Josephine Herbst papers
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection consists of Herbst's correspondence and drafts of writings. Correspondence includes letters from friends, colleagues, and family members regarding her personal and professional life. Among the correspondence is third party correspondence, including correspondence between various members of her extended family. Writings include autograph manuscript and typescript drafts, printed versions, notes, and notebooks of her writings, including novels, a play, reviews, magazine articles, short stories, essays, and her unfinished memoir, tentatively titled "A Year of Disgrace." Other papers include Frey and Herbst family correspondence and papers, writings of others, research material, early school material, photographs, financial and medical papers, artwork, personal effects, an unidentified sound recording, and printed material.
- 1799 - 1969
- Majority of material found within 1901 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access
Box 134 (reel-to-reel sound recording): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Existence and Location of Copies
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
52.87 Linear Feet (134 boxes)
Language of Materials
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing. .
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Josephine Herbst Papers
- by Molly Wheeler
- June 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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