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In June of 1999, the first 350 books of Leonard Milberg's newest donation to the Library arrived. Additions are made regularly. This new collection -- Jewish American Writers -- is being formed in honor of President Harold T. Shapiro.

See the printed catalogue for the collection, compiled by J. Howard Woolmer. The Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Jewish American Writers. (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Library, 2001) [(ExB) Z1229.J48 P74 2001].

The collection is regularly growing and catalogue entries for individual items in it can be retrieved in the main catalog by searching "Milberg '53 in honor of President Harold T. Shapiro" as a phrase using the Keyword index. (To do this: 1. Go to Guided Search. 2. Put "Milberg '53 in honor of President Harold T. Shapiro" in the first search box. 3. Select "as a phrase" from the pull down menu. 4. In the next pull down menu at right, select "Keyword Anywhere" 5. Then, click the button labeled "Search")

As of the end of 2 March 2013, the following 141 authors are being collected. Note: Asterisk before names indicates that author is part of the Milberg American poetry collection. There are 31 overlapping names.



Samuel Adler
Woody Allen
Many Antin
Max Apple
Hannah Arendt
Sholem Asch
Paul Auster
Saul Bellow
Harold Bloom
Harold Brodsky
*Joseph Brodsky
Melvin Jules Bukiet
Abraham Cahan
Michael Chabon
*Alfred Corn
Edward Dahlberg
E. L. Doctorow
Celia Dropkin
David Einhorn
Will Eisner
Stanley Elkin
Nathan Englander
Leslie Fiedler
Jonathan Safran Foer
Waldo Frank
*Allen Ginsberg
Aaron Glanz-Leyeles
Yankev (Jacob)Glatshteyn
*Louise Gluck
Herbert Gold
Avrom Goldfaden
Allegra Goodman
Jacob Gordin
Chaim Grade
*Jorie Graham
Rebecca Gratz
*Allen Grossman
*Daniel Halpern
Moshe Leyb Halpern
Isaac Harby
*Anthony Hecht
Ben Hecht
Joseph Heller
Lilian Hellman
Mark Helprin
*John Hollander
*Richard Howard
Irving Howe
Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman
*David Ignatow
Alan Isler
Solomon Jackson
Samuel B.H. Judah
Ben Katchor
George S. Kaufman
Alfred Kazin
*Kenneth Koch
Kaufmann Kohler
Nichole Krauss
*Maxine Kumin
*Stanley Kunitz
Tony Kushner
Lucette Lagnado
Emma Lazarus
Isaac Leeser
Mani Leib
H. Leivick
*Denise Levertov
*Philip Levine
Clifton Harby (Levy)
Samuel Yates Levy
Ludwig Lewisohn
Max Lilienthal
Moritz Loth
Norman Mailer
Bernard Malamud
David Mamet
Anna Margolin
Nathan Mayer
Arthur Miller
Penina Moise
Kadia Molodowsky
H.M. Moos
Myer Moses
Octavia Harby Moses
*Howard Nemerov
Mordecai M. Noah
Clifford Odets
Tillie Olsen
Jacqueline Osherow
*Alicia Ostriker
Cynthia Ozick
Grace Paley
Dorothy Parker
S. J. Perelman
Jonas B. Phillips
Naphtali Phillips
Marge Piercy
*Robert Pinsky
Norman Podhoretz
Chaim Potok
Gabriel Preil
Francine Prose
Isaac Raboy
Philip Rahv
Abraham Reisen
*Charles Reznikoff
*Adrienne Rich
Isaac Rosenfeld
Morris Rosenfeld
Henry Roth
Philip Roth
*Jerome Rothenberg
*Muriel Rukeyser
Rose Emma Salaman
Bud Schulberg
*Delmore Schwartz
Gershom M. Seixas
*Karl Shapiro
Lamed Shapiro
Garry Shteyngart
Kate Simon
Neil Simon
*Louis Simpson
I.J. Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Jakob Zevi Sobol
Susan Sontag
Art Spiegelman
*Gerald Stern
*Mark Strand
Lionel Trilling
Malkah H. Tussman
Wendy Wasserstein
Nathaniel West
Elie Wiesel
*Theodore Weiss
*C. K. Williams
Isaac M. Wise
Anzia Yezierska
*Louis Zukofsky.