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Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, reviews, clippings, and other printed materials about Hanff, as well as books by and about her.
Using the Collection
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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 has no restrictions.
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.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helene Hanff papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Bequest of the estate of Helene Hanff, 1997.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers & books: Source of acquisition--Estate of Helene Hanff. Method of acquisition--Bequest; Date of acquisition--07/08/1997. Accession number--M-97-07-08.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers & books Processed HR 07/24/1997.
2019-11-18 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Helene M. Hanff, 1916-1997, author and playwright, wrote television scripts in the 1950s, American history books for children in the 1960s, and other books in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known work was 84, Charing Cross Road, published in 1970, which was drawn from her correspondence with Frank P. Doel of Marks & Co. in London, Booksellers. She later did a monthly broadcast for the BBC from 1978 to 1985.