Corbett (Elizabeth) papers Edit


Finding Aid Author
Natalie Camacho
Finding Aid Date
2014 February
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • 1952 – 1969 (Creation)


  • 0.42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Elizabeth Corbett papers, Collection no. 0148, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Acquisition

    Gift of Laura Burmeister.

  • Biographical note

    Elizabeth Corbett was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1887 and lived with her family in the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukeer. She was awarded a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1910, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Corbett wrote a series of popular historical or period novels. Her books were especially popular among women. She died January 24, 1981 at age 93.

  • Abstract

    Correspondence between novelist Elizabeth Corbett (b. 1887, Aurora, Ill., d. 1981, New York, NY) and Laura Burmeister; includes typescript poems.

  • Scope and Content

    This collection consists of writings by Elizabeth Corbett. It includes both correspondence between Corbett and servicemen in Korea who advertised in newspapers requesting letters, and correspondence between Elizabeth Corbett and Laura E. Burmeister. Many of these letters include poems by Corbett and newspaper clippings. The correspondence between Corbett and Burmeister is generally about Corbett's daily life. She often makes references to the Model School, which both Corbett and Burmeister attended. In addition to information about the lives of servicemen in Korea, this collection contains information about the declining state of the newspaper business and newspaper strikes (1.22, 2.11) in the United States.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.