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Newman Levy Papers

Call Number



circa 1914-1960, inclusive


Levy, Newman, 1888-1966


3 Linear Feet in 7 boxes

Language of Materials

English .


Newman Levy (1888-1966) was a lawyer and author. The Newman Levy Papers inlcude manuscripts of his articles, book reviews, drama, fiction, verse, and materials related to an unpublished biography of Franklin P. Adams

Biographical Note

Newman Levy was born in 1888. His father was the well-known New York criminal lawyer Abraham Levy. Newman Levy graduated from New York University Law school in 1911, and practiced law until 1961. He was an assistant district attorney for New York County from 1916 to 1919. Levy also wrote light verse and skits for Broadway revues. His books inlcude Gay but Wistful and the autobiography My Double Life: Adventures in Law and Letters. He died in New York in 1966.


The collection is arranged into six series:

Series I: Articles
Series II: Book Reviews
Series III: Drama
Series IV: Fiction
Series V: Verse
Series VI: Biographical materials collected by Franklin P. Adams for his biography of Levy.

Materials are arranged alphabetically within each series.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Articles
  2. Series II: Book Reviews
  3. Series III: Drama
  4. Series IV: Fiction
  5. Series V: Verse
  6. Series VI: Biography of Franlin P. Adams

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 7 boxes of manuscript material of articles, book reviews, drama, fiction, verse, and an unpublished biography of Franklin P. Adams, including some letters written to Levy by people who knew Adams.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

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,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The Newman Levy Papers; MSS 041; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.


The Newman Levy Papers were donated to NYU by The Players Club in December 1991.

Collection processed by

Luke Martin. Derived from the document levy.html

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