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Ann Petry manuscripts

Call Number: JWJ MSS 206
Scope and Contents
The Ann Petry Manuscripts contains the writings of American author Ann Petry. Writings consist of drafts of Petry’s novels Country Place (1947) and The Street (1946), some with extensive revisions. Some draft pages were written on the back of Negro Women, Incorporated, newsletters and governance documents. Also included are drafts of Petry's review of Margaret Halsey’s Color Blind: A White Woman Looks at the Negro (1946). Correspondence consists of a carbon copy of Petry’s 1944 submission to the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Contest.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

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Conditions Governing Use
The Ann Petry Manuscripts is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Frances K. Reckling, 1947, and Ann Petry, 1948.
Organized into one series: I. Writings, circa 1944-1947
Related Materials
Additional material by and about Ann Petry can be found in the Ann Petry collection at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.
circa 1944-1947
3.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Petry, Ann, 1908-1997
Petry, Ann, 1908-1997
Reckling, Frances Kraft
Language of Materials