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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Hannah Green papers
    creator: Green, Hannah
    Identifier/Call Number: M1030
    Physical Description: 65 Linear Feet (80 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1913-2000
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    Abstract: Papers of American author Hannah Green (1927-1996), including drafts, unpublished writing, and correspondence.

    Access to Collection

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Publication Rights

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Hannah Green Papers (M1030). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of John Wesley, Accn 1998-249, Accn 1999-170, and 2012-064.

    Biographical / Historical

    Author Hannah Green (1927–1996) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and lived in Greenwich Village, New York. As an undergraduate at Wellesley, she enrolled in Vladimir Nabokov's survey of Russian literature in translation, which she later wrote about in The New Yorker. Green received her Master of Fine Arts degree at Stanford University with Wallace Stegner. There she met Tillie Olsen, and the two began a lifelong friendship. In 1960, she was a recipient of the first of many MacDowell Colony residencies. Among her published work are the books The Dead of the House (first published by Doubleday in 1972) and Golden Spark, Little Saint: My Book of the Hours of Saint Foy (2000), and the children's book In the City of Paris, as well as articles in The New Yorker. Green taught in the writing programs of Stanford, Columbia and New York University. Until her death from lung cancer in 1996, she was married to the American artist John Wesley.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts & typescripts, manuscripts of others, articles and reviews, etc.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American literature -- 20th century.
    Green, Hannah
    Wesley, John, 1928-