SZLADITS, LOLA Collection
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Guide to the Lola L. Szladits Collection

Title: Lola L. Szladits Collection

 

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): 1006646503

 

Dates: 1954-2000

 

Bulk Dates: 1954-1990

 

Extent: 2 boxes; 1.25 linear feet

 

Abstract: Letters, newspaper and magazine clipping, exhibition catalogs, and photographs documenting the life, activities, and death of Lola Szladits.

 

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Lola L. Szladits Collection, 1983-2000, The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Sophia Dahab in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club, January 2016, and updated by Allison Hughes in January 2018.

 

Provenance: Items in box 1 were compiled by Vivien Clark, and donated to the Grolier Club on December 8, 2105.  Items in box 2 were compiled by Paul and Marianne Gourary.

                                            

Access Points:

Szladits, Lola

New York Public Library, Berg Collection.

Exhibition Catalogs

 

Biographical/Historical Note: Lola Szladits was born in Budapest and moved to the United States in 1950. She joined the staff of the New York Public Library in 1955 and became Curator of the Berg Collection of English and American Literature in 1970.[1] She was a member of the Grolier Club and served on the Library Committee from 1977-1978, and from 1989 until her death in 1990.[2]

 

Scope and Content Note: Box 1 contains letters from or concerning Lola Szladits, photographs, newspaper clipping and other articles about her work, two exhibition catalogs curated by Szladits, and obituaries. Box 2 contains primarily printed material, including books and exhibition catalogs, inscribed by Szladits to Paul and Marianne Gourary.

 

Arrangement Note: Items in Box 1 are arranged in four categories by form and/or subject: Correspondence, Articles and Publications, Death, and Photographs.

 

Container List:

Box 1:

Folder

Contents

Dates

1

Articles & Publications

1986-1990

2

Correspondence

1983-1999

3

Death

1990

4

Photographs

1984-1989

Box 2:

Articles, Exhibition Catalogs, and Serials

Arrangement note: These items are arranged chronologically.

Folder

Contents

Dates

1

“The Influence of Michelangelo on Some Anatomical Illustrations”

1954

2

Bulletin of the NYPL

1957

3

Pen & Brush

1969

4

Bulletin of the NYPL

1970

5

1922: A Vintage Year

1972

6

Documents Famous and Infamous

1972

7

New in the Berg Collection, 1970-1972

1973

8

Owen D. Young Book Collector

1974

9

Byron on the Continent

1974

10

Joint Lives

1975

11

Independence: A Literary Panorama

1975

12

Arrivals in the Berg Collection, 1973-1975

1976

13

Beneath Another Sun

1977

14

Self-Explorations: Diarists in England and America

1977

15

Patrons & Publishers

1978

16

The Awkward Age

1979

17

American Book Collector Vol. 1, No. 5

1980

18

W.H. Auden: 1907-1973

1980

19

Mirror the World: A Survey of Satire

1981

20

Ramblers

1983

21

Women and Literature

1986

22

American Book Collector Vol. 8, No. 3

1987

23

American Book Collector Vol. 8, No. 5

1987

24

American Book Collector Vol. 8, No. 6

1987

25

The Scholar Adventurer

1987

26

Perennials: A 50th Anniversary Selection from the Berg Collection

1988

27

Love and Death

1989

28

Words Like Freedom

1989

Books

Folder

Contents

Dates

29

Charles Dickens 1812-1870: An Anthology

1970

30

Another New Year

1987

Papers

Folder

Contents

Dates

31

“Thinking About Books” Typescript

1975-1982

32

Nomination for the Charles Frankel Prize

1988

33

Press Clippings

1980-1989

34

Press Clippings

1989

35

Szladits Memorial

1990

36

Misc. Gourary Papers

2000



[1] Mitang, H. (1990, April 1). Lola L. Szladits, 20-year curator at New York library, dies at 67. The New York Times.

[2] The Grolier Club. (2009). Members of the Grolier Club, 1884-2009.

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