Popkin, Zelda (1898-1993)
Scope:
The Zelda Popkin collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, financial materials, audio materials, film and video materials, artwork, notebooks, and subject files.

Manuscripts in the collection include Popkin’s novels Death Wears a White Gardenia (1938), Murder in the Mist (1940), Time Off for Murder (1940), Dead Man’s Gift (1941), No Crime for a Lady (1942), So Much Blood (1944), A Death of Innocence (1971), and many others. Also included are short stories by Popkin published in The American Magazine dated between 1947 and 1950, Maureen McGuigan’s “A Black Hard Shine in My Hand,” Harry Feinberg’s “The Story of My Life,” an early notebook of Popkin’s stories and poems, other short stories, and other works by others including Popkin’s notes and quotes.

Correspondence in the collection consists of both personal and professional correspondence, including reader correspondence, family correspondence, and business correspondence. Notable correspondents include Arthur Wang and Cyrilly Abels.

Personal memorabilia in the collection includes Popkin’s award certificate from the Jewish Book Council of America for Quiet Street in 1952, Popkin’s New York University Law School notebook, and a free admission ticket to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Printed material in the collection includes various magazine and newspaper clippings, movie programs for The Molly Maguires, an “Idaho Yesterdays” journal from 1963 to 1964, book reviews, and booklets from 1961.

Financial material in the collection includes royalty statements and contracts for Dear Once, contracts with Lippincott dated between 1938 and 1954, contracts for A Death of Innocence, other contracts, and a deposit ticket recorder.

Audio in the collection includes reel-to-reel tapes of the “Haywood Trial” and one record of The Helen Hall Show.

Artwork in the collection includes the cover illustration for The Great McParland and a photocopy.

Notebooks in the collection include materials on the Molly Maguires, plots and characters, anthracite, mining, Schuylkill County, Boise LMCP, and other topics.

Subject files in the collection include material regarding the Joint Distribution Committee of Anti-Nazism, Friends of Democracy news releases, the Anti-Defamation League, the North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy, the American Red Cross, the Molly Maguires, and various other topics. 
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Notable Figures
1. Popkin, Zelda, 1898-
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Women's Studies Collections -- Novels and Short Stories Subject Guide
3. Literary Collections Subject Guide
4. Jewish Studies Subject Guide
5. Public Relations Subject Guide
6. Helen Deutsch Research Section