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Finding Aid to the Richard Meeker Better Angel Fan Mail Coll2014.083
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Description
Fan mail, 1933-1938, to Richard Meeker, pseudonym of Forman George Brown, 1901-1996, the author of the autobiographical novel, Better Angel. The novel was one of the first works to place homosexuality in a positive light. Brown, his partner, Richard "Roddy" Brandon, and his cousin, Harry Burnett, were founders the Yale Puppeteers and later the Turnabout Theater in Hollywood, California.
Background
Forman George Brown authored the autobiographical novel Better Angel using the pseudonym Richard Meeker. Better Angel would be one of the first novels to place homosexuality in positive light. It was published during the "Pansy Craze" of the early 1930s. The novel was re-published in 1989 and 1995.
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.