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Florence Ranuzzi Papers: Finding Aid
mssRAN 1-249, mssFAC 1532-1536  
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Description
This collection contains material relating to the personal activities of conservative political activist Florence Ranuzzi (1908-2002), who co-founded Poor Richard's Bookshop in Hollywood, California. The materials reflect her early life in the motion picture industry, and business papers concerning Poor Richard's Bookshop, with the bulk dating from 1957-1972. The collection includes 249 letters and manuscript materials, 3 boxes of ephemera and small publications, and 6 scrapbooks.
Background
Florence Edith Ranuzzi (1908-2002) was both a participant in the motion picture industry of early Hollywood and, later in life, a political activist and co-founder of Poor Richard’s Bookshop, the first conservative bookshop in the United States.
Extent
Approximately 700 pieces in 14 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.