Guide to the Uri Orlev Collection

Collection Title: Uri Orlev Collection
Dates: 1956-2009
Bulk Dates: 1990-2008
Identification: MS159
Creator: Orlev, Uri, 1931-
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Polish, Swedish, Dutch;Flemish, Japanese
Abstract: Author Uri Orlev, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1931, moved to Israel after surviving the Warsaw Ghetto and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He began writing children's literature in 1976 and has published more than 30 books which have been translated into at least 36 languages. He has received various honors and awards for his writing, including the Hans Christian Andersen Author Award (1996). The Island on Bird Street (1981) has been one of his most famous books for children. This small collection of photocopied book reviews, articles and readers' correspondence supports Northwestern University Library's collection of his books for children.
Acquisition Information: All of the photocopied materials were given by Uri Orlev in September 2009 to supplement his donation of over a hundred editions of his books published in various translations. Books can be found in the Northwestern University Library online catalog.
Processing Information: Processed by Sigrid Pohl Perry in February 2010; the finding aid was created in Microsoft Word and Archon.
Conditions Governing Use: All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Access: There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research.
Related Materials: Various editions and translations of books by Uri Orlev have been cataloged for the Northwestern University Library curriculum collection; they can be found in the online catalog.See also the Hans Christian Andersen Awards collection (MS121) for the dossiers prepared for Uri Orlev's nomination by Israel for the 1994 and 1996 Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Mr. Orlev received the award in 1996.
Repository: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

Biographical/Historical Information

Uri Orlev was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1931. He survived the Warsaw Ghetto and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and moved to Israel in 1946 after the war. He began writing children's literature in 1976 and has published more than 30 books which have been translated into at least 36 languages. He received the Hans Christian Andersen Author Award in 1996 and has received various other honors and awards for his writing. The Island on Bird Street (1981) has been one of his most famous books for children.

Scope and Content

This small collection related to Uri Orlev and his books for children consists of photocopied book reviews, articles about Orlev, and correspondence from readers, primarily children with some responses from the author. Articles and reviews published between 1956 and 2009 are written in English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Japanese, or Hebrew.

Arrangement of Materials

Book reviews are organized into folders alphabetically according to the titles of Orlev's books, and articles are arranged chronologically with Japanese and Hebrew articles separated from the others. Correspondence is separated into folders by nationality or country of origin.

Subjects

Personal Name

Orlev, Uri, 1931-

Subjects

Children's literature--20th century


Container List / Contents

  • Reviews of books by Uri Orlev, 1984-2009
    • List of books by Uri OrlevBox 1, Folder 1
    • The Beast of Darkness (Das Tier in der Nacht. Ḥayat ha-ḥoshekh). Reviews., 1993-2009Box 1, Folder 2
    • The Big Little Girl (Das kleine grosse Mädchen. Ḳeṭanah-gedolah). Reviews., 1997-1998Box 1, Folder 3
    • Dragon's Crown (Keter ha-draḳon). Reviews., 1992-1998Box 1, Folder 4
    • Granny Knits (Savta soreget) Reviews., 1986-7, 1998Box 1, Folder 5
    • The Island on Bird Street (I bi-Reḥov ha-tsiporim) Reviews., 1984-1997Box 1, Folder 6
    • The Lady with the Hat. Reviews., 1990-1999Box 1, Folder 7
    • The Lead Soldiers (Ḥayale-ʻoferet). Reviews., 1979-2000Box 1, Folder 8
    • The Lion Present (Das Löwengeschenk. Ḥultsat ha-aryeh). Reviews., 1999-2000Box 1, Folder 9
    • Lydia, Queen of Palestine (Lidyah, malkat Erets Yiśraʼel). Reviews., 1993-1997Box 1, Folder 10
    • The Man from the Other Side (Ish min ha-tsad ha-aḥer). Reviews., 1989-2008Box 1, Folder 11
    • Run, Boy, Run (Ruts, yeled, ruts). Reviews., 2003-2008Box 1, Folder 12
    • The Sandgame (Miśḥaḳ ha-ḥol). Reviews., 1995-1996Box 1, Folder 13
    • Shampoo on Tuesdays (Der haarige Dienstag. Ḥafifat rosh). Reviews., 1998-2000Box 1, Folder 14
    • Song of the Whales (Shirat ha-liṿyatanim). Reviews., 1997-2003Box 1, Folder 15
  • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1956-2008
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1968, 1985Box 1, Folder 16
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1989-1991Box 1, Folder 17
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1992-1995Box 1, Folder 18
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1996Box 1, Folder 19
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1997Box 1, Folder 20
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 1998-2000Box 1, Folder 21
    • Articles about Uri Orlev and his books, 2001-2006, 2008Box 1, Folder 22
    • Articles and reviews in Japanese, 1996-1997Box 2, Folder 1
    • Articles and reviews in Hebrew, 1956-2006Box 2, Folder 2
    • Articles and reviews in Hebrew, 1956-2006Box 2, Folder 3
    • Articles and reviews in Hebrew, 1956-2006Box 2, Folder 4
    • Honors and awards received by Uri OrlevBox 2, Folder 5
  • Correspondence from readers, 1985-2003
    • Correspondence from Austria (mostly from children), 1994-1995Box 2, Folder 6
    • Correspondence from Canada (mostly from children), 1985Box 2, Folder 7
    • Correspondence from France (mostly from children), 1995, 2001Box 2, Folder 8
    • Correspondence from Germany (mostly from children), 1993-1995Box 2, Folder 9
    • Correspondence from Germany (mostly from children), 1996-1998Box 2, Folder 10
    • Correspondence from Germany (mostly from children), 2000Box 2, Folder 11
    • Correspondence from the Netherlands (mostly from children), n.d.Box 2, Folder 12
    • Correspondence from Switzerland (mostly from children), 1996Box 2, Folder 13
    • Correspondence from the United States (mostly from children), 1989-1995Box 2, Folder 14
    • Correspondence from the United States (mostly from children), 1996-2003Box 2, Folder 15