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MS Slavic 14

Witkiewicz, Stanisław Ignacy, 1885-1939. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz papers, 1928-1971: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Slavic 14
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Witkiewicz, Stanisław Ignacy, 1885-1939.
Title: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz papers,
Date(s): 1928-1971,
Date(s): (bulk) 1928-1936.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Polish with some printed materials in Dutch, English, French, and Italian.
Abstract: Letters and other materials of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, the Polish painter, novelist, and playwright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

94M-43. Bequest of Professor Aleksander Janta; received after 1974.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Gwido Zlatkes, with the assistance of Bonnie B. Salt.

Separated Materials

The other papers received in the Aleksander Janta bequest have been cataloged into separate finding aids as:

Biographical / Historical

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885-1939) was a Polish avant-garde painter, novelist, playwright, and philosopher. His pseudonym was Witkacy.


Arranged into two series:

Scope and Contents

Primarily palimpsest-like love letters from Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz to Zofia Mikucka. Also includes SIW's sketches on the verso of a few letters, letters from others to SIW, a typescript carbon of Jan Maciej Karol Wścieklica, printed materials about Witkiewicz, a photograph of Witkiewicz, and other humorous revisions of documents.

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