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Alice B. Toklas correspondence, 1933-1961

 Collection
Identifier: 1977-001

Scope and Contents

Consists of 89 handwritten letters and postcards, and 1 telegram to John E. Dobbin, Brion Gysin, and Sir Francis and Frederica Rose. Also included is one typed letter (as secretary to Gertrude Stein) to John Hinsdale Thompson.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1961

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader. Most of this material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Alice Babette Toklas (1877-1967) was Gertrude Stein's amanuensis and life partner from 1907 until Stein's death in 1946. She was overshadowed by Stein, and although Stein titled her autobiography, "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas", Toklas became more popularly known in her own right after the publication of her memoir, the "Alice B. Toklas Cookbook" (1954).

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase
Title
Alice B. Toklas correspondence, 1933-1961
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
1993-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)