Papers of MacKinlay Kantor, 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970).

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Kantor, MacKinlay, 1904-1977. Papers of MacKinlay Kantor, 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970).

Papers of MacKinlay Kantor, 1885-1977 (bulk 1920-1970).

Correspondence, diaries, drafts and galleys of playscripts for radio, screen, and stage, poems, songs, and fiction and nonfiction books, tearsheets, dictation and interview transcripts, notes, research materials, descriptive inventories of personal papers, legal and financial documents, clippings, printed material, scrapbooks, publicity and promotional records, maps, book illustrations, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Kantor's literary career. Documents his novels, Long Remember (1934), Andersonville (1956), Spirit Lake (1961), and Valley Forge (1975), along with Kantor's other books, stories, articles, plays, poetry, and early writing as a newspaper reporter in Iowa. Topics include his youth in Iowa, literary celebrity, and his connection as an author with the military and police. Correspondents include Kantor's wife Irene Layne Kantor and other members of the Kantor (Canter) family, Franklin P. Adams, Sherwood Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benét, Ned Brown, James Cagney, Bennett Cerf, Stuart Cloete, Saxe Commins, Joseph Cotten, Will Crawford, Walter Damrosch, Paul Engle, José Ferrer, M.F.K. Fisher, Donald Friede, Paul T. Gilbert, Lillian Gish, Richard Glendenning, David Gray, Charles Grayson, Alden Hatch, Joseph Arnold Hayes, Ernest Hemingway, Ben Hibbs, Burl Ives, Alfred A. Knopf, Margaret Leech, Curtis LeMay, Daniel Longwell, Myrna Loy, John D. MacDonald, John P. Marquand, Herbert R. Mayes, Tim McCann and Coward-McCann Publishers, Clark R. Mollenhoff, Frank Luther Mott, Richard M. Nixon, Gregory Peck, Samson Raphaelson, Paul R. Reynolds, Charles Robbins, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, Sydney Sanders, Ben Stahl, Rex Stout, H.N. Swanson, Daniel Taradash, Rudy Vallée, Frederic Franklyn Van de Water, Henry Agard Wallace, Richard Whiteman, Grant Wood, and members of the U.S. Air Force.

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