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Finding Aid for the Ann Cunningham Smith collection of letters from Juanita Harrison to Alice M. Foster, ca. 1919-1936
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Description
Ann Cunningham Smith's grandmother, Alice M. Foster, was a Pasadena resident who corresponded with writer Juanita Harrison known for her autobiography My Great, Wide, Beautiful World (1936). The collection includes letters from Harrison to Foster, clippings, a lap desk and materials related to a 1936 exhibit on Harrison's book at the Los Angeles based Vernon Library.
Background
Alice M. Foster was a resident of Pasadena who corresponded with Juanita Harrison, known for her only published work, My Great, Wide, Beautiful World (1936). Foster helped Harrison secure a passport in 1927 after which Harrison, then only 16 years of age, traveled the world for the next decade. Harrison documented her experiences visiting 22 countries which eventually were published as a book. Selections also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. Some of the content was based on letters Harrison penned to Foster. Foster helped contribute materials related to Juanita Harrison to the Vernon Branch Library which organized an exhibit on the author in 1936 and received recognition for her involvement from librarian Miriam Matthews.
Extent
1 oversize flat box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.