Finding Aid to the Alice B. Toklas Letters to Donald H. Frank

Finding aid prepared by Tim Wilson.
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 557-4400
info@sfpl.org
1998, revised 2011


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

Folder 1

[19]47 January 3

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard)
Folder 2

[19]47 July 12

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (2 pp. + env.)
Folder 3

[19]48 January 23

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (3 pp. + env.)
Folder 4

[19]48 March 8

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (3 pp. + env.)
Folder 5

[19]48 September 9

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard)
Folder 6

[19]49 April 15

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (2 pp. + env.)
Folder 7

1949 June 7 postmark

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard)
Folder 8

[19]49 November 21

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (2 pp. + env.)
Folder 9

1951 January 9 postmark

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 10

[19]52 January 9

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard and env.)
Folder 11

1954 [?] 13 postmark

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 12

[19]54 March 5

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 13

1955 February 28 postmark

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 14

[19]58 January 1

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 15

1962 December 18 postmark

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 16

1963 April 8 postmark

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 17

[1963] December 16

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (1 leaf + env.)
Folder 18

[1965] February 22

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (1 leaf + env.)
Folder 19

[1966] January 7 [postmarked 6]

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
General Physical Description note: (postcard + env.)
Folder 20

c.1967 - Photograph of Alice B. Toklas taken by Don Frank

Physical Description: 1.0 folder