Claude Fredericks papers circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988)

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Claude Fredericks papers, circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988)

Claude Fredericks papers circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988)

Personal papers of the American dramatist, poet, and teacher. Includes his literary writings (1933-1940), notebooks (1945-1988), lecture notes for literature classes taught at Bennington College (1961-1988), letters received (1944-1988), and printed ephemera documenting plays, concerts and exhibits attended (1950-1988), and travel (1944-1988). Photographs portray family (circa 1850-1964) and friends, writers, artists, dancers, and musicians.

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