This collection consists of manuscripts by dramatist,
novelist, poet and screenwriter Zoë Akins (1886-1958), and other Akins family
members, a few pieces of correspondence, a photographic album, drawings,
reel-to-reel tapes, printed books, and ephemera.
Zoë Akins (1886-1958) was a dramatist, novelist, poet and screenwriter. In 1935, she
won the Pulitzer Prize for her dramatization of Edith Wharton’s story, “The Old
Maid.” In addition to many screenplays and plays, Akins also authored two volumes of
poetry, criticism, two novels, teleplays, magazine and newspaper articles.
28 pieces + ephemera and printed
books in 6 boxes
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