Novelist Bernard Malamud was an English professor at Oregon State College from 1949 to 1961. During this time he wrote three novels: The Natural (1952), The Assistant (1957), and A New Life (1961) as well as a collection of short stories, The Magic Barrel (1959) for which he received the National Book Award. He was presented OSU's Distinguished Service Award in 1969.
English has been part of the curriculum since the founding of the University in 1868. In the 1960s, the English Department became the first liberal arts department to offer a bachelor's degree.
This collection consists of photographs of Bernard Malamud. The images include various views of Malamud, standing in front of a fireplace, crouching at a bookshelf, looking out of a window, and with a cat in his lap. The photographs may have been made in his home. All of the images are original camera negatives, primarily 4x5, with some 120 format.
Preferred Citation :
English Department Photographs (P 222), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Related Materials :
Other photographs of Malamud are available in Harriet's Collection as well as the Gwil Evans (P 82) and Oregon Stater (P 195) Photographic Collections. Biographical information about Malamud is in the Memorabilia Collection. Other materials pertaining to the English Department are available in the Memorabilia Collection and the Sigurd H. and Ruth Peterson Papers.