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Martin Yoseloff Papers

Identifier: MsC0734

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Matin Yoseloff consist of two linear feet of literary manuscripts arranged in alphabetical order.


  • Creation: 1940-1990


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Martin Yoseloff was born on July 26, 1919 in Sioux City, Iowa. His family moved to Spirit Lake, then Mason City, Iowa. After attending Mason City High School, Yoseloff attended the University of Iowa, where he majored in journalism. At the University of Iowa, he wrote feature articles for the Daily Iowan while pursuing graduate studies. He received his B.A. in 1941.

He went on to serve on the editorial staffs of several New York publishing houses before his army service, 1943 -1946. His first book, No Greener Meadows, a recollection of an Iowa childhood, was published in 1946 and was written while he was in the transportation corps. He worked again at publishing houses in New York from 1947-1949. After this he devoted his life to writing and teaching. He died on March 27, 1997 in New York City.

His writing is often about lonely people trying to find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.


2.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Editor and novelist. Manuscripts for nine books, including No Greener Meadows (1946), his first novel.

Method of Acquisition

Martin Yoseloff began donating his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1946.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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