Albrand, Martha (1914-1981)
Scope:
The Martha Albrand collection primarily consists of manuscripts; it also includes printed material, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and scrapbooks.

The manuscripts include her novels Einsamer Himmel (writing as Katrin Holland, Orell Fuessli, 1938), Carlotta Torresani (writing as Katrin Holland, Orell Fuessli, 1938), Without Orders (Little, Brown, 1943), Endure No Longer (Little, Brown, 1944), The Mask of Alexander (Random House, 1955), The Linden Affair (Random House, 1956), The Obsession of Emmet Booth (Random House, 1957), A Day in Monte Carlo (Random House, 1959), Meet Me Tonight (Random House, 1960), The Ball (writing as Christine Lambert, Atheneum, 1961), A Call from Austria (Random House, 1963), A Door Fell Shut (New American Library, 1966), Rhine Replica (Random House, 1969), Manhattan North (Coward, 1971), and Zuerich/AZ 900 (Holt, 1974).

There are also several unpublished novels in the collection: They Who Smile, Weekend in Berlin, Angelina, At Odds with Morning, Jonathan Cobb, Love is a Danger, The Dark Side of Love (writing as Katrin Holland), The Long End of the Wishbone (writing as Katrin Holland), On a Sunday Afternoon (writing as Christine Lambert, 1966), and White Night .

Other manuscripts present in the papers are Albrand’s short stories, stage plays, short non-fiction, speeches, and work for radio.

The printed material includes complete runs of many of Albrand’s serialized works, in magazines like Ladies Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, The Argus Weekend Magazine, and John Bull. Also present are clippings from newspapers and magazines containing book reviews, publicity, or mentions of Albrand. This material dates from the 1940s through the 1960s.

The correspondence primarily consists of professional letters from agents, publishers and lawyers; also included are some personal letters and fan mail, as well as some interleaved financial material. Notable correspondents include Iris Barry, Abraham Burack, Bennett Cerf, Victor Gollancz, Josephine Lawrence, Sidney Lumet, and Alfred A. Knopf.

Also included in the collection are photographs of Albrand (ca. 1920-1979), reel-to-reel audio tapes of Albrand in conversation (1965), and scrapbooks of clippings (1935, 1943, 1950, 1951).
Notable Figures
1. Albrand, Martha
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Women's Studies Collections -- Novels and Short Stories Subject Guide
3. Radio Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section
5. German American authors
6. American literature -- Women authors
7. German literature – Women authors
8. Women authors, American
9. American literature--20th century
10. Fiction