Betty Askwith collection, 1916-1981.


Betty Askwith collection, 1916-1981.

Manuscripts (novel, biographies, poetry, short stories, and stage plays), notebooks, printed material, correspondence, photographs, legal material, and miscellany.

6 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8066638

Boston University. School of Medicine

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