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