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Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964. Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983.

Chicago Daily Record and Chicago Daily News journalist, and active participant in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. Hecht continued his career in New York and California as a journalist, novelist, and playwright, and was a prolific Hollywood screenwriter and Jewish activist. His papers consist of correspondence, works, subject files, legal and financial materials, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, film, video, artifacts, and miscellaneous ephemera documenting his life and literary output, as well as the lives and careers of his wife Rose, and his actress daughter Jenny.

92 linear feet (144 boxes and 19 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Journalism  Literature  Women  Theater  
Call Number: Midwest MS Hecht (formerly He)
Location: 3a 39 1; 3a 40 1-5; 3a 59 13-14
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