Osterman, Marjorie (1917-2010)
Scope:
The Marjorie Osterman collection includes manuscripts, correspondence printed materials, research materials, and photographs.

Manuscripts in the collection include the manuscript and original plan for Osterman’s book Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t (1962). Also included is an early, untitled version of Osterman’s novel The Other Face, and an autobiographical sketch.

Correspondence in the collection is extensive, and includes both personal and professional material dated between 1954 and 1964, some undated. Notable correspondents include William Fitelson, Maxwell Geismar, Tyrone Guthrie, and James R. Ullman.

Printed material in the collection includes reviews, magazine announcements, publicity materials, interview transcripts, and printed materials concerning a lawsuit, all regarding Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t. Also included is an article titled “My Midsummer Nightmare,” the first scene for a play titled The Brown Piper, a 1994 play titled Supper of the Heart, various stories and poetry, both published and unpublished, and an untitled musical.

Research material in the collection includes clippings, pamphlets, and magazines used for Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t.

Photographs in the collection consist of one photo of Osterman.
Notable Figures
1. Osterman, Marjorie
Associated Subjects
1. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
2. Women's Studies Collections -- Drama, Film, and Television Subject Guide
3. Helen Deutsch Research Section