The Fannie Hurst Papers.
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Contents Note

The Hurst Papers consist of a small quantity of correspondence (most of it between Hurst and her school friend Lois Toensfeldt), the manuscript for her novel Quiet Street, some diary material, and a group of clippings and memorabilia. Special Collections also holds Hurst's personal collection of her published work which includes a complete set of first and variant editions, translations, and other copies of her books.


Consists of the personal and business correspondence of Fannie Hurst, spanning 1913-1968. Much of the correspondence is between Hurst and Lois Toesfeldt, a friend, and Hurst and her secretaries.

The following list serves as an index to the correspondene. The correspondence is actually arranged chronologically: Folder 1 (1913-1929), Folder 2 (1930-1935), Folder 3 (1936-1946), Folder 4 (1951-1960), and Folder 5 (1961-1968; undated).


Includes Ts draft of Quiet Street [novel], and miscellaneous prose fragments.


Consists of one draft of the novel, with Auto. notes indicating that it is the original draft.


Consists of three prose fragments by Hurst.


Includes 7 annual diaries for the years 1956-60, 1962 and 1968. Entries consist of names, addresses, appointments and memoranda. Entry for each Monday in all Volumes contains a brief note concerning her late husband, Jacques Danielson. Some of the volumes are inscribed, and include sales receipts and announcements for meetings and performances. A 3 page guest list is included in the 1957 volume; an ALS from Gertrude Shleer, dated 1960: Dec 5, is affixed to the back cover of the 1960 volume.


Includes essay collections and periodicals containing articles by and about Hurst, offprints and transcripts of radio programs for which Hurst was a panelist.


Includes newspaper clippings, an album with mounted clippings, photographs, programs, invitations, personal documents, bibliographies and notes.


Includes Hurst's honorary doctorate from Washington University; her will; Ts(x) draft of her entry in Contemporary Authors; Ts(x) of article about Hurst in American Women Writers (Unger, 1980); publication announcement for her novel, Hallelujah (1944), with poster; Ts(x) of excerpt of letter to Hurst from James Newton, dated 1966: Feb 16, which concerns the itinerary for her visit to Hamilton, OH; and 4 poems by Lillian Selber: Answer at eventide, Does crime pay?, Manhattan in evening gown, Imperishable faith.


Accession 1782

Miscellany. Includes bookmark originally located in Family! and card signed by Harry Hershfeld, plastic Happy Easter decoration, and Perry Mason blurb originally located in Back Street .


Accession 1783

Correspondence, one letter from Elliott W. Schryver to Fannie Hurst, September 12, 1961. Originally located in God Must Be Sad .