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Joseph Amiel (AC 1959) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00110

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of typescripts, galleys and proofs of five of Joseph Amiel's novels, 1979-1993. Also included are class notes taken by Amiel for history and English courses at Amherst, 1956-1959.

Dates

  • 1956-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Joseph Amiel Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Joseph Amiel Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Amiel, attorney and writer of popular fiction, was born in New York City on June 3, 1937. He attended the Fieldston School and entered Amherst College in the Class of 1959. He attended Yale Law School and earned the LLB there in 1962. He has published the following books: Hawks (1979); Birthright (1985); Deeds (1988); Star Time (1991); and A Question of Proof (1993).

Extent

5.0 Linear feet (4 records storage boxes, 2 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of typescripts, galleys and proofs of five of Joseph Amiel's novels, 1979-1993. Also included are class notes taken by Amiel for history and English courses at Amherst, 1956-1959.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Transcripts, Galleys and Proofs of Amiel Novels
  2. Series 2: Amherst College Class Notes, 1956-1959

Related Materials

Alumni Biographical Files - Class of 1959 - Amiel

Processing Information

Listed by:
Peter Weis, Archives Assistant
Updated by:
Peter Nelson, Assistant Archivist, 2002
Author
Peter Weis
Date
2003
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299