Robins, Natalie (1938- )
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The Natalie Robins collection includes manuscripts, research material, printed material, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and other items.
Manuscripts by Robins include Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression (1992); The Girl Who Died Twice: Every Patient’s Nightmare -- The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals (1995); a compilation of Robins’ monthly articles originally published in Self magazine (1995-1996); Living in the Lightning: A Cancer Journal (alternatively titled My Journey Toward a Cure, 1999); articles; short stories; numerous poems (1972-1993), including the collection My Father Spoke of His Riches (Swallow Press, 1966); and other writings. The collection also contains manuscripts by others, including Low Road by William F. Buckley, Jr. (2001) and The Adventures of Rocketman by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt.
Research material in the collection consist of files of various items related to her books. For Alien Ink, there are files concerning the FBI (which includes government documents and correspondence); and specific files on such well-known writers and journalists as James Agee, Sherwood Anderson, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Truman Capote, E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Edna Ferber, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Dashiell Hammett; Moss Hart; Lillian Hellman; Langston Hughes; Jack Kerouac; Joyce Kilmer; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Norman Mailer; Thomas Mann; Arthur Miller; Marianne Moore; Eugene O'Neill; Ezra Pound; Carl Sandburg; Upton Sinclair; Gore Vidal; Edith Wharton; Thornton Wilder; and Tennessee Williams. There are also extensive research files for The Girl Who Died Twice.
Printed material in the collection includes various periodicals (1975-1999); and articles by Robins as they appeared in print.
Professional correspondence to Robins includes letters from Arthur Gelb; Bennett Cerf; William F. Buckley, Jr.; Lillian Hellman; Bernard Malamud; Dan Wakefield; Robert Bly; E.L. Doctorow; and John Cheever.
Photographs in the collection include color prints of Natalie Robins with family and friends; there are also black and white professional photographs and five contact sheets of Robins.
There are several mini-cassette tapes of Robins' interviews for Alien Ink, as well as some audio cassette tapes of interviews and radio broadcasts.
Other material includes one VHS video cassette of Prime Time Justice (1995); floppy disks of interviews and drafts for Alien Ink; there are files of financial records from the 1980s; a scrapbook compiled by Natalie Robins of material related to Alien Ink including newspaper clippings, book reviews, and book lists.
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