Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1481

Garet Garrett papers


Papers of American financial writer, editor, and novelist Garet Garrett.


  • Creation: 1925-1954
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1941-1943

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)

Contains professional correspondence, mostly incoming, concerning Garrett's editorials and other writings, and subjects such as international trade and national defense during World War II. Includes correspondence with Herbert Hoover and others. Also the manuscript of That Satan Said, a play by Garrett.

Biographical / Historical

Garrett was an American financial writer and editor for newspapers, a novelist, and the author of books and essays on economics and politics. He was editorial writer-in-chief of the Saturday Evening Post (1940- 1942) and editor of American Affairs, a quarterly published by the National Conference Board (1944-1950).


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to and from Garet Garrett
  2. II. Miscellaneous papers

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

56M-171. Bequest of Dorothy Williams Garrett; received: 1956.

Garrett, Garet, 1878-1954. Garet Garrett papers, 1925-1954: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440