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Harold Epstein Papers, 1950-2005 | Manuscripts

By Amanda Montgomery, Hailey LaRock

Collection Overview

Title: Harold Epstein Papers, 1950-2005Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1985-2004
ID: 01/AR0003
Primary Creator: Harold Epstein
Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.
Arrangement: The collection materials are arranged into folders which reflect the original arrangement of the collection. The folders are divided into the categories of poems, artwork, stories, drawings, documents, and photographs.
Date Acquired: 06/00/2012
Languages: English

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Abstract

Papers of poet and counselor Harold Isreal Epstein.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is composed primarily of handwritten and printed poems with notes by Harold Isreal Epstein. In addition to the poems, the collection includes short stories, drawings, family photos, and letters.

Collection Historical Note

Epstein conducted poetry writing sessions with participants from halfway houses, outpatient clinics, trauma units, and community centers geared toward people living with cancer. Epstein was a bookseller at Barnes & Noble Booksellers from 1997 to his death. He taught poetry class at ABC in 2003. It is noted Harold Epstein, born in Boston, was a licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a private practice. He was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease at the age of 14. Epstein had some complications which resulted in his death in 2005, at the age of 55. Epstein not only wrote poetry, he wrote many short stories such as “the Big Slip” and he created many drawings of the character “Crisis Cat."

Biographical Note

Harold Isreal Epstein was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950. He was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease at the age of 14. Epstein conducted poetry writing sessions with participants from halfway houses, outpatient clinics, trauma units, and community centers geared toward people living with cancer. Epstein was a bookseller at Barnes & Noble Booksellers from 1997 to his death. He taught poetry class at ABC in 2003. He participated in poetry contest like "Express Yourself" for three years. It is noted Harold Epstein was a licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a private practice.  Epstein was married twice. Epstein had some complications which result in his death in 2005, at the age of 55.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box, 28 digital files
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Recordings of Epstein reading his poems can be accessed in The Portal to Texas History.

Acquisition Source: Jennifer Pell
Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642268
Folder 1: Eulogy by Jennifer Pell GasolineAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Family PhotographsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Counseling WorkAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: InfluencesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Poetry Drafts (1 of 3)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Poetry Drafts (2 of 3)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Poetry Drafts (3 of 3)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Short StoriesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: "Practical Lycanthropy" (Story)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Partial "Sushi Bar" (Story)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: "Great Uncle Chayim was a Minor Russian Assassin" (Story)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: "Vernon Christ" (Story)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: "Chris Cat"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: ArtworkAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: "Thursday" (Draft)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: "Thursday" Complete Work with ArtworkAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: "The Big Slip" (Novel), 1988Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: "Test Run Poetry", December 7, 2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Breast Feeding Canaries (Chapbook), 2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Compact VHS TapeAdd to your cart.
 

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