Elizabeth Poe Kerby papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Elizabeth Poe Kerby papers
Date (inclusive): 1951-2003
Date (bulk): 1953-1957
Collection number: 534
Creator: Kerby, Elizabeth Poe
Extent: 1.2 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Poe Kerby papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Elizabeth Poe Kerby, 2003


Elizabeth Poe Kerby was an American journalist active between 1949 and 1964. She wrote for "Frontier" magazine, a West-coast journal which tackled social issues, and was responsible for a number of articles and reports on blacklisting in Hollywood.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Elizabeth Poe Kerby papers span the years 1951-2003 (bulk 1953-1957) and encompass 1.2 linear feet. The papers consist of clippings, correspondence, periodicals, unpublished manuscripts, court documents, and interview notes with individuals blacklisted within the Hollywood film industry.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files

Indexing Terms

Kerby, Elizabeth Poe , 1921-2008--Archives.