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Holloway (Jean) Collection
MSS.2014.02.24  
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Creative Writing Series I 1932 - 1940 (approx)

Physical Description: 2.0 foldersThis series documents a selection of Jean Holloway’s creative writing activities, including poetry and short stories. Holloway used both lyric and narrative poetry styles, with some poems containing correction marks from professors and her own rhythm and meter notations. The poems and short stories represent some of her class assignments while a student at San Jose State College. Several of Holloway’s class assignments include notes from a professor suggesting where the work could be submitted for publication. Poems about Washington Square, San Jose State College writing professor Carl Holliday, and a short story about the same professor are of special interest for local historians. Files are arranged by format.
 

Folder 1: Poetry

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Folder 2: Short Stories

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Scripts and Screenplays

Physical Description: 2.0 foldersThis series comprises the bulk of the Jean Holloway Papers collection and contains complete and partial scripts for radio and television programs such as “Coming Through the Rye” and “The Last of the Men About Town.” Included are a presentation script and three additional proposed scripts for a radio series titled “The Townspeople.” This program was created as a public relations vehicle for the Association of Reserve City Bankers, utilizing a drama series to increase public opinion regarding free banking.
 

Folder 1: Scripts and Screenplays, Misc.

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Folder 2: Radio Scripts - "The Townspeople" series

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Personal Materials

Physical Description: 3.0 foldersThis series consists of Jean Holloway’s personal notebooks, correspondence, accolades, and high school publications. A bound notebook dated August 8, 1932 contains Holloway’s handwritten poetry and short stories with illustrations, as well as newspaper clippings of her published work. In her notebook titled “Home Problems,” Holloway wrote domestic advice. Her high school publications are represented with a copy of San Jose High School 1935 newspaper, the School Herald, where Holloway served as Features Editor.
 

Folder 1: Personal Notebooks

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Folder 2: High School Publications 1932-1935

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Folder 3: School Related Misc. 1932-1937

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Motion pictures
Motion picture plays
Motion picture authorship
Radio programs
Radio Authorship
Jean Holloway, Jean Holloway Tobin
 

Folder 4: Correspondence & Accolades

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