Horwitz, Julius (1920-1986)
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The Julius Horwitz collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, research materials, audio materials, photographs, notebooks, and other items.
The collection includes manuscripts for novels, short stories, radio and television shows, poems, plays, speeches, and more. Many manuscripts are marked with holograph corrections.
Collected novel manuscripts include The City (1953, World Publishing), The Inhabitants (1960, World), Can I Get There By Candlelight (1964, Atheneum), The W.A.S.P. (1967, Atheneum), The Painters (unpublished), The Diary of A.N.: The House on 104th Street (1970, Coward McCann), The Married Lovers (1973, Dial Press), Landfall (1977, Holt), Natural Enemies (1975, Holt, Rinehart and Winston), The Best Days (1980, Holt), and Heroes.
Manuscripts for short stories are collected at length; titles include "The Age of the Aged," "Beersheba," "The Bridge," "The Campaign," "The Conspirators," "A Cup of Tea," "The Disinherited," "The Excerpt," "The Expatriot," "The Fourth Day," "A Fresh Cup of Coffee," "Gaza," "If God Makes You Pretty," "It's Me, Molly," "Just Love, Sweet Love," "A Log Jam in Human Lives," "Lunch," "Mosaics," "Nine and Twenty," "Nora," "The Proselyter," "The Roof," "The Sea," "Suzanne and David," "The Two Americans," "The Voices," and "The Window," among many others.
Collected radio and television scripts include titles such as "All the World's a Stage" (by Howard Merrill), "Art of Fiction," "The Case of Mickey Shay," "Cold Water Flat," "Flight Into Darkness," "A Girl Named Lois," "The Kiss," "The West Wall Is Shattered," and "Off Limits."
Collected poem manuscripts include "I Met My Girl at Her House," "Kinneret," and "The Writer."
Collected play scripts include Along These Streets, Buff Johnson's Stable, Cinderella Murder, Cold Water Flat, The Commuters, The First Hurdle, Flight Into Darkness, Fog, The Gambler, A Girl Named Lois, Goodnight, Mr. Michelangelo!, Halfway to Jersey, He Danced Like a Dream, High Diver, Home Is the Soldier, The Kitchen Table, Many a Man, Mr. and Mrs. George King, Murder on MacDougal Street, Oceanside, On the Nature of Murder, One Way Flight, The Painting, Portrait of a Murderer, The Pot of Gold, The Retreat, The Room, Shine Mister?, Stranger in Town, Two By Nothing, The Victim, The Welcome Home, The West Wall Is Shattered, and others.
Collected speech manuscripts include "The New Poverty," "New York City: Welfare," "Eye on New York City," "The Economy and Culture of a Slum Dweller," "The American Wasteland," and "To Right Some Old Wrongs."
Miscellaneous stories, articles, and outlines are also included, alongside Jeff Kanew's adapted screenplay of Natural Enemies.
The collection's correspondence (1942-81) consists of both personal and professional content. Letters to Horwitz's wife (Lois) and children are present, along with miscellaneous fan mail. Professional correspondence chronicles exchanges with editors, agents, lawyers, and fellow authors. Notables include James Mathias, Charles Abrams, David Susskind, Abraham Ribicoff, Rex Stout, Samuel Beckett, Renata Adler, Eleanor T. Gluek, Nat Hentoff, Louis J. Lefkowitz, Margaret Mead, and Harvey Shapiro, among others.
Personal memorabilia in the collection includes personal identification cards (1942-43); sketches composed by Horwitz; a resume for a Guggenheim Application; and assorted juvenilia (high school essays and papers).
The collection's printed materials include various issues of Evening Standard, Daily Mail, New York Times Magazine, Brooklyn heights Press, Hebrew Magazine, Jewish Frontier, Show, Saturday Review, Look, Midstream, Commentary, and Poetry. Booklets and pamphlets concerning subjects such as art and art collection, sociology, and book lists are present, as well. Reprinted articles and reviews, book jackets, and miscellaneous programs constitute additional printed items.
Collected professional materials pertain to Horwitz's time as a consultant for Public Welfare for the State of New York. Items include memos, memorandums, agendas, amendments, correspondence, and press announcements. Holograph appointment diaries for 1948, 1951, and 1965 are collected, as well.
Materials used by Horwitz during research processes include a transcript of a case study in juvenile delinquency; a report on an article concerning New York's welfare system; and a family court record.
Audio materials are collected on cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes, dated from the 1960s. Recorded items include an interview on Barry Gray and a recording of The Inhabitants.
Photographs in the collection (including contact sheets and negatives) capture Horwitz and friends in New York and London (1945) and family events (1960).
The collection includes a number of notebooks (1949-66) in which Horwitz recorded holograph entries, memos, and addresses.
Miscellaneous items include menus; a print of a wood block signed by Anton; and a braille copy of The City.