videodiscs (LD) : 12 in., 1992.

104 5

Daily Worker columns, 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm., undated.

101 10

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