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Lenore Marshall papers, 1887-1980 

Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971
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23.5 linear feet (23.5 linear feet 40 boxes; 1 scrapbook in place of Box 22; 1 oversize folder)
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Biographical Note

Lenore Guinzburg Marshall, 1897-1971 (Barnard College A.B. 1919), American author and peace and anti-nuclear activist. A member of the Poetry Society of America, Authors League of America, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Pen and Brush Club of N.Y.C.; she was on the executive board of the Post World War Council, 1943-1969, a director of the International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (P.E.N.) after 1965, and co-founder with Clarence Pickett and Norman Cousins of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE). In 1917, she married James Marshall, 1896-1987, lawyer and educator (Columbia University LL.B. 1920).

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, memorabilia and printed materials. The correspondence deals with literary and political topics, from such people as Hayden Carruth, Irwin Edman, Lola Ridge and Norman Thomas; numerous manuscripts of Mrs. Marshall's writings, including the notes, drafts, manuscripts and proofs of her last novel THE HILL IS LEVEL and various manuscripts of the stories published in THE CONFRONTATION AND OTHER STORIES, and numerous manuscripts of poetry and short stories. Also included is material on the World War II draft of 19-year-olds, economic aid for Western Europe, the Vietnam War, the origin of SANE, the Committee for Nuclear Responsibility, the Amchitka Islands nuclear tests, the Task Force against Nuclear Pollution, and personal correspondence from her own and her husband's families