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Scott Corbett papers

Inventory


Series 1. Correspondence
Box 1
This series contains both personal and business correspondence to and from Scott and Elizabeth Corbett and their daughter Florence.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Correspondence
Contents Note: This folder includes letters from Scott to Elizabeth written when he was in Austria in 1945. One set of letters was sent to Elizabeth from Don Freeman. It includes two drawings and typewritten letters from a Sgt. Roy J. Potter to his sister.

1941-1945
Box 1, Folder 2 Correspondence
Contents Note: This folder includes a letter from the screenwriter John Paxton and two copies on an interview Scott gave on WCBS in 1950.

1949-1965
Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence
Contents Note: This folder contains letters addressed to Scott and Elizabeth as a couple. It includes two letters from the actress Rosemary DeCamp.

1950-1971
Box 1, Folder 4 Get well card from Florence
undated

Series 2. Personal papers, 1884-1968
Box 1, 2X (oversize)
This series contains a variety of material, including a scrapbook, diploma, certificates, newspaper clippings, legal documents, maps and sheet music.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 5 Alumni Association's 13th annual dinner program
Contents Note: The Alumni Association of the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York held their 13th annual dinner at Delmonico's restaurant in New York City. This is the bound program and menu from that event.

1884
Box 1, Folder 6 Scrapbook
Contents Note: This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, almost all undated, on a variety of topics. Some concern the deaths of members of the Corbett family.

ca. 1919
Box 1, Folder 7 Scrapbook enclosures
Contents Note: These enclosures were found inside the front cover of the scrapbook in folder 6. They include programs from Scott's piano recitals, his seventh grade graduation program and a handmade card from Scott to his mother.

1924-1926
Box 1, Folder 8 Certificates
Contents Note: This folder contains Scott's high school ROTC certificates and a certificate appointing him as an Air Raid Warden for the City of New York in 1942.

1929-1942
Box 1, Folder 9 Army materials
Contents Note: This folder includes Scott's draft card and a pamphlet concerning the anniversary of the Rainbow Division.

1940-1944
Box 1, Folder 10 Army materials
Contents Note: This folder contains a variety of printed material collected while Scott was in Europe. It includes postcards, photographs and a pamphlet about the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria.

1945-1946
Box 1, Folder 11 Newspaper clippings
Contents Note: Most of these clippings are related to Scott's writings and personal appearances. Some concern Elizabeth's career as a social worker in Providence, Rhode Island.

1948-1968
Box 1, Folder 12 Sea Sauce Company
Contents Note: This folder contains legal documents related to the incorporation of the Sea Sauce Company in New York.

1950
Box 1, Folder 13 Biographical information
Contents Note: This folder contains the April 1954 issue of the Monthly Supplement and a proof from Contemporary Authors dated 1963.

1954, 1963
Box 1, Folder 14 Public appearances
1955-1964
Box 1, Folder 15 The Quaker
Contents Note: This folder contains four issues of The Quaker, which was published by the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island.

1957
Box 1, Folder 16 Maps
Contents Note: These are National Geographic maps of the United States, California, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

1966-1984
Box 1, Folder 17 Sheet music
Contents Note: This folder contains four pieces of sheet music: I'm Sorry I Made Your Cry (1918), Moonlight on the Ganges (1920), A Precious Little Thing Called Love (1928) and two copies of a song called Kitchenette (1953) for which Scott wrote the lyrics.

1918-1953
Box 1, Folder 18 What Makes Scott Corbett Run
Contents Note: This is a handmade, humorous booklet, probably written during the 1960's when Scott taught at the Moses Brown School. The author is unknown.

undated
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 1 High School diploma
Contents Note: This is Scott's diploma from Southwest High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

1930

Series 3. Writings, 1938-1971
Box 1, 2X (oversize)
This series contains writings by Scott Corbett and a variety of printed material related to his writings. The printed material includes a scrapbook, movie poster, newspaper clippings, awards, publishers' catalogs and observations concerning Army life.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 19 Writings
Contents Note: This folder contains two poems, a journal of a trip to Europe in 1938 and observations concerning Army life while Scott was in Europe.

1938-1951
Box 1, Folder 20 The Reluctant Landlord scrapbook
Contents Note: This is an unbound scrapbook containing printed material related to Scott's first book, The Reluctant Landlord.

1950
Box 1, Folder 21 The Love Nest movie poster
1951
Box 1, Folder 22 Newspaper clippings regarding The Reluctant Landlord and The Love Nest
1950-1951
Box 1, Folder 23 Newspaper clippings regarding We Chose Cape Cod
1953-1956
Box 1, Folder 24 Newspaper clippings regarding works published from 1951 to 1959
Contents Note: These clippings are arranged by title. Most are from the Literary Clipping Service.

1951-1959
Box 1, Folder 25 Newspaper clippings regarding works published from 1960 to 1967
Contents Note: These clippings are arranged by title.

1960-1967
Box 1, Folder 26 Edgar Allan Poe Awards dinner
Contents Note: This is the program from the dinner sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America. Scott's book Cutlass Island won the Edgar Award for the best mystery written for children.

1963
Box 1, Folder 27 Catalogs
Contents Note: Most of these catalogs are from publishers. All mention at least one of Scott's books. The Book of the Month Club catalog came with a letter regarding its reveiw of Sauce for the Gander.

1950-1971
Box 1, Folder 28 Printed material
Contents Note: This folder contains a variey of material related to Scott's books and the movie The Love Nest. It includes three copies of a reprint of the first sixteen pages of The Reluctant Landlord and a photograph of the book jacket for Treehouse Island.

undated
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 2 Boy's Clubs of America Award
Contents Note: This award named Scott's book Dead Man's Light as the best liked book of 1962.

1962

Series 4. Elizabeth Corbett papers, 1932-1971
Box 1
This series contains both personal and business papers. Most are related to Elizabeth's career as a social worker in Providence, Rhode Island. Two folders contain documents regarding the estates of her mother, Susan P. Esberg, and her aunt, Florence Anspacher.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 29 Personal papers
Contents Note: This folder contains a variety of personal memorabilia, including lists of alumni from colleges Elizabeth attended, a military pass to Camp Gruber, Oklahoma and a list of wedding presents.

1932-1971
Box 1, Folder 30 Business papers
Contents Note: This folder includes correspondence, Elizabeth's resume and several pamphlets regarding social work as a profession.

1951-1969
Box 1, Folder 31 Community Workshops of Rhode Island
Contents Note: This folder includes correspondence regarding Elizabeth's work for this agency and a short paper by her about counseling children.

1957-1967
Box 1, Folder 32 Providence League for the Hard of Hearing
Contents Note: This folder includes pamphlets and a report about the agency as well as a photograph of Elizabeth and her colleagues with Governor John Chaffee.

1965
Box 1, Folder 33 Rhode Island Council of Community Services Information Service
Contents Note: This folder includes pamphlets about the agency, an annual report, a paper by Elizabeth regarding medical social work, and material regarding her retirement.

1967-1969
Box 1, Folder 34 Estate of Susan P. Esberg
1944
Box 1, Folder 35 Estate of Florence Anspacher
Contents Note: This folder includes a copy of Florence Anspacher's will.

1968-1971

Series 5. Don Freeman artwork, ca. 1943
Box 1, 2X (oversize)
This series contains both original drawings and printed cartoons by the author and illustrator Don Freeman. Most are not dated.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 36 Cartoons
Contents Note: This folder contains cartoons on various subjects. Many were published in the San Francisco Chronicle and are of delegates attending the United Nations Conference on International Organization in April 1945.

1944-1945
Box 1, Folder 37 Drawings regarding Army life
1943-1945
Box 1, Folder 38 Drawings of the Corbett family
Contents Note: This folder includes lithographic prints of Scott and Elizabeth and a pencil drawing of Florence when she was a young girl.

undated
Box 1, Folder 39 Drawings on various subjects
Contents Note: Most of the drawings in this folder are of theater scenes or street scenes in New York City. Some are in color.

undated
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 3 Lithographic plate
Contents Note: This folder contains the metal lithographic plate used to make the print of Scott Corbett in folder 38.

undated

Series 6. Photographs, 1943-1967
Box 1, 2X (oversize)
Most of the photographs in this series were taken while Scott was in the Army. Some are personal photographs, including one of Scott and Elizabeth holding their baby Florence and one of Florence in her wedding gown. Most are in black-and-white and are not dated.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 40 Photographs
1943-1967
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 4 Oversize photographs
Contents Note: This folder includes a photographs of the Headquarters Company of the 42nd Division at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma in 1944 and two faked photographs of a woman inside the barracks.

1943-1945

Series 7. Newspapers, 1943-1945
Box 1, 2X (oversize)
This series contains copies of several newspapers published by the 42nd Division: Gordon News, Gruber Guidon, Rainbow Reveille and The Reveille: World News Edition. Rainbow Ravioli is a single-issue humorous publication regarding a party at Camp Gruber.

The issues of the Charlotte News, the Muskogee Daily Phoenix and the Muskogee Times Democrat all feature headlines regarding important events such as the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 41 Rainbow Ravioli
1944 Nov 3
Box 1, Folder 42 Gordon News
Contents Note: This newspaper was published aboard the troop carrier U.S.S. General W.H. Gordon, which carried the 42nd Division to France in January 1945.

1945 Jan 7-1945 Jan 17
Box 1, Folder 43 The Reveille: World News Edition
1945 Jan 22-1945 Feb 4
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 5 Civilian newspapers
1941-1944
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 6 Gruber Guidon
Contents Note: This folder contains a single issue of this newspaper, which was published at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma.

1944 Aug 11
Box 2X (oversize), Folder 7 Rainbow Reveille
Contents Note: Rainbow Reveille was the official newspaper of the 42nd Division. The issues included here were published in Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, France, Germany and Austria. The account of the liberation of Dachau is in the May 11, 1945 issue. The issues for Nov 3 and Nov 10, 1945 have the same number (v.4 no.10).

1943-1945

Series 8. Artifacts
Box 3 (shoebox)
This series consists of a variety of personal memorabilia. Items related to Scott's service in the Army include two dogtags, one with keys attached, a German armband and rubber stamp, two metal stamps with Scott's image on them, and several U.S. Army insignia. The personal items include six straight razors and three marbles.