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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

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7.3: Stories , 1974, circa 1910-1942

This subseries consists of drafts and manuscripts of stories by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, many of which were written as part of a professional writing course at Columbia University taught by Helen Hull in the early-1940s and including one written under the pseudonym Phyllis Lane. Also found are critiques by Hull of some of the stories, and certain stories that may or may not have been written by Whitney, which are noted in the title of the folders in the list below.
Stories are partially scanned; duplicates and some draft versions have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
"The Class of 1908", circa 1940
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16
"Cloudy and Colder", circa 1940
22
17
"Crossed Rails", circa 1940
22
18
"Crossed Rails", circa 1940
22
19
"Detour", circa 1940
22
20
Drafts, Various, undated
22
21
"Feet That Make No Sound", circa 1940
22
22
"Forgive Me", 1930s
22
23
Fragments, circa 1941
22
24
"The Ghost Writer", circa 1940
22
25
"Growing Pains", circa 1940
22
26
"The Hand", circa 1940
22
27
"The Human Hat", 1930s
22
28
"Jeeps May Surprise You" (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
22
29
"Julia and Her Ghost,", circa 1940
22
30
"Kitty's Annabel", circa 1930s
22
31
"Machine", 1929
22
32
"Making Mother Happy", 1930s
22
33
Miscellaneous, 1930s
22
34
"Misfit Mary", undated
22
35
"Mr. Drummond's Client", circa 1940
22
36
"Mr. Simon's Importance", 1930s
22
37
"Olive Oil from Palestine" (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
22
38
"Restless Past", circa 1940
23
1
"Sam Goes On", undated
23
2
"Sawdust and Sunshine", 1930s
23
3
"A Star Beyond", undated
23
4
Stories for Gallishaw Course (?), circa 1933
23
5-6
Story Ideas (?), undated
23
7
"A Thousand Trails", undated
23
8
"Three Brothers and a Madonna", circa 1940
23
9
"Three Brothers and a Madonna", circa 1940
23
10
"Triple Life", circa 1940
23
11
Untitled
("I had just come back from Paris..."), undated
23
12
("It was a hot Tuesday morning..."), undated
23
13
("Miss Crawford's house was..."), undated
23
14
("Mr. Caruso's latest song intermingled..."), undated
23
15
("The pale saffron towers..."), circa 1910
23
16
("Tony was going...") (by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney?), undated
23
17
("It was a little after..."), 1930s
23
18
Synopsis ("An imaginary island in the Mediterranean..."), undated
23
19
"The Useless Memorial", undated
23
20
"White Voices" by Phyllis Lane (pseudonym of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney), 1911, 1974
23
21

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