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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 284

Alison Lurie papers


Includes letters from American poet V. R. (Violet Ranney) Lang to American writer Alison Lurie and drafts of Lurie's memoir of Lang.


  • 1952-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters to Alison Lurie are from a friend discussing her upcoming wedding and honeymoon, and their opinions of her novels. Letters also ask for Lurie's opinion of plays written, and other plays that she has read. Collection includes an unsigned autograph manuscript and page proofs for V.R. Lang, a memoir, published by Lurie in 1959.

Biographical / Historical

Lurie (b. 1926) graduate from Radcliffe College (1947) and writes novels and nonfiction. Lang was an American poet, playwright, actress, and a founder of the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-149. Manuscripts presented by Mrs. Alison Lurie Bishop, Halcyon Hall, Ithaca, New York 14850; received: 1969August.
Lurie, Alison. Alison Lurie papers, 1952-1956: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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