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Edythe Latham Papers

Identifier: MSS 0007

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the original manuscript of The Sounding Brass (published by Little, Brown, and Boston in 1953) printer's copy. The original manuscript is in typescript with handwritten notations and is 646 numbered leaves long. Also in the collection are Galley-proofs with handwritten corrections, portraits, clippings of articles about Latham's work, and a copy in manuscript of the title page.


  • 1953


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Edythe Latham was born in Greensboro and graduated from Woman's College (now UNCG) in 1936. She married Bertram Bloch, story editor for the Twentieth Century Fox movie studio. They lived in New York City. The Sounding Brass was Latham's first novel.


0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Edythe Latham graduated from Woman's College (now UNCG) in 1936.

This collection contains manuscript and related materials for Latham's first novel, The Sounding Brass.

Arrangement Note

Leaves of The Sounding Brass are arranged by ascending page number.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Edythe Latham in 1953.

Processing Information

Processed by archives staff, Encoded by Jason Alston, June 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US