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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

Received in 2010, 2011, 2012.

Date Processed:

August 2012

Acquisitions Information:

Acquired from Lev Raphael in 2010, 2011, 2012.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Lev Raphael Papers, MSS 375, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection with the exception of two boxes, one of which is restricted at this time and one which has been expressly sealed until the death of Lev Raphael and one other person.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The Lev Raphael Papers span over 40 years of an author’s life – an author who is still writing, publishing, lecturing, teaching, and who will be adding to this collection over time. At present, the collection consists of over 45 boxes of handwritten and typed manuscripts; annotated drafts of all published work; corrected galley proofs; research materials; materials from joint publications with Gershen Kaufman; drafts and clippings of the hundreds of published book reviews Mr. Raphael wrote; recordings on CD and tape cassette of his radio show interviews with authors as well as his radio reviews and book discussions; unpublished manuscripts; early writing dating back to childhood; diaries; poetry; drafts of screen plays and plays; drafts of academic articles and dissertation materials; personal letters; editorial and other professional correspondence; fan mail; reviews of his books; articles about and interviews with Mr. Raphael in print and recorded media, domestic and foreign; files re. marketing & promotion as well as his many appearances as keynote speaker, lecturer and teacher; years of book tour memorabilia; date books; prizes; personal memorabilia including baby shoes; gifts; posters and framed items; advanced copies of his books and a number of books significant to his life and work. A large collection of books, many of them inscribed to Mr. Raphael by their respective authors, are stored separately and can be accessed through the MSU library catalog.

Historical Background:

Lev Raphael (May 19, 1954 – present) was born and raised in New York City.  He earned a BA in English from Fordham University in 1975, an MFA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1978, and a PhD in American Studies from Michigan State University in 1986. He currently resides in Okemos, Michigan.

Raphael first came to national prominence as a writer with the publication of his debut collection of short stories, Dancing on Tisha B’Av in 1990, for which he received many accolades, including the Lambda Literary Award; the success of the book established him as a pioneer in writing about the gay Jewish experience in America. Raphael’s experiences as a child of Holocaust survivors pervades much of his writing, fiction and non-fiction, including the two novels Winter Eyes and The German Money, and three memoirs, Journeys & Arrivals, Writing a Jewish Life, and My Germany. His shorter pieces – essays, short stories – have been published widely as well. Raphael’s prolific abilities as a book reviewer are evidenced by hundreds of published reviews in national magazines and newspapers. In Michigan, Raphael is well known for his Nick Hoffman mystery series set in the fictional town of “Michiganapolis” and inspired by his years studying and teaching at MSU. He is also very familiar to the public for his years as a book reviewer for the Detroit Free Press and for his regular appearances on Michigan public radio shows. A widely acclaimed and anthologized author of over twenty books ranging in genres from memoir to mystery, he has given hundreds of talks, here and abroad, and his books have been translated into a dozen languages.

The Lev Raphael Papers reveal the details of a writer’s life, from the success of prizes and glowing books reviews, to the disappointments of rejections and the never-ending obligation to promote one’s self and one’s work. As book publishing moves rapidly into the digital age, this collection preserves the personal and professional details of that life, and reveals how one author navigates the modern varieties of media, from print to radio to the internet, in order to tell the stories that can touch a reader’s life.

Processing Note:

The collection was processed by Anne-Marie Rachman.

Arrangement:


   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Series I: Writings/Recordings

 

Series II: Correspondence (personal and professional)

 

Series III: Coverage of Lev Raphael (book reviews/mentions/prizes, profiles/interviews, public readings, reader reaction, promotional files, catalogs)

 

Series IV: Events (conferences, appearances, lectures, speaking engagements)

 

  Series V: Misc. (author's files, date books, collectibles, prizes, memorabilia, ephemera, posters and oversized items)

 

Series VI: Recently Acquired Materials.

 

 
Series I: Writings/Recordings

 

A. Larger Works of Published Fiction and Non-Fiction;

 

B. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles;

 

C. Raphael's Book Reviews/Interviews in Print and Recorded Radio Broadcast;

 

D. Unpublished/early writing;

 

E. Diaries/Personal Journals;

 

F. Plays;

 

G. Academic works and related research materials.

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
A. Larger Works of Published Fiction and Non-Fiction

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
1

1, 2, 3

Dancing on Tisha B'Av (DOTB) (published 1990): Original stories, in draft and published form, used as the basis for the book.

[LR: "The several dozen original stories sent to Michael Denneny to edit and choose from for DOTB, with his line editing, extensive notes and ditto mine, and small group labeled 'Needing Minimal Work,' draft contents page, and approval list as of 7/24/89 and 9/29/89. These are photocopies from magazines and typed versions, sometimes several of the same story (Lion's Den), with many title changes."]

 

Note: See Box 17 for additional drafts of stories subsequently used in DOTB

 
1

4 (ms. box)

1): Original printed ms. with proofreader's/author's notes.

2) Bound copy of The First Words, precursor to DOTB.

[LR: "Bound copy of The First Words, one of several story mss. I tried on Michael Denneny at St. Martin's in the late 1980s, with his notes and some of mine. This book's content is primarily Jewish. Denneny also saw a gay ms. and suggested we bring both aspects together. That book became DOTB."]

 
1

5 (ms. box)

DOTB: 2 sets of galleys (photocopies).

 
1

6

DOTB Select Correspondence.

[LR: "Typed and handwritten correspondence, March 7, 1989-December 12, 1989 between St. Martin's senior editor Michael Denneny and me about DOTB twice), including copyeditor's notes and several post-publication notes from Denneny, as well as (we also met in New York at least drafts of several stories."]

 

 
1

7

DOTB: Cover photo production history: memo by author (8/23/07); notes from call about photo shoot in folder labeled by author; contact sheet with Gershen Kaufman's photos for St. Martin's Press for the cover (2007); "wrong" cover photo in separate folder labeled by author; published cover.

 

 
1

8

DOTB: Advance Uncorrected Proofs, printed upside down (1990) [LR: "This belonged to Christopher Bram."]

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
2

1

Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame (POS) (1991). Corrected galleys.

 
2

2 (A, B, C)

POS corrected manuscript.

 
2

3

POS advanced uncorrected proofs (paperback).

 
2

4

POS draft chapters.

 
2

5

POS draft chapters.

 
2

6

POS Correspondence re. Wharton copyrighted material (1989 - 1993).

 
2

7

POS Correspondence - St. Martin's Press/ Macmillan Press Ltd. (1989 - 1994) with 2 Macmillan brochures titled "Advice for Authors" and "Advice on Indexing."

 

Note: POS materials continued in Box 2.1 below.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
2.1

1

POS "Glimpses of the Moon" Chapter; Village Voice article on Wharton; NYT article on shame (9/15/87).

 
2.1

2

Wharton research: 2 sets of papers. 1) "Incest and the War Novels," 8 drafts and info from the Edith Wharton in Paris conference, June 1991; 2 ) "Edith Wharton: Incest Victim or Prisoner of Shame?" 5 drafts.

 
2.1

3

Dallas Opera program for The Aspern Papers.

 
2.1

4

Wharton scholars' correspondence (6 letters, circa 1988).

 
2.1

5

"EW controversy" (copies of Mary Pitlick and Marion Mainwaring letters,TLS, 1989); Copies of 3 book reviews (NYT, 11/16/86), (New York Review of Books, n.d.), (TLS Nov 25, 1988).

 
2.1

6

Wharton research: Edith Wharton newsletters (circa 1986 - 1991), Research papers by Eleanor Beiswenger, Judith Sensibar. The Mount in Lenox, MA Wharton Series program & Monet exhibit brochure (1990).

 
2.1

7

"Saving Face/Saving France: A Reappraisal of Edith Wharton's The Marne." (6 drafts and misc. pp; 1 draft with correspondence from U. of Mississippi, May 1989; 1 draft from IPSA conference); Wharton article by James Gargano (Novel Fall 1976); review of The Marne (Publishers' Weekly, Dec. 28, 1918).

 
2.1

8

"Haunted by Shame: Edith Wharton's The Touchstone" (6 drafts); [LR: "The first study of shame in Wharton."] Off-print of same, Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, August 1988; Edith Wharton at the Mount Conference materials (June 1987); draft titled Private Shame/Public Humiliation: Love and Letters in The Touchstone" (one copy with letter from The Markham Review, 1989); misc. notes.

 
2.1

9

"Edith Wharton, Prisoner of Shame," paper for American Psychological Association Convention (no date) (1reading copy" and 2 drafts).

 
2.1

10

"The Triumph of Shame in Henry James' Washington Square." (Unfinished draft with notes.)

 
2.1

11

"Fighting the Burden of Shame: A New Reading of Edith Wharton's The Reef. " (draft copies with notes)

 
2.1

12

"Shame in The Mother's Recompense: An Affect Theory Perspective." (draft copies); earlier version (draft copies)

 
2.1

13

"Struggles with Shame in Edith Wharton's Sanctuary" (copy, handwritten notes and correspondence)

 
2.1

14

"Edith Wharton's Comic War Stories." (4 drafts)

 
2.1

15

"Shame and Humiliation in Edith Wharton's The Children." (8 drafts, notes)

 
2.1

16

Galleys for article, "Edith Wharton at Pavillon Colombe." LR's review of David Holbrook's Edith Wharton and the Unsatisfactory Man; info packet on shame research; undated prospectus,Prisoners of Shame: Justice to Edith Wharton's Abandoned Fiction."

 
2.1

17

Wharton research: typescript scholarly papers by others (authors include Deborah Carlin, Anne Fields, Margaret Murray, Kevin Killian).

 
2.1

18, 19, 20

Wharton research: copies of published articles by others.

 
2.1

21

Kris Lauer papers re. Wharton (one NEH proposal, 2 typed papers,)

 
2.1

22

Preface (by Cynthia Griffin Wolff) and Epilogue (by Kris Lauer) to 1991 edition of The Touchstone by Edith Wharton (typed copies).

 
2.1

23

2 conference panels on Wharton (correspondence with LR).

 
2.1

24

Edith Wharton's own writing: copy of holographic autobiographical ms. "Life and I" and copy of typed chapter from unpublished work, Disintegration.

 
2 8

Winter Eyes (1992). Original manuscript. See also Box 22 for early material.

 
2

9

Winter Eyes draft with Gersh Kaufman's notes (dated 1/10) (with notes on Polish expressions for the book).

 
2

10

Winter Eyes draft. [LR: ". . . missing middle section when Michael Denneny said I had left out the transition from Ronnie to Ron."]

 
2

11

Winter Eyes draft (1991).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
3

1

Winter Eyes draft (undated).

 
3

2

Winter Eyes partial drafts with notes (1991).

 
3

3

Winter Eyes "Part One: Lessons" draft.

 
3

4

Winter Eyes "Part Two: Separate Lives" draft (1992).

 
3

5

Winter Eyes "Part Three: Connections" draft.

 
3

6

Winter Eyes draft. [LR: "Early version of Winter Eyes titled The War Child, with the lost prologue" found in time for the German edition in 2006, inscribed to Gersh 5/11/83."]

 
3

7

Another draft of The War Child undated.

 
3

7.5

Rewrite of The War Child, Chapters 1 - 3.

 
3

8

LR: Original novella, first titled Living Separate Lives, that grew into The War Child, inscribed to Gersh on his 40th birthday. Also with the lost" Prologue that did not get printed in the American edition of the novel." (Also, additional copy of Prologue, pp. 4 - 9 of ms.)

 
3

9

2 items: 1. Correspondence with Saint Martin's Press re. typos in Winter Eyes. (12/28/92). 2. Winter Eyes "C" print of book cover.

 
3

9.1

Correspondence re. Winter Eyes, including letters from Mimi Jones of Redbook re. Living Separate Lives (precursor to Winter Eyes) (1979), and Michael Denneny and Keith Kahla of St. Martin's Press (1991 - 1993).

 
3

10

Let's Get Criminal (LGC) (published 1996) ms. with Michael Denneny's notes; author's cover letter with Denneny's notes (1992).

 
3

11

LGC draft of first 9 chapters, with author's notes.

 
3

12

LGC copyedited ms. (1996).

 
3

13

LGC author's proofs with cover letter (1996).

 
3

14

LGC ms. run copy for printer.

 
3

15

LGC draft (2 versions of opening chapters & chapter 9); plot notes.

 
3

16

LGC draft (through chapter 9); plot notes.

 
3

17

LGC draft (opening chapters dated 4/28 and 4/29); notes.

 
3

18

LGC Xerox color copy of cover (#1 with note from Dean; #2 from Michael Denneny, with post-it note signed.)

 
3

19

LGC correspondence with St. Martin's Press re. last-minute changes (1996)

 
3

20

LGC research and misc notes, including notes from interview with prosecutor Carole Seaman, MSU Dept. of Public Safety, and comments from Kris Lauer (1992).

 
3

21

LGC misc. notes and unfinished story, Crimes Against Art."

 
3

22

LGC correspondence: editorial letter from Keith Kahla (7/6/95); Approx. 25 letters and draft letters to Michael Denneny (1991- 1993) and set of letters back and forth re. LGC with typed explanation by LR dated 8/22/07.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
4

1-10

LGC draft mss. (ten) (1992 - 1993).

 
4

11

Coming Out of Shame (COS) (non-fiction book co-authored with Gershen Kaufman, published in 1996) Partial Draft (p. 1 -103) with bibliography.

 
4

12

COS: 5 drafts of Introduction; 2 drafts of Chapter Three.

 
4

13

COS: 2 drafts of Chapter One.

 
4

14

COS "Draft #1" (p. 1 -108).

 
4

15

COS "Draft #2 revised" (p. 1 - 103) (11/30/92).

 
4

16

COS "Draft #2" (p. 169 - 251).

 
4

17

COS "Draft #3" (p. 109 - 246).

 
4

18 A & B

COS "First Edited Draft" (p. 1 - 289).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
5

1 A & B

COS "Second Edited Draft" (p. 1 - 330).

 
5

2 A & B

COS "Changes after Second Edited Draft" (p. 1 - 336).

 
5

3

COS "Changes between First and Second Edited Drafts" (p. 1 - 92); Drafts of Introduction.

 
5

4

COS Chapter One (First Post-Editing Draft).

 
5

5

COS Chapter One (Second and Third Post-Editing Drafts).

 
5

6

COS Chapter Two (First, Second & Third Post-Editing Drafts).

 
5

7

COS Chapter Three (First & Second Post-Editing Drafts).

 
5

8

COS Chapter Four (First Post-Editing Draft).

 
5

9

COS Chapter Four (Second Post-Editing Draft).

 
5

10 A & B

COS Final Draft (3/7/94).

 
5

10.5

COS Bound Galley from Doubleday (1996).

 
5

11 A & B

Journeys & Arrivals: Essays on Being Gay and Jewish (J & A) (1996): First run copies from Kinko's (2 copies).

 
5

12

J & A proofread ms. returned from Faber & Faber; note from production chief Adrian Wood.

 
5

13

J & A draft ms. with "with Gersh's annotations." (LR).

 
5

14

J & A draft ms.; misc. draft table of contents (2 pp.).

 
5

15

J & A draft ms.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
6

1 A & B

J & A individual essays with some annotations.

 
6

2

J & A drafts of introduction.

 
6

3

J & A early work [LR: ":Very early material for possible inclusion . . .Wise article, Playing for Time article and MSU Jewish Voice from early 1980's."]

 
6

4

J & A early work [LR: "Essay on my father: 3 typed copies, one dated 12/27/94 1 a.m., and original handwritten draft."]

 
6

5

J & A related work: news column "Judaism's Moral Strength" (for Detroit Jewish News.)

 
6

6

Editorial correspondence re. J & A (1995, 1996)

 
6

7

J & A book covers with cover letter; one color copy from sales conference.

 
6

8

The Edith Wharton Murders (TEWM) (published 1997): outline with notes.

 
6

9

TEWM outline with notes.

 
6

10

TEWM outline with chapter breaks.

 
6

11

TEWM outline with Kris Lauer's comments.

 
6

12

TEWM outline (4 versions).

 
6

13

"Murder Next Door" notes (typed and handwritten) (became TEWM); outlines, drafts.

 
6

14

TEWM: drafts of Chapter One.

 
6

15

TEWM: drafts of Chapters 1 - 3 with notes (1/96).

 
6

16

TEWM: 2 drafts of Chapter 4 with notes.

 
6

17

TEWM: 4 drafts of Chapter 5 with notes.

 
6

18

TEWM: 2 drafts of Chapter 6 with notes.

 
6

19

TEWM: 2 drafts of Chapter 7 with notes.

 
6

20

TEWM: 2 drafts of Chapter 8 with notes; 1 draft of Chapter 9 with notes; 2 drafts of Chapter 10 with notes; 1 draft of Chapter 11 with notes.

 
6

21 A & B

TEWM: Ms. with Keith Kahla's 5 pp. editorial letter (12/3/96).

 
6

22

TEWM: Ms. with notes and pagination from Gershen Kaufman (12/96).

 
6

23

TEWM: Ms. with notes from author and Gershen K.

 
6

24

TEWM: Ms. draft.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
7

1 A & B

TEWM: Ms. draft.

 
7

2 A & B

TEWM: Copyedited ms. returned from St. Martin's Press with cover letter dated March 26, 1999.

 
7

3

TEWM: Color Xerox of cover with note.

 
7

4

State University of Murder (SUM), which was published in 1999 as The Death of a Constant Lover (TDCL): Outline.

 
7

5, 6

SUM outlines.

 
7

7

SUM final outline.

 
7

8

SUM drafts of Chapter One; print-out of e-mail correspondence (11/96).

 
7

9

SUM draft, Chapters 1 - 2 (3/97).

 
7

10

SUM draft, Chapters 1 - 3 with notes (4/97).

 
7

11

SUM draft, Chapters 1 - 3, with Gershen K's comments/notes.

 
7

12

SUM draft, Chapters 1 - 5 and Outline.

 
7

13

SUM drafts of Chapter 5, with notes.

 
7

14

SUM drafts of Chapter 6, with notes.

 
7

15

SUM draft, Chapters 7 and 9.

 
7

16

SUM draft, Chapters 1 - 4.

 
7

17

SUM ms.

 
7

18 A & B

SUM ms.

 
7

19 A & B

SUM ms.

 
7

20, 21

SUM research and notes.

 
7

22

SUM comments of Michael Seidman (7/15/98).

 
7

23

Little Miss Evil ("LME") (published 2000) Early outline.

 
7

24

LME Outline with Gersh's notes (3/99).

 
7

25

LME Outline (3/99) with notes.

 
7

26

LME Outline with Gersh's notes.

 
7

27

LME: 1st three chapters with Gersh's notes (7/99).

 
7

28

LME: 1st draft ms.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
8

1

LME: draft ms.

 
8

2

LME alternate covers.

 
8

3

LME notes and research.

 
8

4

LME notes and research re. acoustic neuroma.

 
8

5

LME research articles.

 
8

6

Burning Down the House (BDTH) (published 2001): Synopsis & notes.

 
8

7

BDTH: draft of Chapters 1 - 3 (3/7/99).

 
8

8

BDTH: 3 drafts of Chapter 1 with notes (Feb. 2000).

 
8

9

BDTH: draft (59 pp) (May 2000); draft excerpts (July 2000).

 
8

10 A & B

BDTH: ms. [LR: "The original, uncut version of Burning . . . , 462 pp., with proofreading sheets by Gersh, his notes and a page of mine (Michael Seidman at Walker said the book had to be 100 - 150 pp. shorter!"]

 
8

11

BDTH cover.

 
8

12

"Diversity Tree" emails for BDTH.

 
8

13

BDTH research: info on gun clubs and guns.

 
8

14

BDTH research: news articles, interview notes, university memo, ER Notes

 
8

15

The German Money (published 2003): [LR: "Four lined spiral notebooks with a handful of chapters on Charlevoix (which becomes Inheritance and then Fieldwork in the Land of Grief and finally The German Money), from the early 1980's."]

 
8

16

Handwritten draft of Charlevoix (circa early - mid 1980's).

 
8

17 - 19

Typed drafts of Charlevoix/Inheritance (early - mid 1980's).

 
8

20

Inheritance, Chapters 1 & 2 (1980's).

 
8

21

1. Summary of first chapter of Charlevoix [LR: "for a contest?"]; 2. Notes on Charlevoix (1/10/93).

 
8

22

Inheritance, 1993 versions.

 
8

23

Inheritance: Notes (1992-93).

 
8

24

Fieldwork outlines and e-mail from Ellen Geiger (1/29/97).

 
8

25

Fieldwork outlines (Fall 1998).

 
8

26

Fieldwork misc. drafts and handwritten notes [LR: "Gersh's late 90's car notes (dictated to him) on how the books begins and its arc."]

 
8

27

Fieldwork draft, 70 pp. (1999).

 
8

28

Fieldwork draft of Chapter 1.

 
8

29

Fieldwork notes [LR: "Notes taken during and after meeting with ex-agent Jennifer Lyons in NYC 1/21/99 + menu from Odeon from dinner with Linda Fairstein and notes about it for the book (1/21/99)."]

 
8

30

Fieldwork research re. Holocaust restitution, tourist info and digitalis.

 
8

31

Fieldwork ms. (1/24/99).

 
8

32

Fieldwork ms. with Gersh's notes (2/5/99).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
9

1

Fieldwork ms. dated April 26/27 (no year).

 
9

2

Fieldwork ms. (Spring 2001).

 
9

3

Fieldwork ms. from Ellen Geiger of Curtis Brown Ltd. (n.d.).

 
9

4

The German Money notes from Ira and Gersh (2002); Author's notes [LR: "Dec. 6 - 9 N.Y.C. trip and first rewrites of The German Money."]

 
9

5

The German Money galleys from Leapfrog Press.

 
9

6

The German Money advance uncorrected proof.

 
9

7 A & B

Tropic of Murder (published 2004) draft ms.

 
9

8

Tropic of Murder research (interview, slides, background info) and notes.

 
9

8.5

Tropic of Murder hand written pages and spoof for writing class.

 
9

9

Tropic of Murder research (5 Club Med brochure magazines).

 
9

10

Tropic of Murder color proof of cover/prepublication reviews.

 
9

11-15

Writing a Jewish Life: Memoirs and Secret Anniversaries of the Heart (both published 2006): draft stories and prose originally titled On a Narrow Bridge. [LR: "Many of these stories wound up in Secret Anniversaries of the Heart. The prose, in Writing a Jewish Life."] (Note: more drafts located below under D. Unpublished Works.")

 
9

16

Galleys with author notes and final proofs of essay, Writing a Jewish Life." (October 2001 and May 2002), published in Tikkun.

 
9

16.5

Publishing Agreement (2005)

 
9

17

My Germany (published 2009). Corrected typescript and cover letter from U. of WI Press (July 30, 2008).

 
9

18

My Germany: Packet of research correspondence with US Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives (2008).

My Germany background material that was not used in book.

A) 1945 Report on CBR camps in Belgium;

B) Raphael's parents' Belgian Police files;

C) Correspondence with Louis-Phillipe Arnheim to obtain above.

 
9

19

My Germany: "A Tale of Trains," Forward newspaper (11/25/05). [LR: "Became prologue to My Germany."]

 
9

20

My Germany: Draft essay, "The German Question." (2009) [LR: "'The German Question' for [U of WI Press editor] Raphael Kadushin's gay travel anthology. He changed his mind after taking My Germany."]

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
9.5

1A

My Germany draft of Prologue & Part I with Gersh's notes (77 pp; no date)

 
9.5

1B

My Germany draft. (49 pp; dated 9/10/07)

 
9.5

1C

My Germany draft with Gersh's notes (41 pp.; dated 9/9/07)

 
9.5

1D

My Germany draft: "Gersh's proofread pages . . . April 2008."

 
9.5

1E

My Germany "re-draft of Part II with Gersh's notes June 12, 2008."

 
9.5

2

My Germany author's notes; also email notes from Dino Heicker of Parthas Verlag, and LR's response.

 
9.5

3-27.5

My Germany research:

 
9.5

3A

Translation of Chapter 43 of Ich bin gebliebn lebn (I survived) by Yehudah Feingold; declassified April 1945 military reports from Farsleben area, including declassified Hillersleben train report; map of Farsleben/Hillersleben/Magdeburg area.

 
9.5

3B

U.S. Army records from May 1945 Artillery Proving Grounds near Hillersleben, Germany, with Xerox photographs (from the Dale Maxwell King Manuscript Collection, George C. Marshall Foundation, VA.)

 
9.5

4

Info on Farsleben and Hillersleben from Jewish Community in Magdeburg; LR's notes from meeting with same.

 
9.5

5

Copies of Library of Congress photos from Hillersleben DP camp including color copy of a DP identity card

 
9.5

6

Memoir of Magdeburg and Hillersleben by Martin Freiberg

 
9.5

7

Articles in German from Magdeburg newspapers on Polte Fabrik (from Saxony State Archives)

 
9.5.

8

Pascal Begrich's materials on Polte Fabrik from LR's first Magdeburg visit; Begrich article (in German).

 
9.5

9

Pascal Begrich's Master's Thesis (in German) on Polte Fabrik

 
9.5

10

Official IRC (International Tracing Service) report (Bad Arolsen, 9/6/07); menu from the Brauhaus in Bad Arolsen (from IRC visit)

 
9.5

11

LR's mother's 1945 memoir about the Vilna Ghetto, from Undzer Tzeit (Xerox with handwritten translation, from Bibliotheque Medem in Paris)

 
9.5

12

2 cassette tapes. LR's father, Sam Reuben, recorded on Oct. 1, 1997

 
9.5

13

Notes from September 2007 phone conversations between LR and his father.

 
9.5

14

Internet research on Carpatho-Ukraine for chapter on LR's father

 
9.5

15

Articles by LR's second cousin, Isador Reisman, on his native town of Bilke, Czechoslovakia and the Holocaust (also the native town of LR's father, Sam Reuben.)

 
9.5

16

Testimony of the Bilker Remnant, A Holocaust Documentary by Isidor Reisman. Cleveland, Ohio, 1995. (author was late cousin of LR's father)

 
9.5

17

Hillersleben research info

 
9.5

18

Holocaust survivors list -- Magdeburg, Germany (USMMM, 2003)

 
9.5

19

Email letters from Ulrike Schuh-Fricke, Braunschweig, Germany

 
9.5

20

Email correspondence with Holocaust survivors/family acquaintances

 
9.5

21

Recollections of American soldiers at Farsleben and Magdeburg, Germany.

 
9.5

22

Misc. research correspondence and info

 
9.5

23

Collection of research articles re. anti-Semitic attitudes, Auschwitz, American immigration treatment of Jewish refugees, Munich decision on Holocaust memorials, etc.

 
9.5

24

Bergen-Belsen from 1943 - 1945 by Eberhard Kolb (1985). Paperback book.

 
9.5

25

3 pamphlets: 1) Erinnerung ist das Geheimnis der Versohnung, Projektfahrt nach Auschwitz und Krakau im Herbst 1999." [LR: "Christiane Lahnemann's Auschwitz Program 1999"]; 2) From same program, Encounter with history, trilateral youth project in Poland and Germany with Polish, Israeli and German pupils; and 3) Encounter with History - a path to the future, diary of an Israeli-Polish-German program in Auschwitz." (circa 2002).

 
9.5

26

1954 Standard Diary with photo (LR's mother?)

 
9.5

27

Bergen-Belsen Exhibition, Museum and Memorial: catalogs, pamphlets, and book: Bergen-Belsen from 1943 - 1945 by Eberhard Kolb (2002 3rd edition).

 
9.5

27.5

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp prison records re. LR's family

 
9.5

28-33

My Germany publication process materials:

 
9.5

28

Illustrated proposal for My Germany [LR: "One of a half dozen sent to presses and Andreas Brunner."]

 
9.5

29

Unillustrated proposal with notes [LR: ". . . from my first discussion with Raphael Kadushin."]

 
9.5

30

Correspondence with U of WI; several draft publication agreements

 
9.5

31

U of Wisconsin Editorial Correspondence and Reader Reviews

 
9.5

32

Correspondence (literary agents; photo publication permission)

 
9.5

33

LR email letters re. travels through Germany (2007)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
10

1

Hot Rocks (published 2007). Complete ms. with Gersh's proofreading & notes

 
10

2

Hot Rocks complete ms. with author's notes.

 
10

3

Hot Rocks ms. (p 1- 59) with author's notes (July 2005).

 
10

4

Hot Rocks handwritten notes (2004); news articles for research.

 
10

5

Misc. research for mystery series: Juno; Indonesia; author's notes on the Series; packet on forensic pathology and interview notes from medical examiner.

 
10

5.5

Misc. research for mystery series: Advance reading copy of Pandora's Clock by John Nance (1995) with LR's notes for his own thriller.

 

 
MYSTERY SERIES RESEARCH: BOOK COLLECTION

 
**NOTE: These books, part of the Lev Raphael Papers, were read and/or reviewed from early 1990s-early mid-2000s by the author while writing the Nick Hoffman mystery series (which ended in 2007.) They are stored separately from MSS 375, and can be accessed through the MSU Libraries catalog.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
10

6 A, B, C

Rosedale in Love (e-book published in 2011). Ms. returned from agent Stephen LaBarbera (with envelope) (no date)

 
10

7 A, B

Rosedale in Love draft ms. (12/8/06)

 
10

8

Rosedale in Love draft Chapter 2 with Gersh's notes (2/4/07) [LR: "First major revision of Chapter 2, 2/2/07."]

 
10

9

Rosedale in Love pp. 9 - 210 with Gersh's corrections (late 12/07)

 
10

10

Rosedale in Love revised draft with Gersh's notes (late 9/08)

 
10

11

Rosedale in Love opening and Sandy Dijkstra's notes (10/08)

 
10

12

Rosedale in Love Chapter 1 and Sandy Dijkstra's notes (10/08)

 
10

13

Rosedale in Love notes (circa Sept - Oct 2008)

 
10

14

Rosedale in Love revised Chapter 2 with Gersh's notes (no date)

 
10

15

Rosedale in Love two-chapter sample ms.

 
10

16

Rosedale in Love drafts of Chapter 2 (1/2011)

 
10

17

Rosedale in Love first notes/draft. [LR: "Handwritten notes and first versions of the prologue from June 2006 (the words came to me at the Michigan Athletic Club while I was on the treadmill. I ran off to find paper to record what I hadheard)."]

 
10

18

Rosedale in Love revisions/research: misc. notes, e-mails

 
10

19

Rosedale in Love research: pharmaceuticals

 
10

20

Rosedale in Love research: Edith Wharton; Hyde's Ball; Metropolitan Opera House, etc.

 
10

21

Rosedale in Love e-mails written by LR re. the book

 
10

22 -24

Rosedale in Love publication process: agent Sandy Dijkstra files

 
10

25

Rosedale in Love publication process: agent Laura Rennett file

 
10

26

Rosedale in Love publication process: agent question/answer forms

 
10

27, 28

Rosedale in Love publication process: literary agent correspondence

 
10

29

Rosedale in Love publication process: bound, illustrated proposal  (2 copies, one with cover letter)

 
10

30

Rosedale in Love publication process: earlier proposal material

 
10

31

Rosedale in Love publication process: misc. agent rejections and notes on revisions

 
10

32

Rosedale in Love publication process: Kindle corrections; endorsement blurb and other corrections

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
10.5

Collection of Author's Books & Advanced Uncorrected Proofs (AUP):

 

A Morte Tambem Frequenta o Paraiso; Burning Down the House (AUP); Coloquio Mortal; Tisha B'Av; Das deutsche Geld; Death of a Constant Lover (AUP); Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame; Hot Rocks (AUP); Journeys and Arrivals (AUP) with correspondence; Let's Get Criminal (AUP); Little Miss Evil; (AUP); Secret Anniversaries of the Heart (AUP) (2 copies); Tropic of Murder (AUP); Winter Eyes (1 copy; 1 AUP; 2 foreign editions); Yiddishkeit. [19 books total]

 
10.5

Collection of books co-authored with Gershen Kaufman:

 

The Dynamics of Power (1983); Teacher's Guide to Stick Up for Yourself (1st published 1990) - several English and Foreign editions. [22 books total]

 
10.5

Mylar sleeve Cassette tape (2 copies): "Listening To Your Inner Voices" by Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael. Produced by Psychology Today 1983. Contract included.

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
B. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles

 
1. Original drafts (filed alphabetically by title)

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
11

1

"Another Life." 4 drafts.

 
11

2

"Beth Homo" (aka Welcome to Beth Homo"). 3 drafts.

 
11

3

"Betrayed by David Bowie." Original handwritten draft with corrections, & 3 typed drafts.

 
11

4

"Biographies" (aka "Such a Deal?"). 3 versions & diary notes from 1984. [LR: " . . . about my first literary agent (who represented Saul Bellow and was a disaster for me), notes on "Such a Deal" on the back of a prospectus for my dissertation."]

 
11

5

"Dancing on Tisha B'Av." 3 drafts from early 1990's. [LR: " (for Michael Denneny?) and somebody's 4-page response to Michael Steinberg's memoir (he asked for my read, too?)"]

 
11

6

"Dancing on Tisha B'Av" for George Stambolian's anthology: 1 copy, 1 copy of the original publication in Shmate Magazine, and three letters from Stambolian.

 
11

7

"Dancing on Tisha B'Av" (original). [LR: "9 pages of handwritten notes/diary entries from spring and fall of 1984, a version called Yom Din" (Judgment Day), one called Strangers," 3 handwritten versions, 2 typed, an unfinished letter to Kris November 1984, and story notes."]

 
11

8

"The Envy Months." James White Review, Spring/Summer 1997.

 
11

9

"Free Man in Paris." Drafts, correspondence.

 
11

10

"Gold and Green." Notes, 2 handwritten drafts from spring 1984, 1st typed draft and 5 drafts.

 
11

11

"Hineinu" (later "Roy's Jewish Problem"). 4 letters from Commentary (1985) and galleys; 6 typed versions with notes, 1 handwritten draft.

 
11

12

"History (With Dreams)." 5 typed drafts (Spring 1993). Revisions dated 4/6/88 (with story titled "Simple Simon" dated 5/9/87 and 11/29/88.)

 
11

13

"History (With Dreams)." Photocopy from American Identities (n.d.); [LR: "1st handwritten version, 1st typed version (heavily annotated), 5 typed versions, plus War Stories and Inheritance from some draft collection, plus misc. notes and pages."]

 
11

14

"History (With Dreams). "Draft rewrite as Runaways." 2 handwritten versions, one typed, and notes.

 
11

15

"Houseguests That New York Fear." 3 typed versions.

 
11

16

"Inheritance." 8 typed versions and editorial rejections.

 
11

17

"In Season." 1 draft typed with notes.

 
11

18

"The Life You Have." Early versions (including handwritten).

 
11

19

"Lion's Den I." 5 early versions heavily annotated.

 
11

20

"Lion's Den II," Handwritten version, 1st typed, 4 typed, correspondence.

 
11

21

"Listening to Silence." Drafts, some pages handwritten.

 
11

22

"A Little Night Music" (later "Pathfinder"). 5 typed drafts, heavily annotated.

 
11

22.5

"Money for Nothing." Publication history not noted. Typed drafts.

 
11

23

"My Sister Becky" ("That New York Fear"). Handwritten/typed drafts, notes.

 
11

24

"A New Light," early version of "A Face with a View." 1 handwritten, 1 typed and 1 later version.

 
11

25

"No Country for Old Men." [LR: "handwritten version, first typed draft (annotated), 1 later typed + snarky rejection note."]

 
11

26

"Pathfinder." Typed draft with notes. (See Oversized Items List for published version in Frontiers 5/8/92 issue.)

 
11

27

"The People" ("Family Values"). Draft/notes.

 
11

28

"Problem Child" ("Roy's Jewish Problem") (?) 2 typed versions.

 
11

29

"Remind Me to Smile." Handwritten and typed drafts.

 
11

30

"Remind Me to Smile" ("new") 10/88.

 
11

31

"Reunion." 3 typed versions as "Reunion," one as "Survivors", plus handwritten draft as "The Piano Teacher" and rejection slip.

 
11

32

"Roy's Jewish Problem." 7 typed versions as "Aliyah,"Hineni,  "Education of the Jews," some annotated.

 
11

33

"Sanctuary." Handwritten draft, 1st typed, and 8 typed versions, some annotated.

 
11

34

"Sexual Asphyxiation." 2 handwritten drafts, MSU newspaper clipping that inspired the story, and 3 typed drafts with professor's notes.

 
11

35

"Shadows on the Wall." [LR: "Handwritten draft from August 1983 (written in less than 24 hours), clippings from two magazines, plus 3 typed drafts. My breakthrough story into Jewish magazines and the end of the drought after "War Stories" appeared in Redbook. I framed the acceptance letter."] (See Box 39 Folder 10 for published version and acceptance letter)

 
11

36

"Shelter." 1 typed copy.

 
11

37

"Show Me Where it Hurts,"The Broken World,"Dark Self,"Facts,""Hands." Handwritten & typed drafts and notes. [LR: "short-shorts in a different voice"]

 
11

38

"The Smell." Handwritten and typed draft.

 
11

39

"Someone to Tell the News To." Typed and handwritten drafts.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
12

1

"Such a Deal." First handwritten draft, first typed version, and 5 typed drafts.

 
12

2

"The Story of a Plant." Handwritten draft, first and second typed drafts.

 
12

3

"The Tanteh." Hand written draft, first typed draft (heavily annotated), 2nd typed draft, acceptance letter.

 
12

4

"That New York Fear." 2 typed drafts.

 
12

4.5

"To Review or Not to Review?" Publication history not noted. Typed drafts.

 
12

5

"You're Breaking My Heart." Multiple typed drafts, photocopy of published piece (Forward, 4/17/92).

 
12

6

"Anniversary." Typed draft. [LR: " Ended up in "Losing My Mother."]

 
12

7

D'Var Torah LR gave at U of Michigan. 2 typed drafts. (Circa 1990's).

 
12

8

"Emergence." Drafts, published copy, letters with publisher.

 
12

9

"Faces of Hatred." Written for Frontiers (n.d.). Typed draft.

 
12

10, 11

Felman, Jyl Lynn. Joint projects circa 1990's, and Felman articles/essays.

 
12

12

"Fleeing the World of their Fathers." American Culture Assoc. presentation (n.d.) Reading copy (typed).

 
12

13

"Going Retail." Typed draft.

 
12

14

"Have Book Will Travel." Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Summer 1994. Drafts, correspondence, copy of published article.

 
12

15

"Letter from Israel." Handwritten and typed drafts for Lambda Book Report (circa 1993).

 
12

16

"Losing My Mother." Several drafts (circa 1994). Also, memoir proposal draft ("Book Proposal: Losing My Mother: A Memoir," "Scars," and "Ugly," with handwritten post-it notes (no date).

 
12

17

"The March of Hate." Editorial? n.d.

 
12

18

"A Matter of Size." Lambda Book Review, December 1996. Drafts, copy of published article, correspondence.

 
12

19

Misc. notes, papers, copies.

 
12

19.2

"Murder! Mayhem! Mirth!" Lev Raphael, moderator. Bouchercon 1997. Cassette tape.

 
12

20

"My Almost Career." AKA "Three Books You're Out." Publication history not noted. Typed drafts.

 
12

21

"On a Narrow Bridge." Reconstructionist, Spring 1992. Drafts, issue.

 
12

22

"On the Road Again." Frontiers article? n.d. 4 drafts.

 
12

23

Out/Write Talk, 1991. "Stories that Have to be Told."

 
12

24

"Parties, Parks, and Politics." (early version of "Letter from Israel") Christopher Street, August 1993. Drafts, notes, correspondence, issue.

 
12

25

"Put Out the Fire." Op/Ed piece for Lansing State Journal, Jan. 1992.Typed drafts.

 
12

26

Pride Talk, 1991.

 
12

27

Pride Talk, 1992."Building Bridges." Keynote at U of Mass. conference. Typed draft, conference program and info.

 
12

28

"Selling was Never My Line." Typed draft.

 
12

29

"Serious Fun: The Fourth St. Hilda's Crime and Mystery Weekend." The Armchair Detective, Winter 1997. Typed and handwritten drafts. Also, related reading copy of talk given at Oxford University (circa 1997).

 
12

30

"To Be a Jew." Essay published in Wrestling with the Angel, Brian Bouldrey, ed., 1995. Six drafts with notes and sources. Uncorrected proof copy of book with LR's notes.

 
12

30.5

"War Stories." First publication (see Redbook, Box 13 Folder 32, for published piece). Draft, author's memo, and early handwritten version titled "Christopher Sterne" (circa 1976-77).

 
12

31

"Why are They Bashing Dancer from the Dance?" Lambda Book Report, circa 1994. Approx. 20 drafts, proofs, correspondence with editor, handwritten notes.

 
12

32

"Writing Something Real" with alternative titles. ALA conference panel, n.d. Typed drafts.

 
12

33

"Your Papers, Please." Published in Criminal Kabbalah, An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction, Lawrence W. Raphael, ed., 2001. Draft copy from 2000.

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
B. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles

 
2. Periodicals with Lev Raphael short fiction/essays (published form) (filed alphabetically by name of periodical)

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
13

1

+R, no. 1, Spring 1988,The Days Fell on their Knees."

 
13

2

Agada, vol. 3, no. 2, Autumn 1985, "A New Light," with publicity letter from editor with contents page from vol. 11, no. 2.

 
13

3

Amelia, vol. 5, no. 1, 1988, "Biographies."

Amelia, vol. 5, no. 2, 1988, "The Life You Have," winner of The Reed Smith Fiction Award.

 
13

4

American Imago, vol. 45, no. 2, Summer 1988,Shame in Edith Wharton's The Mother's Recompense."

 
13

4.5

Baltimore Jewish Times, September 16, 1983, In Search of Jewish Identity: Two Personal Reflections," co-authored with Gershen Kaufman. (see Oversized, below, for original magazine). Reprint from The Detroit Jewish News, September 28, 1984 included.

 

Baltimore Jewish Times, October 21, 1983, "The Winning Hand."

 

Baltimore Jewish Times, April 27, 1984, "Mysterious Obsession."

 

Baltimore Jewish Times, Feb. 8, 1985, "Listening to the Silence."

 
13

5

Booklist, vol. 98, no. 5, 11/1/1990, review of Dancing on Tisha B'Av.

 
13

6

Christopher Street, issue 140, "Caravans."

 

Christopher Street, vol. 12, no. 11, issue 143, "The Prince and the Pauper."

 

Christopher Street, vol. 13, no. 5, issue 150, "Abominations" and interview.

 
13

7

Clifton, vol. 12, issue 2, Winter 1984, "The Dark Self-And Me (Note Found After Class)."

 
13

8

Commentary, vol. 80, no. 3, 1985, "Roy's Jewish Problem."

 
13

8.5

Cosmogirl. November 2002. "Are You Being Used?" Co-written with Gershen Kaufman. (also, contract/previous quizzes)

 
13

9

Crimewave 3, 2000 "Free Man in Paris."

 
13

10

Evergreen Chronicles, vo. 1, no. 4, Summer 1986, "Betrayed by David Bowie."

 

Evergreen Chronicles, vol. 1, no. 3, March 1986, "Lion's Den."

 

Evergreen Chronicles, vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 1986, "Show Me Where it Hurts"

 

Evergreen Chronicles, vol. 2, no. 2, Winter 1986, "Someone to Tell the News To."

 

Evergreen Chronicles, vol. 2, no. 4, Summer 1987, "The First Cut."

 
13

11

Evergreen Chronicles, vol. 10, no. 2, Summer/Fall 1995, "For Life."

 
13

12

The Fordham Literary Journal. February 1975 and Spring 1976 (poetry).

 
13

12.5

Frontiers, September 25, 1992 "Dangerous Men."

 

Frontiers, June 19, 1992 "Emergence."

 

Also, Frontiers, May 8, 1992 "Pathfinder." See Oversized Items, below.

 
13

13

Forward, April 17, 1992 "You're Breaking My Heart!"

 
13

14

Genre, February/March 1994 "Shelter."

 
13

14.5

The Graduate Post, Spring 1996 (MSU Graduate School), The Arts Page [excerpt of "Abominations" from Dancing on Tisha B'Av.]

 
13

15

Hadassah,vol. 69, no 5, January 1988, "Reunion."

 
13

16

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, vol. 1, no.3, 1994, "Have Book Out,Will Travel."

 

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, vol. 2, no. 1, 1995, LR's review of Mapplethorpe by Jack Fritscher.

 

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, vol. 2, no. 3, 1995, "Deciphering the Gay Holocaust"

 
13

17

Inside, Winter 1991, "Split Decisions."

 
13

17.5

International Quarterly, vol. 2 no. 3, 1995, "Losing My Mother." Winner of the International Quarterly 1995 "Crossing Boundaries" First Place Award. (See Box 39 Folder 10 for Award)

 
13

18

The James White Review, vol. 4, no. 3, Spring 1987, "In Season."

 

The James White Review, vol. 8, no. 3, Spring 1991, "Beth Homo."

 
13

19

Jewish Currents, March 1986, "The Tanteh."

 
13

20

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol. 10, nos. 3-4, August 1989, "Fighting the Burden of Shame: A New Reading of Edith Wharton's "The Reef."

 

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol. 22, nos. 1-2, March 1991, "Bared to the Blast": "Shame and Humiliation on Edith Wharton's The Children."

 

Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, vol. 9, nos. 3-4, 1988, "Haunted by Shame: Edith Wharton's The Touchstone." (with reprint)

 
13

21

Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 4, no. 2, Fall/Winter 1990, "The Lost Novels of Isaac Mayer Wise"

 
13

22

Journal of Psychology and Judaism, vol. 11, no. 1, Spring 1987, "Shame: A Perspective on Jewish Identity." (Co-authored with Gersh Kaufman)

 
13

23

Lambda Book Report, vol. 4. no. 7, 1994, "Israel faces its Stonewall."; vol. 4, no. 8, 1995, "Why are They Bashing Dancer from the Dance?" (w/letter to Jim Marks, 9/16/94); vol. 4. no. 12, 1995 book reviews ("Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust.")

 
13

24

Massachusetts Studies in English, vol. 10. No. 4, Fall 1986, "Kate Orme's Struggles with Shame in Edith Wharton's Sanctuary."

 
13

25

Midstream, vol. 33, no. 7, August/September 1987, "Such a Deal."

 
13

26

Michigan State University Educator, Fall 1984 (various articles). Mirage, no. 2, 1986, "No Country for Old Men."

 
13

27

Modern Judaism, vol. 10, no. 1 "Alan Berger's Bearing Witness: Second Generation Literature of the Shoah" (with analysis of Lev Raphael.)

 
13

28

Mystery Readers Journal ("MRJ"): 1) vol. 18, no. 3, Summer 2002, "If Food Be the Music of Love-Cook On;" 2) vol. 22, no. 3, Fall 2006, "Poisonous Professors;" 3) vol. 14, no. 3, Fall 1998, "Writing Jewish Mysteries."

 
13

28.5

Networking 45 Degrees North, vol. 9, issue 6, Nov/Dec 1995, Lev Raphael's Keynote Address, Friends North Conference, October 21, 1995 (adapted from "Dangerous Men," forthcoming in Journeys and Arrivals.)"

 
13

29

Nexus, Spring 1984, "The Broken World."

 
13

30

Psychological Reports, vol. 54, no. 1, February 1984,  "Relating to the Self Changing Inner Dialogue." (co-authored with Gersh Kaufman)

 
13

31

Reconstructionist, vol. 54, no. 2, October/November 1988, "The  Story of a Plant."

 

Reconstructionist, vol. 55, no. 6, July/August 1990, "Gold and Green."

 

Reconstructionist, vo. 57, no. 3, 1992 "On a Narrow Bridge: A Jewish Writer's Journey."

 
13

32

Redbook, vol. 150, no 5, March 1978, "War Stories," first publication, winner of The 1977 Harvey Swados Prize at UMass/Amherst, judged by Martha Foley, editor of STORY Magazine.

 
13

33

Reform Judaism, vol. 16, no. 1, Fall 1987, "Isaac Mayer Wise: America's First Jewish Novelist."

 

Reform Judaism, vol. 20, no. 2, Winter 1991, "The Holocaust and Beyond" with references to Dancing on Tisha B'Av.

 
13

33.5

Sh'ma, April 2005, "The Lesson of the Master."

 
13

34

Shmate, Fall 1985, issue #13. "Dancing on Tisha B'Av."

 
13

35

Studies in the Humanities, vol. 18, no. 1, June 1991, "Edith Wharton at Pavillon Colombe."

 
13

36

Successful Woman, vol. 6, no. 6, December 1984, "How to Talk to Yourself-and How Not to." (co-authored with Gersh Kaufman)

 
13

37

The Taos Review, no. 3, 1990, "Remind Me to Smile."

 
13

37.3

The Third Degree, May 1998, "Writing Well or for Money."

 
13

37.5

Tikkun. November/December 2002. "Writing a Jewish Life." [personal essay feature]

 
13

38

University of Mississippi Studies in English, New Series vol. 8, 1990, "Saving Face/Saving France; Edith Wharton, Shame, and The Marne."

 
13

39

The Writing Self, vol. 4, no. 1, 1995, "Selling Was Never My Line."

 
13

40

Whispering Campaign, no. 5, Fall 1998, sample copy from the editor, Brian Bouldrey.

 

Whispering Campaign, no. 6, (undated) "Facts Don't Do What I Want Them To."

 
See Box 37 Folder 20 for Lev Raphael guest newspaper columns/letters to the editor

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
B. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles

 
3. Collection of anthologies with Lev Raphael short fiction/essays

 
 
Box #14 (27 books total) 
1. Found Tribe, Jewish Coming Out Stories, Lawrence Schimel, ed., 2002. "To Be a Jew" by LR.

 
2. A Taste of Murder, Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers, Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl, ed., 1999. Deep Dish Lamb Pie" by LR.

 
3. Criminal Kabbalah, An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction, Lawrence W. Raphael,ed., 2001."Your Papers, Please" by LR.

 
4. Children of Job, American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust, Alan L. Berger, 1997 (pp 110 - 126 discusses LR's writing).

 
5. Living In the USA, Cultural Contexts for Reading and Writing, Kathleen Shine Cain, ed., 1992. "Okemos, Michigan" by LR.

 
6. Queer View Mirror 2, Lesbian and Gay Short Fiction, James C. Johnston and Karen X. Tulchinsky, ed., 1997. "My Brother Says" by LR.

 
7. Peninsula, Essays and Memories from Michigan, Michael Steinberg, ed., 2000. "Okemos, Michigan" by LR.

 
8. The Best of the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Richard Schneider, Jr.,ed., 1997. "Deciphering the Gay Holocaust" by LR.

 
9. Who we are, On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer, Derek Rubin,ed., 2005. "Writing Something Real" by LR.

 
10. Growing Up Gay, A Literary Anthology, Bennett L. Singer, ed., 1993.Abominations" by LR.

 
11. Paws and Reflect, Exploring the Bond Between Gay Men and Their Dogs, Neil Plakcy and Sharon Sakson, ed., 2006. "Into His Eyes" by LR.

 
12. Telling the Little Secrets, American Jewish Writing since the 1980s, Janet Handler Burstein, 2006 (pp 132 - 136 discusses LR's writing).

 
13. Gay Men Write about Hometowns Where They Belong, John Preston, ed., 1991.Okemos, Michigan" by LR.

 
14. Wrestling With the Angel, Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men, Brian Bouldrey, ed., 1995. "To be a Jew" by LR. (See Box 12 Folder 30 for AUP copy with LR's notes)

 
15. Reclaiming the Heartland, Lesbian and Gay Voices from the Midwest, Karen Lee Osborne and William J. Spurlin, ed., 1996. "Welcome to Beth Homo" by LR.

 
16. American Jewish Fiction, Gerald Shapiro, ed., 1998. History (with Dreams)" by LR.

 
17. Que(e)rying Religion, A Critical Anthology, Gary David Comstock and Susan E. Henking, ed., 1997. "Letter from Israel by LR."

 
18. 40 Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Short Stories, Irene Zahava, ed., 1994. "Shouts of Joy" by LR. (flyer/order form included)

 
19. The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction, Edmund White, ed., 1991. "Another Life" by LR.

 
20. Certain Voices, Short Stories About Gay Men, Darryl Pilcher, ed., 1991. "Another Life" By LR.

 
21. More Like Minds, Ben Goldstein, ed., 1991. "Beth Homo" by LR.

 
22. Happily Ever After, Erotic Fairy Tales for Men, Michael Ford, ed., 1996. "Honey from the Rock" by LR.

 
23. American Jewish Fiction, A Century of Stories, Gerald Shapiro, ed., 1998. "History (with Dreams)" by LR.

 
24. American Identities, Contemporary Multicultural Voices, Robert Pack and Jay Parini, ed., 1994. "History (with Dreams)" by LR.

 
25. Men on Women 2, Best New Gay Fiction, George Stambolian, ed., 1988. "Dancing on Tisha B'Av" by LR.

 
26. Forbidden Fruits, Taboos and Tabooism in Culture, Ray Browne, ed., 1984. "Shame as Taboo in American Culture" (essay co-authored with Gersh Kaufman).

 
27. Objects of Special Devotion, Fetishes and Fetishism in Popular Culture, Ray Browne, ed., 1981? "Blessings on His Head": The Jewish Son as Fetish, by LR (as Lev Steinberg), co-authored with Barry Gross.

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
C. Lev Raphael's Book Reviews/Interviews in Print and Recorded Radio Broadcasts

 
1. Print media book reviews (filed chronologically by year and publication; book titles listed)

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
15

1

Detroit Free Press book review correspondence (some with attached drafts) (1995 - 1999).

 
15

2

The Jerusalem Report book review correspondence (some with attached drafts) (1994 - 1998).

 
15

3

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: A Private View, Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, Father of Frankenstein, While the Messiah Tarries, and A Place Called Freedom (1995).

 
15

4

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Virtually Normal, A Death in Jerusalem, Monsieur d'Eon is a Woman, and The Apartheid of Sex (1995).

 
15

5

The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review ("Empty Memory? Gays and the Holocaust") book review drafts: Hidden Holocaust? The Men with the Pink Triangle, and Walk the Night (1995).

 
15

6

Forward book review drafts, notes: Straitjacket & Tie (1994).

 
15

7

Jerusalem Report book review drafts: Sleepless Nights, Straitjacket & Tie, Jews in the Japanese Mind, The Origin of Satan (with research & notes) (1995).

 
15

8

Lambda Book Report book review drafts: I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror, God's Phallus: And Other Problems for Men and Monotheism, and Palimpsest (1995).

 
15

9

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton, Konfidenz, Admitting the Holocaust: Collected Essays, Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology, Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog, The Bookmakers, Wonder Boys (1995).

 
15

10

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920's, Moving Houses, Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America, The Racist Mind, Pandora's Clock, Carriers (1995).

 
15

11

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Skinned Alive. Also, correspondence with author, Edmund White (1995).

 
15

12

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Acts of Faith, Our Paris, Alternate Sides, Going Once, While the Messiah Tarries, Father of Frankenstein, Boychicks in the Hood, Murder Chez Proust, Hannah Arendt/Martin Heidegger, The Death of Satan, The Island of the Day Before Yesterday, White Gloves, Jack of Hearts (1995).

 
15

13

The Washington Blade book review drafts: Flesh and Blood (1995).

 
15

14

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: The Man Who Cancelled Himself, The Venus Throw (1995).

 
15

15

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Last Chants, Manhattan Nocturne, Serial Killer Days, Acts of Revision, Omnivores, The Godless Constitution, Twenty Blue Devils, Fragments: Memoirs of a Childhood, Uncertainty, Henry James: The Young Master (1996).

 
15

16

Lambda Book Report book review drafts: The Death of Friends (1996).

 
15

17

The Jerusalem Report book review drafts: That Day the Rabbi Left Town, Why Should Jews Survive? (1996).

 
15

18

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Dark Debts, Prayers for the Dead, Mona in the Promised Land, Cadillac Jukebox, The Beauty of Men, Bettelheim: A Life and Legacy, Geography of the Heart, The Intruder, Full Stop, The Nylon Hand of God, The Girl Who Ran Off with Daddy, Manhood in America: A Cultural History (1996).

 
15

19

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Speaking with the Devil, Violence: Our Deadliest Epidemic and its Cure, The Drowning Room, Hitler's Willing Executioners, Death in the Andes, The Bad Samaritan, The Last Sanctuary, Incidents in the Rue Laugier, Dog Love, House of Guilt, This Far No Further, The Handmaid of Desire, The Opening of the American Mind, About Schmidt, Murder in Grub Street (1996).

 
15

20

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Raymond Chandler, Absolute Power, Government Gay, How Proust Can Change Your Life, Treasure Hunt, The Magician's Tale, Data Smog, The Puttermesser Papers, Apaches, Missing Pieces (1997). Also, Free Press announcement of Mysteries" column (12/12/97).

 
15

21

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Napoleon of Crime, Allan Pinkerton, The Far Euphrates, Master of Dreams, No Colder Place, Lucky You, Comeback, Road Rage, Double Take, One of Us, Tramp, The Defense, The Ax, The Tenth Justice, The Man Who Loved Women to Death, Three to Get Deadly, Kat Scratch Fever, Simenon: A Biography, Star Witness, After Hannibal, Plum Island, Eater of Souls, Unnatural Exposure (1997).

 
15

22

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: The Kiss, Shooters, Bad Chili, Traces, Deja Dead, Russian Summers, The Creation of Dr. B, Nazi Gold, Hitler's Secret Bankers, Genesis Code, Milton in America, Revenge of the Cootie Girls, The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture, Medusa's Child, The Big Picture (1997).

 
15

23

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Club Dumas, God Save the Queen, Hole in the Water, Living History, Shtetl, Total Control, Words for the Taking, Cat and Mouse, Person or Persons Unknown, The Lost Museum, One of Us,Mystery Roundup 1997,"Women Who Solve Crimes and the Readers Who Love Them." (1997).

 
15

24

Detroit Free Press review drafts: Empire of the Ants, Crabcakes, Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, "February Mysteries," The Luneberg Variation, For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture, Felix in the Underworld (1997).

 
15

25

The Jerusalem Report book review drafts: The Project, The Creation of Dr. B, The Puttermesser Papers (1997); The Extra Man (1998); The World in Pieces (1998).

 
15

26

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Booth, The Art of Scandal, Invisible World, Casanova, Sotheby's: The Inside Story, "January Mysteries," Visitors, Blood Work, "March Mysteries," The Gifts of the Jews, The Ultimate Rush, Eve of Destruction, Rumble Tumble, Body Language (1998).

 
15

27 A

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: The Iron Tracks, "April Mysteries," Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Bloomsbury Pie, The Seville Communion, Blanche Cleans Up, Once Too Often, Safe House, "May Mysteries," The Witchfinder, The Queen of Whale Cay, Digging Up Momma, Venice Adriana, "June Mysteries," No Place of Safety, Oscar Wilde's Last Stand, Sotheby's, The Long Falling (1998).

 
15

27 B

Free Press (1998) continued: Easier to Kill, Low Rider, Once Upon the River Love, Pretty Ballerina, Dear God, Have You Ever Gone Hungry? While Other People Sleep, Point of Origin, Casanova in Love, "November 1998 Mysteries," The Inn at Lake Devine, "August 1998 Mysteries," Chain of Custody, The Best American Mystery Stories (Grafton), Backflash,1998 Mystery Roundup," The Life of Sir Thomas More, Kaaterskill Falls, "September 1998 Mysteries," Blindness, Thieves' Opera, Explaining Hitler, "October 1998 Mysteries," A Cold Day in Paradise, The Red Hat, "July 1998 Mysteries," (all 1998).

 
15

28

[Michigan Public Radio reviews, correspondence, research materials (1998).]

 
15

29

Lambda Book Report March 1998 book review.

 
15

30

Washington Post July 11, 1999, "Two for the Road." Review of Coast to Coast by Frederic Raphael. Drafts, cover letters, notes, article.

 
15

31

Detroit Free Press book review drafts: Byron: Child of Passion Fool of Fame, The Hours of the Virgin, Lords of the Horizons, Headlong, Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle, "June Mysteries," The Conversion, A Private Life of Henry James, "July Mysteries, "January Mysteries," Double Espresso, Elegy for Iris, "February Mysteries,"Falling Slowly,March Mysteries," Ross MacDonald: A Biography, Walkin' the Dog, Hitler's Pope, The Mentor, The Dangerous Husband, "April Mysteries, "May Mysteries,"1999 Roundup." (1999).

 
15

31.5

Detroit Free Press article:The 58th Case at the 87th Precinct: Ed McBain's latest cop mystery shows signs of wear." (reviews of The Last Dance and Cop Hater) (draft and copy of article, 2000).

 
15

32

Washington Post Book World October 10, 1999 book review,The House-Breaker of Harvard Yard." Review of Having Everything by John L'Heureux. Drafts, cover letters, article. Book review of 2 short, quirky novels," The Third Eye and Just Passing Through (2000). Brief review of Meely Labauve with brief correspondence (2000).

 
15

33

The Jerusalem Report book review drafts: Jesus, The Gold of Exodus (both from 1998); Second Hand Smoke, Foreign Brides, Death in a City of Mystics, An Accidental Murder, Bech at Bay (1999).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
16

1

Forward book review drafts: The Same Embrace (1998); Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst, Hitler in Love, Blood Money, The Sabbathday River (all 1999); Murder Duet (2000); Pure Poetry (2000); Second Generation Voices, The Inventory, Wanderlust (2001); The Collected Stories of Joseph Roth, Hester Among the Ruins (2002). Also copies of published reviews for The Last Jew, Between Sodom and Eden: A Gay Journey, Independence Park: The Lives of Gay Men in Israel, and Pure Poetry (2000).

 
16

2

Washington Post Book World book review drafts: In the Company of Angels (2001); Trio review (The Third Eye, Meely LaBauve and Passing Through) (undated). Some Great Thing (2004).

 
16

3

The Jerusalem Report book review drafts: Bee Season, A Double Life, The Law of Return, Uri Geller (May 2000); Coney, Do We Get a Second Chance? Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America, Azarel, Confessions of a Secular Jew, What Remains (with letter from author Nicholas Delbanco), Does the Soul Survive? (2001).

 
16

4 A & B

Detroit Free Press collection of copies of book review articles, "Mysteries" columns, on-line reviews, brief correspondence (1990's - 2003; no original drafts).

 
16

5

Detroit Free Press pay rates for book reviews (undated).

 
16

6

The Jerusalem Report copies of book reviews (1998; 2000 - 2005). Also, magazine article,Looking for Heroes," re. author Rich Cohen (The Jerusalem Report, 9/9/02) (drafts, correspondence with Cohen, article).

 
16

7

Star-Telegram book review draft: Eclipse by John Banville (April 8, 2001). Other Star-Telegram columns (2001 - 2004) Xerox copies.

 
16

8

Boston Review book review draft: Kingdom of Shadows (2001). Mystery Scene No. 71 article, "Darkness in the Sunlight, Club Med Gets Mysterious" (2001) (galley, draft). Book review drafts of Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera (undated; publishing history not noted)

 
16

8.5

20 Xerox copies of published book reviews, appearing in Star-Telegram, The Jerusalem Report, Detroit Free Press, Forward and The Sunday Republican (all from 2003, 2004).

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
C. Lev Raphael's Book Reviews/Interviews in Print and Recorded Radio Broadcasts

 
2. Radio Broadcasts (recorded on tape and compact discs)

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
16

9

25 Compact Discs. Recorded Radio Broadcasts of author interviews on WLNZ, Lansing, MI (Lansing Community College radio) (circa 2003), labeled as follows: Joan DeJean (2 discs), Todd Pruzan, Francine DuPlessix Gray, Marilyn Stasio, Stacy Schiff, Bruce Bartlett, James Kunstler, Alice Kaplan, Margaret Mauldon (translator), Alexander Wolcott, Salman Rushdie, Liz Benedict, John Dean, Stephen Greenblatt, Robert Eversz, Linda Fainstein, Chris Packard, Erica Jong, John Berendt, Julian Barnes, Justin Frank, Charlie Houston, Stephanie Coontz, Francine Prose.

 
16

10

13 Compact Discs. Broadcast List continued: Justin Frank , Elizabeth Kostova, John Dicker, James Shapiro, Helen Schulman,Full Rushdie Interview,"Between the Lines Book Review,"Intro Outro." Also five unmarked CD's (possibly containing six early segments before the interview show started). [LR: "Not included because not taped: music mid-show with my commentary and book picks at show's end."]

 
16

10.5

6 Todd Mundt Show cassette tapes (3 undated; 3 dated 1998).

 
16

11

5 Todd Mundt Show cassette tapes (1998 - 1999).

 
16

12

6 Todd Mundt Show cassette tapes (1999 - 2000).

 
16

13

6 Todd Mundt Show cassette tapes (2000 - 2001).

 
16

14

6 Todd Mundt Show cassette tapes (2001).

 
16

15

5 Todd Mundt Show cassette tapes (2001 - 2002, and 2 from unknown year.)

 
16

16

7 Todd Mundt Show compact discs (2003).

 
16

17

6 cassettes from Todd Mundt Show/NPR (2002 - 2003).

 
16

18

4 cassettes from Todd Mundt Show/NPR (2003).

 
16

19

10 CD's. "Between the Lines" Book Review shows (WLNZ) (2003-2004). Also, tech notes on doing "Book Talk" in 2005, questions for Tom Reiss" and "Book Talk" news clippings from Lansing State Journal (2005).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
16.5

Bundled

16 Compact Disc recordings of author interviews from "Book Talk", etc. labeled as follows:

Tom Reiss. Rushdie unedited. Helen Schulmay July '05. Ellis, Miller, Durham 2/28/05 WLNZ Book Talk 2004 Emily Averbach 12/04. Stacy Schiff Franklin 6/05. Loren Estleman un-edited 12/04. Liz Benedict Aug. 05. Long Emergency Kunstler 7/05. John Dicker U.S. of Walmart Aug 05. Stasio Oct. 2005. Lev Raphael Booktalk March 2005. Lev - WKAR Reviews (no date). Pachaud 2570, 2571, 2572. Lev - May 2004 Lev - June 2004. Cohen.

 
16.5

Envelope

Compact Discs: 6 Compact Discs ("Music CD," "Joe Kanon May '05," and four unlabeled) 1 Computer disc labeled "recording session"

 
16.5

3 Mylar bags

22 Cassette tapes (including some memorabilia tapes)

[LR's list: "Interview by Jennifer Levin about DOTB 1991

Interview by Margo Lagatuta 1993 Outwrite Panel Tape 1991 (2 cassettes)

Michigan Public Radio 1993 (2 copies)

Gays & Lit (?)

BBC interview 1992

Kris Lauer's tape for my orals (1986?)

My bar mitzvah Haftarah tape

Mystery cassette

Phone machine cassette (kept because-?)

Interview with my father 1992"]

Also:

"Champs-Elysees Fevrier 1999"

Abby Lynn Bobomolny

Sunday Morning Spotlight 1/28/96 & 4/28/96

Shoah

Lev and Gersh interview on WKAR (no date)

Focus Interview 3/7/83

WBAI - NY

"Translation from German into English 3/18/09"

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
D. Unpublished writing: Where noted, some of the following manuscripts are precursors to published works cited above. Author's descriptive notes are in brackets and quotations

 
1. Longer Works

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
17

1, 2

The Lost Novels of Isaac Mayer Wise (2 drafts) (unpublished nonfiction) [LR: "A book drawn from my dissertation, never published, though University of Alabama Press was interested."]

 
17

3-6

Betrayed by David Bowie (unpublished story collection from 1987) (drafts, 2 bound copies). [LR: " This is a book I sent to Michael Denneny at St. Martin's which got him interested in publishing me.+]

 
17

7

One-page signed memo (2007) to file from LR re. Betrayed by David Bowie, Remind Me to Smile and Inheritance (aka Reunion), indicating that these collections are precursors to Dancing on Tisha B'Av. See Box 1 for Tisha B'Av mss.

 
17

8,9,10

Remind Me to Smile (unpublished story collection, 1980's) (3 drafts, handwritten notes).

 
17

11, 12,13

Inheritance or Reunion (early unpublished Jewish story collection, 1980's) (2 complete drafts, notes).

 
17

13.5

Jericho and The Women's Side [LR: "Mid 1980's version of Dancing on Tisha B'Av."] See Box 1 for Tisha B'Av mss.

 
17

14 A & B

Lies and Open Doors (unpublished novel) (some typed, mostly handwritten pp.) [LR: "Novel written in six weeks in winter, 1980."]

 
17

15 - 21

Where Is That Country? manuscript: [LR: "Several versions of an attempted novel drawn from stories."]

 
17

15A

Partial ms., 1/30/92. Notes dated 4/2/92. Other set undated.

 
17

15B

[LR: "Legal pad with misc. notes for Brenda, Nat and Mark novel + notes for a story called Yortseit (early version of The Tanteh?)"]

 
17

16

Ms. subtitled The Brenda, Nat and Mark Stories." 4/15/92 w/notes.

 
17

17

Mss. with notes, dated 8/31/93.

 
17

18

"Book I NAT" written on original folder. Typed ms. pp.

 
17

19

"Book II NAT" written on original folder. Handwritten ms. pp.

 
17

20

"Book II MARK" written on original folder. Handwritten/typed pp.

 
17

21 A & B

Pages of drafts. Empty folder with notes for novel written on it.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
18

1

Where's That Country?

 

Draft with Gersh's notes; handwritten notes; synopsis, notes, letter dated 8/5/86.

 
18

2-12

Drafts of 2nd story collection, early 1990's: [LR: "Drafts of story collection, stories variously arranged and the book titled either Where is that Country?, On a Narrow Bridge, or Fieldwork in the Land of Grief."]

 
18

2

Draft of On a Narrow Bridge comprised of several short stories.

 
18

3

Drafts of short stories for collection.

 
18

4

Draft: On a Narrow Bridge, a novella & stories.

 
18

5

Draft: Where is That Country?

 
18

6

Draft: Fieldwork in the Land of Grief, A Novella & Stories.

 
18

7

Draft: Where is That Country? Contents page with handwritten notes indicating where each short story had been previously published.

 
18

8

Draft: On a Narrow Bridge, Stories. ("Additional Contents" page found with ms.)

 
18

9

Draft: Where is that Country? a novella & stories.

 
18

10

Draft: Fieldwork in the Land of Grief, a novella & stories.

 
18

11

Draft: Where is that Country? a novella & stories. (3 "Additional Contents" pp. found with ms.)

 
18

12

Draft: Fieldwork in the Land of Grief, a novella and stories.

 
18

13 - 20

The Neptune Conspiracy (A Michigan Thriller). (circa mid/late 1990's, early 2000's)

 
18

13

Memo from author re. origin of story and research route. (May 29, 2008) (signed)

 
18

14

Drafts of opening chapters, outline, prologue (1995, 1996).

 
18

15

2 drafts of the outline.

 
18

16

4 drafts of opening chapters

 
18

17

outline and chapters with cover letter to Nancy Love Literary Agency (July 25, 1996) and handwritten response. letter from Gloria Loomis (Watkins/Loomis Agency) (6/14/96).

 
18

18,19,20

draft outlines and chapters.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
19

1-9

The Neptune Conspiracy (A Michigan Thriller) (circa mid/late 1990's, early 2000's)

 
19

1

--notes & chapter one.

 
19

2

--notes & chapters one and two.

 
19

3

--contents of author's loose leaf binder: outline, character sketches, prologues, chapters

 
19

4

--research: magazines, brochures re. Michigan history, Marshall history, town of Charlevoix, Beaver Island, northern Michigan.

--research: magazines, brochures re. Michigan marinas, boating, Mackinac city and bridge, Upper Peninsula.

 
19

5

--research: magazines, brochures re. Michigan marinas, boating,

 
19

6

--research: maps, property guides, info on militia groups, Michigan State Capitol, news articles, interview with Michigan State Police Officer, book list, handwritten notes re. Nightline interview and talk with agent.

 
19

7

contents of research binder: notes on Olivet, interviews with lawyers, info on ferry to Beaver Island and Beaver Island.

 
19

8

photo album with photographs from Marshall historic homes tour (1995).

 
19

9

photo album with photographs from Olivet, Marshall, Charlevoix, St. James Harbor, Beaver Island ferry (1995). Second copy of memo. re. the book dated May 29, 2008.

 
19

10-15

The Quiet Beast (early unpublished novel) (several drafts). [LR: "Incomplete but overlapping copies of 1975 unpublished novel The Quiet Beast with typed and handwritten author's notes and revisions, one copy annotated summer 1977 (?) by Tamas Aczel at Umass/Amherst + miscellaneous pp. from same."]

 
19

16, 17

"3B" [LR: "Attempted memoir from early 2000s and reformulation as a thriller and partial draft."]

 
19

18

State of Siege ["Notes from interview with Captain Washington for 8th unwritten mystery . . . Nation article on heightened security at universities: research for State of Siege."]

 
19

19

First Chapter of attempted thriller Get the Guest, undated.

 
19

20

"Notes for "Adultery Thriller" + sample chapter

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDINGS

 
D. Unpublished writing: Where noted, some of the following manuscripts are precursors to published works cited above. Author's descriptive notes are in brackets and quotation

 
2. Shorter works  

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
20

1-12

Unpublished short stories, finished and un-finished; notes for stories. (1990's back through late 1970's) (some undated).

 
20

13A

Misc. poetry, unsubmitted and unpublished (early 1980's).

 
20

13B

Poetry (1981).

 
20

14

"War Stories," ("alternatively "Survivors") (1979). [LR: "First attempt at a collection of short stories. Sent to Dutton editor who had awarded me 2nd prize in the Harvey Swados Contest, but he had died in the interim."]

 
20

15 - 47

Stories (1975 - 1978) (alphabetical by title). [LR: "Covering senior year of college and 2 ½ years at the MFA program of UMass/Amherst, with ms. notes and typed feedback from various workshop professors, including my earliest stories about Holocaust survivors:Survivors,"Terrible Things,"The Living Room." ]

 
20

48

"False Positions" story from UMass/Amherst workshop. 3 versions, one with Tams Aczel's comments.

 
20

49

"His Own Dark Mind" (1976).

 
20

50

College stories (originally in accordion file). Signed score of Godspell. [LR: "#20 is my first attempt to write a war story."]

 
20

51

"Peace of Mind" (1975-76). [LR: "Attempted rewrite in the MFA program of "The Quiet Beast" from senior year of college."]

 
20

52

Notes (1975/1976).

 
20

53

"Survivors" precursor (1974).

 
20

54

"Long Descent" novel (circa 1974).

 
20

55 -56

Miscellaneous drafts of stories, plays, fragments (1970's).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
21

1-8

Miscellaneous writing from college and earlier.

 
21

8.5

Miscellaneous undated excerpts, notes.

 
21

9

Juvenilia (1960's).

 

 
SERIES I: WRITINGS/RECORDING

 
E. Diaries/Journals

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
21

10 A & B

Set of spiral notebooks with personal writing and academic notes/studies (1976 - 1982). Detailed descriptions from LR included.

 
21

11

Detailed contents descriptions from LR of 10 hardcover notebooks.

 
21

(loose)

7 of set of 10 hardcover notebooks with personal writing and story drafts (1977-1982).

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
22

(loose)

Remaining 3 of set of 10 hardcover notebooks (see last entry above).

 
22

1

Detailed contents descriptions from LR of 7 brown sketchbooks, below.

 
22

(loose)

7 brown sketchbooks with diary entries and draft chapters of Living Separate Lives, which became The War Child then Winter Eyes (1979).

 
F. Plays & Screenplays

 
22

2-10

Collection of drafts of Camerado, "Judgment Day" (written as final exam in Dramatic Writing at Fordham, circa 1974), Remind Me to Smile, "Who's Afraid of Coming to Dinner," and You're Breaking My Heart.

 

 
[Note: Box 22 Addendum" continues Plays & Screenplays collection]

 
22Ad.

1

Additional draft of "Camerado."

 
22Ad.

2-6

Screenplay drafts of DOTB by Ed Askinazi and LR (unproduced). Notes, legal agreements, and correspondence included (1993 - 1995).

 
22Ad.

7

Kevin Brofsky's screenplay "Caravans" based on a story by LR (1994).

 
22Ad.

8

Michael Salvador's stage play of DOTB (unproduced) w/correspondence (circa 1991 - 1995).

 

 
G. Academic works and related research materials (additional materials in Box 42, Folders 23, 24)

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
22

11

1) Paper:Radcliffe, Balzac, "Barthes," 1980;

2) Paper:The Catalytic Function of Eric in Another Country (written while at UMass);

3) French class study notes (no date).

 
22

12

"Touching," U of Mass. MFA Thesis (March 1978).

 
22

13

Two book proposal drafts re. the study of shame in Edith Wharton's fiction (n.d.) [LR: "NEH statement"]

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
23

1

Michigan State University folder: MSU notebook (no date); MSU Psychological Theory paper (1982); Three academic papers written at MSU (journal publication drafts?) (no date); Essay "My Watcher, My Gates" Winter 1987, class identified as ATL 152";

 
23

2

Bound dissertation: The Pen and The Pulpit - The American Novels of Isaac Mayer Wise. Submitted to MSU Dept. of English (1986).

 
23

3

Dissertation research: The Papers of Isaac Mayer Wise, A Guide to the Microfilm Edition (book) (1981).

 
23

4A

Dissertation research: Copies of writings by Wise.

 
23

4B

Dissertation research: Copies of biographical materials re. Wise.

 
23

5-12

Dissertation research: Copies of approx. 80 articles or book chapters used for dissertation bibliography. Subjects include: Reform Judaism, German Jews, American Jews, and Wise's period in American history (alphabetical by article title).

 
23

13

Dissertation research: Preliminary bibliography and some misc. bib. note cards.

 
23

14 - 16

Dissertation research: bound photocopies of Rabbi in America by Israel Knox; Hillel and Herod and The First of the Maccabees by Wise.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
24

1-6

Dissertation research: Photocopies of newspaper editions of The Israelite edited by Isaac M. Wise, featuring pieces written by Wise.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
25

Dissertation research: Photocopied Books with LR's Notes.

 

-Eventful Years and Experiences by Bertram Korn

 

-Jews from Germany in the U.S. edited by Hirschler

 

-Isaac Mayer Wise by S.D. Temkin (2 vol.)

 

-History of the Israelitish Nation by Isaac Mayer Wise

 

-As Yesterday When it is Past by James Heller

 

-Selected Writings of Isaac Mayer Wise

 

-Reminiscences by Wise

 

-German Jews Beyond Judaism by Mosse

 

-Isaac Mayer Wise by Max May

 

-Jewish Characters in the American Novel to 1900, dissertation by Abraham Steinberg (1956).

 

 
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE. This series includes personal and professional correspondence, most of which was originally organized by the author; the collection retains much of this system - it begins with letters organized alphabetically by author (includes personal and professional correspondence, sometimes both sides of the correspondence) and continues with letters grouped by agents, publishers, etc. Descriptions following the names are the author's own words.

 
Note: some names may appear more than once

 
Correspondence mixed professional/personal:

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
26

1

Aaron (stepson)

 

2

Abbot, Jeff (mystery author)

 

3

Abush, Johnny (bibliographer)

 

4

Adams, Linda (friend from college)

 

5

Advocate, The (kill fee letter; letter about Tom Pollack)

 

6

Alabama Press, University of: correspondence about Isaac Wise book, revised but unpublished

 

7

Albrecht, Lisa (editor)

 

8

Aleph Australia (gay group)

 

9

Allison, Dorothy (2 cards)

 

10

Alyson Press (editorial correspondence about anthology)

 

11

Am Tikvah (Boston synagogue)

 

12

Amblin Entertainment (letter from Spielberg asst.)

 

13

Amelia (editorial corr.)

 

14

American Imago (editorial corr.)

 

15

Amos, Ralph (Ohio State)

 

15.5

Anchor Books

 

16

Anderson, Lorraine (Traverse City Record Eagle)

 

17

Andrews, Clarence (fan mail)

 

18

Anshaw, Carol (author)

 

19

Applebaum, Elizabeth (Detroit Jewish News editor)

 

20

Arnold, Martin (NYT)

Ashley, Susan

 

21

Askinazi, Ed (screenwriter/producer on DOTB)

 

22

Atkin, Routh (editor)

 

23

Axelrod, Larry, Chicago Synagogue (one of my first readings in 1990 or 1991)

 

24

Baker, Jim (German editor re: translations)

 

25

Barnard, Robert (three cards)

 

26

Barnes, Shari (Dallas JCC)

Barnett, Allen (author)

Barone, Gus (UT/Austin)

 

27

Beck, Evelyn Torton (author/scholar, corr. + writing)

 

28

Bedford, Brian (actor)

Bendizen, Alfred (academic; EW scholar)

 

29

Benedict, Liz (novelist)

 

30

Ben-Khayyim, Cove

Benett, Rabbi Allen (reviewer, etc.)

Berenson, Lauries (mystery author)

Berg, Jim (U/Maine)

 

31

Berg, Peter (MSU Library)

 

32

Berger, Alan at Syracuse U. (Articles and corr.)

 

33

Bergman, Andrew (director)

 

34

Bergman, David (editor)

 

35

Betcher, R. William

Biale, David (author)

Biberman, Jane (editor)

 

36

Biledeau, Brent (MSU staff)

 

37

Bilmes, Alan (friend and fan)

Blackswan, Gryphon (friend)

 

38

Blade, The (editor)

Blauner, Peter (author)

Blumenberg, Michelle (Univ. of MI Hillel)

 

39

Blythe, Will (Esquire editor)

Bonnie at Black Orchid (mystery book store owner)

Booklist's Ray Olson (reviewer)

 

40

Booth, Steve (KI rabbi, Lansing)

Bouldrey, Brian (author)

Bowling Green State Univeristy

 

41

Bram, Christopher (author)

 

42

Brandeis Hillel

Brandt, Carl (agent)

Brewer, Steve (mystery author)

Brick, Barrett (Intl. Gay and Lesbian honcho)

 

43

Bridges (editorial corr.)

Brinker, Ludger (scholar who's written about me) (includes draft bio article)

Brod, Harry (academics)

Brodsky, Ira (author)

 

44

Brofsky, Kevin (screenwriter): 2 files with corr. and scripts

 

45

Brookner, Anita

Brooks, Dennis (ex-Fordham faculty)

Brooks, Wilma (in LA)

Browning, Pat

Brownstein, Rachel (academic author)

Buchbinder, David (Australian academic who's written about me)

 

46

Bukiet, Melvin (letter + review of Hitler's niece)

Burke, Robert (review slamming David Feinberg, praising DOTB)

Burstein, Jan (Jyl Lyn Felman's ex-)

Byrd, Stephanie (friend of Terri Jewell?)

 

47

Cain, Kathy (anthology editor)

Campillo, Irene (Fordham friend)

 

47.5

Cannell, Cynthia (new agent)

 

48

Cannell, Dorothy (mystery writer)

Canning, Richard

Carter, Dale (book seller)

CBST in New York (gay synagogue)

Central Michigan (about job application)

Chametzkly (former professor, Univ. of MA)

 

49

Christmas, Joyce (mystery author)

 

50

Churchill, Jill (mystery author)

Chasman, Deborah (Beacon Press)

Cindy and Donna (nieces)

Clinton, Kate (comedian) -2 folders

Coben, Harlan (thriller author)

Cohen, Eli (rabbi and friend)

 

51

Columbia Publishing Company (editor)

Common Language (gay bookstore in Ann Arbor)

Comstock, Gary (editor)

Contemporary Authors (invitation)

 

52

Craft, Brad (bookseller-fan, dozens of letters)

 

53

Cronenwalt, Steve

Curtis Brown, Ltd on behalf of Google

D'Amato, Barbara (mystery author)

Dagmar & Michael (academics)

Danko, Jeff (friend)

David & Dan

Day, Alan (friend, conf. organizer London)

 

54

Day, Diane (mystery author)

 

55

DeLillom Don

DeLuca, Ray (publicist, SMP)

Detroit Free Press (newspaper's policy on reviewing a reviewer's book) (2003)

DiBernard, Barbara (academic)

Didion, Joan

Dillard, Annie

Donnelly, Nisa (author)

Duplechan, Larry (author)

 

56

Edwards, Ruth Dudley (mystery author)

Eger, Denise (rabbi)

Eilberg-Schwarz, Howard Elizabeth (David K's ex-)

Elkus, Ron (friend)

 

57

Ely, Stan (journalist/interviewer)

 

58

Epstein, Helen

Esposito, Sandy (friend)

Estleman, Loren D.

Evanovich, Janet

Evergreen Chronicles

Eversz, Robert (mystery author)

 

59

Evolutionary Psychology, The Journal of

 

59.5

E. Wharton & Co. (literary first editions)

 

60

Faber & Faber Limited (editorial corrs.)

 

61

Fairstein, Linda (author)

Fairweather, Carol (editor?)

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Felman, Jyl Lyn (author)

Ferro, Robert Ferro (author)

Fierstein, Harvey (author)

 

62

Fish, Tammy (friend)

 

63

Fitts, Sharon (academic)

Fleischer, Yolanda (JCC Detroit)

Florsheim, Stuart (fan)

Font, Aurelio (singer)

Foremen, Martin

Foreman (author)

Forrest, Katherine

Forrest (author)

 

64

Forward, The (editorial corr.)

Fox, Everett

 

65

Frank, Barney (Congressman)

 

66

Frisque, Dee (conf. organizer)

Frontiers (editorial)

Gage, Richard (Illinois Arts Council)

Galford, Ellen (author)

Galst, Liz (interviewer)

 

67

Gambone, Phil (author)

Garcia-Aguilera, Carolina (mystsery author)

GCN (about OUTWRITE)

 

68

Geiger, Ellen (ex-agent)

 

69

Gersh (see Kaufman, Gersh)

Gersh, Mark (reviewer)

Gifford, Jim (academic)

Gilbrewth, Ed (reviewer)

Glaser, Eileen

Glickman, Gary (author)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
27

1

GMP Publishers Ltd. (editorial corr.)

 

2

Goldberg, Lynn

Goldin, Daniel (bookseller)

Goodman, Eric (friend)

Gorman, Ed (Mystery Scene)

GRE scores

Griffith, Nicola (author/editor)

Groff, David (editor)

Grossman, Jo (editor, A Taste of Murder, Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers) Copy of LR's recipe included (1998)

Gurganus, Alan (author)

Haber, Rosalind (director)

Hadassah (editorial)

 

3

Hadly, Kathy (editor)

 

4

Halevi, Yossi Klein (author/reviewer)

Hall, Parnell (mystery author)

Hall, Richard (author)

Handler, David (mystery author)

Harrison, Colin (thriller author)

Hart, Carolyn G. (mystery author)

 

5

Hart, Ellen (mystery author)

 

5.5

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review

 

6

Hary, Benny

Harap, Louis (academic)

Hass, Aaron (2G author)

Hayter, Sparkle (mystery author)

Healey, Jerry (mystery author)

Heising, Wiletta (editor)

Helder, William

Helms, Alan (author)

Herskowitz, Howard B.

Hess, Joan (mystery author)

 

7

Hicks, John (professer, U. of MA) [LR: "Former committee member for my MFA."]

 

8

Hirt-Manheimer, Aron (editor) [LR: "--who later (2009) wrote me the nastiest rejection I'd ever received from an editor in 30 years."]

Hoffman, Eva (author)

Holland, Norman (academic/author)

 

9

Hollernan, Andrew (author) (1 photo: LR with Hollernan; 1 photo: LR with George Stambolian) (see Box 28 Folder 17 for Stambolian correspondence)

 

10

Horowitz, Eve (author)

Howe, Irving (author)

Icolari, Dan (author)

Institute for Health Promotion, USC

Invitations from LR

Isay, Richard

Jacobs, Phil (editor, The Jewish News, Detroit)

Jacobs, Fred

James, Dean (author)

Jess?

 

11

Jewell, Terri (large folder + photos of reading at Archives 2/5/96)

 

12

Jewish Community Council - Detroit

Jewish Heritage Writing Project

Jones, Judith at Knopf

Jones, Mimi (Redbook editor)

Jong, Erica (author)

Joslin, Kathy (academic)

Kahla, Keith (editor)

Kahn, Rabbi Yoel

Kalman, Floris (friend)

Kalmansohn, David (editor)

Kantrowitz, Melanie Kaye (author)

Kaplan, Robert

Kaplan, Roger (academic)

Karlinsky, Simon

Katz, Judtih (author)

Kaufman, David

Kauffman, Janet (author)

 

13

Kaufman, Gersh (see also Box 40 Folder 5)

 

14

Kaye/Kantrowitz, Melanie (author) (damaged)

Keehnam, Owen (reviewer)

Kellerman, Faye (author)

Kennison, Kathryn (conf. organizer)

Kent, anny (Israeil fan)

Kieve, Paul (Britain)

 

15

Killian, Kevin (author, Fordham grad)

 

16

Killoran, Helen (EW Society)

Kimball, David (friend)

King, Laurie (author)

Kirschner (East Lansing friend)

Kirshenbaum, Binnie (author)

Klausner, Harriet (fan reviewer)

Klein, Steve (journalist)

Koben, Deen (conf. organizer)

Koffler, Kevin (GENRE editor)

Labadie Collection, Hatcher Library UM

Labonte, Richard (bookseller and reviewer)

Lake, MD (mystery author)

Landman, Rick (fan)

Landsdale, Joe (mystery author)

Lankford, Terrill (thriller author)

Lansing State Journal (letters to editor)

Larkin, Joan (poet)

Lauer, Kris (see Box 30, below)

Lawrence, Martha (mystery author) + Little Miss Evil-themed joke

 

17

Leffler, Mark (interviewer)

Legal, Jean-Denis

Lehr, Ann (bookseller)

Leland, Chris Levine, Arthur (fan)

Levy, Harry (mystery author)

Lewis, R.W.B. (author)

L'Heureux, John

Liebhaber, Sharon (friend)

Lobenthal, Dick (ADL-MI)

Lowenstein, Andrea Freud (author)

Loft-Minneapolis, The

Los Angeles Times

Lowenthal, Michael (author/editor)

Ludwig, Coy

 

18

Maas, Larry/Arnie Kantrowitz (authors)

Macpherson, Randy

Magid, Marion (managing editor, Commentary)

Magida, Daniel (author)

Malcolm, Janet (author)

Manosewitz, Carolyn (artist/editor)

Maracotta, Lindsay

 

19

Marks, Jeffrey (author/anthology editor)

 

20

Maron, Margaret (mystery author)

Marshall, Scott (Edith Wharton Restoration)

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

Massey, Sujata (mystery author)

Mattes, Jed (agent)

Maxwell, Rhoda (MSU)

Mazer, Susan (friend)

Mazzela, Anthony (James scholar)

McCann, Richard (author)

McClurken, Jim (MI friend)

McDermid, Val (author)

 

20.2

McDowell, Margaret (EW scholar) (includes correspondence re. the issue of acknowledging LR's work on the topic of shame in Edith Wharton's writing)

 

20.4

McMahon, Bill (fan)

McRuer, Robert (academic)

Meadows, Lee (Michigan author)

Meisel, Perry (author/academic)

Miami Holocaust Memorial

MI Council of the Arts and Art Foundation of MI

MIT Press

Moe, Rusty (friend)

Monette, Richard (Stratford Festival of Canada)

 

21

Mordden, Ethan (author)

MSU Evening College

MSU Press (David Thomas)

Muller, Adrien (London reviewer/)

Muller, Klaus (Holocaust Museum)

Murder on Miami Beach (bookstore)

Murray, Margaret (EW scholar)

Mussers, The (Grand Hotel)

Myers, Tamar (mystery author)

Mystery Book Stores

 

22

Naiad Press

Nakisher, Steve (friend)

 

NAL/Dutton (editorial)

 

23

Nava, Michael (author)

 

24

Newmarkt, Dr. Paul (editor)

New Jewish Agenda

 

25

Newman, Leslea (author)

Newman, Nancy (journalist)

 

26

New Yorker (rejections)

 

27

New York Times Book Review (A. Becker)

Nolan, Tom (biographer)

Northern Illinois UP

Norton & Company

 

28

Olyan, Sau & John Choly (academic/artist)

 

29

Osborne, Karen Lee (editor) and Todd Orjala (ass't editor)

 

30

Oster, Art (radio interviewer)

OUTLOOK (editorial corr.)

Oxman, Phil (fan, reading organizer)

Ozick, C.

 

31

Paretsky, Sara

Pat & Paul (MI friends)

Patras, Ron (fan)

Paolini, Nicole (author)

Pearlstein, Rick (journalist)

Penzler, Otto

People Like Us (bookstore)

PEOPLE Magazine (complaint)

Perzanowski, Dennis (aka Dennis Brooks) (Fordham professor)

Peschel, Bill (reviewer)

 

Box

Folder

Description

28

1

Phillips, Kathy (bookseller)

Phillips, Michael (MI friend)

Pickett, James Carroll (playwright)

Piesman, Marissa (mystery author)

Pilcher, Darryl (editor)

Plaskow, Judith

Poets & Writers (rejection)

"Poisoned Pen" (bookstore)

Potter, Miles (director)

 
28

2

Preston, John

 
28

2.5

Publisher rejection letters

 
28

3

Putnam Publishing Group (PR for Wrestling with the Angel)

 
28

4

Purple Moon Press (editor)

Rafal, Donald (MI friend)

Raphael, Rabbi Lawrence (editor)

Raz, Hilda (editor)

 
28

5

Reconstructionist: A Journal of Creative Jewish Thought

 
28

6

Redbook

Red Cross Tracing Service

 
28

6.5

Reform Judaism

 
28

6.8

Review Requests

 
28

7

Reuben, Shelley (mystery author)

Riordan, Rick (mystery author)

Robinson, Lynda

Rodriguez, Nellie - SMP Royalties

 
28

8

Root, Bob (Michigan author)

 
28

9

Rose, Andy (editor)

Rosenblatt, Roger (journalist)

Rozan, S,J,

Russell, Kevin (Flint author?)

Russell, Sue

Rutgers University

Salvador, Michael

 
28

10

Sarita & Sal (MI friends)

 
28

11

Sartwell, Matthew (editor, NAL/Dutton)

 
28

12

Saylor, Steven

Schecter, Andi (conf. Organizer)

Schimel, Lawrence (anthology editor)

Schindler, Rabbi (HUC)

Schneider, Ken (Knopf)

Schneider, Richard (editor)

Schoenfeld, Ilan (poet)

Schorr, David (artist)

Schulers (congrats card on NYT review?)

Schulman, Helen (author)

Schulman, Sarah (author)

Schwartz, Lynn Sharn (author)

 
28

13

Scoppetone, Sandra (author)

Seal Press

Shapiro, Gerald (University of Nebraska)

Shaw, Marvin (reviewer)

Sheridan, Monica (mystery listserv)

Sherman, Scott (fan)

Shoshana (cousin)

Shostach, T. Lee

Showalter, Elaine (author)

Shumaker, David (friend)

Siegel, Barry

Singer, Shelley (editor)

 
28

14

Skeen, Anita (academic)

 
28

15

Sklar, Jeff

 
28

16

Smith, Ron

Smiths, The (neighbors)

Sommers, Christina

Southern Maine, U. of

Spar, Myles

 
28

17

Stambolian, George (anthology editor) (includes corresp. from Stambolian)

Note: see Box 27 Folder 9 for photograph of LR with Stambolian.

 
28

18

Steinberg, Janice

Steinberg, Mike & Carole (friends)

Steinberg, Mike (MI author, editor)

 
28

19

Stoppard, Tom

 
28

20

Stout, John (friend)

Studies in the Humanities, IUP

Suggate, Brian

Swarz, Kraig (actor)

 
28

21

Taszman, Dominique (Belgian friend)

Taylor, Jean (author)

Tomkins, Silvan (author)

 
28

22

Topper, Myra (friend, London)

 
28

23

Torobin, Brian (friend)

Twayne Publishers (SEE McDowell, Margaret)

Tyler, Ann (author)

Van Dervoort, Kerstin (Nebraska fan/teacher)

Vogelmann, Daniel (Italian editor)

von der Heyden, Ute (local interviewer)

 
28

24

Wachtenheim, Daniel (fan)

Wager, Walter (mystery author)

Warmerdam, Hans and Jan van Galenstraat (Holland)

Washington Post

Waugh, Debra (editor)

Weibezahl, Robert (Mystery Cafe) (contains recipe for cookbook)

Weinberg, Joy (editor)

Weiss, Devrin (fan)

Weissner, Mitch (friend)

 
28

25

Wershoven, Carol (EW scholar)

Weston, Molly (mystery fan)

Whitaker, Anne-Maree (Australia)

White, Edmund

Wiesel, Elie (dictated, not signed)

Wilson, Jonathan (author)

 
28

26

Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Press, University of

 
28

27

Wolf, George (academic)

Wolf, Matt (British illusionist)

 
28

28

Wolff, Cynthia Griffin

 
28

29

Woodhouse, Reed

Wright, Stephen

Writer's Digest (letter re. submission, Once Upon a Review.") Several drafts, some with notes. (1999)

Zahava, Irene (editor)

Zakrzewski, Paul & Ron

Zevy (editors)

 
28

30

Zalutsky, Sam

Zamaria, Karen (friend)

Zilversmit, Annette (aka Annette Rottenberg) (academic)

Zimkus, Ed (fan)

Zimler, Richard (author)

 
28

31

Zimmerman, R.D. (author) (emails)

 
Correspondence with Authors (LR's letters to them only, except where noted]:

 
28

32

Bram, Christopher (1989-1993-approx. a dozen)

 
28

33

Felman, Jyl Lynn (approx 40 letters 1990-1992)

 
28

34

Gambone, Philip (12 letters 1989-1990)

 
28

34.5

Hollernan, Andrew (several hundred letters 1988-1996 including travelogue letters about France) [LR: "These are the raunchiest, dishiest and most literary letters I've written."]

 
28

35, 36

Hollernan, Andrew (approx. 100 letters and cards from him, 1988 - 1996)

 
28

37

Karlinsky, Simon (1 letter)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
29

1

Keenan, Joe (writer for Cheers) (including corresp. from Keenan)

 
29

2

Killian, Kevin (several dozen letters 1989-1992)

 
29

3

Lewis, R.W.B. (4 letters 1988-1989)

 
29

4

McCann, Richard (5 letters 1988-1990) [LR: "One mentions the signing I did with George Stambolian in LA, the poster for which is listed with artwork and posters below."]

 
29

5

Nava, Michael (6 letters 1989)

White, Edmund (20 letters including his reply to my letter about his story "Skinned Alive.")

 
Correspondence with Agents

 
29

6

Chernoff, Dona [LR: "Notes for talk with Dona Chernoff (second agent) about St. Martin's and Let's Get Criminal."]

 
29

7

Chernoff, Dona [LR: "Dozens of letters, rejections for Let's Get Criminal which she sent to editors who mostly didn't like mysteries!"]

 
29

8

Lyons, Jennifer (re. Fieldwork in the Land of Grief)

 
29

9

Misc. Agents (re. Coming Out of Shame, Fieldwork in the Land of Grief, The Neptune Conspiracy, Let's Get Criminal and other works)

 
29

9.5

Rosedale manuscript: Straus Literary Agency, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and misc. correspondence with other agents

 
29

11-12

Schmidt, Harold (literary agent for LR and Gershen Kaufman) (hundreds of e-mails/faxes and copy of legal agreement)

 
29

13 A & B

Schmidt, Harold (re. agreements, royalties, plans, projects) [LR: "Betrayed by Harold Schmidt and Doubleday about Coming Out of Shame imbroglio; kiss-off letter to agent Harold Schmidt."]

 
Correspondence with Publishers and Editors:

 
29

14

Arsenal Pulp Press

 
29

15

Flick, Vicki (Putnam Publishing)

 
29

16

Ford, Michael Thomas (re. Happily Ever After anthology)

 
29

16.5

Frontiers (editor David Kalmansohn)

 
29

17

International Quarterly (1996 "crossing boundaries" award for "Losing My Mother"; issue announcing award included)

 
29

17.5

The Jewish News, Southfield, MI (w/ draft article, Hatred at Yad Vashem," 1994)

 
29

18

Marks, Jeffrey

 
29

19

Misc. (mid, late 1980's) [LR: "The period when suddenly my work got notes, letters, etc. instead of just blank rejections as in late 70's, early 80's."]

 
29

20

Misc. (mid 1990's, early 2000's) [LR: "Rejections for Fieldwork in the Land of Grief (when Ellen Geiger was agent) and dozens of rejections of articles and stories; David Buchbinder's academic journal article on me."]

 
29

21

Misc. (re. Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame)

Note: Misc. (re. Journeys and Arrivals) see below, Box 31, Folder 9.5.

 
29

22

Misc. (re. Fieldwork in the Land of Grief)

 
29

23

Misc. (re. Losing My Mother)

 
29

24

Misc. (re. Neptune Conspiracy)

 
29

25

Misc. (re. Remind Me to Smile)

 
29

26

Misc. (re. Wharton articles)

 
29

27

Shatzky, Joel & Michael Taub (Greenwood Publishing Group)

 
29

28

St. Martin's Press (copies of LR's letters to editor Michael Denneny)

 
29

29

St. Martin's Press (editor Keith Kahla and others)

 
29

30

Walker and Company

 
29

31

Wesleyan University; Westview Press

 
Correspondence with Readers (additional letters see Series 3:Coverage/Promotion below)

 
29

32, 33

E-mail print-outs (1990s)

 
29

34

Letters and cards

 
Correspondence with Friends/Family

 
29

35

Douglas, Beverley (circa 1975 - 1976) (see also Box 38 Folders 6, 7)

 
29

36

Fish, Tamara (graduate school) (cards/letters from Fish) (1980's)

 
29

37, 38

Fish, Tamara (copies of LR's letters to Fish) (1980's)

 
29

39

Julian, Jeanne (1970's)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
30

1-5

Lauer, Kris (1970's through 1990's) (selective)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
31

1

Pingatore, Diana (UMass)

 
31

2-6

Large collection of greeting cards from friends and family

 
31

7

Letters unsent to friends/family (circa 1977 - 1978)

 
Misc. Correspondence

 
31

8

Misc. correspondence from friends & family (circa 1970's, one 1995)

 
31

9

Misc. professional correspondence (1970's - 2000's)

 
31

9.5

Journeys and Arrivals correspondence with potential publishers/editors

 
31

10

E-mails (professional and personal) (circa 1994)

 
SERIES III. COVERAGE AND PROMOTION OF LEV RAPHAEL. Includes book reviews, author readings/book tours, interviews, portrait articles, reader reaction, publisher correspondence and materials re. promotional efforts, misc. marketing materials; files are loosely chronologically ordered, often with materials grouped according to book project.

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
31

10.2

"Shall We Sing of the Holocaust," Fordham U. newspaper article on course taught by LR (Feb. 14, 1980)

 
31

10.4

Reviews: Men on Men 2/Best New Gay Fiction edited by Stambolian (contains LR's short story, Dancing on Tisha B'Av) (1988/1989); also, review of More Like Minds collection (1992).

 
Dancing on Tisha B'Av (DOTB) coverage and promotion (circa 1991).  
 
31

11

DOTB: reviews, including collection of British reviews and one in Hebrew translated to English.

 
31

12 A - C

DOTB: reviews and ads (newspapers including San Diego Update, The Alchemist, Bay Area Reporter, New York Native, Washington Blade, etc.)

 
31

13

DOTB: misc. reviews, reader reactions including letter from M. Hassid of JCC Houston to K. Kahla praising book; announcements re. earliest readings in 1990-91.

 
31

14

DOTB: Profile articles, interviews (1990 - 1991, 1997).

 
31

14.5

DOTB: David Buchbinder essay:Gaiety on Tisha B'Av: Sexuality, Subjectivity, and Narrative Closure in the Work of Lev Raphael," Canadian Review of American Studies, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1998.

 
31

15

DOTB: 1990 Lambda Book Report literary award materials and issues:

-Gay Men's Debut Award for Dancing on Tisha B'Av, July/August 1991;

-mentioned in March/April 1991 issue;

-quoted in Sept/Oct 1991;

-materials from Lambda Literary Awards banquet;

-magazines with award announcement ads award announcement in Lansing State Journal, Shaarey Zedek Newsletter.

- letter from Lambda editorJim Marks.

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
32

1

DOTB: Catalogs (St. Martin's Press Catalogs and press release; Alyson Book catalogs; A Different Light catalogs) (1990 - 1991).

 
32

2

DOTB: Public Readings (announcements, flyers, notes, photographs) including poet Diane Wakoski's introduction to East Lansing reading [LR: " . . . in which she referred to my name change."]

 
32

3

DOTB: Promotional files (St. Martin's Press correspondence with Michael Denneny, Keith Kahla and Ray De Luca)

 
32

4

DOTB: Promotional files (copies and originals of press releases, flyers, order forms; publicity photos and negative; contract with GMP for foreign publishing rights dated June 18, 1991).

 
32

5, 6

DOTB: Reader reaction (letters, cards) circa 1990 - 91, and responses from L.R.

 
32

7

DOTB: Misc. (e-mail re. high school controversy; letter re. permission to photocopy)

 
Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame (POS) coverage and promotion (circa 1991 - 1992)

 
32

8

POS: Promotional files (Master copy of St. Martin's Press release, copies, notes, local clipping)

 
32

9

POS: Reviews from American Literature (March 1993) (journal included); Edith Wharton Review (Fall 1991) (issue included); San Francisco Chronicle (Nov. 17, 1991)

 
32

10

POS: Promotional files (Harold Schmidt correspondence. re. title of book and PR, with packet of book reviews).

 
32

11

POS: Misc. (Contract for PR with Michelle Karlsberg; Edith Wharton movies info; additional versions of the press release; list of addresses for mailing review copies; book reading announcement; Lansing State Journal article on The Age of Innocence with tie-in to POS; St. Martin's Press order form for POS, and Scholarly and Reference Division catalog.)

 
Winter Eyes coverage and promotion (circa 1992

 
32

12

Winter Eyes: PR packet with author bio and reviews (1991 - 1993).

 
32

13

Winter Eyes: Reviews; Special Recognition

 
32

14

Winter Eyes: Profiles/Interviews

 
32

15

Winter Eyes: Public Readings (announcements, flyers, notes)

 
32

16

Winter Eyes: Public Readings (Archives Bookshop, East Lansing 1994 materials including flyers, 2 copies of ms titled "You're Breaking My Heart", notes, newspaper announcement)

 
32

17

Winter Eyes: Public Readings (Houston and Austin Jewish Book Fairs, 1993) (correspondence, brochures, articles, memorabilia)

 
32

18

Winter Eyes: Reader reaction (cards, letters)

 
32

19

Winter Eyes: Catalogs, including St. Martin's Press and Booklist.

 
32

20

Winter Eyes: Promotional files (Publication list, bio, photo, sales figures, review blurbs, press releases, jacket copy, book summary)

 
32

21

Winter Eyes: Promotional files (various mailing lists for PR)

 
32

Winter Eyes: Promotional files (Correspondence with St. Martins' Press re. publicity; faxes re. publicity)

 
32

23

Winter Eyes: Foreign publication (GMP Contract and correspondence re. GMP contract dispute in 1994 and London publicity trip in 1992)

 

 
1992 - 1994 General Coverage/Promotion (news articles, publicity materials, correspondence, brochures, notes, etc.):

 
32

24

- Detroit Jewish Book Fair 1992

- Chicago Trip 1992

- London 1992; articles re. British documentary "Oy Gay" 1992 (appearance by LR and Gersh Kaufman)

- Frontiers, "We Q'd, They A'd," Jan. 3, 1992

- also, see Oversized Items, below, for The Jewish News Nov. 29, 1992, "SIMCHA."

 
32

25

- U. of Nebraska, 1993 (including materials from Nebraska PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) official, Eileen Durgin-Clinchard.

 
32

26

- Ohio State, 1993

- Oberlin College and Cleveland, Ohio, 1993

- Hillel/U of MN, Minneapolis, 1993

- JCC Detroit Readers Theatre, 1993

- Little Professor Book Company, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993

 
32

27

- Provincetown, MA, July 1994

 
32

28

- U. of Nebraska, March 1995 (including syllabus, correspondence with U. of Nebraska professors, student responses)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
33

1

Shaarey Zedek , Lansing, MI 1994

Michigan Center for the Book, Lansing, MI 1994

Brown Univ., Providence, RI, 1994

Barnes & Noble, Okemos, MI 1994

 
33

2

Entry, Gay & Lesbian Literature, 1994

- Jerusalem Report coverage, 1993/1994

-WKAR Documentary, "Coming Out: It Takes a Lifetime" 1994 (appearance by LR)

-article in The Jewish Week, NY, 1994

-City Limits interview (correspondence, drafts) 1994?

-Homologie (Amsterdam) article on LR, 1994

 

 
1995 General Coverage/Promotion: Public Reading

 
33

3

Public Readings

- Wayne Statue U., MI reading, 1995

-Real World Emporium, Lansing MI 1995

-Michigan Festival, MSU campus 1995

 
33

4

Media Coverage

- Lansing State Journal, Lansing Capital Times, Poets & Writers magazine, Religion and American Culture, Davar's Friday Magazine (article in Hebrew on LR and Gersh Kaufman). (all published 1995)

- Misc. advertisements, mentions 1995

 
Coming Out of Shame (COS) co-written with Gershen Kaufman, Coverage and Promotion (circa 1996)

 
33

5

COS: Reviews and Public Mentions

 
33

6

COS: Profiles/Interviews

 
33

7

COS: Public Readings/Workshop

 
33

8

COS: Reader Reaction (1996 - 98)

 
33

9

COS: Doubleday Catalogs; promotional flyer

 

See Box 33.5 for more Kaufman/Raphael joint-project: coverage and promotion.

 
Journeys and Arrivals (JA) Coverage and Promotion (circa 1996)

 
33

10

JA: Reviews and Public Mentions (with some brief accompanying correspondence)

 
33

11

JA: Profiles/Interviews JA: Public Readings (covered below in Misc. Coverage/Promotion 1996)

 
33

12

JA: Reader Reaction

 
33

13

JA: Promotional Files: Mary Bisbee-Beek, publicist for Faber & Faber

 
33

14

JA: Promotional Files: Flyers, Publicity Questionnaire

 
33

15

JA: Faber & Faber catalogs and contract with LR.

 

Let's Get Criminal (LGC) Coverage and Promotion (circa 1996)  
 
33

16

LGC: Reviews and Public Mentions

 
33

17

LGC: Profiles/Interviews (see also Misc. Coverage/Promotion 1996)

 
33

18

LGC: Public Readings

 
33

19

LGC: Reader Reaction

 
33

20A

LGC: Promotional Files: St. Martin's Press Publicity (drafts of press release, correspondence, author questionnaire, list of bookstores, flyers, order forms)

 
33

20B

LGC: Promotional Files: proofs and planning for LGC postcard

 
33

21

LGC: Promotional Files: letter to Keith Kahla (St Martin's Press) re. use of LGC in university course at U of VT (2000); correspondence re. advertisement in Boucheron World Mystery Convention Program (St. Paul, MN, 1996).

 
1996 General Coverage/Promotion: Book Fairs, Public Readings

 
33

22

1996 Jewish Book Fairs in Detroit, Miami, San Antonio, Houston, Atlanta, Columbus, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, St. Paul (itineraries, correspondence, brochures, news articles)

 
33

23

Four city JCC Book Fair 1996 (travel arrangements, author bio)

 
33

24

Public readings: Alma College, MI; Columbia College, Chicago; Minneapolis; NYC (1996); Border's Books in Dearborn, Novi.

 
33

25

January 25, 1996 reading at Schuler Books, Okemos, MI (publicity files, news articles and responses re. anti-gay incident at reading); also, publicity from Schuler Books March 20, 1996 reading of LGC.

 
The Edith Wharton Murders (TEWM) Coverage and Promotion (circa 1997)

 
33

26

TEWM: Reviews and Public Mentions

 
33

27

TEWM: Profiles/Interviews

 
33

28

TEWM: Public Readings

 
33

29

TEWM: Promotional Files: Saint Martin's Press Publicity

 
33

30

TEWM: Promotional Files: Flap copy/blurbs; Xerox of cover; cover.

 
33

31

TEWM: Promotional Files: Ad copy;Cluelass" website with list of bookstores; lists of reviewers.

 
33

32

TEWM: Promotional Files: contract with Saint Martin's Press

 
33

33

TEWM: Promotional Files: National Portrait Gallery Press Release packet re. Edith Wharton exhibit (1997).

 
33

34

TEWM: Catalogs (1997).

 

 
Kaufman/Raphael joint-projects: coverage and promotion

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
33.5

1

-- Coming Out of Shame (COS): Promotional Files: Doubleday publisher contract, publicity plans, flyers, book jackets, catalogs, author questionnaire. Also some editorial correspondence (1995). (See Box 33 Folders 5 - 9 for more coverage/promotion materials re. COS.)

 
33.5

2

--Stick Up For Yourself (1990) reviews, profiles/interviews, news release.

 
33.5

3

--Stick Up for Yourself reader reaction (letters from children).

 
33.5

4

--Dynamics of Power (1983) coverage, reader reaction and promotional files.

 
33.5

5

--Dynamics of Power cassette tape: WKAR radio Morning Edition Phone In Show (no date listed).

 
33.5

6

--Stick Up for Yourself teleconference with school children in Lafayette, IN - 1993

 
The Death of a Constant Lover (CL) Coverage and Promotion (circa 1999)  
33

35, 36

CL: Reviews/Mentions/Brazilian reviews

 
33

37

CL: Profiles/Interviews

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
34

1

CL: Public Readings (including April 1999 book tour file/JCC book fairs)

 
34

2

CL: Promotional Files: PR Packet, ad copy, correspondence with publisher and booksellers, plans for cover art, cover, misc.

 
34

3

CL: copy of Mystery Scene No. 64 with ad for CL

 
34

4

CL: Catalogs

 
Little Miss Evil (LME) Coverage and Promotion (circa 2000 - 2001)

 
34

5

LME: Reviews/Mentions

 
34

6

LME: Interviews/Profiles

 
34

7

LME: Public Readings

 
34

8

LME: Promotional Files: Marketing

 
34

9

LME: Catalogs

 
34

10, 11

Literary Agent Ellen Geiger's Coverage and Promotion files of LR (1991 - 2001)

 
Burning Down the House (BDTH) Coverage and Promotion (circa 2001-2002)

 
34

12

BDTH: Reviews/Mentions

 
34

13

BDTH: Public Readings

 
34

14

BDTH: Promotional Files: Cover Art, Walker & Co. publicity event forms

 
Tropic of Murder Coverage and Promotion (circa 2004)

 
34

15

Tropic of Murder: Reviews (and 2004 review of cookbook to which LR contributed recipe: A Taste of Murder by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl). Announcement of public reading.

 
34

16

Tropic of Murder: Promotional Files (author questionnaire, book fair promotional materials, cover postcards, magazine ad pages, cover)

 
The German Money Coverage and Promotion (circa 2003-2004)

 
34

17

The German Money Reviews/Mentions/German reviews

 
34

18

The German Money Profile/Interviews (including WITF Radio Harrisburg interview recorded on CD.)

 
34

19

The German Money Public Readings

 
34

20

The German Money Promotional Files: PR/Blurbs/Advertisement

 
34

21

The German Money Promotional Files: American Jewish Press Directory

 
34

22

The German Money Promotional Files: JCC Directory

 
34

23

The German Money Promotional Files: Travel arrangements 2003

 
34

24

The German Money Promotional Files: Catalogs

 
34

25

The German Money Promotional Files: Parthas letter; Hardcover Das deutsche Geld book and copy of cover.

 
34

25.5

German book tour 2005. [LR: "Badly organized by an unsupervised Parthas Verlag intern."] Notebook, flight info, postcard from Christiane Laehnemann after the Magdeburg reading, info from Bergen-Belsen, memento card [LR: " from cafe where I had Kaffee und Kuchen with my Austrian agent"] and postcard from Hans of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial.

 

Writing a Jewish Life (2006) Coverage and Promotion

 
34

26A - K

Writing a Jewish Life (2006) Book Tour in Germany in 2007 [German title: Yiddishkeit oder das eigene Leben]

 
3426A--trip planning documents with contract agreement re. the tour;
26B--maps and brochures from Gottingen
26C--emails with Austrian agent/copies of LR's German introduction for public book readings;
26D--book store publicity
26E--train schedules and tickets/ hotel info;
26F--post cards/tickets from museums and sites in Munich, Braunschweig and other cities; maps of Munich & Vienna;
26G --copies of the Parthas Verlag Spring 2007 catalog (book cover art is on the catalog cover);
26H--German newspaper and magazine reviews;
26I--research correspondence with the International Tracing Center in Bad  Arolsen [where LR saw his mother's Buchenwald prisoner card] and  photocopy of the Buchenwald prisoner card;
26J--gift DVD Ein Gutes Jahr (A Good Year) with Russell Crowe, from hotel owner in Munich, with note  and business card; Munich Schloss Nymphenburg gift bag; misc.
26K--"Braunschweig joke about Gnuss Gott"
34

27

Writing a Jewish Life reviews/mentions; cover letters to group of JCC's (re. The Reporter review) (May 26, 2006)

 
34

28

Writing a Jewish Life public reading 92nd St. YMCA, NYC correspondence

 
34

28.5

Writing a Jewish Life Promotional Files: Catalog

 
Secret Anniversaries of The Heart (2006) Coverage and Promotion

 
34

28.7

Secret Anniversaries Promotional Files: Catalog

 
Hot Rocks (2007) Coverage and Promotion

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
35

1

Hot Rocks Reviews/Mentions

 
35

2

Hot Rocks Promotional Files: advertisement, catalog

 
My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped (2009) Coverage and Promotion

 
35

3

Reviews/Profiles; also, CD (2 copies) by HOM TV, MI, "Lev Raphael May 2009" and 2 CD's by WI Public Radio dated 4/26/09 and 11/6/08 "Spectrum West" (interview).

 
35

4-11

Public Readings/Lectures related to My Germany(drafts of lecture notes or entire lecture, flyers, travel arrangements, other correspondence):

 
35

4

--2008 [Library, Eau Claire, WI; Home, West Bloomfield, MI; People's Church, Ludington, MI]

 
35

5

--2008 [Madison, WI in conjunction with USHMM exhibit, "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933 - 1945."]

 
35

6

--MSU, March, 2009; East Lansing Congregation Shaarey Zedek, April 2009

 
35

7

--Rally for Writers, Lansing, MI, April 4, 2009;

 
35

8

--MSU, April 20, 2009; D.C. JCC/ Goethe Institute, April 22 and Library of Congress, April 23, 2009;

 
35

9

--NYC Jewish Book Fair, May/June 2009;

 
35

10

--People's Church, Ludington, MI 7/26/09; Jewish Book Council notes, Summer 2009; Federation for the Blind, Detroit, MI, Summer 2009;

 
35

11

--Wixom Public Library, MI, July 2009; Congregation Ahavas Israel, Grand Rapids, MI, September, 2009; Goethe Institute, Chicago, September 2009;

 
35

12

My Germany Promotional Files: Book Cover designs

 
35

13

My Germany Promotional Files: Marketing (on-line advertising "hit" statistics; ad copy for catalog; Jewish Book Network Authors 2009-2010); German language blurbs (June 2010).

 

Rosedale in Love (e-book published in 2011). Coverage and Promotion
35

13.5

Advertisement correspondence, Rosedale web page design, PR ideas, "Smashwords" website, Rosedale page copy.

 
SERIES IV: EVENTS. Includes programs, press coverage, speaking notes/written talks, travel arrangement files, publicity files, and correspondence related to conferences, appearances, lectures, and speaking engagements. Organized chronologically.

 
35

14

1987 (Dec. 4) Glenn Wright Memorial Symposium, MSU (w/draft of talk)

 
35

15

1990 (Nov. 30) Shabbat Evening (original reading), Beyt G'vurah

 
35

16

1991 12th Int'l Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews, San Francisco [Note by LR:where Roz Haber interviewed me for her documentary, Oy Goy"]

 
35

17

1992 Judaism and Gender Justice, JCC, Pittsburg, PA (w/draft of talk)

 
35

17.5

1992 SIMCHA Conference, Rochester, MI

 
35

18

1992 ALA Panel: Part of the Family: Gay Writers in the Mainstream (w/draft of talk)

 
35

19

1992 NYC Lesbian & Gay Writers Weekend

 
35

20

1993 Motor City Business Forum, Novi, MI

1993 International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews (London)

 
35

21

1993 Living Well Conference, Detroit (w/draft of keynote speech)

 
35

22

1994 MSU Michigan Writers Symposium (w/drafts of presentation)

 
35

22.5

1994 Yom Hashoah Holocaust Memorial service, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, East Lansing, MI (w/notes and drafts of presentation)

 
35

23

1994 Rally of Writers, Lansing Community College, MI (w/notes)

1994 TIKKUN Conference on Jewish Writers, NYC

 
35

24

1994 Regional Conference of Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Friends, Givat Haviva, Israel (also, program from the Montreal Regional Conf.)

 
35

25

1995 Friends North Gay and Lesbian History and Education Day, Traverse City, MI (w/draft of keynote speech)

 
35

26

1995 Northeast Regional Jewish Men's Retreat, Woodstock, NY

 
35

27

1995, 1996 Magna cum Murder Mystery Conference, Ball State Univ., IN

 
35

28

1996 Malice Domestic VIII Convention

1996 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, St. Paul, MN [Note by LR:my first, with SMP's crappy ad, that I paid for!"]

 
35

29

1997 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, Monterey, CA [Note by LR:my panel was SRO with 450 people and its tape was the most popular"]

 
35

30

1997 Malice Domestic IX Convention

 
35

31

1997 Magna cum Murder IV, Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN

1997 Cluefest, Richardson, TX

 
35

32

1997 Crime & Mystery Weekend, Oxford, England (see Box 37 Folder 5 for photographs)

 
35

33

1997 Landscapes of Mystery Conference, Penn State, PA (see Box 37 Folder 5 for photographs)

 
35

34

1998 Landscapes of Mystery Conference, Penn State, PA

 
35

35

1998 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, Philadelphia (program with ad for TEWM on back cover)

 
35

36

1998 Michigan Library Assoc.

 
35

37

1998 Ann Arbor District LibraryMurder in the Library"

 
35

38

1998 AZ Murder Goes Alternatively" Scottsdale, AZ [LR: "did not work out"]

1998 Rally for Writers, Lansing, MI

 
35

39

1998 Malice Domestic X Convention

 
35

40

1998 Magna Cum Murder, Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN

 
35

41

1999 Elat Chayim Center, Accord, NY

1999 Eyecon , St. Louis, MS

1999 Left Coast Crime 9, Albuquerque, NM

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
36

1-9

2000 Club Med Mystery Novel Forum,Darkness in the Sunlight" at Columbus Isle (Bahamas)

 
36

1

-- Club Med Mystery Novel Forum 2000 Program, schedules, etc., andParadise Island" Daily Program

 
36

2

-- Club Med coordinator correspondence (Valerie Bihet) and 4 photos

 
36

3

-- Mystery Scene #71 (with article by LR on the conference); related brief correspondence

 
36

4

-- VHS documentaryDarkness" by Patricia Desmoitiers (55 min) (2000)

 
36

5

-- Transcript of First Round Table forum with Nevada Barr, George Chesbro, Francois Guerif, Ed McBain, Janwillem Van de Wetering

 
36

6

-- Transcript of Second Round Table with Lev Raphael, Marilyn Stasio and other reviewers

 
36

7

-- Transcript of Third Round Table with Laura Lippman, Peter Robinson, James Crumley, Jim Nisbet, Dennis Lehane, Harlan Coben

 
36

8

-- Transcript of Fourth Round Table with Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Gary Phillips, Thierry Jonquet, Steve Hamilton, Santiago Gamboa, Marilyn Stasio

 
36

9

-- Transcript of Fifth Round Table with James Sallis, Otto Penzles, Paula Woods, Dominique Manotti, Chantal Pelletier, Ed McBain, Paco Ignacio Taibo II

 
36

10

2001 Magna Cum Murder, Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN [Note: LR was Master of the Revels; see badge below in 36/11]

 
36

11

Misc. Conference Badges

2004 Flyer from MSU Exhibit and LR speaking event, "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945"

 
36

12

2001 Child Survivors of the Holocaust International Conference, Houston, TX. Conference program and booklet compiling poetry and prose written by holocaust child survivors and second generation, titled "Our Past in Our Present." LR was keynote speaker. Also, LR's notes [LR: "post-Houston Holocaust conference about the upcoming Toronto keynote and notes from Krell keynote."]

 
36

13

2006 Events:

 

Rutgers University Writing Workshop

 

Ludington, MI Visiting Writers

 

People's Church, Ludington, MI (w/draft of talk/sermon)

 

Kerrytown Bookfest, Ann Arbor, MI

 

MSU Michigan Writers Series

 

Congregation Ahavas Israel, Grand Rapids, MI (w/draft of talk)

 
36

14

2006 Events:

 

Detroit JCC (w/draft of talk)

 

JCC Jewish Literary Festival, Washington D.C.

 

Ithaca, Binghamton and Ithaca College

 
36

15

2006 Oakland Literary Friends, MI (w/draft of talk)

 
36

16

2006 Houston JCC (w/draft of talk)

 
36

17

2006 PFLAG Kalamazoo Workshop, MI (w/draft of talk)

 
36

18

2006 Book TV (CSPAN 2), Schuler Books, Lansing, MI

 
36

19

2007 "Combined Jewish Philanthropies" GLBT Event, Boston

 
36

20

2007 Western Michigan University talk (w/notes for talk)

2007 Royal Oak, MI Public Library talk

 
36

21

2007 People's Church United Universalist, Ludington, MI (w/text of talk)

 
36

22

2007 Holocaust Education Week, Toronto

 
36

23

2007 Story Corps Interview conducted during the Great Lakes Folk Festival, East Lansing, MI and aired on WKAR. Includes CD's of interview. Also, CD labeled "Story Corps and Reviews."

 
36

24

2007/2008 "Rally of Writers," Lansing, MI (w/text of talk)

 
36

25

2008 Edith Wharton and History Conference, Lenox, MA

 
Misc. Events 1998-2006

 
36

26

MWA Symposium at the Edgars 1998

Midland Writers Conference 1999

Milwaukee Bouchercon 1999

Rally of Writers 2000

 
36

27

Green River Writers Workshop 1998

 
36

28

Michigan Council of the Arts Judging 2000

 
36

29

Rochester, NY JCC 2001

 
36

30

University of Chicago, 2000

 
36

31

Mackinaw Island Library 2000

Northport Library 2000

Peninsula reading, Schuler Books, Okemos, MI (2000)

MI Library Symposium (sign)

 
36

32

Emory University 1999

 
36

33

SUNY/New Paltz 1999

Alpena, MI Library

Left Coast Crime 1998

Chicago JCC 1998

 
36

34

Lisle Library 1999

Magna cum Murder 2001

Northville, MI B&N, 2001

Westland Library 2001

 
36

35

Holocaust Conference, Houston, keynote, 2001 (w/text of keynote)

 
36

36

Rally of Writers Keynote 2002 (w/text of keynote; also, "writing sex" workshop notes and handouts)

 
36

37

Toronto conference 2002 keynote notes written in Texas

 
36

38

Brandeis Women lunch 2002

Rally of Writers 2003

Hartford JCC 2004

 
36

39

Harrisburg, PA 2004 event with photos of display

Skirball 2004

 
36

40

Toronto Holocaust Conference keynote 2004

 
36

41

Grand Rapids "Writing Michigan" 2005 (w/text and notes for talks)

 
36

42

Grand Valley State U. 2005

Rally of Writers 2005

Ann Arbor Creativity Forum 2005

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
37

1

MSU Jewish Studies, 2006

 
37

2

Rally of Writers, 2006, Keynote etc.

Grand Valley State U. 2005 and 2006

East Lansing Seniors book group, 2004

 
37

3

Harper College Mystery Conference, 1999

Mid Atlantic Mystery Convention, Philadelphia, 2000

Edgar/MWA Symposium, NY, 1999

Toronto Mystery Conference, 1999

 
37

4

Jewish Book Network, NY, 2005

JCC Colloquium on Creativity, West Bloomfield, MI, 2001

Interlochen MI, October 2002 (w/text of story, "Oath")

 
37

5

Photo album from St. Hilda's Mystery Conference (Oxford) and Landscapes of Mystery Conference (Penn State) with photos of PD James, Robert Barnard, Anne Perry, Val McDermid, Donald Westlake, 1997. (See Box 35 Folders 32, 33 for more materials from these events)

 
37

6

Out/Write Lesbian & Gay Writers Conference, 1990

 
Series V: Misc. materials

 
A. Office files

 
B. Engagement date books

 
C. Collection of memorabilia, prizes, personal items

 
D. Oversize (posters, magazines, etc.)

 

 
SERIES V: MISC. MATERIALS.

 
A. Office files (arranged alphabetically by topic)

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
37

7

Academic: Firestone, Robert,The Inner Voice and Suicide." (copy of article from Psychotherapy, Fall 1986 which references Kaufman and Raphael)

 
37

8

Academic: Graduate Writing Programs (articles)

 
37

9

Academic: Lauer, Kris (3 papers)

 
37

10

Academic: Leviticus (paper by Saul Olyan, Brown University) Library Research Forms, U of Texas at Austin

 
37

11

Academic: Wharton, Edith (articles)

 
37

12

Business: Contract, 1992 (Royal National Institute for the Blind in UK: contract to transcribe "Another Life")

Copyright, 1987 (for LR's work, "The Pen and the Pulpit: Isaac Mayer Wise's Fiction in The Israelite")

 
37

13

Business: Royalty Statements/Contract/Correspondence/Catalog re. Psychology Today tapes of LR and Kaufman's work,Listening to Your Inner Voices" (circa 1980's, 1990's)

 
37

14

Community: Library of Michigan Directory of Michigan Libraries (1994-95)

 
37

15

Community: "MSU, McPherson, etc." (articles, correspondence, LR letter to the LSJ re. opposition to MSU President Peter McPherson receiving an award from the Jewish National Fund, due to his position on MSU domestic partner benefits) (1995-1996)

 
37

16

Community: Memorial service program (Dianne Cafagna)

MSU newsletter, Spring 1985

MSU task force on gay life (reference section to report, 1992)

Local earthquake news article

"Jewish Life in Washtenaw County 2004-2005" magazine Okemos schools: Folder with post-it notes

 
37

17

Curriculum Vitae (several versions of LR's; misc.)

 
37

18

Leavitt, David: Articles/reviews re. plagiarism controversy and other topics, with explanatory note by LR and letters to Andrew Hollernan.

 
37

19

Letters of Recommendation

 
37

20

Magazine & Newspaper Article clippings file (1990's) (topics include letters to the editor by LR, guest columns for LSJ written by LR, holocaust memorial events with LR quotes, Allen Barnett "interview" with reference to LR and LR marginalia, books ads with blurbs from LR, gay issues, Jewish issues.)

 
37

21

Memoranda: Humor pieces

 
37

22

Poems: Muriel Rukeyser

 
37

23

Web: Guidelines for Dorothy List serve, Domain Registration, Salon.com info

 
37

24

Web: Columns for Bibliobuffet.com

 
37

25

Writing: Contests; Fellowship; Detective Fiction Syllabus with Let's Get Criminal included

 
37

loose

Writing:

1987 Fiction Writers Market (LR mention, p. 191)

God is a Tree by Esther Cotton (poems) (2008)

Going Where I'm Coming From, Anne Mazen, ed. (1995)

Tribe, An American Gay Journal, Winter 1990

 
SERIES V: MISC.MATERIALS.

 
B. Engagement Date Books (1993 - 2006)

 
37

loose

14 Month-at-a-Glance date books with speaking engagements and touring dates, 1993-2006

 

 
SERIES V: MISC. MATERIALS.

 
C. Collected memorabilia, prizes, personal items

 
[Note: See Box 16.5 for misc. memorabilia cassette tapes]

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
38

1

Personal books: 3 gift books; 1 high school yearbook (1971); junior high literary journal (1969).

 
38

2

2 Autograph books from elementary and junior high

 
38

3

Univ. of Mass. at Amherst MFA diploma (1978)

 
38

4

Harvey Swados prize notification (1977); Swados winners reading announcement (n.d.); Swados prize book, Celebration by Harvey Swados (awarded to LR for 2nd place , 1976).

 
38

5

Brochures/playbills/programs (D.C. trip 1995/ London trip/ 1970's playbills/NYC 1994)

 
38

6, 7

Collection of personal letters, mostly from Beverley S. Douglas (1970's)

 
38

8

Photographs

 
38

9

Misc. journal pages from mid-1970's; journal 1982/ expense journal 1983

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
39

1

Lev Raphael's first baby shoes

 
39

2

Tank top worn for cover of Dancing on Tisha B'Av.

 
39

3

Jacket worn in 5th grade production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

 
39

4

1990 Lambda Literary Award for Dancing on Tisha B'Av

 
39

5

2006 Kerrytown Bookfest poster (gift from the Board)

 
39

6

Folder of early memorabilia and records, including report cards, college transcripts, bar mitzvah Torah blessing, scholarship notification, Franco-American Organizations award, first review (1973), handwritten family tree, early poem, and letter from John Harris (1968).

 
39

7

Memorabilia: Kipa from cover of Dancing on Tisha B'Av; Bowtie; Lock of LR's baby hair; scripts of plays performed at Fordham; gift plaque; quotations from Emerson and Wharton, framed.

 
39

8

Acting scrapbook from Fordham University

 
39

9

Rolling Stones Tour Program 1975; plastic file folder with 1994 SPPR sticker (memento from SPPR conference in Israel)

 
39

10

Literary prizes/milestones:

 

1. Martha Foley Award flyer May 4, 1977, Butterfield House, Umass/Amherst, Martha Foley judge, for the Harvey Swados Fiction Award. (previously framed) (See Box 38 Folder 4 above, for more)

 

2. Letter from Jane Biberman, Inside Magazine, accepting "Shadows on the Wall," 9/7/83. (previously framed)

 

3. "Shadows on the Wall," published March 22, 1985 in The Jewish Exponent newspaper (previously framed) [LR: "First publication after the dry spell following "War Stories" in Redbook 1978."]

 

4. Award notification of Reed Smith Fiction Award, Jan. 1988 (previously framed)

 

5. Award notification of Crossing Boundaries Prize, International Quarterly, for "Losing My Mother," judge: D.M. Thomas.

 

6. Christopher Bram review of Dancing on Tisha B'Av in Men on Men 2. [LR: "My first national review"] (previously framed)

 

7. Book Covers for The German Money

 
39

11

LR: "Lilacs" table runner from student in LCC East German class who read My Germany 2009."

 
39

12

Nebraska fossil from University of Nebraska at Lincoln class, early 1990s

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
40

1

Letter from David Terry re. gift of his drawing,Chaumont sur Loire" to LR. Image of drawing included (2009)

 
40

2

Large bound journal, "RE Search" (1991) possibly gift from Dr. Bell Hooks, with quotes from Gersh Kaufman (p. 86).

 
40

3

LR's acting copy of "Measure for Measure" from senior year at Fordham LAC, 1975.

 
40

4 A & B

LR's Wedding in Canada: forms, faxes, legal info, service, etc.

 
40

5

Cards from Gersh Kaufman

 
40

6

"Jewish Identity & Self-Esteem" by Judith Weinstein Klein, and obituary notice. [LR: "This work had a major psychological influence on me."]

 
40

7

Thank-you notes for talks: Brandeis Women; German Conversation Group, Okemos; UU Church in Ludington Note from Amitav Gosh in response to fan mail for Sea of Poppies.

 

 
SERIES V: MISC. MATERIALS. D. Oversized Items

 
Map Case Drawer labeled "MSS 375"

 
Folder

#1

Poster: MSU 1994 Michigan Writers Symposium (2 copies)

 

Poster: Lev Raphael reading/talk at Grand Valley State Univ., MI (4/6/06) [LR: "some were vandalized"]

 

Poster: 2 hand printed, magic marker on cardboard [re. Lev Raphael reading from DOTB Nov. 8th (no year) sponsored by GBU and JSU at the Titsworth Lecture Hall (Sarah Lawrence College?)]

 
Folder

#2

Poster: Window sign for books signing with George Stambolian in Silver Lake, LA for Men on Men 2.

 

Poster: Window sign for Gay's the Word bookstore in London for DOTB book signing, also More Like Minds and The Faber Book of Gay Fiction (1992?)

 

Poster: Table sign for Tropic of Murder reading at Schuler Books, Okemos MI

 
Folder

#3

Poster: Large sign for Tropic of Murder reading at Schuler Books, Okemos MI

 

Poster: Barnes & Noble promotional poster for Winter Eyes reading (Okemos, MI)

 

Poster: Table sign for Jocundry's presentation on Stick Up for Yourself! Jan. 18, 1992 (?)

 
Folder

#4

News page:

 

Detroit Free Press The Way We Live cover page story "Thrice Blessed" about Winter Eyes (matted and framed) (Nov. 13, 1992)

 
Folder

#5

Magazine: Frontiers May 8, 1992, "Pathfinder."

 

Magazine: The Jewish News Nov. 29, 1992, "SIMCHA."

 

Magazine: Baltimore Jewish Times, September 16, 1983, "In Search of Jewish Identity: Two Personal Reflections," co-authored with Gershen Kaufman.

 

Magazine: Frontiers, March 1, 1991, "Outside the Circle, An Interview with Lev Raphael." (cover photograph from DOTB, taken by Gersh Kaufman)

 

 
SERIES VI: Recently Acquired Materials. Because the author is still actively working and writing, his more recent materials are periodically added to MSS 375. These are presented in the order received and organized

 
A. 2010, 2011, partial 2012 Acquisitions

 
1. Writings/Recordings

 
a. Larger Works of Published Fiction and Non-fiction

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
42

1,2

Drafts and proofs of Coda" to My Germany (2010, 2011)

 
42

3

Edits to Winter Eyes e-book (2010?)

 
42

4

Corrections to The Edith Wharton Murders e-book (June 2011) Corrections to Burning Down the House e-book (no date)

 
42

5

Notes, research, title draft pages, production correspondence for Pride and Prejudice: The Jewess and the Gentile e-book (book e-published 2011)

 
42

6

Draft of Booklust! Essays for book lovers (e-published February 2012); also, correction form for 2nd revision.

 
1. Writings/Recordings b. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles i. Original drafts, recent (alphabetical by title)

 
42

7, 8

"Legacy," memoir for NPR's "Hanukkah Lights" radio program (2010). Drafts, correspondence, recording on CD.

 
42

9

"Man is a Wolf," blog for Jewish Writing Project (2010). Corrected draft, correspondence.

 
42

10

"Money" short story published in Promised Lands (2010) (see 42/19 below for book). Drafts, proof with Gersh Kaufman's notes, correspondence.

 
42

11

"Real Genius?" blog published by Huffington Post (Summer 2010). [LR: "My first Huffington Post blog . . . when the [Tablet] editor asked me to totally rewrite it. Instead, I sent it to HP, they took it and me the same day, and I got to send the first editor the link."]

 
42

12

Untitled blog for debut Huffington Post "WOMEN" Section (June 2011) Draft, research.

 
1. Writings/Recordings

b. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles

ii. Original drafts, circa 1980's

 
42

13, 14

Collection of early drafts of approx. 15 stories (early to mid-1980's) [LR: "Including 'The Tanteh' with different opening, inscribed to Gersh."]

 
42

15

-"Mezuzahs" draft essay (only copy) (early 1980's)

 

-"Myths about Judaism" (draft editorial?) (early 1980's)

 

-"Silent Partners No More" article [LR: "Article written on spec when I applied for a job at the Detroit Jewish News - only copy."] (1985)

 
1 Writings/Recordings

b. Shorter Works of Published Fiction, Essays, Articles

iii. Recent, in original published form and/or copies

 
42

16

Collection of essays written for blogs, with correspondence (2009 - 2011). original Karl Rove column and my 2010 version for Huffington Post."] [LR: "Bush's Books - first essay 2009 for Bibliobuffet.com along with the original Karl Rove column and my 2010 version for Huffington Post."]

 
42

17

Leapfrog Press Newsletter article (2011) (website version & draft)

 
42

18

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum & Hudson Falls Central School District DVD, "Americans Came to Liberate, not Conquer." LR's talk included. (2009).

 
42

19

Literary Companion to Shabbat, Rabbi Daniel Brenner, ed., (no date)."Gimme Shelter" by LR.

Promised Lands, New Jewish Fiction on Longing and Belonging, Derek Rubin, ed., 2010. "Money" by LR.

 
1. Writings/Recordings

c. Raphael's Recent Book Reviews

 
42

20

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare by James Shapiro, Reviewed for Bibliobuffet.com, Summer 2010. Review draft (with Gersh's notes), interfview with author, research, correspondence. Also, draft of another article, with notes, titled "Anyone but Shakespeare."

 
42

21

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford. Reviewed for Bibliobuffet.com circa 2010. Copy of review, notes, copy of the book, on-line author response.

 
42

21.5

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus (Detroit Institute of Art catalog). Radio review for WKAR Radio's Under the Radar program (Feb 2012). Transcript.

3 CD's titled "Under the Radar" (1/11 - 4/11; 10/09 - 12/09; 1/08 - 9/09) ("WKAR's Melissa Ingells talks monthly with mid-Michigan author Lev Raphael abaout books that are "under the radar" -- intriguing reads, even if they don't appear on any bestseller list.")

 
1. Writings/Recordings

 
d. Unpublished writing

 
42

22

Murder in Babylon (no date). Cover page, notes, research.

 
1. Writings/Recordings

 
e. Academic works

 
42

23

Dissertation draft (Introduction and Chapter One)

 
42

24

Graduate school papers (circa 1980's)

 
SERIES VI: Recently Acquired Materials

 
A. 2010, 2011, partial 2012 Acquisitions

 
2. Correspondence

 
42

25

German publisher Parthas (2011)

 
42

26

Hoffman, Wayne, Nextbook (2010)

 
42

26.5

Miller, Sally (mother of deceased author Terry Miller) Exchange re. publishing second edition of Terry Miller's book, Standing By, including letter from Marilyn Stasio and packet of book reviews) *Note: Miller's Standing By (1984) can be accessed through the MSU Catalog.

 
42

27

Rubin, Derek (and LR's responses). [LR: ". . . about the story "Money" for his anthology Promised Lands". See file for page-long commentary from LR ("The Story of a Story," 12/13/10)]

 
42

28

Steinberg, Michael, founding editor Fourth Genre (with copy of Fourth Genre Fall, 2010 and Steinberg interview in The Writer's Chronicle, Vol. 43, No. 2)

 
42

29

2010 email correspondence (fan mail, misc.)

 
42

30

Misc. correspondence (circa 2010 - 2011)

 
SERIES VI: Recently Acquired Materials.

 
A. 2010, 2011, partial 2012 Acquisitions

 
3. Coverage and Promotion - organized chronologically by book project (may include Reviews/Mentions; Interviews/Profiles; Book Tours/Readings; Reader Reaction; Promotional Files; Catalogs)

 
42

31

Rosedale in Love: Reviews/Mentions/Author Interviews or Profiles

 
42

32

Rosedale in Love: Promotional Files (advertisements)

 
42

33

Pride and Prejudice: The Jewess and the Gentile: Promotional Files: Ad

 
42

34

My Germany: Reviews/Mentions/Author Interviews or Profiles (including journal, Studies in American Jewish Literature, Vol. 28 2009; and CD "University of the Air" broadcast of LR interview, 10/25/09)

 
42

35

My Germany: Book Readings (flyers, announcements)

 

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
43

1-16

German Book Tour 2010

 
43

1

Frankfurt: Frankfurt U.S. Consulate General announcement of LR's talk; language guides; email re. itineraries/travel arrangements and presentations; maps; museum brochures; notes for talk; misc.

 
43

2

Celle: hotel info and news sheets; restaurant info; brochure on synagogue where LR spoke; maps; Yehuda Blum's Bergen-Belsen memoirs; hotel message from Dutch fan visiting; gift calendar; Celle book titled Zwischen Allen Stuhlen, Eine Christlich-Judische 'Mischlingsfamilie' von 1937 bis 1945 in Celle by E. von Wolfgang Reinach.

 
43

3

Magdeburg: press notice of book store reading, post cards frompirate" exhibit (art squatters), ticket from Magdeburg to Frankfurt; monastery brochure; WiFi info

 
43

4

Dessau: touring info, Wikipedia entry on Palais Dietrich library where LR spoke; honorarium form; PR flyer for talk

 
43

5

Berlin: maps, city info, Hitler exhibit brochures with Der Spiegel assessment; notes [LR: "Frankfurt notes for Berlin talk??"]

 
43

6

Bergen-Belsen: 7 brochures from visit to the Bergen-Belsen Memorial and Documentation Center Halloren: chocolate factory info

 
43

7

Itineraries; State Dept. Lecture tour info; flight information; contact info

 
43

8

German language: Prologue/introduction written in German (with annotations), German computer terms and other language notes

 
43

9

Flyer for Halle reading event

 
43

10

LR's notes re. trip and typed note re. chocolate in Celle

 
43

11

[LR: "My Dad's dancing boots . . . Photos of the kind of boots my father described wearing to dance in, in a post-My Germany interview. Boots were made by his cousin."]

 
43

12

Train reading [LR: "Cover story in Der Spiegel about the U.S. in decline, read in the train from Magdeburg to Frankfurt."] (10/30/10)

 
43

13

Receipts, card from Gersh Kaufman and Kris Lauer, receipts, misc.

 
43

14

Maria Sinclair's tape cassette of the Prologue to My Germany, German text, email

 
43

15

Halloren Chocolate Box. [LR: "One of three given to me in Halle, this one a "special edition" celebrating the 20th anniversary of German reunification, from German's oldest chocolate factory."]

 
43

16

German interview November, 2010 (4 DVD's) with cover letter. Note: These books, received as gifts during the 2010 German Book Tour, or via mail afterwards, have been added to the MSU Libraries catalog and can be found there.

Books from the tour

 
43

17 - 23

German Book Tour 2011

 
43

17

Intro to Readings [LR: "My basic German intro with intro used by different hosts (from Berlin's Jewish Museum gig in 2010)."]

 
43

18

Collection of flyers/brochures/posters announcing book and readings/appearances by LR in German cities (2011).

 
43

19

Thank you letters for appearances

 
43

20

German newspaper mentions

German language phrases/vocabulary

 
43

21

Correspondence related to tour; Personal cards from Gersh Kauffman [LR: "Card from Gersh found in my luggage while in Germany."]

 
43

22

Tour Miscellany (articles, hotel/restaurant/phone info)

 
43

23

U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt itinerary/ letter to officials; Judisches Museum Franken itinerary (slightly oversize; stored flat on top of other folders)

 
43

24

My Germany: Reader Reaction (letters 2010-2011)

 
43

25

My Germany: Promotional Files (draft of paperback cover copy, cover art for German e-book edition)

 
43

26

Burning Down the House, Little Miss Evil, The Edith Wharton Murders: Promotional Files (e-book promotion)

 
43

27

Foreign interview (journal: La figura nel tappeto, 2009)

Foreign mention (web: Roque Neto interview, www.meionerte.com, 2011)

Foreign catalog (web: www.companhiadasletras.com, 2011)

 
43

28

Coverage of Lev Raphael sending his papers to MSU

-City Pulse 12/8/2010

-MSU Libraries Insight Newsletter, 2009

-web: www.mittenlit.com, 2010

 

 
SERIES VI: Recently Acquired Materials.

 
A. 2010, 2011, partial 2012 Acquisitions

 
4. Events: Includes programs, press coverage, speaking notes/written talks, travel arrangement files, publicity files, and correspondence related to conferences, lectures and general speaking engagements.

 
43

29

2009 JCC Book Fair, Fort Myers, FL

 
43

30

2009 Detroit Jewish Book Fair, MI

 
43

31

2009 American Soldiers/Holocaust Survivors Reunion Conference, Hudson Falls, NY

 
43

32

2009 Hadassah Book Club, Lansing, MI

2009 Shir Tikvah, Troy, MI

2009 St. Paul JCC Book Fair, MN

2009 Mensa Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2009 Women's Studies Class lecture notes (not given)

 
43

33

2009 WI Book Fair, Madison, WI

 
43

34

2009 Goethe Institute Reading, Chicago, IL

2009 Houston JCC Book Fair, TX

 
43

35

2009 Toronto Holocaust Education Week, Canada

 
43

36

2009 Congregation Or Chadash Shabbaton, Chicago, IL

 
43

37

2009 Dayton JCC Jewish Book Fair, OH

 
43

38

2009 Samaritan Lunch at Cowles House, MSU

2009 Info for 30th Infantry Division Reunion in Nashville, TN

 
43

39

2010 Wisconsin Book Festival DVD, broadcast on WI Public TV

 
43

40

2010 Rally of Writers, Lansing MI

2010 Temple Israel, Gary IN

2010 Georgetown Talk

2010 Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, MI

2010 Kerrytown Book Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

 
43

41

2010 Miami University of Ohio memoir workshop, OH [LR: ". . . 3-day residency April 2010 including phone questions for organizer Robert DiDonato."]

 
43

42

2010 Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2010 Fordham University, NYC (Lovely Green Eyes by Arnost Lustig (paperback, 2002) removed and available throug MSU catalog search.)

 
43

43

2010 Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

 
43

44

2011 Rally of Writers, Lansing MI

 
43

45

2011 Lansing Community College, Lansing MI (see Oversized, below, for poster)

2011 All Saints Episcopal Church, East Lansing, MI

 
Box

Folder

Description

 
44

1

2011 Hillsdale College, Hillsdale MI

2011 Traverse City Trip, MI

2011 University of Vermont, Burlington VT

2011 Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor MI

 
44

2

2011 Northern Kentucky University

 
44

3

2011 People's Church Unitarian Universalist, Ludington MI

 
44

4

2011 Yom Hashoah Commemoration, Milwaukee, WI

 
44

5

2012 MSU Library, East Lansing MI

 
SERIES VI: Recently Acquired Materials.

 
A. 2010, 2011, partial 2012 Acquisitions

 
5. Misc. materials

 
44 6 Publicity Photographs (1990's - 2000's)  
44

7

[LR: "1976 Manila envelope from Massachusetts Review returning a story. Inside was a form rejection, outside a note praising a clause (!)"]  
44

8

[LR: " 'Morrill Underground' satires from mid-1980's in response to campus craziness. (These wentanonymously" into English Dept. mailboxes."]

 
44

9

[LR: "Notes for reading from My Germany in my German class."] (2009);  Questions for Ken Howard, rector at St. Nicholas (2011?); Printout of information re. the Raphael name, last accessed and printed on 5/11/2010 from www.wiki.name.com;

 

2012 Barnes & Noble closing (article in Lansing State Journal w/LR quote);

 

CD:What Your Dollar Does" Promo for WKAR (Feb. 2011.)

 
44

10

Original reading copy of Dancing on Tisha B'Av for touring (1990)

 
44

11

CD: Judische Weltmusic im Klezmerstil" (2003)

 
44

12

Needlepoint [LR: "Needlepoint of cover figure of the Signet edition of Virginia Woolf's Orlando (birthday?) present 1974 from my girlfriend in college, Beverley Sheila Douglas. This was her favorite novel and became one of mine."]

 
44

13

1) Kipa [LR: "This is the kipa I was given to wear in Toronto when I spoke at Beth Emeth/Beis Yehuda as part of Holocaust Education Week 11/10/09. The odd thing is that I wasn't speaking in the sanctuary but in a sort of large social hall."] 2) Gift rainbow flag from Congregation Or Chadash, Chicago, IL (2009)

 
44

14

Dark Green T-Shirt [LR: "T-shirt Gersh Kaufman gave me late 90's when Walker sent me on tour and paid me more than St. Marin's Press for my mysteries."]

 
44

15

Bright Blue T-Shirt (possibly from speaking engagement at Northern Kentucky Univ. October 2011)

 
44

16

Book bag and program: Houston Jewish Book Fair

 
44

17

Book bag: Dayton, Ohio Jewish Book Fair [LR: "Authors get bags with water, cookies and other snacks upon hotel arrival."]

 
44

18

Shopping bag from 2007 German Book Tour (Gottingen)

 

 
Box

Description

 
41

8 Matted, Framed Book Covers

 

Dancing on Tisha B'Av

 

Winter Eyes

 

Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame

 

Let's Get Criminal

 

The Death of a Constant Lover

 

Journeys & Arrivals

 

Little Miss Evil

 

Burning Down the House

 
41

Framed copy of first New York Times Book Review

Framed flyer for first reading at University of Nebraska/Lincoln

Framed, matted portrait of LR by Robert Giard (circa 2010)

 
41

3 Gift T-Shirts:

 

White shirt printed "The Quiet Beast" [LR: ". . .from Kris Lauer 1976 when I finished that novel."]

 

Green shirt printed "1 War Stories" [LR: ". . . from Kris Lauer 1977 when I won the Harvey Swados Prize at UMass/Amherst."]

 

Dark blue shirt printed "No. 2 Shadows on the Wall" [LR: ". . . from Gersh Kaufman 1983 when I published my second short story after a five-year drought."]

 

 
SERIES VI: Recently Acquired Materials.

 
A. 2010, 2011, partial 2012 Acquisitions

 
5. Misc. materials - Oversized items

 
Map Case Drawer labeled MSS 375

 
Folder

#6

Poster: Lansing Community College, MI talks (2011) (3 copies)

 

 
Restricted Materials

 
Box

Description

 
45

This box is restricted until after the death of Lev Raphael and one other person

 
Box

Description

 
46

This box is restricted at this time per Lev Raphael's instructions.




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