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Frances Newman papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS812f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a diary Newman kept as a teenager in which she records descriptions of her life at home with her family, activities at school, and plays that she attended. The diary is signed on the front inside cover by Frances Newman and by her mother, Fanny Alexander Newman. The collection also contains correspondence and newspaper articles about Newman's life and novels.


  • 1896-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Frances Newman (1883-1928) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Judge William T. Newman (1843-1920) and Fanny Percy Alexander Newman (1847-1922). She had three sisters; Isabel (1872-1919), Margaret (1874-1969), and Lucy (1878-?); and two brothers, William L. (1880-1905) and Henry (1889-1943). She attended Calhoun Street School and Washington Seminary in Atlanta, as well as finishing schools in Washington D.C. and New York City. Later she studied at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and the Carnegie Library School of Atlanta. Newman was a librarian at Florida State College, Atlanta Carnegie Library, and Georgia School of Technology. She was an author of such novels as The Hard-Boiled Virgin and Dead Lovers Are Faithful Lovers.


3 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2002


MSS 812f was previously processed as MSS 251f.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Frances Newman papers
Louanne Heintz
September 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305