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Finding Aid for the Anne Morrison Chapin papers, 1922- ca.1980s, bulk dates 1940s-1950s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anne Morrison Chapin papers
    Collection number: 2134
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.6 linear ft. (22 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1940-1950
    Date (inclusive): 1922-ca. 1980s (bulk 1940s-1950s)
    Abstract: Anne Morrison Chapin was a playwright, and screenwriter. The collection consists of motion picture, television, and stage scripts and story material, with a small mount of clippings, correspondence, and contracts related to Chapin's career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Chapin, Anne Morrison

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anne Morrison Chapin (Collection 2134). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7123439 


    Mary Hazel Hawkins, later changed to Anne Morrison Chapin, was born on January 5, 1892 in Indiana. She started her career as a Broadway stage actress in 1918 and performed in such plays as The Bat within Four Walls, Dear Brutus, A Proud Woman, and Why Marry? From 1923 to 1934 Chapin wrote Jonsey, No Questions Asked, Pigs, This Man is Mine, and The Wild Westcotts, all of which were produced on Broadway. In 1934, her story This Man is Mine was produced by RKO. She was a screenwriter for the next 14 years. Among her screen credits are Big City (1948), Dangerous Corner (1934), Listen, Darling (1938), Sailor Takes a Wife (1946), and This Man Is Mine (1934). Her television credits include Child of the Wind, an episode from the series Climax! and The Saint and the Senorita from the series Fireside Theatre. Chapin died in West Hollywood, California on April 7, 1967.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of the collection consists of script material written by Anne Morrison Chapin for motion picture, television, and stage projects. Among the known produced projects represented are the films Big City, Dangerous Corner, The Sailor Takes a Wife, the stage production This Man is Mine, also known as Love Flies in the Window, and the episode Child of the Wind from the television series Climax! Also included are story pages, treatments, outlines, synopses, and holographic notes. Additionally, there is a small amount of clippings, business contracts and correspondence, what appear to be short stories, and a very small amount of personal documents and correspondence. Among the files are writings by others; it is not apparent whether these items were submitted to Chapin for her consideration or if she was in any way involved with these projects. The processor was unable to determine if all the projects represented in the collection were produced.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by file titles.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chapin, Anne Morrison, 1892-1967 -- Archives
    Women dramatists--United States-Archival resources
    Women screenwriters--United States - Archival resources