Lorna D. Smith papers, 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk).


Lorna D. Smith papers, 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk).

Chiefly letters written to Lorna Smith from authors and politicians with whom she regularly corresponded. Also included are several typescripts and articles by and about her. Much of the correspondence concerns Upton Sinclair, and authors Erna Holyer and Theodore Dreiser are also represented. Other authors and politicians are correspondents found in the collection.

1.25 linear feet.

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