S. N. Behrman papers, 1912-1987.

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Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. S. N. Behrman papers, 1912-1987.

S. N. Behrman papers, 1912-1987.

The S. N. Behrman Papers document the literary career and personal life of the playwright and essayist.

37 linear feet (88 boxes).

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