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HAHN MSS. III

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by letters from Emily Hahn, mostly written to family members. Individual names with significant number of letters may have separate folders and are filed immediately after the folder in which they would have been included. A complete list of names is available. Publishers' files also contain contracts and other related papers.
  • Box 1: A - B
  • Box 2: C - Hd
  • Box 3: He - Ph
  • Box 4: Pi - V
  • Box 5: W - Z
  • Hahn, Emily, 1940-1991 (7 folders)
  • Unidentified correspondents (5 folders)

II. Writings

Organized into the following sections: Major Writings, Short Prose, Reviews, "Short Stories I," Talks, Miscellaneous Writings and Writings by Others. Includes holographs, typeÂcripts, carbon typescripts, drafts and research materials.

Major Writings.

Arranged alphabetically
Box 5
  • Aboab: First Rabbi of the Americas
  • Africa to Me: Person to Person (6 folders)
  • All But Blind (7 folders)
Box 6
  • Animal Gardens (21 folders)
Box 7
  • Around the World With Nellie Bly (3 folders)
  • The Book, the Boat, the Bridge (2 folders)
  • Breath of God: A Book about Angels, Demons, Familiars, Elementals and Spirits (3 folders)
  • Chiang Kai-Shek: An Unauthorized Biography (7 folders)
  • China Only Yesterday, 1850-1950 (5 folders)
Box 8
  • China Only Yesterday, 1850-1950 (10 folders)
  • The Cooking of China (5 folders)
  • Diamond: The Spectacular Story of Earth's Rarest Treasure and Man's Great Greed (6 folders)
  • Eve and the Apes (3 folders)
Box 9
  • Eve and the Apes (3 folders)
  • Feral Children (2 folders)
  • Fractured Emerald: Ireland (3 folders)
  • Getting Through
  • Gorilla (6 folders)
  • Green Peace see: A Reporter at Large
  • Homecoming (2 folders)
  • Hong Kong Holiday
  • Hutchinson Profile: The Ecological Niche (1 folder)
Box 10
  • Hutchinson Profile: The Ecological Niche (2 folders)
  • Indo (6 folders)
  • The Islands (9 folders)
  • Kissing Cousins
  • Look Who's Talking? New Discoveries in Animal Communication (1 folder)
Box 11
  • Look Who's Talking? New Discoveries in Animal Communication (4 folders)
  • Lorenzo: D.H. Lawrence and the Women Who Loved Him (4 folders)
  • Love of Gold (2 folders)
  • Mabel: A Biography of Mabel Dodge Luhan (17 folders)
  • Mr. Pan (2 folders)
Box 12
  • On the Side of Apes (15 folders)
  • Prodigy (2 folders)
  • A Reporter at Large: Doing What They Can (4 folders)
  • Romantic Rebels: An Informal History of Bohemianism in America (3 folders)
Box 13
  • Romantic Rebels: An Informal History of Bohemianism in America (15 folders)
  • Spousery
  • Times and Places

Short Prose

A complete list of short prose titles is available
  • Box 13: A - C
  • Box 14: D - P
  • Box 15: Q - Z
  • Reviews. Arranged by title and author of book reviewed by EH. (1 folder)
Box 15
  • Life and Death in Shanghai, by Nien Cheng
  • A Mortal Flower by Han Suyin
  • Our War With Spain and Our War With the Filipinos, by Henry B. Russell
  • A Question of Survival--A review of The Blind Watchmaker, by Richard Dawkins and The Great Dying, by Kenneth J. Hsu
  • Theatre, by Somerset Maugham
  • Walking the Dead Diamond River, by Edward Hoagland

Short Stories I (1 folder)

Box 15
  • Contains the following short prose: Russian: Child's Size; The Price of Poppies; Shanghai Letter; U.S.S. Panay; Dr. Baldwin; A Night to End All Nights; What Could I Do?; The Secret; Big Game; The Sporting Man; Big Shot.

Talks.

  • Arranged alphabetically by title or subject of talk or lecture. (4 folders)
Box 15
  • The Animals We Keep
  • Baby Shamu
  • Birds
  • Birds of Paradise
  • [China] (2)
  • [Creative Writing]
  • Drugs of the Deep
  • The Eighty-Ninth
  • Exiles
  • The Explainers
  • [Extinction]
  • Family Affair
  • Five Point Eight
  • Gerunds
  • Ghosts
  • Giant Crabs
  • The Largest Cockatoo
  • [Mabel Dodge Luhan ]
  • Metaphor in New Guinea
  • Mighty Cat
  • Mystic
  • Ninetieth Year
  • [Pandas]
  • Perhaps Pandas
  • Progress
  • Red Ape
  • Snow in Tibet
  • [Society of Women Engineers]
  • 3-D
  • Time to Change
  • [Writings as a Professional]

Miscellaneous writings

Box 15
  • Untitled writings (21 folders)
Box 16
  • Early writings and poetry (3 folders)
  • Miscellaneous notes
  • Interviews with EH
  • Research materials (5 folders) Includes letter from Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the Mabel H. Brandon materials
  • Notebooks - 49 (10 folders)

Writings by Others

  • Arranged alphabetically by author. Includes: typescripts and holographs.
Box 16
  • Brooks, George E.
  • Collier, John
  • Corner, George W.
  • de la Roche, Sophie
Box 17
  • Hediger, H.
  • Jensen, Oliver
  • Katsin, Olga
  • Kingsland, Sharon Elizabeth
  • Lemmon, William B., et al.
  • Mayne, Peter (3 folders)
  • Palmer, Aileen
  • Stearn, Noel
  • Suyin, Han

III. Financial

Box 17
  • Royalties. 1943-1996. Includes royalty statements and correspondence from various publishing firms (11 folders)
  • Miscellaneous. 1933-1958. Arranged chronologically. Includes: tax papers, retirement papers, rental agreements, bank and investment statements (8 folders)
Box 18
  • Miscellaneous (cont.). 1959-1998. (18 folders). Followed by: Six bank books, 1959-1982 (1 folder) and investment statements for Amanda Boxer, 1971-1974 (1 folder)

IV. Photographs

Box 18
  • Hahn, Emily. Portraits - 103, 2 proof sheets (3 folders)
  • Hahn, Emily, daughters and Charles Boxer - 15; one in Oversize
  • Hahn, Emily, friends and family - 106 (3 folders)
  • Hahn, Emily with dolphins in Japan - 6, 20 duplicates
  • Hahn, Emily with primates - 35, 25 duplicates
  • Boxer, Amanda. Portraits - 7, 15 duplicates, 4 proof sheets
  • Vecchio, Carola (Boxer). Portraits - 20, 25 duplicates
Box 19
  • Vecchio, Carola (Boxer) - 29, 4 proof sheets
  • Family and friends - 291 (6 folders)
  • Soong sisters - 4
  • Photograph album - 16
  • Artwork (photos of various paintings, statues, etc.) - 36
  • Geological features, survey teams, etc.--Lake Placid, NY area and Western U.S. [?] - 100, includes photographs of Hahn
  • Africa - 14
  • China - 48, 21 duplicates, 15 in Oversize
  • India - 49, 11 duplicates
  • Indonesia - 9
  • Philippines - 31
  • various countries - 138
  • slides and transparencies - 11
  • negatives (3 folders)

V. Miscellaneous

Box 19

  • Biographical. Includes: biographical sketches, obituaries, copy of birth certificate, press pass, transcripts of grades, membership cards, key to the City of Baltimore, passports and travel papers, wills for both Hahn and Charles Boxer (8 folders)
Box 20
  • Addresses. Five address books, addresses on loose fragments and calling cards (2 folders)
  • Artwork. Various pencil sketches. Artist unknown
  • Conferences/symposiums. Programs, correspondence and other materials related to the following: 1) Society of Women Engineers, 1st International Conference, June 15-21, 1964; 2) San Diego Zoological Garden conference, Oct. 4-6, 1966; 3) Asia Society planning meeting, Dec. 14, 1979; 4) Smithsonian symposium on "How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey," Nov. 8-12, 1981; 5) American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, North eastern Regional Conference, May 4-6, 1986
  • Family - Boxer, Charles. Divorce decree, fragments of writings, Saybrook College directory (1971-1972)
  • Family - Vecchio, Carola. Copy of birth certificate, various documents pertaining to boarding schools: grades, itemized bills for fees and receipts, programs
  • Family. Papers relating to Hahn's sister Helen Hahn Smith and sister Rose Hahn Dawson's family
  • Gorilla Foundation. Membership card, brochures and newsletters
  • New York Zoological Society. Membership card, pass books, brochures, 1984 annual meeting film script
  • Travel. Brochures, maps, programs, hotel receipts, airline ticket stubs, etc. for trips to China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, and elsewhere (8 folders)
Card file box
  • Calendars. 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1970-1972, 1975-1978, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995
  • Audio cassette: "Hodges, July 2, 1979 Hodges, Carroll Seoul"

VI. Printed

Box 20
  • Includes:
    • Candid Comment Monthly. Photocopy, Vol. l, No. 1, Sept. 1, 1938, edited and published by Hahn
    • A Christmas Commonplace Book from Emily Hahn and Alison Henning. 1976
    • Gibbons in Interactions With Man in Domestic Settings, by Hahn. Reprinted from Gibbon and Siamang, vol. 1, pp. 250-260 (Karger, Basel 1972)
    • New Yorker. Tear sheets
    • Tear sheets and photocopies of articles by Hahn
    • Journals and magazines containing writings by Hahn (2 folders; see also: Oversize)
Box 21
  • Miscellaneous printed magazines and journals (6 folders)
Clippings:
  • Advertisements for several of Hahn's books
  • Articles about Hahn (2 folders)
  • Reviews of Habn's books (21 folders)
  • Miscellaneous clippings, including articles about friends and colleagues (2 folders)
Oversize
  • View of city of Llasa, 1916

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