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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1946-1950
Creator:
Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973, Author
Extent: 5.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) was an American writer best known for her popular (and occasionally controversial) biographies of prominent American and English historical figures. Her books were great successes in the popular market, but sometimes received criticism from academics for their occasional re-imagining of historical occurrences. This collection includes 5 boxes of material related to her 1950 biography of John Adams, John Adams and the American Revolution. It includes two full drafts of the book, organized by chapter, with each chapter containing various revisions. It also includes various versions of the book’s prologue, source notes, and bibliography, as well as notes and corrections, along with a statement by Drinker Bowen explaining her biographical methods.
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Catherine Drinker Bowen drafts of John Adams and the American Revolution
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Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1229
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1946-1950
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Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) was an American writer best known for her popular (and occasionally controversial) biographies of prominent American and English historical figures. Her books were great successes in the popular market, but sometimes received criticism from academics for their occasional re-imagining of historical occurrences. This collection includes 5 boxes of material related to her 1950 biography of John Adams, John Adams and the American Revolution. It includes two full drafts of the book, organized by chapter, with each chapter containing various revisions. It also includes various versions of the book’s prologue, source notes, and bibliography, as well as notes and corrections, along with a statement by Drinker Bowen explaining her biographical methods.
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1940s 1950s
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Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973 Adams, John, 1735-1826
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Drafts (documents) Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1962-2013
Creator:
Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection includes material related to a planned critical biography of author Chaim Potok (1929-2002) by David L. Vanderwerken (1945-2015), an American literary scholar and professor of English literature. It contains correspondence regarding the proposal for the book; general research on the critical literature surrounding Potok's literary career, as well as his life and art; a Vanderwerken interview with Potok; and copies of Potok's novels and nonfiction works, with annotations by Vanderwerken.
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David L. Vanderwerken research collection on Chaim Potok
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Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1234
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.4 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1962-2013
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This collection includes material related to a planned critical biography of author Chaim Potok (1929-2002) by David L. Vanderwerken (1945-2015), an American literary scholar and professor of English literature. It contains correspondence regarding the proposal for the book; general research on the critical literature surrounding Potok's literary career, as well as his life and art; a Vanderwerken interview with Potok; and copies of Potok's novels and nonfiction works, with annotations by Vanderwerken.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015 Potok, Chaim
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Audiovisual materials Floppy disks Interviews Research notes VHS Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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9 linear feet (9 boxes)
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1903-2013
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1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1911-1967
Creator:
Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
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James Lambdin Henderson papers
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Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 623
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1911-1967
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James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887- Germann, Mathilda H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961 Loch, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Cecilia) Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997 Playter, Phyllis Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963 Powys, Marian, 1882-1972 Sherman, Paul
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Pamphlets Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1916-1983
Creator:
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Extent: 800 linear feet
Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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James T. Farrell papers
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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800 linear feet
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1916-1983
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Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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English
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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Correspondence
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1958
Creator:
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
Extent: 0.1 linear foot (1 box)
John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist born in Chicago, Illinois. This collection contains the galley proof for his semi-autobiographical book The Great Days.
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John Dos Passos galley proof of The Great Days
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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1296
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear foot (1 box)
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1958
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John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist born in Chicago, Illinois. This collection contains the galley proof for his semi-autobiographical book The Great Days.
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Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970
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Galley proofs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1885-1958
(Bulk: 1903-1958)
Creator:
Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960, Author
Extent: 8 linear feet (16 boxes )
This collection contains material related to the professional, academic, and personal life of John Louis Haney (1877-1960), a high school principal, scholar, and book collector. It contains correspondence; research notes on various topics; and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts, as well as an inventory of his library and journals concerning his undergraduate and graduate education.
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John Louis Haney papers
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Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1302
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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8 linear feet (16 boxes )
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1885-1958
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1903-1958
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This collection contains material related to the professional, academic, and personal life of John Louis Haney (1877-1960), a high school principal, scholar, and book collector. It contains correspondence; research notes on various topics; and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts, as well as an inventory of his library and journals concerning his undergraduate and graduate education.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960 Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.). Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834 University of Pennsylvania.
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1947-2012
Creator:
Paley, Maggie, 1939-, Author
Extent: 16.33 linear feet (17 boxes)
Maggie Paley is a prolific journalist and author. Her works include Bad Manners, a novel, and The Book of the Penis, a book of popular nonfiction. Paley was a well-connected participant in a wide variety of NYC cultural life during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and this collection contains her own writing, correspondence with notable figures, and cultural material she collected. Paley worked as an editor at The Paris Review and a staff writer for LIFE and The Saturday Evening Post before establishing a career as a freelance journalist. Since the 1960’s she has been a social fixture in New York artistic circles, and was a close acquaintance of such figures as Jill Krementz, Harry Matthews, and Rachael Hadas.
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Maggie Paley papers
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Paley, Maggie, 1939-, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1370
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.33 linear feet (17 boxes)
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1947-2012
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Maggie Paley is a prolific journalist and author. Her works include Bad Manners, a novel, and The Book of the Penis, a book of popular nonfiction. Paley was a well-connected participant in a wide variety of NYC cultural life during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and this collection contains her own writing, correspondence with notable figures, and cultural material she collected. Paley worked as an editor at The Paris Review and a staff writer for LIFE and The Saturday Evening Post before establishing a career as a freelance journalist. Since the 1960’s she has been a social fixture in New York artistic circles, and was a close acquaintance of such figures as Jill Krementz, Harry Matthews, and Rachael Hadas.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Paley, Maggie, 1939- Mathews, Harry, 1930- -- Correspondence Paris review‏. Plimpton, George
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Interviews Memorabilia Notes Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1909-1982
Creator:
Eldridge, Paul
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Paul Eldridge papers
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Eldridge, Paul
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1319
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
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1909-1982
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Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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English
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Eldridge, Paul Eldridge, Sylvette Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951 Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Essays Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (documents)
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1932-1967
Creator:
Haines, William Wister, 1908-1989
Extent: 7.33 linear feet (8 boxes)
William Wister Haines (1908-1989) was an American author, screenwriter, and playwright, most famous for his novels Slim and High Tension, which depicted working-class protagonists during the Great Depression, and Command Decision, a play and novel depicting the final stages of World War II. This collection includes material related to his literary work, especially in the form of drafts of novels, short stories, essays and articles, screenplays and television scripts, and plays.
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William Wister Haines papers
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Haines, William Wister, 1908-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1231
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7.33 linear feet (8 boxes)
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1932-1967
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William Wister Haines (1908-1989) was an American author, screenwriter, and playwright, most famous for his novels Slim and High Tension, which depicted working-class protagonists during the Great Depression, and Command Decision, a play and novel depicting the final stages of World War II. This collection includes material related to his literary work, especially in the form of drafts of novels, short stories, essays and articles, screenplays and television scripts, and plays.
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Haines, William Wister, 1908-1989 Haines, William Wister, 1908-1989
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Drafts (documents) Novels Plays (performed works) Poems Research notes Writings (document genre)
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