Correspondence, ca.1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk).

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Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943. Correspondence, ca.1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk).

Correspondence, ca.1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk).

Primarily letters to Alexander Woollcott c oncerning life in the film industry and theater in the New York and London, from authors and actors, including Irving Berlin, Willa Cather, Charles Chaplin, Noel Coward, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Moss Hart, Jerome Kern, Margaret Mitchell, Edward R. Murrow, Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, and Thornton Wilder, among many others. Also includes letters from his radio broadcasts listeners, correspondence concerning his alumnus activities at Hamilton College, and correspondence with Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan and his associations with the Seeing Eye and Talking Books for the Blind. Collection also contains clippings, photographs, expense accounts, and copies of court documents.

27 boxes and 11 v. (22.5 linear ft.).

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