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MS Am 2068

Transition. Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2068
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Transition.
Title: Papers of the magazine Transition,
Date(s): 1933-1941.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes (1.67 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of the magazine Transition, an avant-garde literary magazine begun in Paris in 1927 by Eugène Jolas and his wife Maria Jolas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

93M-50. Transferred from the Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Harvard College Library; received: ca. 1950 and 1996.

Processing Information:

Processed by: J.F. Coakley

Conditions Governing Use:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Papers of the Magazine Transition, 1933-1941 (MS Am 2068). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Transition was an avant-garde literary magazine begun in Paris in 1927 by Eugène Jolas and his wife Maria. In 1935 James Johnson Sweeney became a partner in the magazine and subsequent issues were edited from New York.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following four series:

Scope and Contents

Includes: compositions submitted for publication in Transition volumes 24-27 (1936-38), along with correspondence and other papers of the editors. Authors of compositions include James Agee, Denis Devlin, Randall Jarrell, Franz Kafka, László Moholy-Nagy, Piet Mondrian, J.M. Richards, William Saroyan, Margaret Shedd, and Dylan Thomas.

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