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Sylvia Heller Gurian papers

Identifier: SCU-RBSC-2005-10

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 Heller. This collection also includes a typescript of Erica Heller's unpublished second novel Blink of an Eye (1993). Erica Heller, Joseph Heller's daughter, published her first novel, Splinters (William Morrow) in 1990.


  • 1967 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections.


1 Cubic Feet (3 boxes. 1 oversize folder.)


Gift of Sylvia Gurian, 2005.

Related Materials

The Joseph Heller Papers at the University of South Carolina.

Repository Details

Part of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-3847

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