Papers, 1958–64, ca. 10 items. Russian-American writer. Includes letters, March 1958-June 1959, from Vera (Mrs. Vladimir) Nabokov to Peter Russell concerning Nabokov's books and translations; transcript of an interview with the writer by Jane Howard which appeared as part of a 1964 Life magazine article, 7 pp., and a few other items. Among topics discussed by Mrs. Nabokov are her husband's views of translation, both of his own work and of others' (e.g., of Ezra Pound). Unpublished finding aid (NUCMC 70–2066, cited as part of a larger collection).
William Jay Smith (b. 1918)
Papers, ca. 1924–68, ca. 40 boxes (additions expected). Author, poet, translator, editor, and lecturer. Correspondence, translations, journals, drafts, etc. He has traveled to the USSR and been involved in publishing works of the poet Evgenii Yevtushenko in English translation in the U.S. Some materials pertain to these Russian connections. Correspondents include Guy Daniels, Babette Deutsch, and Philip Rahv. Unpublished finding aids (NUCMC 70–2067).