Donated Materials Related to Philip Roth
Materials donated to the Philip Roth Personal Library at The Newark Public Library since 2018. This smaller collection augments the Philip Roth Collection and the Joel Conarroe Collection of Philip Roth Material. Included are photographs, programs, and a donation of letters from Roth to his summer romance, Micki Ruttenberg Auerbach, when Roth was in college.
- Majority of material found within 1951 - 2018
- Roth, Philip (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection can be accessed by appointment. Photocopying or photographing materials is prohibited.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection can be accessed by appointment. Photocopying or photographing materials is prohibited. Several documents are brittle.
Biographical / Historical
Philip Roth, world-acclaimed novelist and literary icon, was born at Beth Israel Hospital in the Weequahic section of Newark on March 19, 1933. He grew up in the city’s Weequahic section, going to the local branch of the Newark Public Library. When he attended Rutgers University in Newark, the Main library was his refuge and inspiration. Although he had homes in New York City and Connecticut, Roth returned to his roots, setting many of his novels in Newark. Among his numerous honors, Roth received the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and was twice the winner of the National Book Award.
.2 Linear Feet (Half of a Hollinger box.)
Language of Materials
Philip Roth Personal Library
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donors include: Micki Ruttenberg Auerbach, Timothy Crist, Joseph Casale, Rosemary Steinbaum, and Howard Silver.
Processed by Nadine Sergejeff, June 2021.
- Donated Materials Related to Philip Roth
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