The Kay Swift papers, 1894-1993 (inclusive).

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Swift, Kay, 1897-1993. The Kay Swift papers, 1894-1993 (inclusive).

The Kay Swift papers, 1894-1993 (inclusive).

The Kay Swift Papers document Swift's life and career in the American musical theater through manuscript and published music, scripts, and lyrics. The Papers also contain correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs, sound recordings, and other items.

15 linear ft. (26 boxes)

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