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   Millen Brand Papers 1919-1976.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Millen Brand Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, journals, manuscripts, documents, memorabilia, and printed materials relating to writer Millen Brand.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0145
Bib ID:4079473 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Brand, Millen, 1906-1980.
Title:Millen Brand Papers 1919-1976.
Physical description:40 linear ft (ca. 40,000 items in 95 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-89. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Personal and literary correspondence, journals from 1919 to 1976, manuscripts of Brand's novels, poems, articles and other writings, documents, memorabilia, and printed materials. Novels by Brand include THE OUTWARD ROOM (1937), a novel about mental illness; THE HEROES (1939), a novel about veterans' hospitals; ALBERT SEARS (1947), a novel about racial intolerance; THE SNAKE PIT (1948), a screenplay about mental illness, SOME LOVE, SOME HUNGER (1955), a novel about Puerto Ricans in New York; SAVAGE SLEEP (1965), a novel about the use of shock treatment; DRY SUMMER IN PROVENCE (1966), poems about the South of France; FIELDS OF PEACE (1970), poems; LOCAL LIVES (1975), poems about Mennonites of Pennsylvania; and PEACE MARCH (1980), poems. Correspondents include Nancy Cunard, Lion Feuchtwanger, Ernest Hemingway, Rockwell Kent, Harriet Monroe, Joyce Carol Oates, Kenneth Patchen, Diego Rivera, Jules Romains, May Sarton, Louis Untermeyer, Thornton Wilder, Colin Wilson, and Darryl F. Zanuck.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-89. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Readers must use microfilm of materials specified above.

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Millen Brand Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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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

Cataloged 04/12/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Brand letters to Lillian Gilkes Cataloged, trans. from Gen Ms Coll 08/11/1995 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-03-13 Xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

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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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Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Authors, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Civil rights--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers--New York (State)--New York--Political activity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Editors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English language--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Romains, Jules, 1885-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sarton, May, 1912-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Screenwriters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--1933-1953.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson, Colin, 1894-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Author, poet, Hollywood screenwriter, editor at Crown Publishers, Inc., teacher of writing at New York University. Brand was active in the Left during the 1930s and in the Civil Rights movement.

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