- Existence: 1923-1999
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection contains notes for speeches and readings, including an annotated outline for a talk about Catch-22. Also included is a typescript draft of Heller’s final novel, Portrait of an Artist, As an Old Man, dated October 8, 1999, two month before Heller’s death and including revisions that were not incorporated into the final version.
Scope and Contents The Joseph Heller Papers at the University of South Carolina is a comprehensive collection of notes, manuscripts and working drafts made by Heller for all of his books, beginning with his second novel, Something Happened. Also included in this collection are earlier materials relating to the dramatization of Catch-22, his play We Bombed in New Haven, and several unproduced screenplays co-written with his childhood friend, novelist George Mandel. Background biographical material for Heller’s...
Dates: 1947 - 2017
Scope and Contents This collection primarily contains correspondence between Judith Ruderman and Joseph Heller. The majority of the correspondence relates to arranging classroom visits and lectures by Heller at Duke University. Also included, is correspondence related to Ruderman's book on Joseph Heller, titled Joseph Heller>. Also included are syllabi and course schedules for Ruderman's classes at Duke University.
Scope and Contents This collection was created by Sylvia Heller Gurian, Joseph Heller's sister, and consists primarily of clippings, interviews and profiles, and reviews realted to Joseph Heller's career. In the mid-1990s, as Heller was writing his memoir of growing up in Brooklyn and his early life, Now and Then (1998), he sent draft chapters to Sylvia for comment and correction. These form the second major grouping in the collection, along with two folders of Heller family photographs, primarily of Joseph...
Dates: 1967 - 2002