MARC Bibliographic Record

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090    $bU.S. Mss 59AN
099    $aAudio 1094A
099    $aAudio 1264A
099    $aAudio 1442A
099    $aDisc 201A
099    $aMicro 912
099    $aHB 444
099    $aHB 445
099    $aHB 446
099    $aHB 447
099    $aHB 448
099    $aHB 449
099    $aCB 015
100 1_ $aBessie, Alvah Cecil,$d1904-1985.
245 10 $aPapers,$f1929-1991.
300    $a17.2$fc.f. (42 archives boxes and 1 card box)
300    $a5$freels of microfilm (35mm)
300    $a6$ftape recordings
300    $a2$fdisc recordings
300    $a6$freels of 35mm film, and
300    $a1$freel of 16mm film; plus
300    $3additions of$a6.9$fc.f.
300    $a13$fphotographs, and
300    $a64$ftape recordings
336    $aunspecified$bzzz$2rdacontent
337    $aunspecified$bz$2rdamedia
338    $aunspecified$bzu$2rdacarrier
520    $aPapers of Alvah Cecil Bessie (1904-1985), a novelist, screenwriter, literary and film critic, and one of the Hollywood Ten who was blacklisted for his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The collection documents Bessie's writing career; the impact of the blacklist on him; his recollections of his service with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a unit of the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War; and his continuing interest in similar issues and causes.$bIncluded are personal and professional correspondence; biographical information; recorded interviews; and a large section of draft and printed copies of writings in many genre. Among the writings represented are novels based on Bessie's own experiences such as Bread and a Stone, Inquisition in Eden, Men in Battle, One for My Baby, and The Un-Americans; The Symbol, which was suggested by the life of Marilyn Monroe; scripts for Espana Otra Vez, Objective Burma, Ruthless, Smart Woman, The Very Thought of You, and numerous unproduced films; and numerous book and film reviews.
520 8_ $bBessie's correspondents include representatives of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the Limelighters, the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, the Hungry i nightclub, the National Writers Union, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the San Francisco Film Festival; foreign and American publishers and editors such as Curtis Brown Ltd., Chandler and Sharp, Holt Rinehart and Winston, and Seven Seas Books; and individuals such as Woody Allen, Herbert Aptheker, Ed Asner, James Aronson, Carlos Baker, Kaye Ballard, Angus Cameron, Jaime Camino, Morris Carnovsky, Lester Cole, Bette Davis, John Henry Faulk, Martha Gellhorn, Ralph Gleason, Lillian Hellman, Stefan Heym, Warren Hinckle, Paul Jarrico, Robert Kenny, Paul Krassner, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Maxim Lieber, Cyra MacFadden, Albert Maltz, Herbert Matthews, Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets, Vladimir Pozner, Carlos Rojas, Norman Rosten, George Seldes, Studs Terkel, Dalton Trumbo, and Jerry Wald.
520 8_ $bThe processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.
530    $3The original disc recordings are$aalso available on tape.
500    $aThe films in this collection are cataloged individually. The call numbers for these films are CB 015 and HB 444-449.
541    $eMCHC66-105
541    $eMCHC68-090
541    $eMCHC73-141$3Two disc recordings remain unprocessed from this accession. They have been assigned call numbers Disc 201A and Tape 1264A. Qty: 2 disc recordings
541    $eMCHC78-066$3See PCID 9.
541    $eMCHC82-003$3See PCID 9.
541    $eMCHC84-011$3See PCID 9.
541    $3Additions (MCHC78-066, MCHC82-003, MCHC84-011)
541    $eM91-221$3See PCID 18.$aBessie, Dan$bLos Gatos, CA
541    $eM92-095$3See PCID 18.$aBessie, Dan$bLos Gatos, CA
541    $eM92-294$3See PCID 18.$aBessie, Dan$bLos Gatos, CA
541    $eM92-334$3See PCID 18.$aBessie, Dan$bLos Gatos, CA
541    $eM95-070$3Copies of letters from Alvah Bessie to his sons, David and Daniel, while he was in prison, 1950-1951; a poem written by him, "For My Sons"; an undelivered address to the jury; and his statement to the judge of the District Court, June 20, 1950. Qty: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)$aBessie, Dan
541    $eM95-071$3Additions, which comprise the Bruce Rubenstein Collection of the Alvah Bessie Archives, ca. 1929-1985. Included is correspondence (originals and carbon copies) especially between Bessie and his sons David and Daniel; typed film and play scripts; outlines; novels; stories and articles; a 16mm film "The Hollywood Ten" (1950; script by the 10; produced by Paul Jarrico; directed by John Berry); and a pair of bookends. See box list with accession form. T Qty: 3.9 c.f. (3 record center cartons, 2 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder)$aRubenstein, Bruce$bHartford, CT$cDeed of gift (WCFTR)
541    $eM95-128$3Additions (photocopies), 1938-1983, consisting of Alvah Bessie's analyses of his marriages to Mary Burnett and to Helen Clare Nelson; letters to his grandson, Joseph David Bessie; a letter to son David Bessie with Alvah's thoughts on the breakup of David's second marriage; correspondence received by Alvah in Spain during the Civil War in 1938; a partial summary of Alvah's employment history; and several miscellaneous letters. Qty: 0.1 c.f. (1 folder)$aBessie, Dan
541    $3Additions (M91-221, M92-095, M92-294, M92-334)
541    $eM98-001$3Additions, 1930-1985, to the Bruce Rubenstein Collection of the Alvah Bessie Archive, including biographical material; clippings and notes; personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts of writings by Alvah Bessie; and four personal photographs. Of note is correspondence between Alvah and his wife and daughter while he was in prison, 1950-1951. See box list with accession form. Qty: 1.0 c.f. (1 record center carton) and 4 photographs$aRubenstein, Bruce$bHartford, CT
541    $eM99-106$3Additions, 1972-1979, including scripts, drafts, notes, and correspondence between Alvah Bessie, Daniel Bessie, and Arthur S. Landis for an uncompleted film to be titled "The Last Volunteer." See box list with accession form. Qty: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)$aBessie, Daniel$bSanta Cruz, Calif.
541    $eM2002-064$3Additions, 1936-1991, consisting of miscellaneous personal papers, writings, and news clippings (1936-1991); photographs of the campaign on behalf of the Hollywood Ten (1949-1950); and sound recordings (1947-1985) including Bessie's testimony before HUAC, but mostly interviews with him or talks he gave. See box list with accession form. Qty: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 9 photographs, and 62 sound recordings (38 reel-to-reel and 24 cassettes)$aBessie, Daniel$bWest Point, Calif.
541    $eM2003-100$3Additions, 1943-1983, consisting of material relating to the publication of Bessie's notebooks kept while serving with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, documentation of unproduced films "Joaquin" and "The Last Volunteer," and other miscellaneous materials. See box list with accession form. Qty: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 2 cassette tape recordings$aBessie, Dan$bWest Point, Calif.
541    $eM2006-068$3Additions, 1961-1985, consisting of correspondence with the WCFTR; writings; contributions to films, produced and unproduced, in collaboration with Daniel Bessie. See box list in register file. Qty: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)$aBessie, Dan$bWest Point, Calif.
555 0_ $aRegister to the processed portion.
561    $aPresented by Alvah Bessie, Terra Linda, California, and by the Bessie Estate via Dan Bessie, 1965-1992.
600 10 $aAptheker, Herbert,$d1915-2003.
600 10 $aAsner, Edward.
600 10 $aAronson, James.
600 10 $aBaker, Carlos,$d1909-1987.
600 10 $aBallard, Kaye.
600 10 $aCameron, Angus$q(Donald Angus)
600 10 $aCamino, Jaime,$d1936-
600 10 $aFaulk, John Henry.
600 10 $aGellhorn, Martha,$d1908-1998.
600 10 $aGleason, Ralph J.
600 10 $aHeym, Stefan,$d1913-2001.
600 10 $aHinckle, Warren.
600 10 $aJarrico, Paul.
600 10 $aKenny, Robert W.$q(Robert Walker),$d1901-1976.
600 10 $aLieber, Maxim,$d1897-1993.
600 10 $aMacFadden, Cyra.
600 10 $aPozner, Vladimir,$d1905-1992.
600 10 $aRojas, Carlos,$d1928-
600 10 $aTerkel, Studs,$d1912-2008.
600 10 $aMaltz, Albert,$d1908-1985.
600 10 $aMatthews, Herbert Lionel,$d1900-1977.
600 10 $aMiller, Arthur,$d1915-2005.
600 10 $aOdets, Clifford,$d1906-1963.
600 10 $aRosten, Norman,$d1914-1995.
600 10 $aSeldes, George,$d1890-1995.
600 10 $aTrumbo, Dalton,$d1905-1976.
600 10 $aWald, Jerry,$d1911-1962.
600 10 $aMonroe, Marilyn,$d1926-1962.
600 10 $aAllen, Woody,$d1935-.
600 10 $aBruce, Lenny.
600 10 $aCarnovsky, Morris.
600 10 $aCole, Lester,$d1904-1985.
600 10 $aDavis, Bette,$d1908-1989.
600 10 $aHellman, Lillian,$d1905-1984.
600 10 $aKrassner, Paul.
600 10 $aLardner, Ring,$cJr.,$d1915-2000.
600 10 $aLawson, John Howard,$d1894-1977.
610 20 $aHungry i (San Francisco, Calif.)
610 20 $aInternational Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union.
610 20 $aLimelighters (Operetta Company)
610 20 $aNational Writers Union (U.S.)
610 20 $aSan Francisco Film Festival.
610 20 $aSan Francisco Mime Troupe.
610 20 $aVeterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
610 10 $aUnited States.$bCongress.$bHouse.$bCommittee on Un-American Activities.
630 04 $aInquisition in Eden.
630 04 $aMen in battle.
630 04 $aOne for my baby.
630 44 $aThe un-Americans.
630 04 $aHotel Berlin (Motion picture)
630 44 $aThe symbol.
630 44 $aThe very thought of you (Motion picture)
630 04 $aObjective Burma (Motion picture)
630 04 $aRuthless (Motion picture)
630 04 $aSmart woman (Motion picture)
630 04 $aEspana otra vez (Motion picture)
630 04 $aBread and a stone.
650 _0 $aMotion pictures$xCensorship.
650 _0 $aAuthors.
650 _0 $aScreenwriters.
650 _0 $aMotion picture industry$zUnited States.
650 _0 $aCommunism$zUnited States.
650 _0 $aBlacklisting of authors$zUnited States.
650 _0 $aLaw$vCases.
651 _0 $aSpain$xHistory$yCivil War, 1936-1939.
655 _7 $aScripts.$2aat
655 _7 $aSound recordings.$2aat
655 _7 $aPhotographs.$2aat
655 _7 $aMotion pictures.$2aat
655 _7 $aMicroforms.$2aat
655 _7 $aManuscript collection.$2local
690 _0 $aHollywood Ten.$9LOCAL
690 _0 $aWCFTR-owned.$9LOCAL
697 24 $aWarner Bros.$xReleases.$9LOCAL
700 12 $aRubenstein, Bruce,$ecollector.
856 42 $uhttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-us0059an$zFinding aid available online.
997    $aMARCIVE

MMS IDs

Document ID: 9911124536702121
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Network Physical IDs: 9911124536702121
mms_mad_ids: 991123402122