Betty Zane Grosso collection of Zane and Dolly Grey papers
Scope and Contents
- Grosso, Betty Zane Grey (Collector)
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 10-17 (motion picture film): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 8 (VHS cassettes): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
8 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Zane and Dolly Grey
Zane Grey's prolific output included best-selling novels such as Riders of the Purple Sage, The Lone Star Ranger, and Under the Tonto Rim, many of which were made into equally successful Hollywood films. Grey lived the adventurous life he wrote about, spending months of each year camping in the Arizona desert or fishing off Tahiti and Australia. He was as famous for fishing as he was for writing about it, holding a number of world records including a 1,036-pound tiger shark.
Dolly Grey died in 1957 at the age of 74 in Altadena, California, where the family had moved circa 1920. She was buried beside her husband in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. After her death the Grey children continued stewardship of their father's legacy through management of Zane Grey, Inc., formed in 1933 to manage Grey's assets and the rights to his work. In 1931 Betty Zane Grey married Robert W. Carney, with whom she had two daughters; she married George D. Grosso in 1951.
Formerly classed as Uncat MSS 261, Uncat MSS 529, Uncat MSS 542, and Uncat MSS 1253.
- Guide to the Betty Zane Grosso Collection of Zane and Dolly Grey Papers
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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