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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 (95 boxes)
Language(s) 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 three 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.

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 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); 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.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Millen Brand, 1954-1976.

Gift of Lillian Gilkes, 1961.

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"
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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
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.

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence


A-D



Box A Abbe, George Bancroft


Box A Alajalov, Constantin


Box A Algren, Nelson


Box A Anderson, Eleanor C. (Mrs Sherwood)


Box A Anderson, Margaret


Box A Anthony, Katharine Susan


Box A Baldwin, Faith


Box A Bazin, Herve


Box A Benoit-Levy, Jean


Box A Bernstein, Aline Frankau


Box A Bessie, Alvah Cecil


Box A Bishop, Jim


Box A Bliven^ Bruce


Box A Bourjaily, Vance


Box A Boyle, Kay


Box A Brewster, Dorothy


Box A Brown, Leonard


Box A Budenz, Louis Francis


Box A Bukowski, Charles


Box A Burke, Kenneth Duva


Box A Burnett, Whit


Box A Butcher, Fanny


Box A Bynner, Witter


Box A Caidwell, Erskine


Box A Calisher, Hortense


Box A Cardona-Hine, Alvaro


Box A Carruth, Hayden


Box A Christowe, Stoyan


Box A Chute, Marchette Gaylord


Box A Ciardi, John


Box A Cohen, Abbot S.


Box A Conroy, Jack


Box A Cooper, Gladys


Box A Corey, Paul


Box A Cournos, John


Box A Cowley, Malcolm


Box A Cunard, Nancy Clara


Box A Davidson, Jo


Box A Davis, Harry


Box A de Havilland, Olivia Mary


Box A DeJong, David Cornel


Box A Deutsch, Babette


Box A De Vries, Peter


Box A Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt


Box A Du Von, Jay


E-K



Box B Endore, Guy


Box B Fast, Howard


Box B Fearing, Kenneth


Box B Feuchtwanger, Lion


Box B Fisher, Dorothy Canfield


Box B Fitts, Dudley


Box B Foley, Martha


Box B Frank, Waldo David


Box B Geismar, Maxwell


Box B Goyen, William


Box B Gregory, Horace Victor


Box B Hammett, Dashiell


Box B Hansen, Harry


Box B Harrison, Jay


Box B Hellman, Lillian


Box B Hemingway, Ernest


Box B Hentoff, Nathan Irving


Box B Herlihy, James Leo


Box B Hersholt, Jean


Box B Hodnett, Edward


Box B Hoffman, Malvina


Box B Holmes, John


Box B Hughes, Langston


Box B Humphries, Rolfe


Box B Javits, Jacob Koppel


Box B Johns, Orrick


Box B Johns, Richard


Box B Kent, Rockwell


Box B Kerr, Harrison


Box B Kingsley, Sidney


Box B Knight, Eric


Box B Koch, Edward I.


Box B Komroff, Manuel


Box B Kozlenko, William


Box B Kreymborg, Alfred


Box B Kuhlman, Fred


Box B Kunitz, Joshua


Box B Kunitz, Stanley J. et al.


L



Box C La Farge, Oliver Hazard Perry


Box C Lamont, Corliss


Box C Latham, Harold Strong


Box C Laurents, Arthur


Box C Leach, Henry Goddard


Box C Levertov, Denise


Box C Lindsay, Howard


Box C Lowenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, Hubertus zu


Box C Loveman, Amy


Box C Lowenfels, Lillian Apotheker (Mrs Walter)


Box C Lowenfels, Walter


M-R



Box D McCarthy, Joseph Raymond


Box D McConnell, Francis John


Box D McGrath, Thomas


Box D Macleod, Norman Wicklund


Box D McWilliams, Carey


Box D Maltz, Albert


Box D Manch, Joseph Rodman


Box D Mangione, Jerre Gerlando


Box D Menninger, Karl August


Box D Meredith, Burgess


Box D Merriam, Harold G.


Box D Monroe, Harriet


Box D Moore, Marianne Craig


Box D Nearing, Scott & Helen K. Nearing


Box D Neel, Alice


Box D Norman, Dorothy Stecher


Box D Oates, Joyce Carol


Box D Orlovitz, Gil


Box D Paley, Grace Goodside


Box D Patchen, Kenneth


Box D Paul, Elliot Harold


Box D Percy, Charles Harting


Box D Pittala, Berenice


Box D Prescott, Orville


Box D Quinn, Kerker


Box D Quintanilla, Luis


Box D Randall, Margaret


Box D Rexroth, Kenneth


Box D Rice, Elmer L. et al.


Box D Rivera, Diego


Box D Romains, Jules


Box D Rood, John


Box D Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt


Box D Rosten, Norman


Box D Rushmore, Howard


Box D Rustin, Bayard


S-V



Box E Sandoz, Marl Susette


Box E Sarton, May


Box E Savage, Augusta


Box E Schneider, Isidor


Box E Schuster, Max Lincoln


Box E Seaver, Edwin


Box E Shapiro, Karl


Box E Shearer, Norma


Box E Sherby, John M.


Box E Simon, Richard Leo


Box E Soyer, Moses


Box E Soyer, Raphael


Box E Stafford, Jean


Box E Stead, Christina Ellen


Box E Steig, William


Box E Stern, Philip Van Doren


Box E Stoll, J. Louis


Box E Stout, Rex Todhunter


Box E Thomas, Lowell


Box E Thompson, Ralph


Box E Tully, Jim


Box E Untermeyer, Louis


Box E Van Doren, Mark


Box E Voorhis, Jerry


W-Z



Box F Webb, Jon Edgar


Box F Weidman, Jerome


Box F Wexley, John


Box F Wheelock, John Hall


Box F Wilder, Thornton Niven


Box F Wilhelm, Gale


Box F Williams, Jonathan


Box F Wilson, Colin Henry


Box F Winter, Ella


Box F Wirth, Nicholas


Box F Woodman, Lawrence C.


Box F Wright, Richard


Box F Young, Agatha


Box F Zabel, Morton Dauwen


Box F Zanuck, Darryl Francis


Box F Zara, Louis

Series II: Uncatalogued Correspondence



Box 1 1929-1938 (& older copies), 1929-1938



Box 2 1937-1940



Box 3 1939-1940



Box 4 1940-1941



Box 5 1941-1943



Box 6 1943-1945



Box 7 1946-1947



Box 8 1947-1948



Box 9 1949-1950



Box 10 1950-1951



Box 11 1952



Box 12 1953-1954



Box 13 1954-1955



Box 14 1956



Box 15 1957



Box 16 1958



Box 17 1959



Box 18 1960



Box 19 1961



Box 20 1962



Box 21 1963



Box 22 1964



Box 23 1965



Box 24 1966



Box 25 1967



Box 26 1968



Box 27 1968-1969



Box 28 1969



Box 29 1970



Box 30 1970



Box 31 1971



Box 32 1971-1972



Box 33 1972



Box 34 1973



Box 35 1973-1974



Box 36 1974-1975



Box 37 1975



Box 38 1976


Crown Publishers, Inc. (1963-1975)



Box 39 A-Bo



Box 40 Br-E



Box 41 F-K



Box 42 Maj-P



Box 43 R-S



Box 44 Tait, Dorothy



Box 45 T-Y


Series III: Papers


Manuscripts


Novels



Box 46-47 Albert Sears (drafts)



Box 48 copy-edited draft, Galley proofs, outline, reviews, source materials, etc.



Box 49 The Great Summer The Heroes Laura The Outward Room Seven Times Waking



Box 50 Savage Sleep (drafts, etc.)



Box 51 Savage Sleep (drafts, etc.)



Box 52 Savage Sleep (drafts, etc.)



Box 53 Savage Sleep (drafts, etc.)



Box 54-56 Some Love, Some Hunger (drafts)



Box 56 [Discarded drafts in Box 56]


Poems



Box 57 Dry Summer in Provence



Box 58-66 Local Lives (drafts)



Box 58 [Contents & notes in Box 58]



Box 67 Individual Poems & early drafts



Box 68 Individual Poems & early drafts



Box 69 Individual Poems & early drafts



Box 70 Individual Poems & early drafts


Short Stories



Box 71 A-M



Box 72 N-Y


Textbook



Box 73 How to write one story


Miscellaneous



Box 74 Articles, Book reviews, Copywriting, Drawings & watercolors, Lecture notes, Notes, Playscript, Radio Interviews, Screenplays



Box 75 Screenplays, Manuscripts edited or translated by Brand or with his preface and jacket copy, etc.


Journal



Box 76 1919-1943



Box 77 1944-1955



Box 78 1955-1956



Box 79 1957-1960



Box 80 1961-1965



Box 81 1965-1967



Box 82 1968-1969



Box 83 1970-1972



Box 84 1972-1973



Box 85 1974-1975



Box 86 1975-1976


Miscellaneous



Box 87 Photographs, Pennsylvania land deeds (1914-1930)



Box 88 Printed books by Millen Brand, Printed Misc.



Box 89 Periodicals with contributions by Brand