Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971.

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Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971.

Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971.

Correspondence files and financial papers. 1985 addition: Steinbeck's jeans and Mexican belt worn by Bruce Covert in the 1939 production of OF MICE AND MEN.

91 linear ft. (ca. 100,000 items in 208 boxes; 10 correspondence file boxes; 9 card file drawers; & ca. 150 volumes).

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Popular and prolific novelist Howard Fast was born in New York City. His parents were poor immigrants, and he worked odd jobs as a youth, crediting his love of reading to a job as a page at the New York Public Library. He published his first novel at eighteen, and found early success writing adventures set in America's past. He worked for the Office of War Information during World War II, writing for the radio program Voice of America. A Communist from about 1944-1956, Fast appeared before the H...