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Guide to the Marion Meade Woody Allen Research Files

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1935-2000
Creator: Meade, Marion
Extent: 10.50 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0861
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Research material for The Unruly Life of Woody Allen. Comprised of interviews by letter and on tape, journal articles, research files, notes, films, photographs, manuscript copies, and copies of the completed book in various editions.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs: Box 3; Audio cassettes, Boxes 2, 5; Newsreels, Box 5; Diskettes, Box 5

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were donated to Special Collections by Marion Meade in 2006.

Preferred Citation: Marion Meade Woody Allen Research Files, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman

Marion Meade's previous biography subjects include Eleanor of Acquitane, Madame Blavatsky, Victoria Woodhull, Dorothy Parker, and Buster Keaton. (The Special Collections Department also has the research files for Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase.) Meade studied at Northwestern University and holds a Master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed articles to The New York Times and The Village Voice, in addition to writing two novels. She lives in New York City.

Files created by Marion Meade in writing The Unruly Life of Woody Allen (New York: Scribner, 2000), this collection includes transcripts of interviews; tapes of interviews; correspondence with people in Allen's life and people at Scribner's preparing the book; chapter notes; a copy-edited manuscript of the book; and various other files relating to the creation of the book. For the most part, these folders have been left in the order in which Meade delivered them to us and with the labels she created.

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