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Maurice Crain papers, 1946-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the correspondence, business papers and finanial records, 1946-1970, of literary agent, Maurice Crain, 1901-1970.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0301
Bib ID 4078662 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Crain, Maurice, 1901-1970
Title Maurice Crain papers, 1946-1970
Physical Description 16 linear feet (38 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series.

Description

Summary

The papers and financial records of Crain. Among the novelists and short story writers included in the collection are Frank Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Ruth Goode, Fred Gipson, and John Green.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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); Maurice Crain papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Annie Laurie Williams, 1970 & 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Williams, Annie Laurie. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1970. Accession number--M-70.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2012-05-21 XML document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carey, Ernestine Gilbreth Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gilbreth, Frank B (Frank Bunker), 1911-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gipson, Fred, 1908-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goode, Ruth Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Green, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literary agents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

New York literary agent. Maurice Crain was the husband of Annie Laurie Williams.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 A-Be



Box 2 Bo-By



Box 3 C-D



Box 4 E



Box 5 Loula G. Erdman



Box 6 Loula G. Erdman



Box 7 F-Goode



Box 8 Goode (cont.)-Gr



Box 9 Frank & Ernestine Gilbreth



Box 10 Frank & Ernestine Gilbreth



Box 11 Fred Gipson



Box 12 John Green



Box 13 John Green



Box 14 H



Box 15 I-K



Box 16 L-Me



Box 17 Michael Leahy



Box 18 Mi-O



Box 19 P-Ra



Box 20 Re-Ru



Box 21 S-Wi



Box 22 Wh-Z


1963-1968



Box 23 A-E



Box 24 F-L



Box 25 M-R



Box 26 S-Z


1969-1970



Box 27 A-J



Box 28 K-Z



Box 29 World War II: Letters, etc.

Series II: Business Papers



Box 30 Submission Book



Box 31 Miscellaneous


Cancelled Checks



Box 32 1954-1958



Box 33 1959-1961



Box 34 1962, 1964-1965, 1962, 1964-1965



Box 35 Deposit Slips: 1958-1960 Check Stubs: 1959-1960, 1958-1960, 1959-1960



Box 36 Deposit Slips: 1961-62, 1964-67; Cancelled Checks: 1967 Bank Books: 1967, 1967, 1967



Box 37 Miscellaneous



Box 38 Manuscripts of Maurice Crain (Gift of Annie Laurie Williams, 1974)