Finding Aid for the Nancy Lee Hall Papers, 1944-1992, bulk 1958-1992

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1998
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Nancy Lee Hall Papers, 1944-1992, bulk 1958-1992

Collection number: 273

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, July 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nancy Lee Hall Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1944-1992, bulk 1958-1992
Collection number: 273
Creator: Hall, Nancy Lee
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Nancy Lee Hall (1923- ) was born in Rochester, New York. She was a design craftsperson (1964), drama teacher in the San Diego Unified Public Schools (1968) and a social worker at the Alcoholism Counseling and Education Center (1972). She also wrote books, plays and poems. The collection consists of Nancy Hall's manuscripts, correspondence, published materials, notes, research materials, photographs, clippings, cassette tapes, and videotapes.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy Lee Hall, 1992.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nancy Lee Hall Papers (Collection 273). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470722 

Biography

Hall was born on June 6, 1923 in Rochester, New York; became a design craftsperson for Marine Engineering in 1964; drama teacher, San Diego Unified Public Schools, 1968; social worker, Alcoholism Counseling and Education Center, 1972; wrote A True Story of a Drunken Mother (1974) and True Story of a Single Mother (1982); also wrote plays later produced, including The Freezer, Hut 64, The Room, Babes in Evil, Lost, and What Shall It Profit?

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, published materials, notes, research materials, photographs, clippings, cassette tapes, and videotapes of writer Nancy Lee Hall. Includes unpublished plays, poems, and articles, as well as manuscripts for A True Story of a Drunken Mother (1974) and True Story of a Single Mother (1982), as well as manuscripts of many plays, later produced.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Unpublished materials (Boxes 1,3).
  2. Published materials (Boxes 2,9).
  3. Notes (Boxes 3-6).
  4. Correspondence (Boxes 6-7).
  5. Biographical (Box 8).
  6. Research materials (Box 9).
  7. Miscellaneous newspapers and magazines (carton).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hall, Nancy Lee--Archives.
Women authors, American--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Women dramatists--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Online resources.


Container List

 

Unpublished Material--Plays

Box 1, Folder 1

Mirror Mirror--One act play--Original, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Hut 64--One act play--Original and 3 copies, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

The Freezer--One act play--Original, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

J.D. & Charley--One act play--Original and 2 copies with holograph corrections, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

The Room--One act play--Original and 3 copies with holograph notes and corrections, and additional leaves of notes, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Babes in Evil--One act play--Original, with play review and program, 1964.

Box 1, Folder 7

Lost--Original and telegram, 1968.

Box 1, Folder 8

Written critiques--plays. Holograph and typescript notes on loose leaves, 1965-1969.

Box 1, Folder 9

What Shall It Profit a Man--Three act play--Original, 3 drafts and holograph notes on loose leaves, n.d.

 

Unpublished Material--Screenplay

Box 1, Folder 10

Then Came Bronson--One photocopy, 1970.

Box 1, Folder 11

The Bosom of Fools--Three act play--Original, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

Play: Gabrielle--Two act play. Original, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Play: Housewife Syndrome--Street theatre play. Photocopy, 1970.

Box 1, Folder 14

Play: Smith!--Original and three programs, n.d.

 

Published Materials

Box 2, Folder 1

Manuscript: True Story of a Drunken Mother--Published in 1974. Title to p.147, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscript: True Story of a Drunken Mother--Published in 1974. pp.148-191 [end], 1982.

Box 2, Folder 3

Manuscript: True Story of a Single Mother (1 of 2)--Published 1984. Drafts, revisions and corrections, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 4

Manuscript: True Story of a Single Mother (2 of 2)--Published in 1984. Drafts, revisions and corrections, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 5

Manuscript: True Story of a Drunken Mother--Original holograph draft. 216pp., 1958.

 

Unpublished Materials

Box 3, Folder 1

Manuscript: I am Woman--First draft, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 2

Manuscript: I am Woman--Second draft, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 3

Newspaper column - Nancy's Window--Typescript leaves with holograph notes and corrections. Approximately 300+ pp., n.d.

Box 3, Folder 4

Various poems--Typescript, carbon and holograph versions, some with holograph notations. Thirty items, 50 pp., 1958-1989.

Box 3, Folder 5

Articles and writings--Various titled articles. Approximately 300+ pp., n.d.

 

Notes

Box 3, Folder 6

Affidavit of Daniel P. Sheehan--Photocopy, 1986-1987.

Box 3, Folder 7

Thelma and Louise--Photocopies of magazine and newspaper articles re the movie, 1991.

Box 3, Folder 8

Women--Photocopies of political cartoons and newspaper articles, original letters to Nancy Lee Hall re women, abortion, rape, inequality, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

Roxanne's case--Newspaper articles, court transcript, correspondence and holograph notes re Roxanne Cornelius vs. San Diego Sheriff Department, 1975(?).

Box 4, Folder 2

Lost, by Nancy Huber--Holograph notes and copies of several Nancy Lee Hall plays including Babes in Evil and Lost, many with holograph notations and corrections, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

Miscellaneous (1 of 4)--Holograph notes and typescript pages from several plays (?) and manuscripts, some with holograph notations, 1958-1978.

Box 4, Folder 4

Miscellaneous (2 of 4)--Holograph notes and typescript pages from several plays, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

Miscellaneous (3 of 4)--Holograph notes and copies of several plays, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

Miscellaneous (4 of 4)--Holograph notes, correspondence to/from publisher and copies of several plays, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 7

Scapegoats--Holograph notes and photocopy of two letters from a psychiatrist Dr. Bailey to Judge Low re M.A. Maloney, and one open letter re the charges, 1974.

Box 5, Folder 1

Gabrielle--Holograph notes and two copies of play, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 2

Notebooks--14 small and 3 large spiral notebooks containing various unidentified holograph notes, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 1

Notebooks--11 small spiral notebooks containing various holograph notes, n.d.

 

Correspondence

Box 6, Folder 2

From publisher (Daughters, Incorporated) and rejections, 1972-1976.

Box 6, Folder 3

Letter from Nancy Lee Hall's father--Original and photocopy, 1944.

Box 6, Folder 4-5

Letters--personal--Holograph and typescript correspondence, 1973-1990.

Box 6, Folder 6-7

Cards and letters, 1979-1990.

Box 7, Folder 1-2

Letters--From Keith Rinden, 1967-1968.

Box 7, Folder 3

South End Press--Correspondence and catalogues from South End Press, 1984-1992.

Box 7, Folder 4

Letters--Letters from publishers, magazines, etc., 1967-1990.

Box 7, Folder 5

Family--Various flyers, articles [photocopy] and typed biographical history of Milton G. Hall, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 6

Letters from David G. Hall (1st cousin), 1973-1974.

Box 7, Folder 7

A woman's letters of protest--Various correspondence to the President, editors, managers, bosses, the Army, etc., many re discrimination, 1970-1988.

Box 7, Folder 8

Rejections--Rejection letters to Nancy Lee Hall re submissions, 1963-1985.

 

Biographical

Box 8, Folder 1

Interview on PBS show, Que Pasa--On videotape [VHS], 1990.

Box 8, Folder 2

Russian and American women--Interview [1 cassette tape], 1986.

Box 8, Folder 3

Sue on women--Interview of Sue Rochman [1 cassette tape], 1986.

Box 8, Folder 4

Martha on women--Interview of Martha McAulliffe [1 cassette tape], 1986.

Box 8, Folder 5

First book--Interview with unidentified person(s) [1 cassette tape], 1976.

Box 8, Folder 6

Nancy Lee Hall--Interview on PBS [1 cassette tape], 1985.

Box 8, Folder 7

Lillian Kennedy--Two interviews taped in two parts [4 cassette tapes], February and March 1985.

Box 8, Folder 8

Books that changed my life--Typed list of books for Joan Small, with Holograph otation, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 9

Grossmont College advertisement--Advertisement for Nancy Lee Hall plays (2 copies), 1968.

Box 8, Folder 10

Book reviews--In San Diego (2 issues) and The New Woman's Survival Sourcebook, 1984-1990.

Box 8, Folder 11

Book promotion--South End Press catalogue (Spring 1990).

Box 9, Folder 1

A True Story of a Single Mother--Softcover edition, 1984.

Box 9, Folder 2

A True Story of a Drunken Mother--Softcover edition, 1974.

Box 9, Folder 3

Our Own Movie--Article in The Daily Guardian, 1980.

 

Research Materials

Box 9, Folder 4

Classics--16 radical San Diego newspapers, 1968-1980.

Box 9, Folder 5

Historical album of career--Photos, articles and writings, 1937-1990.

Box 10, Folder 1

Miscellaneous newspapers and magazines [Carton], n.d.