Brown, Harry P. (1917-1986)
Scope:
The Harry P. Brown collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and other material.

Manuscripts by Brown in the collection include screenplays, stage plays, teleplays, and other items.

Manuscripts for screenplays by Brown in the collection include The True Glory (1945); Wake of the Red Witch (1948); Arch of Triumph (1948); Sands of Iwo Jima (1949); The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949); Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950); A Place in the Sun (1951); Only the Valiant (1951); Bugles in the Afternoon (1952); The Sniper (1952); Eight Iron Men (1952); All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953); The Deep Six (1958); Ocean’s Eleven (original version, 1960); The Air We Breathe (unproduced); The Wild Beasts are Waiting (unproduced); The Outsiders (unproduced); The Castaways (unproduced); and several other drafts, treatments, outlines, and notes.

Manuscripts for stage plays by Brown in the collection include A Sound of Hunting; The Asbestos Man; Byron in Venice (unfinished); and The Citizen of the World (incomplete, 1948).

Manuscripts for teleplays by Brown in the collection include “A Sound of Hunting,”an episode of The DuPont Show of the Week (1962); “The Squad,” an episode of Combat! (1963); Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (1965); How the West was Won; and other drafts and notes.

Other manuscripts by Brown in the collection include galleys for The Poem of Bunker Hill (Scribner, 1941); The Stars in Their Courses (novel, Knopf, 1960); The Wild Hunt (novel, Harcourt, 1973); the English translation of a novel titled The Man on a Horse; and various poems and short stories.

Correspondence in the collection is mostly bound into a series of notebooks by Brown.  These letters date from 1961 to 1975.  In addition, there are letters regarding the Artists Agency Corporation regarding Man on a Horse; letters from the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house, regarding Beast in his Hunger; letters from Harold Straus at Knopf; and letters from Brown to his mother (1938-1945).  Notable correspondents include Richard Eberhart, John Betjeman, Christopher Isherwood, Horace Gregory, John Crowe Ransom, Stephen Spender, Archibald MacLeish, John Masefield, John Cheever, and Cass Canfield.

Other items in the collection include an issue of The Nation magazine (1976); contracts for The Stars in Their Courses, A Walk in the Sun, Selected Poems, A Sound of Hunting, and Artie Greengroin; and a laser disc copy of the film A Walk in the Sun.
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Notable Figures
1. Brown, Harry, 1917-1986
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
3. Motion picture authorship
4. American poetry -- 20th century.
5. Screenwriters – United States
6. Authors, American
7. Poets, American
8. Dramatists – United States
9. American literature--20th century