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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...
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...