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S. J. Perelman Papers

Brown University Library

Box A, John Hay Library
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
E-mail: hay@brown.edu

Collection Overview

Title: S. J. Perelman Papers
Date range: 1914-1987
Creator: Perelman, S. J. (Sidney Joseph), 1904-1979
Extent: Approximately 400 item(s)
Abstract: S.J. Perelman was a humorist, screenwriter, and dramatist, noted for his adept word play and wild imagination. Perelman wrote many humorous short pieces for The New Yorker magazine as well as screenplays for two Marx Brothers movies and Around the World in Eighty Days for which Perelman received an Academy Award. The papers consist of correspondence to and from Perelman, manuscript drafts and, working files, and photographs of the Perelman and West families. The collection also includes manuscripts and documents of Nathanael West, Perelman's close friend.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number: Ms. 87.2