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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1481

Garet Garrett papers

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


  • 1925-1954
  • 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

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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