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Finding Aid to the Alice B. Toklas Letters to Donald H. Frank
GLC 21  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • General Note

  • Title: Alice B. Toklas Letters to Donald H. Frank
    Date (inclusive): 1947-ca. 1967
    Collection Identifier: GLC 21
    Creator: Toklas, Alice B.
    Physical Description: 20.0 folders
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    (415) 557-4400
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: The correspondence contains references to San Francisco, Paris during and after World War II, Gertrude Stein, William James, Virgil Thomson, and Thornton Wilder. Also mentioned are productions of Stein's works, and publications of Toklas' cookbook and her autobiography, "What Is Remembered."
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567.

    Publication Rights

    The Alice B. Toklas estate retains copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alice B. Toklas Letters to Donald H. Frank (GLC 21), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    The letters of Alice B. Toklas to Donald H. Frank were donated by Donald H. Frank in December 1997.

    Biographical Note

    Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967) was an author and the life partner of Gertrude Stein. Don Frank is the son of one of Toklas' childhood friends. After his service in the armed forces, he met Toklas in Europe.

    Scope and Contents

    The correspondence contains references to San Francisco, Paris during and after World War II, Gertrude Stein, William James, Virgil Thomson, and Thornton Wilder. Also mentioned are productions of Stein's works, and publications of Toklas' cookbook and her autobiography, "What Is Remembered."

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    General Note

    There is a transcript for each letter and postcard.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Frank, Donald H.
    Frank, Donald H. -- Correspondence
    Toklas, Alice B. -- Correspondence
    Lesbian authors--France--Correspondence
    Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence