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Joseph Marks papers about Anne Frank, 1950-1999

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Call No.: MS#0843
Bib ID 7269170 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Marks, Joseph
Title Joseph Marks papers about Anne Frank, 1950-1999
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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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Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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blueprints (reprographic copies) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Anne Frank Stichting Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Doubleday & Company, Inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Anne, 1929-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Otto, 1889-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lerner, Max, 1902-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Levin, Meyer, 1905-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Johns, Adela Rogers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Marks was a Vice-President of Doubleday & Company, Inc., Publishers, and Treasurer of the Anne Frank Foundation.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, 1952-1979

Box 1 Frank, Otto, 1952-1979

145 letters. Correspondents include Barbara Zimmerman Epstein, Frank Price, Joseph Marks, Timothy Seldes, Mina Turner

Box 1 Kazin, Alfred to Joseph Marks, 1958

1 letter

Box 1 Lerner, Max to Ken McCormick, 1952

1 letter

Box 1 Levin, Meyer, 1953-1954

3 letters. Barbara Zimmerman Epstein, Frank Price, Ken McCormick

Box 1 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1952

2 letters. Hellen Ferris and Barbara Zimmerman Epstein

Box 1 St. Johns, Adele Rogers to Joseph Marks, 1954-1957

7 letters

Series II: Doubleday & Co. Publishing Committee minutes, 1963

Box 2 1963

Series III: Materials regarding Anne Frank, 1950-1999

Box 3 Folder 1 Clippings, undated

Box 3 Folder 2 Typescript: Anne Frank diary, undated

Box 3 Folder 3-17 Production and publicity files, 1950-1999

Box 3 Folder 18 Blueprints of the Anne Frank House, 1958-1959