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Millen Brand papers, 1919-1976

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 feet (40 linear feet 95 boxes)
Language(s) Material is 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 two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Catalogued Correspondence; Series II: Uncatalogued Correspondence; Series III: Papers

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on 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 two 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); Millen Brand papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

William Goyen letters are also available on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/12/1989.

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

Revision Description

2012-03-13 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"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Civil rights -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Romains, Jules, 1885-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sarton, May, 1912-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Screenwriters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson, Colin, 1894-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.