Rabinowitz, Anna (1933- )
Scope:
The Anna Rabinowitz collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, financial materials, film and video materials, audio materials, photographs, electronic media materials, and other materials.

Manuscripts in the collection include Rabinowitz’s books Dislocations, Lifelines, and Present Tense (2010), four drafts for Darkling (2001), files titled “ASIO,” “Darkling MSS,” “My Fate,” and “Pushcart 2002-2005,” essays and poems, and the score for Darkling by Stefan Weisman.

Correspondence in the collection includes both personal and professional materials, consisting of fan mail, biographical material, publication materials, correspondence for Darkling, and other materials. Personal correspondence consists of materials related to Rabinowitz’s family, and World War II and the emigration of the Rabinowitz family, dated between 1927 and 1948.

Personal memorabilia in the collection includes material regarding Rabinowitz’s new home purchase and honeymoon, as well as her diplomas from Lafayette High School and Brooklyn College, dated 1950 and 1953 respectively.

Printed material in the collection includes files on various subjects such as opera, advertising, and other miscellaneous topics, newspapers including literary reviews dated between 1996 and 2006, flyers and programs for Darkling, magazines regarding Rabinowitz, catalogs, the journals Sholem Aleichem and Volt, and Anis Shivani’s “The 17 Most Important Poetry Books of Fall 2010.”

Professional material in the collection includes subject files on Barbara Guest, translation, Vancouver, Wesleyan, teaching, writing poetry, and various other subjects, as well as press releases from 1997 regarding the American Opera Projects, and 3 business cards regarding the American Opera Projects.

Financial material in the collection includes invoices, receipts, account statements, contracts, the budget for Darkling, a tax exempt status, and a bank statement from 2005.

Film and video in the collection includes both VHS video cassettes and DVDs, mostly concerning Darkling.

Audio in the collection includes two copies of the Darkling CD from 2011, featuring Rabinowitz and including the flyer concerning the CD release.

Photographs in the collection include both black-and-white and color prints of Rabinowitz’s house, including photocopies.

Electronic media materials in the collection consist of three floppy disks.

Other material in the collection includes posters for Darkling, one for the opera and one Hebrew version.
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Notable Figures
1. Rabinowitz, Anna, 1933-
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Editing and Publishing Subject Guide
3. Poetry Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section