Betty Rollin Papers, 1958-2007

Summary Information

Title: Betty Rollin Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1958-2007

  • Rollin, Betty
Call Number: Mss 827; Audio 1266A; PH Mss 827; M2011-043; M2017-077

Quantity: 4.4 cubic feet (12 archives boxes), 27 tape recordings, 35 photographs, 1 negative, and 8 transparencies, and 49 video recordings; plus additions of 1.6 cubic feet and 119 video recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Betty Rollin, an author and news broadcaster best known for her autobiographical books First, You Cry, which concerned her experience with breast cancer, and Last Wish, which concerned her mother's terminal cancer and suicide. Included are clippings, recorded interviews, photographs and other biographical materials; scripts, memoranda, proposals, and film clips for news stories broadcast by NBC Nightly News, Today, Women Like Us, and ABC Nightline; multiple drafts of her books; and correspondence with editors, agents, readers and viewers, and friends. Extensive files of reader mail contain many personal accounts of experiences with cancer and family suicide.


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The video recordings in this collection also are being cataloged individually.

Language: English

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