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Sophie Kerr papers, 1916-1964 

Kerr, Sophie, 1880-1965
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34 boxes (34 boxes)
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Biographical Note

Novelist, short story writer. Kerr was one of the most successful and prolific authors in the age of entertainment writing that preceded the television era. During a career that spanned six decades, she published 23 volumes and several hundred short stories and essays.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 273 drafts, manuscripts, and typescripts representing every genre in which Miss Kerr worked. It includes 12 book-length manuscripts, the earliest being LOVE AT LARGE, a novel published in 1916. Also, books from Sophie Kerr's library, some of which are inscribed to her and books written by Kerr.