The Jean Holloway Collection (1932-1948) contains typed manuscripts and handwritten creative works by screenwriter and San
Jose State College alumna Jean Holloway. The bulk of the collection consists of screenplays, poetry, radio scripts and some
coursework from her time in college.
Jean Holloway (1917-1989), born Gratia Jean Casey, was a screenwriter of both radio and television programs. An alumna of
San Jose State College, Holloway began writing successful screenplays for several prestigious radio shows. She went on to
be contracted with MGM Studios and wrote three musical film scripts between 1946 and 1948. While Holloway was writing television’s
first daytime, live continuous soap opera “The First 100 Years,” she met her husband, actor Dan Tobin.
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Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions
also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational
The collection is open for research.