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   Laura Zametkin Hobson Papers, 1930-1986.

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Laura Zametkin Hobson Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078541 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Hobson, Laura Keane Zametkin
Title:Laura Zametkin Hobson Papers, 1930-1986.
Physical description:ca. 7,000 items (67 boxes and 2 oversize folders).
Language(s):In English
Access: Boxes 2-64: Oversize 1-4 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, drafts, notes, documents, proofs, clippings, printed books, and other related materials. There are typescript drafts, proofs, related correspondence,, and printed copies of each of her books; typescript and tearsheets of her short stories, novelettes, and playscripts; correspondence with readers, agents, and publishers, and files for her promotional work at Time-Life, her newspapare and magazine columns, and her other interests; her daily appointment books; and her financial records. Among the cataloged correspondence are: Roger Nash Baldwin, Moss Hart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Ernest Jones, Clare Boothe and Henry Luce, Thomas Mann, Jo Mielziner, and Dorothy Thompson.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Subject File

Series III: Diaries (Daily appointment "books)

Series IV: Financial records (Mostly checks-stub registers)

Series V: Articles, short stories, novelettes, playscripts, film treatments, Magazine Columns, & Newspaper Columns

Series VI: Books by Laura Z. Hobson

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 Boxes 2-64: Oversize 1-4 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Laura Zametkin Hobson Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/88

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
DiariesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Authors, American--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jones, Ernest, 1879-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Luce, Henry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Time-Life Books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Laura Keane Zametkin Hobson, author and publicist, was an advertising copywriter, 1922-1930; a reporter for several New York papers, 1926-1927. She was married to Thayer Hobson, publisher and author, from 1930 to 1935; in 1932 she began to publish short stories and novelettes; between 1932 and 1935 she did advertising for the B. Altman store; Director of Promotion at Time, Inc., 1935-1940. In 1940 she began to write novels, with "The Trespassers" (1943). Her second novel, "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), became a worldwide success, and she continued as a novelist the rest of her life. She wrote screenplays 1943-1944; was a newspaper columnist, 1953-1954; returned to Time-Life, 1955-1963; began to write magazine columns in 1955; and was an active member of the Writers War Board, Americans for Democratic Action, The Authors League, and other professional organizations.

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