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At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged remainder arranged.
The collection contains 273 drafts, manuscripts, and typescripts representing every genre in which Miss Kerr worked. It includes 12 book-length manuscripts, the earliest being LOVE AT LARGE, a novel published in 1916. Also, books from Sophie Kerr's library, some of which are inscribed to her and books written by Kerr.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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.
Overall use of collection is restricted to the use of donor.
Use of individual items restricted to permission of Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts (pending approval of donor, 6 April 1982).
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Sophie Kerr papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Collections related by provenance: For art works used for illustrating books by Sophie Kerr, see art collections card catalog.
Alternate Form Available
Pearl S. Buck letter is on: microfilm.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Novelist, short story writer. Kerr was one of the most successful and prolific authors in the age of entertainment writing that preceded the television era. During a career that spanned six decades, she published 23 volumes and several hundred short stories and essays.