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Collection Number: 03837

Collection Title: Betty Smith Papers, 1909-1971

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Size About 8,000 items (23.5 linear feet).
Abstract Betty Smith (1896-1972) was a novelist and playwright of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Chapel Hill, N.C. Among her publications were A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943); Tomorrow Will Be Better (1948), Maggie-now (1958), and Joy in the Morning (1963). She was married successively to George H.E. Smith, Joseph P. Jones, and Robert V. Finch. The collection is largely professional and personal correspondence and writings by Betty Smith, Robert V. Finch (1909-1959), and others. Items are mainly incoming mail that relates to Smith's daily life, her family, and the publication of her works. Included are letters, 1943-1945, from Joe Jones, her second husband, then stationed at Fort Monroe, Va., and letters, 1937-1959, from her third husband, Robert V. Finch, both before and after their marriage, reflecting their personal and professional relationship. Writings are principally typescripts of plays, articles, short stories, novels, and an unfinished autobiography. Also included are scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and posters.
Creator Smith, Betty, 1896-1972.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
For Series 2.2, from 2 May 2004 to 1 January 2019, the three versions of an autobiography by Betty Smith Finch, along with related material, are closed to research use except with the written permission of Candace Carroll and Elizabeth Aivano, granddaughters of Betty Smith Finch.
For Series 5, no copying of materials is permitted without permission from a trust officer of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company.
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Nancy Smith Pfeiffer and Mary Smith MacCaulty in April 1973; Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., of New York, N.Y., in January 1974; Paul Green of Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 1975; Wachovia Bank and Trust Company (on loan) in February 1985; the Chapel Hill Museum in December 1998 (Acc. 98246); and Nancy Smith Pfeiffer in April 1999 (Acc. 98353).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Elisabeth Wehner, professionally known as Betty Smith, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 15 December 1896, to the children of German immigrants. She never completed high school and moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., when she married George H. E. Smith of Brooklyn, a senior law student at the University of Michigan. While in Ann Arbor, she was permitted to attend the University as a special student without being a candidate for a degree; she took classes in journalism, drama, writing, and literature. Smith won the Avery Hopw00d Award for work in drama and continued her studies at the Yale Drama School with Professor Baker as one of "Baker's Dozen, "thirteen students chosen to study play writing. Smith completed the three-year course, but was not awarded an M.F.A. since she held no other degrees.

Smith moved to New York with her two daughters, Nancy and Mary, in 1934 and worked for the Federal Theater, set up during the Depression by the W.P.A., which relocated her to Chapel Hill in 1936.

Smith and her first husband divorced in 1938. She was married to Joe Jones, a writer, journalist, and associate editor of the Chapel Hill Weekly, from 1943 to 1951. Smith was active in the theatrical community of Chapel Hill for many years, writing and helping with stage productions. She received both the Rockefeller Fellowship and the Dramatist Guild Fellowship for writing and wrote numerous plays before publishing her first novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, in 1943. Smith's other novels include Tomorrow Will be Better (1947), Maggie-Now (1958), and Joy in the Morning (1963).

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Integration of materials in this collection has been deferred pending additions and changes in ownership and restrictions. Researchers are, therefore, cautioned to review the entire inventory to locate materials that may of be interest.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. General Materials, 1909-1971.

About 3,800 items.

Included are volumes of scrapbooks; Smith's correspondence; letters to and about her third husband, Robert Finch; and correspondence with Harper and Brothers about the publication of her works. Note that similar materials may be found in other series.

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6 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Scrapbooks compiled by Smith with poetry and other clippings, an autograph album, and index cards of Betty Smith. See also oversized volumes of newspaper clippings of articles on Smith in Subseries 4.2.

Folder 1

Volume 1: 1909, 18 pp. Scrapbook containing text and illustrations from The Courtship of Miles Standish, clipped and mounted by Fred Wehner. #03837, Subseries: "1.1. Scrapbooks, Albums, and Index Cards, 1909-1931 and undated. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 2: 1911-1912, 50 pp. Autograph album of Betty Smith. #03837, Subseries: "1.1. Scrapbooks, Albums, and Index Cards, 1909-1931 and undated. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 3: Undated (earlier than 1922), 100 pp. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly poetry. #03837, Subseries: "1.1. Scrapbooks, Albums, and Index Cards, 1909-1931 and undated. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 4: Undated, 100 pp. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly poetry. #03837, Subseries: "1.1. Scrapbooks, Albums, and Index Cards, 1909-1931 and undated. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: Undated, 80 pp. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly poetry. #03837, Subseries: "1.1. Scrapbooks, Albums, and Index Cards, 1909-1931 and undated. " Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: 1928-1931, 50 pp. Set of index cards containing publication data (records of submissions, sales, lengths of works, publisher's comments for individual titles), largely from Smith's years in Michigan. #03837, Subseries: "1.1. Scrapbooks, Albums, and Index Cards, 1909-1931 and undated. " Folder 6

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About 3,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, mainly incoming, relating to Smith's day-to-day life as a professional writer; the phenomenal response to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; the writing, promotion, and sale of her subsequent novels and related motion pictures and musical plays; and family and personal letters.

Personal correspondence includes letters from friends and family members, including her mother, children, and grandchildren, as well as fan letters from all over the world and requests for autographs and personal appearances. There are also more than 400 letters from her second husband, Joe Jones, while he was stationed at Fort Monroe, Va., May 1943-July 1945.

Business correspondence is composed chiefly of letters from various publishing companies with which Smith dealt in the course of her career (see Subseries 1.4 for Harper and Brothers correspondence). Other business correspondence deals with film productions of Smith's novels or translation rights. There is also correspondence pertaining to Smith's collaboration with Jack Woodford, Chase Webb, Jay Sigmund, and Robert Finch.

Throughout the collection, there are letters from Robert Voris Finch (1909-1959), Smith's third husband, who she met at Yale Drama School. They both worked for the Federal Writers Project in Chapel Hill until he moved back to New York City in 1937. He continued to write to Smith until the early 1950s when he returned to Chapel Hill. His correspondence reflects his personal relationship with Smith as well as various aspects of their professional teamwork, such as author agreements and clarifications of plot ideas. In most of their collaborations, Finch devised the plot and Smith staged the play. Finch died in 1959 and correspondence through 1960 deals with his estate (see also Subseries 1.3 for addition Finch materials).

Engagement calendars from 1964 and 1969 are filed at the end of those years. For some years, there are also financial papers (filed at the end of the year's listing). These typically include summaries of royalty accounts, income tax returns, and contracts.

Folder 7

1927-1928 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 7

Folder 8

1929 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 8

Folder 9

1930-1931 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 9

Folder 10

1932 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 10

Folder 11

1933 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 11

Folder 12

1934 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 12

Folder 13

1935 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 13

Folder 14

1936-1937 (Jack Woodford letters) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 14

Folder 15a

1936-1937 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 15a

Folder 15b

1936-1937 (Jay Sigmund letters) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 15b

Folder 16

1937: April-May (Jay Sigmund letters) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 16

Folder 17

1937: June (Jay Sigmund letters) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 17

Folder 18

1937: July-April 1938 (Jay Sigmund letters) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 18

Folder 19

1938: January-July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 19

Folder 20

1938: August-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 20

Folder 21

1939 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 21

Folder 22

1940 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 22

Folder 23

1941: January-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 23

Folder 24

1941: July-September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 24

Folder 25

1941: October-November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 25

Folder 26

1941: December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 26

Folder 27

1942: January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 27

Folder 28

1942: February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 28

Folder 29

1942: March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 29

Folder 30

1942: April-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 30

Folder 31

1942: July-15 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 31

Folder 32

1942: 16-31 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 32

Folder 33

1943: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 33

Folder 34

1943: March-April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 34

Folder 35

1943: May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 35

Folder 36

1943: June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 36

Folder 37

1943: 1-14 July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 37

Folder 38

1943: 15-30 July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 38

Folder 39

1943: 1-24 August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 39

Folder 40

1943: 25-30 August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 40

Folder 41

1943: 1-3 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 41

Folder 42

1943: 4-12 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 42

Folder 43

1943: 16-22 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 43

Folder 44

1943: 23-30 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 44

Folder 45

1943: 1-10 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 45

Folder 46

1943: 11-20 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 46

Folder 47

1943: 21-26 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 47

Folder 48

1943: 27-31 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 48

Folder 49

1943: 1-10 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 49

Folder 50

1943: 11-17 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 50

Folder 51

1943: 18-30 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 51

Folder 52

1943: 1-20 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 52

Folder 53

1943: 21-31 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 53

Folder 54

1943: Undated #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 54

Folder 55

1944: 1-11 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 55

Folder 56

1944: 12-19 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 56

Folder 57

1944: 20-31 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 57

Folder 58

1944: 1-13 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 58

Folder 59

1944: 14-29 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 59

Folder 60

1944: 1-10 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 60

Folder 61

1944: 11-20 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 61

Folder 62

1944: 21-30 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 62

Folder 63

1944: 1-10 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 63

Folder 64

1944: 12-30 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 64

Folder 65

1944: 1-12 May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 65

Folder 66

1944: 13-24 May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 66

Folder 67

1944: 25-31 May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 67

Folder 68

1944: May (lawsuit) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 68

Folder 69

1944: 1-10 June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 69

Folder 70

1944: 11-20 June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 70

Folder 71

1944: 21-30 June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 71

Folder 72

1944: 1-10 July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 72

Folder 73

1944: 11-20 July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 73

Folder 74

1944: 21-31 July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 74

Folder 75

1944: 1-14 August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 75

Folder 76

1944: 15-20 August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 76

Folder 77

1944: 21-24 August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 77

Folder 78

1944: 25-31 August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 78

Folder 79

1944: 1-10 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 79

Folder 80

1944: 11-15 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 80

Folder 81

1944: 16-20 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 81

Folder 82

1944: 20-26 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 82

Folder 83

1944: 27-30 September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 83

Folder 84

1944: 1-10 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 84

Folder 85

1944: 11-14 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 85

Folder 86

1944: 15-20 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 86

Folder 87

1944: 21-24 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 87

Folder 88

1944: 25-31 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 88

Folder 89

1944: 1-10 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 89

Folder 90

1944: 11-15 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 90

Folder 91

1944: 16-20 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 91

Folder 92

1944: 21-24 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 92

Folder 93

1944: 25-30 November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 93

Folder 94

1944: 1-10 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 94

Folder 95

1944: 11-24 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 95

Folder 96

1944: 26-31 December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 96

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Folder 97

Folder 98

1944: Undated #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 97-98

Folder 99

1945: 1-5 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 99

Folder 100

1945: 6-10 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 100

Folder 101

1945: 11-20 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 101

Folder 102

1945: 21-25 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 102

Folder 103

1945: 26-31 January #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 103

Folder 104

1945: 1-5 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 104

Folder 105

1945: 6-10 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 105

Folder 106

1945: 11-15 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 106

Folder 107

1945: 16-22 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 107

Folder 108

1945: 23-28 February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 108

Folder 109

1945: 1-7 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 109

Folder 110

1945: 8-15 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 110

Folder 111

1945: 16-22 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 111

Folder 112

1945: 23-31 March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 112

Folder 113

1945: 1-5 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 113

Folder 114

1945: 6-10 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 114

Folder 115

1945: 11-15 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 115

Folder 116

1945: 16-20 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 116

Folder 117

1945: 21-24 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 117

Folder 118

1945: 25-30 April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 118

Folder 119

1945: 1-10 May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 119

Folder 120

1945: 11-23 May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 120

Folder 121

1945: 24-31 May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 121

Folder 122

1945: 1-10 June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 122

Folder 123

1945: 11-30 June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 123

Folder 124

1945: July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 124

Folder 125

1945: August-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 125

Folder 126

1945: Undated #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 126

Folder 127

1946: January-July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 127

Folder 128

1946: August-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 128

Folder 129

1947 #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 129

Folder 130

1948: January-November #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 130

Folder 131

1948: December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 131

Folder 132

1949: Correspondence #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 132

Folder 133

1949: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 133

Folder 134

1950: January-May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 134

Folder 135

1950: June-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 135

Folder 136

1950: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 136

Folder 137

1951: Correspondence #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 137

Folder 138

1951: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 138

Folder 139

1951: Box office statements #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 139

Folder 140

1952: Correspondence #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 140

Folder 141

1952: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 141

Folder 142

1953: January-July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 142

Folder 143

1953: August-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 143

Folder 144

1953: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 144

Folder 145

1954: January-March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 145

Folder 146

1954: April-August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 146

Folder 147

1954: September-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 147

Folder 148

1954: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 148

Folder 149

1955: Correspondence #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 149

Folder 150

1955: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 150

Folder 151

1956: Correspondence #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 151

Folder 152

1956: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 152

Folder 153

1957: January-August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 153

Folder 154

1957: September-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 154

Folder 155

1957: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 155

Folder 156

1958: January-September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 156

Folder 157

1958: October-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 157

Folder 158

1958: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 158

Folder 159

1959: January-April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 159

Folder 160

1959: 1959: May-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 160

Folder 161

1959: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 161

Folder 162

1960: Correspondence #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 162

Folder 163

1960: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 163

Folder 164

1961: January-April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 164

Folder 165

1961: May-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 165

Folder 166

1961: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 166

Folder 167

1962: January-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 167

Folder 168

1962: July-October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 168

Folder 169

1962: November-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 169

Folder 170

1962: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 170

Folder 171

1963: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 171

Folder 172

1963: March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 172

Folder 173

1963: April-May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 173

Folder 174

1963: June-July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 174

Folder 175

1963: August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 175

Folder 176

1963: September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 176

Folder 177

1963: 1-21 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 177

Folder 178

1963: 22-31 October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 178

Folder 179

1963: November-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 179

Folder 180

1963: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 180

Folder 181

1964: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 181

Folder 182

1964: March #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 182

Folder 183

1964: April-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 183

Folder 184

1964: July-September #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 184

Folder 185

1964: October-December (and engagement calendar) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 185

Folder 186

1965: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 186

Folder 187

1965: March-April #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 187

Folder 188

1965: May-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 188

Folder 189

1965: July-August #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 189

Folder 190

1965: September-October #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 190

Folder 191

1965: November-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 191

Folder 192

1965: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 192

Folder 193

1966: January-May #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 193

Folder 194

1966: June-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 194

Folder 195

1966: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 195

Folder 196

1967: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 196

Folder 197

1967: March-July #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 197

Folder 198

1967: August-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 198

Folder 199

1967: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 199

Folder 200

1968: January-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 200

Folder 201

1968: July-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 201

Folder 202

1968: Financial papers #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 202

Folder 203

1969: January-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 203

Folder 204

1969: July-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 204

Folder 205

1969: Financial papers and engagement calendar #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 205

Folder 206

1970: January-June #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 206

Folder 207

1970: July-December #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 207

Folder 208-209

Folder 208

Folder 209

1971: Undated (from Robert V. Finch) #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 208-209

Folder 210-212

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

1971: Undated #03837, Subseries: "1.2. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1927-1971. " Folder 210-212

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of Harper and Brothers (now Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc.) with Betty Smith and others about editing, production, royalties, rights, and translations of Smith's novels. Also included is the related office correspondence among members of the firm.

Folder 217

1942 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 217

Folder 218

1943: January-March #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 218

Folder 219

1943: April-July #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 219

Folder 220

1943: August-September #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 220

Folder 221

1943: October-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 221

Folder 222

1944: January-March #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 222

Folder 223

1944: April-17 May #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 223

Folder 224

1944: 18 May-June #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 224

Folder 225

1944: July-August #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 225

Folder 226

1944: September-16 October #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 226

Folder 227

1944: 17 October-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 227

Folder 228

1945: January-March #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 228

Folder 229

1945: April-June #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 229

Folder 230

1945: July-September #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 230

Folder 231

1945: October-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 231

Folder 232

1946: January-May #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 232

Folder 233

1946: June-August #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 233

Folder 234

1946: September-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 234

Folder 235

1947: January-April #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 235

Folder 236

1947: May-July #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 236

Folder 237

1947: August-15 October #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 237

Folder 238

1947: 16 October-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 238

Folder 239

1948: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 239

Folder 240

1948: March-9 May #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 240

Folder 241

1948: 10 May-June #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 241

Folder 242

1948: July-August #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 242

Folder 243

1948: September-October #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 243

Folder 244

1948 November-1949 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 244

Folder 245

1951 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 245

Folder 246

1952-1953 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 246

Folder 247

1955-19 November 1956 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 247

Folder 248

20 November-31 December 1956 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 248

Folder 249

1957: January-June #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 249

Folder 250

1957: July-15 October #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 250

Folder 251

1957: 16 October-31 November #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 251

Folder 252

1957: December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 252

Folder 253

1958: January-February #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 253

Folder 254

1958: March-May #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 254

Folder 255

1958 June-1961 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 255

Folder 256

1963: January-July #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 256

Folder 257

1963: August #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 257

Folder 258

1963: September-October #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 258

Folder 259

1963 November-1964 February #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 259

Folder 260

1964: March-July #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 260

Folder 261

1964: August-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 261

Folder 262

1965: January-August #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 262

Folder 263

1965: September-December #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 263

Folder 264

966 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 264

Folder 265

1967 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 265

Folder 266

1968-1972 #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 266

Folder 267-299

Folder 267

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Folder 271

Folder 272

Folder 273

Folder 274

Folder 275

Folder 276

Folder 277

Folder 278

Folder 279

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

Folder 283

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

Not used #03837, Subseries: "1.4. Harper and Brothers Series, 1942-1972. " Folder 267-299

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About 2,200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Principally typescripts of plays, articles, short stories, an unfinished autobiography, and novels. The arrangement is largely chronological, based upon where Smith was living when pieces were written, but the novels and autobiography are treated separately. Also included are plays by Smith's third husband, Robert V. Finch, with whom she collaborated on a few works, and a few works by other authors.

See also Series 3 for writings transferred from the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Series 4 for printed articles, reviews, etc.; and Series 5 for other writings.

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About 1,500 items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1.2. Yale Years, 1931-1934.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936.

About 100 items.

Short stories and other writings from the period when Smith moved back to New York City and attempted to find work as a writer or playwright there.

Folder 318

Short Stories: "Death of a Singing Waiter," "Rob Green and the Buzzards" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 318

Folder 319

Short Stories: "A Scarce Book," "While the King Played Tennis," "You Know Me, Edgy" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 319

Folder 320

Articles: "Do They Read Them?" "Passes for Two," "Charm" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 320

Folder 321

Short Stories: "Passion Wise and Love Foolish," "Glamorous Love Stories," #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 321

Folder 322

Short Stories: "I Told the Other Woman," "I Married Another Man's Woman, " "I Call her Margy," "Insuss in Brooklyn" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 322

Folder 323

Short Stories: "I Didn't Know" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 323

Folder 324

Short Stories: "Here is my Heart," "The Sweetheart Hour," "I Was the Other Woman" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 324

Folder 325

Short Stories: "Love Came at Christmas" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 325

Folder 326

Short Stories: "Love at the Victory Ball," "Gardenias with Love" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 326

Folder 327

Short Stories: "I was Anybody's Pickup" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 327

Folder 328

Miscellaneous Plays: "Wives-in-law," "Backward Turn Backward" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.3. New York Years, 1934-1936. " Folder 328

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1.4. Chapel Hill Years, 1936-1971.

About 200 items.

Articles, plays, and other shorter works of fiction from the period after Smith was transferred by the W.P.A. to Chapel Hill and where she remained for the rest of her life.

Folder 329-330

Folder 329

Folder 330

Federal Theater: "King Cotton" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.4. Chapel Hill Years, 1936-1971." Folder 329-330

Folder 331-337

Folder 331

Folder 332

Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

Federal Theater: Living Newspaper #03837, Subseries: "2.1.4. Chapel Hill Years, 1936-1971." Folder 331-337

Folder 338

Book reviews, foreword, articles #03837, Subseries: "2.1.4. Chapel Hill Years, 1936-1971." Folder 338

Folder 339

Articles #03837, Subseries: "2.1.4. Chapel Hill Years, 1936-1971." Folder 339

Folder 340

"Story Told in Indiana" and "An Understanding Heart" #03837, Subseries: "2.1.4. Chapel Hill Years, 1936-1971." Folder 340

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About 200 items.

RESTRICTED: For Series 2.2, from 2 May 2004 to 1 January 2019, the three versions of an autobiography by Betty Smith Finch, along with related material, are closed to research use except with the written permission of Candace Carroll and Elizabeth Aivano, granddaughters of Betty Smith Finch.

An unfinished, unpublished autobiography of Smith. Smith's daughter apparently regarded this telling of Smith's life as highly embellished.

Folder 341

"A Child, A Tree, A Book" #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 341

Folder 342

"A Child, A Tree, A Book" and "Look Back with a Smile" #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 342

Folder 343-344

Folder 343

Folder 344

"Look Back with a Smile" #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 343-344

Folder 345

Notes #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 345

Folder 346-347

Folder 346

Folder 347

"Hummel Saga" #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 346-347

Folder 348-350

Folder 348

Folder 349

Folder 350

Notes #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 348-350

Folder 351

Pages from which a fresh type draft for submission was taken #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 351

Folder 352-354

Folder 352

Folder 353

Folder 354

Notes #03837, Subseries: "2.2. Autobiography, undated." Folder 352-354

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated.

About 200 items.

Plays written by Finch and a few collaborative writings with Smith. See also Series 5.

Folder 365

Plays (by Smith and Finch): "Upstage" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 365

Folder 366

Telecast "Western Night" (by Smith and Finch) #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 366

Folder 367

Plays: "The Card," "A Certain Man had Two Sons," "The Day They all Came Back" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 367

Folder 368

Plays: "The Desert Shall Rejoice, " "The Grass is Always Greener" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 368

Folder 369

"The Invaders" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 369

Folder 370

Plays #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 370

Folder 371

"Nature Man" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 371

Folder 372

"Old What-his-name" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 372

Folder 373

"The Peabody Plan" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 373

Folder 374

"A Point of View" and "Rodeo" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 374

Folder 375-377

Folder 375

Folder 376

Folder 377

"Tina" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 375-377

Folder 378

Short Story: "Certain Aspects of the Shore" #03837, Subseries: "2.4. Robert V. Finch Writings, undated. " Folder 378

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964.

About 50 items.

Manuscripts relating to published works of Betty Smith that were transferred from the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. See also Series 2 (especially Subseries 2.3) for related writings. Note that similar materials may be found in other series.

Folder 395

"First in Heart" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 395

Folder 396

"First in Heart" notes and fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 396

Folder 397

"First in Heart" Acts 1 & 2 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 397

Folder 398-399

Folder 398

Folder 399

"And Never Yield" July 1944 version #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 398-399

Folder 400

"You Promised Me" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 400

Folder 401

"Wives In Law" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 401

Folder 402

"Divorce Lawyer" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 402

Folder 403

"The Desert Shall Rejoice" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 403

Folder 404

"Durham Station" complete #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 404

Folder 405

"Durham Station" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 405

Folder 406

"Durham Station" notes and fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 406

Folder 407

"So Gracious is the Time" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 407

Folder 408

"So Gracious is the Time,""Story Told in Indiana," and "Durham Station" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 408

Folder 409

"Francie Nolan" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 409

Folder 410

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" Radio Script and material regarding the musical #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 410

Folder 411

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 411

Folder 412

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 488-504 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 412

Folder 413

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 505-518 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 413

Folder 414

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 519-528 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 414

Folder 415

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 529-539 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 415

Folder 416

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 540-550 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 416

Folder 417

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 551-562 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 417

Folder 418

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 563-573 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 418

Folder 419

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 574-585 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 419

Folder 420

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 586-596 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 420

Folder 421

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 597-615 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 421

Folder 422

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 616-634 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 422

Folder 423

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 635-645 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 423

Folder 424

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 646-656 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 424

Folder 425

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 657-664 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 425

Folder 426

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 665-675 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 426

Folder 427

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 676-692 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 427

Folder 428

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 693-703 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 428

Folder 429

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 703-714 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 429

Folder 430

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: pp. 715-738 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 430

Folder 431

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" typescript: unnumbered #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 431

Folder 432

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn": fragments, notes on Chapter 2 and correspondence #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 432

Folder 433

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn": Chapter 3 #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 433

Folder 434

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn": fragment #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 434

Folder 435

Scene--"Francie finds out" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 435

Folder 436-437

Folder 436

Folder 437

Assorted Scenes #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 436-437

Folder 438

Scenes, fragments, and notes #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 438

Folder 439-440

Folder 439

Folder 440

"They lived in Brooklyn" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 439-440

Folder 441-446

Folder 441

Folder 442

Folder 443

Folder 444

Folder 445

Folder 446

"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 441-446

Folder 447-455

Folder 447

Folder 448

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Folder 452

Folder 453

Folder 454

Folder 455

"Tomorrow will be Better" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 447-455

Folder 456

"Maggie Now" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 456

Folder 457

"Maggie Now" notes #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 457

Folder 458

"Maggie Now" incomplete draft #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 458

Folder 459

"Maggie Now" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 459

Folder 460

"Maggie Now" draft of "New Novel" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 460

Folder 461

"Maggie Now" draft (First, second, incomplete) #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 461

Folder 462

"Maggie Now" incomplete draft #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 462

Folder 463-466

Folder 463

Folder 464

Folder 465

Folder 466

"Maggie Now" draft #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 463-466

Folder 467-468

Folder 467

Folder 468

"Maggie Now" page proofs #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 467-468

Folder 469-470

Folder 469

Folder 470

"The Story of Annie Brown" #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 469-470

Folder 471

"The Story of Annie Brown" fragments (scattered segments) #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 471

Folder 472-473

Folder 472

Folder 473

"Annie Brown" fragments (early drafts) #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 472-473

Folder 474-475

Folder 474

Folder 475

"Annie Brown" fragments (first drafts of various chapters) #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 474-475

Folder 475-478

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

Folder 478

"Annie Brown" draft #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 475-478

Folder 479

"Annie Brown" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 479

Folder 480-484

Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

"Annie Brown" nearly completed draft #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 480-484

Folder 485-487

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

"Annie Brown" complete draft #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 485-487

Folder 488-491

Folder 488

Folder 489

Folder 490

Folder 491

"Joy in the Morning" fragments #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 488-491

Folder 492

"Joy in the Morning" MGM filmscript (15 April 1964) #03837, Series: "3. Writings Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, 1933-1964. " Folder 492

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Printed Material, Clippings, and Other Items, 1928-1971.

About 750 items.

Chiefly newspaper clippings and other printed material collected by Smith, some of which were mounted in oversize scrapbooks. Also included is biographical information, a taped interview, and materials relating to her novels and other works. Note that similar materials may be found in other series.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971.

About 700 items.

Newspaper clippings and other material of interest to Smith, including articles by and about her; biographical information; audiotapes of an interview with Smith and her daughter going through her papers after her mother's death; and other items pertaining to the publication of her novels and the release of the film, Joy in the Morning.

Folder 493-496

Folder 493

Folder 494

Folder 495

Folder 496

Printed Material: articles by Smith #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 493-496

Folder 497-500

Folder 497

Folder 498

Folder 499

Folder 500

Printed Material: articles about Smith #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 497-500

Folder 501-502

Folder 501

Folder 502

Photographs #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 501-502

Folder 503

Biographical Material #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 503

Folder 504

Certificates and Awards #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 504

Folder 505

Audiotape of Betty Smith interview for the Martha Deane show, WOR-FM, New York, 21 August 1963, aired on 30 August 1963 (T-3837/1) #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 505

Folder 506

Two audiotapes of Nancy Smith Pfeiffer's comments, recorded 6 and 7 February 1973, regarding the Betty Smith Papers (T-3837/2; T-3837/3) #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 506

Folder 507

Clippings: 1930s #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 507

Folder 508

Clippings: 1940-1946 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 508

Folder 509

Clippings: August-September 1943 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 509

Folder 510

Clippings: October-December 1943 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 510

Folder 511

Clippings: 1945-1950 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 511

Folder 512-513

Folder 512

Folder 513

Clippings: 1948 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 512-513

Folder 514-515

Folder 514

Folder 515

Clippings: 1950s #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 514-515

Folder 516-520

Folder 516

Folder 517

Folder 518

Folder 519

Folder 520

Clippings: 1951 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 516-520

Folder 521

Clippings: 1953 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 521

Folder 522-525

Folder 522

Folder 523

Folder 524

Folder 525

Clippings: 1958 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 522-525

Folder 526

Clippings: 1960-1962 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 526

Folder 527-530

Folder 527

Folder 528

Folder 529

Folder 530

Clippings: 1963 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 527-530

Folder 531

Clippings: 1964 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 531

Folder 532-536

Folder 532

Folder 533

Folder 534

Folder 535

Folder 536

Clippings: 1965 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 532-536

Folder 537

Clippings: 1966-1971 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 537

Folder 538

Clippings #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 538

Folder 539

Other materials: 1911 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 539

Folder 540

Other materials: 1930-1939 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 540

Folder 541

Other materials: 1940-1947 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 541

Folder 542

Other materials: 1948-1965 #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 542

Folder 543

Other materials: Undated #03837, Subseries: "4.1. Loose Material, 1930s-1971. " Folder 543

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963.

14 items.

Oversize volumes of clippings of articles by or about Smith, especially relating to the publication of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Volume S-1: 1928-1934, 93 pp. Scrapbook containing recipes, sewing hints, and economy ideas from the Detroit Free Press written by Betty Smith; short funny sketches, many from Ramer Review; and clippings and programs of early plays. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-2: 1948-1949, 182 pp. Scrapbook with material on Tomorrow Will be Better. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-3: 1950-1951, 80 pp. Scrapbook with material on the musical made from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-4: 1963, 1965-1966, 60 pp. Scrapbook with material about the novel and film, Joy in the Morning. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-5: 1943-1944, 100 pp. Mounted clippings dealing with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-6: 1944-1945, 40 pp. Mounted clippings dealing with the motion picture of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-7: 1944, 60 pp. Mounted clippings about bestsellers list, polls, and Who's Who among authors that year. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-8: 1944, 42 pp. Mounted clippings about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and publicity tours of Smith. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-9: 1944, 50 pp. Mounted clippings dealing with the novel and a lawsuit by Sadie Grandner. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-10: 1943-1944, 50 pp. Mounted clippings of reviews of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-11: 1958-1959, 31 pp. Mounted clippings dealing with Maggie-Now. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-12: 1944, 26 pp. Mounted clippings about the War Bonds Project and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-13: 1944-1963, 40 pp. Articles from magazines written by Smith. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

Volume S-14: 1938-1939, 25 pp. Mounted clippings from Smith's playwright years at the University of North Carolina. #03837, Subseries: "4.2. Oversized Volumes of Clippings, 1928-1963." Folder 543

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971.

About 200 items.

RESTRICTED: No photocopying of materials is permitted without permission from a trust officer of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company.

This addition to the Betty Smith Papers consists almost entirely of typed manuscripts of plays, novels, short stories, and articles by Betty Smith, as well as rough drafts, partly completed works, and handwritten notes. There are also works, chiefly plays, that Smith wrote in collaboration with others, particularly her third husband, Robert V. Finch, and writings by Finch and other authors.

The remainder of the material includes correspondence, mostly between Smith and her agent and publishers; biographical information on Smith; and assorted clippings. Twenty photographs, most of which are publicity stills from the film version of Smith's 1963 novel Joy in the Morning, are filed separately.

Note that similar materials may be found in other series.

Folder 544

"Remarriage "(1932) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 544

Folder 545

"Made to Order: A Messiah" (play ca. 1932) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 545

Folder 546

"Three Comments on a Martyr" (incomplete play, ca. 1938) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 546

Folder 547

"Country Lawyer/Member of the Bar "(play ca. 1940) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 547

Folder 548

"Member of the Michigan Bar" (play ca. 1940) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 548

Folder 549

"Wonderful City!/The Folks from Swayback" (play ca. 1940) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 549

Folder 550

"A Messiah Discredited "(play ca. 1940) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 550

Folder 551

"A Story Told in Indiana" (notes for play about Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1940) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 551

Folder 552

"Remember Me" (play ca. 1942) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 552

Folder 553

"Durham Station" (partly completed play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 553

Folder 554

"Elsie, the Borden Cow" (play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 554

Folder 555

"For Rent" (play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 555

Folder 556

"Heritage of Cotton" (play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 556

Folder 557

"Out of his Time "(play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 557

Folder 558

"Out of the Prairie "(play, radio version) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 558

Folder 559

"Out of the Wilderness "(play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 559

Folder 560

"Silver Bells and Blue Ribbons" (play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 560

Folder 561

"Two Weeks in August" (play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 561

Folder 562-564

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

"The Search" (filmscript) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 562-564

Folder 565-567

Folder 565

Folder 566

Folder 567

"The School Bus "(play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 565-567

Folder 568

The School Bus fragment #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 568

Folder 569

The School Bus notes #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 569

Folder 570

The School Bus film version #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 570

Folder 571

The School Bus notes and correspondence regarding the film script, 1947-1948 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 571

Folder 572

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn fragments for play #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 572

Folder 573-574

Folder 573

Folder 574

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn fragments for musical version #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 573-574

Folder 575

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn preliminary work and correspondence with George Abbott #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 575

Folder 576-577

Folder 576

Folder 577

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn notes for musical #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 576-577

Folder 578

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn fragments for novel #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 578

Folder 579

Untitled fragment of a novel, possibly A Tree Grows In Brooklyn #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 579

Folder 580-583

Folder 580

Folder 581

Folder 582

Folder 583

Hattie Stowe handwritten notes #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 580-583

Folder 584

Handwritten notes possibly for Hattie Stowe #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 584

Folder 585

Hattie Stowe (play, typed draft) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 585

Folder 586

Hattie Stowe (play, unrevised) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 586

Folder 587-588

Folder 587

Folder 588

Hattie Stowe (play, revised) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 587-588

Folder 589-590

Folder 589

Folder 590

Hattie Stowe (play) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 589-590

Folder 591

Passionate Intuition (working title for film version of Hattie Stowe) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 591

Folder 592

An Understanding Heart (play, earlier version of Hattie Stowe) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 592

Folder 593

Typescript of unidentified play #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 593

Folder 594

Typescript of fragment of unidentified play #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 594

Folder 595

Fragment of untitled filmscript #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 595

Folder 596

Untitled proposal for a television situation comedy #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 596

Folder 597

Various short stories ca. 1930s #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 597

Folder 598

"It Could Only Happen in Brooklyn" (short story, ca. 1930s) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 598

Folder 599

"Sing-Song Girl" (short story ca. 1937-1940) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 599

Folder 600

"Sing-Song Flower" and "Dark at the Roots" (short stories) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 600

Folder 601

"So Gracious is the Time" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 601

Folder 602

"So Gracious is the Time" fragment 1949 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 602

Folder 603

"The Summer of a Boy" (short story 1961) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 603

Folder 604

"What Makes a Writer" (article 1949) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 604

Folder 605

"A Black Velvet Rose" (short story) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 605

Folder 606

"Death of a Singing Waiter" (short story) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 606

Folder 607

"Uncle Jamsey" (short story) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 607

Folder 608

"Cutting the Cord" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 608

Folder 609

"The Great Fisherman" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 609

Folder 610

"Is that Bad?" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 610

Folder 611

"The Low Down on Sex "(article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 611

Folder 612

"Promising Playwright" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 612

Folder 613

"A Scarce Book" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 613

Folder 614

"While the King Played Tennis" (article) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 614

Folder 615

Miscellaneous articles, short stories, book reviews, ca. 1940s-1950s #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 615

Folder 616

Untitled article about Christmas coffee; fragments for Tomorrow Will be Better and And Never Yield #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 616

Folder 617

Two untitled articles #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 617

Folder 618

Short story about Francie Nolan as an adult #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 618

Folder 619

Typescript of unidentified work #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 619

Folder 620-621

Folder 620

Folder 621

Fragment of untitled works #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 620-621

Folder 622

"The Little Advantages" fragment of a novel #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 622

Folder 623

Fragment of untitled, unfinished novel #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 623

Folder 624

Several versions of untitled, unfinished novel #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 624

Folder 625

Fragments of unidentified writings #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 625

Folder 626

Miscellaneous scraps and fragments #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 626

Folder 627-629

Folder 627

Folder 628

Folder 629

"Look Back with a Smile" unpublished autobiography #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 627-629

Folder 630

Out of the Prairie (novel) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 630

Folder 631-632

Folder 631

Folder 632

Maggie-Now fragments #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 631-632

Folder 633-635

Folder 633

Folder 634

Folder 635

Maggie-Now fragments of typescript #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 633-635

Folder 636

Portions of unfinished novel (1954, possibly the sequel to Maggie-Now) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 636

Folder 637

Maggie-Now promotional material #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 637

Folder 638

Joy in the Morning fragment of draft, ca. 1963 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 638

Folder 639

Notes regarding title for Joy in the Morning #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 639

Folder 640

Various short stories by Smith and Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 640

Folder 641

"Writing the Radio Drama" (article by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 641

Folder 642

Mrs. Nature's Boy (play, 1938, by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 642

Folder 643

Murder on the Frontier (play, 1939, by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 643

Folder 644

Lights are Still Burning (play, ca. 1941, by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 644

Folder 645

The Desert Shall Rejoice (play by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 645

Folder 646

The Package for Ponsonby (play by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 646

Folder 647

The Story of Nancy (play by Smith and Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 647

Folder 648

Pitchfork Scepters (play by Smith and Sigmund) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 648

Folder 649

Collection of Greenberg proposed anthology of plays #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 649

Folder 650

The Invaders and Clint Halliday by Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 650

Folder 651

Typescript of The Invaders by Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 651

Folder 652

Nature Man (play by Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 652

Folder 653

Rodeo and Primer for Playwrights by Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 653

Folder 654

Tina typescript for a play by Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 654

Folder 655

The Card and Early Foot by Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 655

Folder 656

Early Foot (novel) by Finch #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 656

Folder 657

Slade of the Overland (synopsis for play by Finch) #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 657

Folder 658

Where do we go from here? play by William Bowers #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 658

Folder 659

Manuscript of a novel I-B Soldier by Joe Jones #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 659

Folder 660

Typescript of play Wonderful City by Fred Ballard #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 660

Folder 661

Dream Awhile/ The Lull Between play possibly by Smith #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 661

Folder 662

"The Portrait Collection of the University of North Carolina" by Arthur Bye #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 662

Folder 663

Anecdotes about Betty Smith by Nancy Smith #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 663

Folder 664

Correspondence from Betty Smith's mother, 1920s-1940s #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 664

Folder 665

Miscellaneous personal correspondence 1944-1958 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 665

Folder 666

Correspondence regarding Maggie-Now 1957-1958 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 666

Folder 667

Miscellaneous business correspondence 1938-1960 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 667

Folder 668

Business correspondence January-April 1961 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 668

Folder 669

Business correspondence July 1961-1968 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 669

Folder 670

Litigation regarding Joy in the Morning #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 670

Folder 671

Materials for Smith's creative writing classes ca. 1963 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 671

Folder 672

Biographical material about Betty Smith #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 672

Folder 673

Financial material regarding the sales of Betty Smith's manuscripts, 1961 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 673

Folder 674

Miscellaneous financial material #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 674

Folder 675

Script of Yale Theater Workshop Play Directed by Betty Smith, 1934 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 675

Folder 676

Playbill for The Sawdust Heart; Miscellaneous clippings and notes #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 676

Folder 677

"Adventure in Playmaking"--History of Playmakers' Theatre, 1963 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 677

Folder 678

Deed to Oak Hill (Va.) Cemetery, 1882 #03837, Series: "5. Wachovia Bank and Trust Addition, 1932-1971. " Folder 678

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About 50 items.

Additions from the estate of Betty Smith in 1990 and the Joseph P. Jones Papers. These additions include scripts for play, papers from the 1951 Smith/Jones divorce, and insurance papers from Smith's house in Chapel Hill while she was married to Jones. Also included are materials relating to the Mangum family and letter from Smith to François Henroid.

Folder 679

Three Comments on a Martyr #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 679

Folder 680

Plays: So Gracious is the Time, Three Comments on a Martyr, and Out of his Time #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 680

Folder 681

Once There was a Man #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 681

Folder 682

Midwestern Passion Play #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 682

Folder 683

Hattie Stowe #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 683

Folder 684

Divorce #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 684

Folder 685

House #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 685

Folder 686-687

Folder 686

Folder 687

Addition of December 1998 (Acc. 98246): Mangum bible with letters relating to its history; miscellaneous clippings; and undated photographs, some relating to the Mangum family (file in 18/P-3837) #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 686-687

Folder 688-689

Folder 688

Folder 689

Addition of April 1999 (Acc. 98353): Letters, 1947-1958 and undated, from Smith in Chapel Hill to François Henroid, mainly in Los Angeles, chiefly Christmas greetings and other routine matters; inventory of Smith's library at the time of her death; a writer's notebook listing potential publishing opportunities; Love Story Magazine (16 November 1943) and True Confessions (September 1944) with stories by Smith; and two color photographs of an unknown man (filed in 18/P-3837). #03837, Series: "6. Other Additions, undated." Folder 688-689

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Processing Information

Integration of materials in this collection has been deferred pending additions and changes in ownership and restrictions. Researchers are, therefore, cautioned to review the entire inventory to locate materials that may of be interest.

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