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Sophie Kerr papers, 1916-1964

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0709
Bib ID 4078984 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kerr, Sophie, 1880-1965
Title Sophie Kerr papers, 1916-1964
Physical Description 34 boxes (34 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/27_KAL-KU_19.pdf
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).

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

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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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.