Hyam Plutzik Library for Contemporary Writing
In 2000, the Hyam Plutzik Library for Contemporary Writing was formally opened in the Rare Books and Special Collections wing of Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester. The Plutzik Library also contains the William and Hannelore Heyen Collection of approximately 10,000 items including a diverse assemblage of inscribed first editions, manuscripts, and correspondence from major American writers of the late 20th century. The Heyen Collection is housed in a study named for Jarold Ramsey, longtime director of the Plutzik Reading Series and Professor of English until his retirement in 1998.
The Special Collections Department also retains Hyam Plutzik’s archived papers, 40 boxes of manuscripts, correspondence, and other items of interest. The first major collections of these papers were donated by Plutzik’s widow, Tanya Roth Plutzik, in 1976, and subsequent contributions have added to it over the years. In 1982, the Department featured an exhibition of these papers, with an introduction by Jarold Ramsey.
Visit the Rush Rhees Library online catalog for more information about the Plutzik Archive.