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Edna Ferber Goes to War

Edna Ferber was a prolific writer, by any measure. She wrote numerous best-selling novels, including Show Boat, Giant, and Cimmaron. Most of her plays were Broadway hits, including Stage Door, Dinner at Eight, and The Royal Family. She even worked on the screen adaptations of both. She was a member of the Algonquin Round Circle, and especially between the 1920s…

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Meeting Jill Godmilow

Jill Godmilow was the first records creator I met, and I was nervous about doing so. I had been asked to process her papers in the fall of 2011, and I knew that she would be coming to visit the campus soon after. I did not know what she would think of my arrangement, and I hoped I had done…

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