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Katharine Brush papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 463

Scope and Contents

The Katharine Brush papers consist chiefly of material relating to an unpublished novel by Brush entitled "Lover Come Back". The novel, started in the early 1940s, went through multiple revisions and had the working title "Story of Sylvia". Materials relating to the work include research files, outlines and synopses, drafts, and supplementary material, such as excerpts, discards, and schedules. The papers also include research files on military topics.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1956

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Katharine Brush Papers 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 Thomas S. Brush, 1956.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: Series I. Writings, 1942-1956. Series II. Research Material, 1943-1951.

Extent

2.92 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.brush

Overview

The Katharine Brush papers consist chiefly of material relating to an unpublished novel by Brush entitled "Lover Come Back". The novel, started in the early 1940s, went through multiple revisions and had a working title of "Story of Sylvia". Materials relating to the work include research files, outlines and synopses, drafts, and supplementary material, such as excerpts, discards, and schedules. The papers also include research files on military topics.

Katharine Brush (1902-1952)

Katharine Brush (1902–1952), the author of short stories, novels, articles, and screenplays, was born Katharine Ingham, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Charles Samuel and Clara Louis Ingham, and raised in South Byfield, Massachusetts. Brush began writing fiction in 1923 and won recognition with the novels Young Man of Manhattan (1930) and Red-Headed Woman (1931). Other works include a short story collection, Night Club (1929), and a semi-autobiographical novel, This Is on Me (1940). She married twice, in 1920 to Thomas Stewart Brush, the owner of a chain of newspapers in Ohio, and in 1929 to Hubert Charles Winan.

Biographical information taken from New York Times (1923-Current file); Jun 11, 1952; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851-2007), pg. 29 (accessed 9 May 2011).

Processing Information

The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition in 1956. Further organization, rehousing, and description was carried out in 2011.

Formerly classed as Za Brush.
Title
Guide to the Katharine Brush Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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