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Akins-Jannay Collection and Addenda: Finding Aid
mssHM 71484-71509, mssHM 80300-80302  
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Description
This collection consists of manuscripts by dramatist, novelist, poet and screenwriter Zoë Akins (1886-1958), and other Akins family members, a few pieces of correspondence, a photographic album, drawings, reel-to-reel tapes, printed books, and ephemera.
Background
Zoë Akins (1886-1958) was a dramatist, novelist, poet and screenwriter. In 1935, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her dramatization of Edith Wharton’s story, “The Old Maid.” In addition to many screenplays and plays, Akins also authored two volumes of poetry, criticism, two novels, teleplays, magazine and newspaper articles.
Extent
28 pieces + ephemera and printed books in 6 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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