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Collection Number: 12007-z

Collection Title: Maxwell Anderson Papers, 1930-1948

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Size 5 items.
Abstract Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright. The collection includes a photostatic copy of a typescript of Anderson's screenplay for the film Winterset (1936) and four letters. The screenplay for Winterset, a film directed by Alfred Santell and starring Burgess Meredith, John Carradine, and Margo, is dated 1 October 1935 and stampled "Complete" and "Property of the Oliver Hinsdell Studio." It has a paper label identifying it as script number 1442 of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation of Culver City, Calif. Letters are from Anderson to F.R. Bellamy, 1941, authorizing a radio production of Unto the Least of These; to Allan Nevins, 1930, about selling a house on 113th Street in New York City that had belonged to Nevins and including a brief note giving background information about the house issue (Nevins's name is typed at the top, but there is no signature); to Orrick Johns, undated, about Anderson's critics and publishing opportunities for Johns's poems in the Measure: A Journal of Poetry; and to D.F. Wright, 1948, about a gift of olive oil from Crete and concern about the political situation in Greece.
Creator Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Maxwell Anderson Papers, #12007-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchases 1979-1989
Sensitive Materials Statement
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American playwright Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Penn., on 15 December 1888. He worked as a journalist early in his writing career and then turned largely to drama. He was the author of over 20 plays and also of volumes of poetry and of essays. Anderson died on 28 February 1959.

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The collection includes a photostatic copy of a typescript of Anderson's screenplay for the film Winterset (1936) and four letters. The screenplay for Winterset, a film directed by Alfred Santell and starring Burgess Meredith, John Carradine, and Margo, is dated 1 October 1935 and stampled "Complete" and "Property of the Oliver Hinsdell Studio." It has a paper label identifying it as script number 1442 of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation of Culver City, Calif. Letters are from Anderson to F.R. Bellamy, 1941, authorizing a radio production of Unto the Least of These; to Allan Nevins, 1930, about selling a house on 113th Street in New York City that had belonged to Nevins and including a brief note giving background information about the house issue (Nevins's name is typed at the top, but there is no signature); to Orrick Johns, undated, about Anderson's critics and publishing opportunities for Johns's poems in the Measure: A Journal of Poetry; and to D.F. Wright, 1948, about a gift of olive oil from Crete and concern about the political situation in Greece.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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