Guide to the Papers of Jennings Yehudah Tofel (1891-1959)
1912-1960

RG 487

Processed by Janet Blatter. Additional processing by Rachel S. Harrison as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jennings Yehudah Tofel
Title: Papers of Jennings Yehudah Tofel (1891-1959)
Dates:1912-1960
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between painter, poet, and essayist Jennings Yehudah Tofel and various artists and writers, as well as family correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts relating to Tofel’s artistic career, newspaper clippings on Tofel and his art, and manuscripts of Tofel’s essays, poems, dramas, and autobiographical works. The collection illustrates Tofel’s wide range of artistic and literary activities and his role in American modern art.
Languages: The collection is in English and Yiddish, with some French.
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet
Identification: RG 487
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Biographical Note

Jennings Yehudah Tofel was born Yehudah Toflevitch October 18, 1891 in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, where his father was a ladies’ tailor. The household included three older sisters and four younger brothers, as well as his paternal grandfather, with whom he was very close. At age seven Tofel fell down a ladder and broke his back, a situation that was not discovered until the bone had healed. He had a disfigured shoulder for the rest of his life. He studied in cheder and with private tutors in Poland until the death of his mother when he was eight. At that time, Tofel’s father, Joseph Toflevitch, decided to enroll Tofel in the Alexander School in Tomaszow in order to learn a trade. He entered in 1900 and remained there for three and a half years. Tofel’s father remarried and moved to London to set up a tailor shop and the three daughters joined him there. Tofel and those left behind in Tomaszow were quite poor and he needed to leave school. His father immigrated with the rest of the family to New York, where they were reunited with other relatives. Tofel joined his family in New York in 1905. His name was changed from Yehudah to Isadore upon emigration and later to Jennings when he was working as a bookkeeper who did not allow Jews, although he always signed his Yiddish writings as Yehudah. Tofel studied at the Townsend Harris Hall preparatory school from 1907-1910, where his artistic talent was recognized. He then entered the City College of New York for the fall term of 1910 where he began to paint. He also studied at the Beaux Arts School in New York.

In 1917 he was represented in a group exhibition at the Whitney Studio called “Introspective Art.” His first one-man exhibition came in 1919 at the Bourgeois Galleries. That same year, and for the next several years, he was represented in several group exhibitions at the Arts Club in Chicago and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA, with artists such as Oscar Bluemner, Gaston Lachaise, and Joseph Stella.

In 1918, he met Sonia Auerbach, the cousin of his friend Benjamin Kopman. They fell in love, but her family disapproved of the match and they ultimately parted after four years together. In response to this, Tofel wrote Once There Was a Young Man, which examines his own character and which was published in Yiddish as Amol iz Geven a Mentshin Paris in 1927. In 1921, Katherine Dreier of the Societe Anonyme (later the Museum of Modern Art) convinced Tofel to allow publication of his essay “Form in Painting” as a small pamphlet. The Societe Anonyme also published “Expression” in 1923.

In 1925, Alfred Steiglitz arranged the sale of several of Tofel’s paintings, allowing Tofel to go to Paris to further his art studies. He had his second one-man show in Paris in 1927, where he spent three years studying before returning to New York. In 1928, Steiglitz arranged two grants from Otto Kahn and a collector named Schulte, permitting Tofel to return to Europe and continue his studies in Paris. He had an exhibit at the Galerie Zak in fall 1928. In 1929, while visiting his native city of Tomaszow, he met Pearl Weissberg. They married after only a few days of courtship and then returned to Paris, where they lived for a year and a half. When they returned to New York in 1930 Pearl worked in the garment business and the couple never had a permanent address.

In 1931 Tofel had a one-man exhibition at the SPR Gallery in New York and in 1932 the Whitney Museum of American Art purchased his work, “Hagar”. He joined the Artists Project of the Works Progress Administration in 1934. His work was exhibited in the Artists Gallery, starting in 1937, a connection he would maintain until his death. Tofel was also represented in prestigious exhibitions at the American Artists Congress, the Jewish Museum in New York, the Whitney Museum in New York, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the Bonestall Gallery in New York, and the Jewish Community Center in Yonkers, New York. His work also appeared in the collections of the Helena Rubenstein Pavillion in Tel Aviv, the Bezalel Museum in Jerusalem and the George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco, and the private collections of Joseph Hirshorn, Harry Abrams and Arthur Granick.

Tofel began keeping a journal in 1943 and continued to do so on and off until 1959. He called these journals either “A Painter’s Diary” or “A Painter’s Journal.” Also in 1943 Tofel began writing his autobiography, although he only finished “My Childhood." None of the autobiography was ever published.

Tofel founded the first Jewish Art Center in New York in 1926, along with Benjamin Kopman, and the Art Center at the Congress for Jewish Culture in 1948. He also contributed articles on art, language, philosophy, and other topics to several English and Yiddish periodicals, including the Freie Arbeiter Stimme, Zukunft, In Zikh, Oyfkum, Brikn, and Hemshekh. He also provided illustrations for other writers’ works and published several works of his own.

Tofel had art exhibits at the Artists’ Gallery in New York in 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, and 1958, which was his last exhibit. In 1959 after suffering ill health for many years, including the loss of his eye to glaucoma in 1946, Tofel’s condition worsened and he died suddenly on Sept. 7, 1959. A retrospective exhibition was held at the Zabriskie Gallery in New York in 1964, and Tofel’s art was represented in the Art Dealers Association of America’s Second Annual Show at the Park Bernet Galleries. He was later represented in the 1975 exhibit “Jewish Experience in the Art of the 20th Century” at the Jewish Museum in New York. In 1976 Arthur Granick, a close personal friend and patron of Jennings Tofel, compiled a volume showcasing 63 colorplates and 129 black and white images of Tofel’s works.

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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Jennings Yehudah Tofel consist of materials relating to Tofel’s artistic and literary career, including manuscripts of Tofel’s written works, diaries, journals, and newsclippings on Tofel and his art. There is also correspondence with various artists and writers, as well as family correspondence and condolence letters written to Tofel’s wife upon his death. Manuscripts in Yiddish include “Essayen” (Essays), “Mentshn” (Men), “Vegn Kunst” (On Art), and “Homer's Iliad” in loose pages and bound composition books. There are also autobiographical works, poetry, dramatic works, essays relating to his artistic career, Tofel’s reflections on being an artist, and articles about art, the artist and creativity. Most of the writings are in English.

Autobiographical works include “Autobiography / My Childhood,” an account of his family life in Poland prior to emigration, “Once There Was a Young Man,” “A Painter’s Diary,” “The Life of a Lonely Man,” and various notes and fragments. Titles for folders that contain the same materials have been changed to reflect this fact. The correspondence details the personal relationships between Tofel and Yiddish writers R. Ben-Ari, B. J. Bialostotzky, L. Blumenfeld, Jacob Glatstein, Abraham Goldberg, David Ignatoff, H. Leivick, Abraham Liessin, Mani Leib, Zalman Reisen, Isaac Nachman Steinberg, and Ozer Warshawski, artist Benjamin Kopman and photographer Alfred Stieglitz. A letter from Stieglitz in folder 40 mentions the hardships artists face, giving Georgia O’Keefe and Arthur Dove as examples. The materials in this collection date from 1912-1960.

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Arrangement

The correspondence is divided between English and Yiddish, both of which are arranged alphabetically. The Yiddish correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to the Hebrew alphabet and the names have also been transliterated according to YIVO standards. English correspondence that was originally in the miscellaneous correspondence folder at the end of the first series for which the correspondent can be identified has been put into individual folders by correspondent name. Yiddish correspondence that was originally in a miscellaneous folder within the Writings series has been put into individual folders by correspondent name within the Yiddish Correspondence series. The Writings series, which was previously unarranged, has been divided into subseries by topic and each subseries is arranged alphabetically. Several folders have been renamed so as to more accurately reflect their contents and these new folder titles have been integrated into the alphabetical order. A miscellaneous folder that originally contained Yiddish correspondence, autobiographical notes and a eulogy for Tofel has been divided and the materials were placed in separate folders. Three bound journals that were originally in one folder have been placed in three separate folders. The collection is arranged in three series, and Series III has been further divided into subseries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Material

The YIVO Archives have several paintings by Jennings Tofel in RG 101, the Art and Artifacts Collection and the YIVO Library has a copy of Tofel’s book, Amol iz Geven a Mentsh (Once There Was a Young Man), as well as Tofel’s book about Benjamin Kopman and a book about Tofel by Arthur Granick. In addition, there are several books by other Yiddish authors in which Tofel’s illustrations appear. His correspondence is also found in a number of other collections, including B. J. Bialostotzky RG 479, David Ignatoff RG 1338 and Shea Tenenbaum RG 722. Tofel’s artwork is held by the Museum of Modern Art, the George Krevsky Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others.

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Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Other Finding Aid

A concordance giving the old folder numbers and the new folder numbers is in the accession file in the YIVO Archives office.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Jennings Yehudah Tofel; RG 487; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

Received from Pearl Tofel, Jennings Tofel’s widow, in November, 1964 and January, 1965.

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Processing information

The papers were processed by Janet Blatter. Additional processing was completed in March 2011.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence in English, 1912-1960

42 folders
Scope and Content:

The correspondence in this series generally relates to Tofel’s paintings and exhibitions in various galleries, as well as condolence letters sent to his widow, Pearl Tofel, upon his death. Correspondents include Benjamin Kopman, Moses Soyer and Alfred Stieglitz.

Folder TitleDate
1 Auerbach, Sonia 1918-1923
  

personal letters

 
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2 Bass, Hyala Landau 1949
  

regarding Tofel's exhibitions

 
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3 Beck, Eugenie 1960
  

condolences

 
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4 Beer-Monti, Federica 1951-1958
  

regarding Tofel's exhibitions at the Artists Gallery

 
Folder TitleDate
5 Bluhm, Solomon 1926-1929
  

personal letters

 
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6 Bongai, Marguerite 1928
  

personal letters

 
Folder TitleDate
7 Bourgeois Galleries 1918-1930
  

business correspondence from Stephan Bourgeois
includes clipping

 
Folder TitleDate
8 Bourgeois, Maria-Theresa Duncan undated
  

personal letters

 
Folder TitleDate
9 Dreier, Katherine 1921-1947
  

business correspondence regarding Tofel's works by the President of the Societe Anonyme, Inc., Museum of Modern Art

 
Folder TitleDate
10 Galleries 1931-1960
  

regarding exhibitions and purchases of Tofel's work
includes clippings
(contains Yiddish, French)

 
Folder TitleDate
11 Glasser, E. 1921
  

personal letters

 
Folder TitleDate
12 Godsoe, Bob 1950
  

regarding Godsoe's unsuccessful attempts at getting Tofel's Journal published

 
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13 Granick, Arthur 1941-1959
  

personal letters
undated correspondence may be earlier than 1941

 
Folder TitleDate
14 Grokoest, Albert 1958-1959
  

personal letters by a collector of Tofel's works

 
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15 Heilner, Irwin 1931
  

regarding purchase of a painting

 
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16 Jennings, Frank G. 1956-1960
  

includes eulogy to Tofel

 
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17 Kefferstan, Frank 1959
  

complimenting Tofel's works

 
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18 Kopman, Benjamin 1919-1951
  

personal letters from Kopman to Tofel

 
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19 Kopman, Benjamin 1916-1945
  

personal letters from Tofel to Kopman

 
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20 Letters to the editors of various publications 1954, undated
  

on various artistic subjects

 
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21 Loving, Pierre undated
  

regarding possible publication of Tofel's poetry

 
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22 Lustgarten, Edgar 1955
  

regarding purchase of art works

 
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23 Newman, Jen 1933
  

personal letters

 
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24 Norman, Dorothy 1934-1946
  

letters from the editor of America and Alfred Stieglitz, A Collective Portrait, including a request for an essay by Tofel about Stieglitz

 
Folder TitleDate
25 Otis, William B. 1915-1916
  

regarding publication of De Profundis and The Confessions of [?]

 
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26 Ovsevitz, Rose undated
  

Tofel's sister

 
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27 Powell, Edith W. 1917
  

personal letters

 
Folder TitleDate
28 Publishers 1925-1928
  

arranged chronologically

 
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29 Rosenberg, James 1953-1957
  

personal letters

 
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30 Rothenberg, Robert 1956-1957
  

includes an appreciation for a gift of a drawing given by Tofel

 
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31 Rudel, James and Nina Bleiberg 1950-1960
  

personal letters

 
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32 Rutberg, Betty 1929
  

personal letters

 
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33 Schwartz, Rabbi Maurice 1959
  

condolences

 
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34 Soyer, Moses 1959
  

condolences

 
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35 Silver, Abba Hillel 1932-1940
  

includes a rejection of Tofel's request for financial assistance through "interesting some of the rich Jews of our community in [his] case"

 
Folder TitleDate
36 Slayton, Maximilian H. 1912-1932
  

personal letters

 
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37 Smit, Leo 1959
  

personal letters

 
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38 Steinberg, Isidore 1936
  

personal letters

 
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39 Sterne, Maurice 1928
  

personal letters

 
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40 Stieglitz, Alfred 1930
  

personal letters on a variety of subjects, especially artistic ones, including a letter commiserating on the plight of artists and excerpts from letters Alfred Stieglitz wrote to Tofel from 1924-1933

 
Folder TitleDate
41 Strand, Paul 1931
  

personal letters

 
Folder TitleDate
42 Miscellaneous correspondence
  

Ben, 1918
Emily, undated
Etta, 1957

 
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Series II: Correspondence in Yiddish, 1914-1957

32 folders
Scope and Content:

The correspondence in this series mainly concerns Tofel’s Yiddish writings for various publications, including Brikn (Bridges), Di Yidishe Tsaytung (The Jewish Newspaper) and Afn Shvel (On the Threshold). Correspondents include B. J. Bialostotzky, David Ignatoff, Jacob Glatstein, H. Leivick, Abraham Liessin, Mani Leib, Zalman Reisen, and Isaac Nachman Steinberg.

Folder TitleDate
43 Ignatoff, David 1917-1924
  

 
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44 Abelson, Chaika 1931
  

 
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45 Bialostotzky, B.J. 1925-1929
  

 
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46 Ben-Ari, R. 1954
  

 
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47 Blum, Eliezer (B. Alkwit) 1957
  

 
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48 Blumenfeld, L. 1928-1929
  

 
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49 Berman, L. 1928
  

 
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50 Brikn (publication) 1934
  

 
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51 Goldberg, Abraham 1926-1949
  

 
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52 Goldberg, Itche 1957
  

 
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53 Gelbaum, H. 1943
  

 
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54 Glatstein, Jacob 1923
  

 
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55 Warshawski, Ozer 1927
  

 
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56 Tofel, Pearl 1932-1945
  

many of the letters are from Jennings Tofel
(contains English)

 
Folder TitleDate
57 Tenenbaum, Shea 1952-1954
  

 
Folder TitleDate
58 Yanowsky, S. 1914
  

 
Folder TitleDate
59 Yood, Nochum 1928
  

 
Folder TitleDate
60 Landau, Zisha 1928-1932
  

 
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61 Leivick, H. 1920
  

 
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62 Liessin, Abraham 1916, undated
  

 
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63 Mani Leib 1932-1951
  

 
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64 Miller, Louis 1923-1931, undated
  

 
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65 Niger, Shmuel 1952
  

 
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66 Ferman, Bella M. 1927
  

a fan letter

 
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67 Di Yidishe Tsaytung (publication), 1928
  

Antwerp

 
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68 Zimmerman, Jennie 1939-1940
  

 
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69 Kiveliavitch, I. 1928
  

 
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70 Krull, Chaim 1925-1927
  

 
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71 Rosenfeld, Hirsch 1926
  

 
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72 Rolnick, Joseph 1954
  

 
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73 Reisen, Zalman 1922
  

 
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74 Steinberg, Isaac Nachman 1944
  

 
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Series III: Writings, 1931-1957

51 folders
Scope and Content:

This series contains Tofel’s manuscripts and published works, including autobiographical and reflective works, poems, dramatic works, and essays relating to art, his career, the artist, and creativity. The materials have been divided into three subseries.

Subseries 1: Autobiographical Materials, 1943-1959

31 folders
Scope and Content:

The Yiddish and English notes found in this subseries are mainly unidentified and could have been for several of Tofel’s different autobiographical works.

Folder TitleDate
75 Autobiographical notes 1954
  

fragments of prose possibly for one of Tofel's autobiographical works, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
76 Autobiographical notes undated
  

fragments of prose possibly for one of Tofel's autobiographical works, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
77 Autobiographical notes undated
  

two composition books, handwritten
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
78 Autobiographical notes undated
  

handwritten
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
79 Autobiographical notes undated
  

notes, possibly for autobiography, handwritten
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
80 Autobiographical notes undated
  

notes, possibly for autobiography, handwritten
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
81 Autobiographical notes undated
  

notes and fragments, possibly for autobiography, handwritten
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
82 Autobiographical notes undated
  

notes and fragments, possibly for autobiography, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
83 Autobiography undated
  

chapter one, the introduction, typed, 27 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
84 Autobiography undated
  

notes, in 15 notebooks, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
85 Autobiography undated
  

My Childhood, part one, typed, 175 pgs.
account of early family life in Poland prior to emigration

 
Folder TitleDate
86 Autobiography undated
  

My Childhood, part two, typed, 158 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
87 Eulogy for Tofel 1959
  

on the back of stationary labeled Herb Kruckman, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
88 The Life of a Lonely Man undated
  

autobiographical work, last page has illustrations, handwritten
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
89 Once There Was a Young Man undated
  

published in Yiddish as Amol iz Geven a Mentsh in Paris, 1927, typed, 99 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
90 Once There Was a Young Man undated
  

typed, 54 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
91 Once There Was a Young Man undated
  

typed, 54 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
92 A Painter's Diary - complete manuscript 1943
  

Jan. 3, 1943-Sept. 30, 1943, typed, 222 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
93 A Painter's Diary - complete manuscript 1943-1944
  

Oct. 1, 1943-Mar. 31, 1944, typed, 177 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
94 A Painter's Diary - complete manuscript 1944
  

Apr. 1, 1944-Dec. 31, 1944, typed, 169 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
95 A Painter's Diary - copy 1943-1944
  

Jan. 3, 1943-Dec. 31, 1944, typed, 518 pgs.
loose pages kept in book, cover titled "Artist's Day Book 1943-1944, 3rd carbon copy"

 
Folder TitleDate
96 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1943
  

handwritten in journal

 
Folder TitleDate
97 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1943-1944
  

Jan. 14, 1943-Apr. 26, 1944, incomplete, typed, 129 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
98 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1943-1944
  

Jan. 14, 1943-Apr. 26, 1944, incomplete, typed, 161 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
99 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1944
  

handwritten in journal

 
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100 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1948-1950
  

Jan. 1, 1948-Feb. 8, 1950, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
101 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1948-1950
  

Jan. 1, 1948-Feb. 8, 1950, typed, 97 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
102 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1953-1954
  

handwritten in journal

 
Folder TitleDate
103 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1955
  

typed, 57 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
104 A Painter's Diary - drafts 1955
  

corrections to 1955 journal, typed and handwritten, pages labeled up to 89

 
Folder TitleDate
105 Press releases undated
  

typed

 

Subseries 2: Art Essays, 1931-1944, undated

9 folders
Folder TitleDate
106 About Art undated
  

notes and thoughts on art and creativity, typed and handwritten
(Yiddish, English)

 
Folder TitleDate
107 Art essays undated
  

fragments and complete essays on art and the artist, includes The Main Springs of Art, handwritten
On the New Movement in Poetry, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
108 Art essays undated
  

notes on art and painting, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
109 Art essays undated
  

fragments of essays on art and creativity, handwritten and typed
A Note on Samuel Greenberg, typed
The Art Criticism of Paul Rosenfeld, typed

 
Folder TitleDate
110 Art essays undated
  

On Studying Oneself in Order to Know Better What One is Able to Do (2 copies), typed, 13 pgs.
The Method of Painting, typed, 7 pgs.
On the Abstract in Painting, typed, 4 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
111 Art essays
  

critique by Oscar Kokoschka, typed, undated
exhibition catalogue with handwritten critique by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931

 
Folder TitleDate
112 Crocodiles undated
  

collections of artist's thoughts on life, handwritten, 63 pgs.
(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
113 De Profundis undated
  

35 thoughts and impressions of the artist
typed, 8 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
114 Published articles on art
  

Essay in Oysdruk (Expression), undated
Kunst un Geist (Art and Spirit) in Afn Shvel (On the Threshold), 1944
(Yiddish)

 

Subseries 3: General Writings, 1916-1918, undated

11 folders
Scope and Content:

Some of the poems that are in folders simply labeled “Poems” can also be found in the manuscript Light of Heaven and Other Poems.

Folder TitleDate
115 Berel Prager undated
  

Tofel's translation from Yiddish into English of 1918 short story by David Ignatoff, incomplete, handwritten

 
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116 Dramatic works undated
  

The Witch (2 copies), typed, 19 pgs.
The City (2 copies), typed, 21 pges.

 
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117 Homer's Iliad undated
  

Tofel's translation into Yiddish of Homer's Iliad, published in Velt Ayn Velt Oys: a zamelbukh, edited by D. Ignatoff, 1916, handwritten, 60 pgs., with 2 pgs. introduction
written as Ilias

 
Folder TitleDate
118 Light of Heaven and Other Poems undated
  

incomplete, handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
119 Light of Heaven and Other Poems undated
  

complete, typed, 144 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
120 Light of Heaven and Other Poems undated
  

incomplete, typed, 91 pgs.

 
Folder TitleDate
121 Poems
  

including A Romance, undated
A Mother's Cradle Song, undated
A Letter to Abraham Harriton, 1916
typed and handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
122 Poems undated
  

Day and Night - a Dirge, handwritten
A Letter to the World (3 copies), typed
Out of the Possessive Nature of Man, typed

 
Folder TitleDate
123 Poems undated
  

contains the original envelope, labeled "Early Poetry", typed

 
Folder TitleDate
124 Poems undated
  

contains the original envelope, labeled "Old Sonnets", typed and handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
125 Poems undated
  

typed and handwritten

 
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