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Title: George Jean Nathan collection,
Creator: George Jean, Nathan 1882-1958.
Inclusive dates: 1913-1958.
14.7 linear ft.
Manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, and photographs.
Manuscripts, correspondence, printed newspaper articles, clippings, and photographs by, to, or about Nathan, documenting his career as theater critic, author, and editor of the literary newspaper The American Spectator. Includes manuscripts for books and articles by Nathan; extensive correspondence concerning dealings with publishers, authors, and producers; letters from readers and fellow writers commenting on Nathan's work, including letters on the American Mercury and the American Spectator; and manuscripts of plays by other writers, including 18 plays by William Saroyan and 10 by Sean O'Casey. Also included are manuscripts and galley proofs for Nathan's annual Theatre Book of the Year (9 vols., 1942-1951).

Call number: 4615
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library