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Helene Hanff papers, 1931-1995 

Creator: 
Hanff, Helene,
Phys. Desc: 
2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#0552
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Helene M. Hanff, 1916-1997, author and playwright, wrote television scripts in the 1950s, American history books for children in the 1960s, and other books in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known work was 84, Charing Cross Road, published in 1970, which was drawn from her correspondence with Frank P. Doel of Marks & Co. in London, Booksellers. She later did a monthly broadcast for the BBC from 1978 to 1985.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, reviews, clippings, and other printed materials about Hanff, as well as books by and about her.