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Brian E. Lebowitz Literary Manuscripts and Ephemera collection

Identifier: COU:4402

Scope and Content

This collection documents 20th century Jewish-American authors and the marketing and sale of their works. Material types found in the collection include: typescripts, manuscripts, reprints, correspondence, photographs, and artwork. Other materials include readers' guides, booksellers' catalogs and price guides, author publicity and bibliographies, prospectuses, event and program guides. The series "Poems, Essays, and Short Stories," is comprised largely of printed pamphlets, unless otherwise noted.


  • Creation: 1934 - 2013

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


Brian E. Lebowitz graduated from Amherst College in 1972, summa cum laude, and received a PhD in economics from Yale University in 1977. He received his JD in 1980 from Stanford Law School. He has practiced tax law since then representing corporations in both international and tax matters. He has published articles in the area of transfer pricing and other law topics where law and economics intersect.(1)

With an interest in Judaica and a love of used books and bookstores, he has collected more than 19,000 works of 20th century Jewish-American literature. In November, 2009 Mr. Lebowitz donated his collection to the University of Colorado, Boulder, University Libraries, thus creating the Brian E. Lebowitz Collection of 20th Century Jewish-American Literature. He has also provided for ongoing purchases of relevant books for this collection.(2)





3 linear feet (7 Boxes and 1 Oversized)


This collection consists of materials related to 20th century Jewish-American authors. Included are correspondence, readers' guides, prospectuses, author biographies and bibliographies, booksellers' catalogs, visual materials, event programs, poems, essays, short stories, and reprints of previously published articles.


This collection is arranged in the following series: Series 1: Readers' Guides, n.d. Series 2: Prospectuses, 1937-2001 Series 3: Reprints, 1938-1989 Series 4: Exhibition Brochures, 1959-1986 Series 5: Event Programs, 1958-2014 Subseries a: 1958-1999 Subseries b: 2000-2007 Subseries c: 2009-2014 Series 6: Author Publicity: Book Reviews, Interviews, Press Releases, 1937-2000 Series 7: Author Bibliographies, 1966-2000 Series 8: Booksellers' Catalogs, 1908-2006 Subseries a: General, 1962 Subseries b: Authors A-Z, 1998-2016 Subseries c: Cloud Hill Books, 1908-2002 Subgroup a: Authors A-J, 1924-1986 Subgroup b: Authors K-Z, 1908-2002 Series 9: Signed AUthor Price Guides. 1904-2001 Subseries a: Authors A-Z, 1904-1996 Subseries b: Authors A-Z Photocopies, 1904-2001 Series 10: Poems, Essays, Short Stories, 1922-2005 Series 11: Visual Materials, 1989-1998 Series 12: Correspondence, 1927-2000 Series 13: Clippings, 1921-2004 Series 14: Typescripts, 1962-1993 Series 15: Miscellaneous, 1970-2006

Physical Location

A68 H7

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brian E. Lebowitz, 2010

Arranged and encoded by Josie Fania, December, 2014
December 2014
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States