Mina Kirstein Curtiss Papers 1913-2005


Mina Kirstein Curtiss Papers MS 250., 1913-2005

Mina Kirstein Curtiss Papers 1913-2005

English professor, translator, and author. The bulk of the Curtiss papers focus on her writing career including correspondence with publishers and researchers, research material, artwork, and edited typescripts. Other materials include an oral history, photographs, diaries, and extensive correspondence with many eminent figures from the literary world as well as Smith College associates, friends and family members. Correspondents include Dean Acheson, Jacques Barzun, Jill Ker Conway, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, William Allen Neilson, Orson Welles, and Rebecca West.

33 boxes; (11 linear ft.)


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