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MS Thr 284

Lurie, Alison. Alison Lurie papers, 1952-1956: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 284
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lurie, Alison.
Title: Alison Lurie papers
Date(s): 1952-1956
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Includes letters from American poet V. R. (Violet Ranney) Lang to American writer Alison Lurie and drafts of Lurie's memoir of Lang.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-149. Manuscripts presented by Mrs. Alison Lurie Bishop, Halcyon Hall, Ithaca, New York 14850; received: 1969August.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alison Lurie Papers, 1952-1956 (MS Thr 284). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lurie (b. 1926) graduate from Radcliffe College (1947) and writes novels and nonfiction. Lang was an American poet, playwright, actress, and a founder of the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Alison Lurie are from a friend discussing her upcoming wedding and honeymoon, and their opinions of her novels. Letters also ask for Lurie's opinion of plays written, and other plays that she has read. Collection includes an unsigned autograph manuscript and page proofs for V.R. Lang, a memoir, published by Lurie in 1959.

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