MacKinlay Kantor Papers 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970)

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MacKinlay Kantor Papers, 1885-1977, (bulk 1920-1970)

MacKinlay Kantor Papers 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970)

Novelist and author. Correspondence, diaries, drafts and galleys of playscripts, poems, songs, and fiction and nonfiction books, tearsheets, dictation and interview transcripts, notes, research materials, descriptive inventories of personal papers, legal and financial documents, clippings, printed material, scrapbooks, publicity and promotional records, maps, book illustrations, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Kantor's literary career.

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Margaret Kernochan Leech was an American novelist, biographer, historian, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. From the description of Margaret Leech papers, 1933-1973. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367993 From the guide to the Margaret Leech papers, 1933-1973., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Margaret Kernochan Leech (November 7, 1893 – February 24, 1974) also known as Margaret Pulitzer, was an American author and histo...