Mannes, Marya (1904-1990)
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The Marya Mannes collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items.

Manuscripts by Mannes in the collection date from the 1920s up to the mid-1970s. They include novels, non-fiction, stage plays, short stories, and poetry. Also in the collection are over 70 speeches and scripts for radio addresses given by MM between 1958 and 1969. Arranged in chronological order, these addresses were given to various organizations in the United States and England and cover a variety of topics.

Novels in the collection include Message From a Stranger (Viking, 1948); The Secretary (unpublished, 1949-1950); They (Doubleday, 1968); The Snare-Drum (unpublished); and some unfinished works. Also present is a draft of Rhymes for Rebels: A Collection of Satiric Verse, published in The Reporter (1952-1958).
Non-fiction includes More in Anger (Lippincott, 1958); Out of My Time (Doubleday, 1971); published articles and essays (1925-1963); and unpublished pieces (1950-1968).

Plays include Darling; They That Have Eyes (1924); Going the Rounds (1924); Foul Is Fair (1925); Café (1930); The Last World (ca. 1931-1932); Nathaniel (ca. 1930s); Rasputin, written with Worthington Miner (ca. 1930); Cover for Three ; Venus In Arms; Say When ; and The Strad Mystery .

Correspondence in the collection includes personal letters, professional letters, and fan mail. The personal correspondence includes letters from various individuals, including her first husband, Jo Mielziner. Other notable correspondents include Paul W. Gallico, Hubert Humphrey, Lady Bird Johnson, George F. Kennan, Clare Booth Luce, Archibald MacLeish, Bill Moyers, and Adlai Stevenson. The professional correspondence consists of letters regarding several of Mannes’s books and articles. Fan mail includes many letters pertaining to Message From a Stranger.
Printed material in the collection includes the published versions of Mannes’s articles for various periodicals from the 1940s to the 1960s, including Esquire, Harper’s, Ladies’ Home Journal, Mademoiselle, McCall’s, New Republic, Newsday, New York Times, The Reporter, TV Guide, and the Washington Post . Other printed items include reviews, publicity, and articles regarding Mannes, as well as several programs from conferences and lectures at which she appeared.

Also present are scrapbooks of articles and reviews about Mannes dating from 1929 to 1962.

Other material in the collection includes several diaries and journals kept by Mannes during her youth; these include written notations, photographs, postcards and drawings from the 1910s and 1920s. Some photographs of Mannes and several cassette tapes of interviews are also in the collection.

Notable Figures
1. Mannes, Marya
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- History and Culture Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Journalism Subject Guide
4. Military History Subject Guide
5. Radio Subject Guide
6. Espionage Subject Guide
7. Helen Deutsch Research Section