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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1: Cataloged correspondence; Box 2: Doubleday & Company, Inc. Publishing Committee Minutes, 1963; Box 3: Materials re Anne Frank, 1950-1999.
These files concern the publication of Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl in 1952, the dramatization of this diary and the subsequent legal disputes with Meyer Levin over the play, and the motion picture made from the play. They also deal with the activities of the Anne Frank Foundation, primarily support for the renovation of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the programs of the International Anne Frank Youth Center. These files include 145 letters from her father, Otto Frank, and letters from Alfred Kazin, Max Lerner, Meyer Levin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. There are also seven letters from Adela Rogers St. Johns and related materials about her own books and the 1963 volume of minutes of the Doubleday & Co. Publishing Committee.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Lillian S. Marks. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2000 & 2001.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Marks was a Vice-President of Doubleday & Company, Inc., Publishers, and Treasurer of the Anne Frank Foundation.