Scope and Contents note
The collection contains a variety of a variety of notes and corrections to the early and first drafts of The Amber Flask, It's Morning Again, and Only in Time. The highlight of this collection is the binder containing the research material for Only in Time; it shows the author's organization and ideas before the book was actually completed. Also included within the collection is a folder of biographical information and reviews on Helen Bratton.
- Bratton, Helen, 1899-1986 (Person)
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Helen Bratton wrote novels for teenage girls. She was born in Albany, New York on July 17, 1899. In 1918, she attended Albany Business College. She also studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, MO for four years. Bratton worked as a Civil Service employee and court reporter before her marriage to George S. Bratton on September 27, 1923. She began her writing career later in her life, and her initial effort for a novel, It's Morning Again, was sold on the first try.
Bratton was chosen poet laureate of Monterey Peninsula in 1962. Towards the end of her life, she was attending classes seven hours a week; she admits that she "became addicted to education" while her children were in school.
1.5 linear feet (1 container)
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Helen Bratton (1899-1986) was a writer of novels for teenagers, and was chosen for poet laureate of Monterey Peninsula. The collection includes correspondences, research materials, and manuscripts.
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Collection processed by processing staff, November 1970.
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- Bratton, Helen, 1899-1986
- Children and Youth Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- David McKay Company
- David McKay Company
- Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, Mich.)
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Music Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Music camps -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young adult fiction, American -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Helen Bratton Papers
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