Edna Ferber Papers, 1910-1977

Summary Information

Title: Edna Ferber Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1910-1977

  • Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968
Call Number: U.S. Mss 98AN; Disc 104A; Audio 1028A; MCHC82-008; M2006-126

Quantity: 10.6 c.f. (26 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 1 disc recording and 1 tape recording; plus additions of 0.2 c.f.

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Archival Locations:
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Papers of Edna Ferber, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, manuscript drafts, research material, notes and reviews of some of her novels, short stories, and autobiographical writings. Of these, Cimarron (1929), Giant (1952), Great Son (1944), and Ice Palace (1958) are best represented. Also included are materials related to theatre scripts such as collaborations with George F. Kaufman and George V. Hobart, as well as adaptations (including many film adaptations) of her work by others. Prominent correspondents include Louis Bromfield, Noel Coward, Jay N. Darling, Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart, Malcolm Johnson, Daniel Longwell, Kenneth D. McCormick, H.L. Mencken, William Lyon Phelps, Robert Sherwood, Louis Untermeyer, Alexander Woollcott, Rebecca West, and William Allen White.


There is a restriction on use of this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Ferber's collection of her own works and inscribed copies of books presented to her by others is available in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-us0098an
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