New York Review Archive
Language of Materials
The New York Review Archive is a small collection of correspondence to the New York Review's editor, Peter McCurtin. McCurtin edited the New York Review with William Atkins in 1958.
The New York Review existed in the years 1957 and 1958 at 279 Houston Street in Manhattan and was edited by Peter McCurtin and William Atkins. In the spring of 1957, McCurtin solicited material from top shelf writers of the time including: Aldous Huxley, Muriel Spark, C.S. Lewis, Norman Mailer, Margaret Mead, James A. Michener, J.D. Salinger, and Robert Penn Warren; many of whom replied to the solicitation though many declined contributing. The issue that was published did contain contributions from an impressive array of writers and poets.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading.
The files are grouped into one series.
- Series I: Correspondence
Scope and Content Note
The New York Review Archive is a collection of correspondence to the editor Peter McCurtain from 1957 to 1958. The correspondence is predominantly made-up of notes from authors who are declining a contribution to the magazine. However, the collection highlights a wide array of correspondents, including: Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Aldous Huxley, Noel Coward, John F. Kennedy, Alec Guinness, C.S. Lewis, Harry Brown, Norman Mailer, Margaret Mead, James A. Michener, J.D. Salinger, E.E. Cummings, Robert Penn Warren, among many others.
Series I: Correspondence: includes a copy of the New York Review (box 1, folder 1).
Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, email@example.com, 212-998-2596.
Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-2596
Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); The New York Review Archive; MSS 019; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections , New York University Libraries.
There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.