V. R. Lang papers, 1929-1974 (inclusive) 1943-1959 (bulk).


V. R. Lang papers, 1929-1974 (inclusive) 1943-1959 (bulk).

Manuscripts and correspondence of the American poet, playwright, and actress V. R. Lang.

7 boxes (3 linear ft.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6383492

Houghton Library

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