The Irving Weinman collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and financial material.
Manuscripts in the collection include novels, plays, poetry, short stories, essays, and notes. Novels include drafts for Tailor’s Dummy (1987), Hampton Heat (1989), Virgil’s Ghost (1989), Easy Way Down (1990), Stealing Home (2004), and Wolf Tones (2009). Poetry includes poems by others as well as Weinman’s drafts and poem fragments. Short stories and essays include “The Power and Radical Dissent,” “Scenes at Miami Beach,” and “A Roof Over His Head,” among others. Also included is a handwritten draft of an untitled autobiography.
Correspondence in the collection includes professional, personal, and general correspondence. Professional correspondents include Albert Zuckerman from Writers House Inc. and various publishers. Personal correspondents include Judith Kazantzis, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and family members. Other notable correspondents include Anne Sexton and members of the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign.
Printed material in the collection includes magazines, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. Several copies of Some Handyman Magazine are included. Clippings include various reviews of Weinman’s work. Pamphlets for various events, museums, and galleries are included, such as guides to exhibits at the Hayward Gallery in London.
Photographs in the collection include black and white prints of Irving and Judith Kazantzis. Financial material in the collection includes tax receipts, bills, and bank statements from the 1990s.