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MS Thr 635

Segal, Erich, 1937-2010. Erich Segal papers, 1966-1969: Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 635
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Segal, Erich, 1937-2010.
Title: Erich Segal papers,
Date(s): 1966-1969.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drafts and notes for novel, screenplays, and musicals by American author, screenwriter, and educator Erich Segal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-226r. Gift of Erich Segal, received: 1970 February 11.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Suzanne E. Denison

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Erich Segal Papers, 1966-1969 (MS Thr 635 ). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Erich Segal, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1937, was an American author, screenwriter and educator. Segal was educated at Harvard and graduated with his A.B. in 1958 as class poet and Latin salutatorian. He went on to earn his A.M. in classics and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard in 1959 and 1965, respectively. His time at Harvard formed the basis of one of his most well-known works, Love Story. He collaborated on the screenplay for The Beatles' animated film, Yellow Submarine as well as five other major motion pictures. Segal wrote and edited numerous scholarly texts on Greek and Roman literature. In addition to his writing career, Segal taught classics at Ivy League institutions including Harvard, Yale and Princeton and was an honorary fellow at Wolfson College at Oxford. He died at age 72 from a heart attack after a 25 year battle with Parkinson's disease.


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Scope and Contents

Includes drafts and notes for plays, screenplays, musicals and novels by Erich Segal.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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