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Hochman mss., 1956-2008

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143

Hochman, Sandra.

Hochman mss., 1956-2008

Collection No.
LMC 2654

200 items

Materials are in English

Consists of the correspondence, scripts, drafts, films and other related material of poet and novelist Sandra Hochman.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Hochman was born Sept. 11, 1936, in New York City to Sidney and Mae (Barnett) Hochman. She completed her undergraduate degree in 1957 from Bennington College, which was followed by studies at the Sorbonne. Twice married and divorced, Hochman has one daughter, Ariel Leve. A prolific writer, she has earned distinction in several genres including poetry, novels and the screen play for the film, Year of the Woman (1973). In 1963, she was awarded the Yale Younger Poets award for Manhattan Pastures.


The collection is organized into the following series: I. Writings; II. Correspondence; III. Education; IV. Illustrations; V. Personal; VI. Photographs; VII. Print Material; VIII. Audio-Visual; IX. Films.

Scope and Content Note

Writings include drafts and proofs of novels and other literary works by Sandra Hochman. Correspondence includes letters from Sandra Hochman to James T. Farrell and letters from Harvey Leve to Sandra Hochman. Personal contains financial papers, legal documents, and materials pertaining to Chile. Photographs are of mainly the Hochman family. Audio-Visual consists of DVDs and a VHS cassette tape of Year of the Woman. The Film series includes 35mm prints of Year of the Woman, and 8mm home movies of Sid Hochman.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2009
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Hochman mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Craig Simpson.

Completed in 2012

Series: Box 1 Writings

All in a Day's Killing, first draft, 1973

All in a Day's Killing, 1974

All in a Day's Killing, undated

Alice in Vegas, undated

Betrayals, first draft, 2003

Breaking Attachments, undated

Blessing and Bruises: Portrait of a Poet as a Young Girl, first draft, undated

"Children's Material," undated

Crabby, undated

Custody rough drafts, undated

Custody unidentified material, undated

Custody, undated

The Death of Dick Shawn, first draft, 1992

The Death of Dick Shawn, 1993

Elvis Dreams, 1999

Elvis Gone Wrong, undated

"Explosion of Loneliness," undated

"Good Solider: An Interpretation," 1957

Harold and Maps, 1990

Harold and Me, fifth draft, 1990

"Intentions," 1966

Jogging, pre-first draft, 1978

Jogging, pre-first draft 1978

Jogging, undated

Jogging, film script notes, undated

"John Weitz: The Clothes New Emperor," undated

King Timmy the Great, undated

"The Legend of Solomon," 1967

Box 2 The Lifesingers, 1994

The Lifesingers, press book, undated

Love Letters from Asia, galley proofs, undated

Love Letters from Asia, 1967

"Love Letters to Anais Nin," undated

"Marvels, Japanese Painters, and Other Diversions," 1966

The Man Who Drove Women Crazy, first draft, undated

The Man Who Drove Women Crazy, undated

"Pablo Neruda," 1967

"Notes Thrown From a Flying Saucer: Impressions of Hollywood," undated

Paris,1960,  undated

Personal Journal, 1961

Playing Tahoe, unidentified material, undated

Playing Tahoe, unidentified writings, undated

Playing Tahoe, first draft, 1984

Playing Tahoe, first draft, 1984

"Poetry," various, undated

Portraits of Genius, 1997

Rosie Bottoms' Mommy, undated

Rubirosa, first draft, undated

Rubirosa, 2003

Rubirosa, miscellaneous, 2003

"The Sage Who Lives in a Water-Color House: A Portrait of Henry Miller," undated

The Sand Dancer, 1986

"The Shell Game," undated

Shoe Music, 1983

Shoe Music Playin' Verse, undated

Sweet Thang Remembers Elvis, 2001

Box 3 Timmy the Great, undated

Under the Wings of Satan, undated

Untitled Interview, undated

Untitled Interview, undated

Untitled Review, undated

Untitled Review, undated

Unpublished Stories, undated

Vaudeville Jive, 1998

Vaudeville Jive, undated

Walking Papers, first draft, 1971

Walking Papers, undated

Philip Roth review, 1972

Watercolor Girl, 1993

The Whore and the Poet, 1978

The Wonder Kid, first draft, undated

Series: Box 3 Correspondence

Aiken - Smith, 1956,  1961,  1963,  1964,  1966,  1970,  undated

Hochman, Sarah to James T. Farrell, 1955,  undated

Leve, Harvey to Hochman, Sarah, 1967-1969

Unidentified correspondents, undated

Various Universities and Publishers, 1956-1958,  1963,  1966,  1967,  1970,  1972,  1984,  undated

Series: Box 3 Education

Student Assignments, undated

Student Assignments, undated 

Series: Box 3 Illustrations

King Timmy the Great, undated

Series: Box 3 Personal

Chile materials, 1972,  undated

Financial papers, 1972,  1991,  undated

Legal documents, 1972,  1992,  undated

Lists, 1983,  undated

Miscellaneous, 1958,  1980,  1985,  1994,  undated

Series: Box 3 Photographs

Photographic copies of letters, undated

Family, 1975,  1978,  1979,  1980,  undated

Unidentified, undated

Box 10 (oversize) Family photo album, 1978 

Thailand photo album, undated

Box 11 (oversize) Family photo album, 1968 

Unidentified photo album

Box 12 (oversize) Donald Townsend photo album, 1974

Unidentified photo album

Series: Box 3 Print Material

Pamphlets, 1958,  undated

Articles, 1966,  1968,  1976,  1977,  1991,  undated

King Timmy the Great folder, undated

Series: Box 4 Audio-Visual

Year of the Woman, DVD, 2009

Year of the Woman, DVD, 2009

Year of the Woman, DVD, undated

Year of the Woman, VHS tape, undated

Series: Films

Box 5 Year of the Woman, 1973,  Reels 1 and 2 (35mm)

Box 6 Year of the Woman, 1973,  Reels 3 and 4 (35mm)

Box 7 Year of the Woman, 1973,  Composite Print, Reels 1 and 2 (35mm), 1973

Box 8 Year of the Woman, 1973,  Composite Print, Reels 3 and 4 (35mm), 1973

Box 9 Sid Hochman home movies, Reels 1, 2, and 3 (8mm), undated