Papers, 1938-2001 (ongoing) (bulk 1961-1990).


Papers, 1938-2001 (ongoing) (bulk 1961-1990).

Papers include biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; photographs; published and unpublished writings; research files; audiovisual material; and memorabilia. Early material includes memorabilia and writings from her youth. The bulk of the material were produced in the 1960s and provide a comprehensive picture of Brown's intertwined personal and professional lives, as editor, writer, and celebrity. The Cosmopolitan series includes correspondence, editorial files, advertising, and publicity materials. There are also speeches and scripts from her radio and television appearances. A large selection of photographs include images of celebrity friends, some by famous photographers. There is extensive correspondence from celebrities, publishers, fans, and others. Correspondents include Edward Koch, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, and Barbara Walters.

22.5 linear ft. (47 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7608813

Smith College, Neilson Library

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