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Janet Flanner papers

 Collection — Folder: S470
Identifier: S0470

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of an autographed, signed letter from Janet Flanner in New York City, New York on 1972/12/22 regarding mutual friends, the recipient's book and other personal matters.


  • 1972


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Janet Tyler Flanner was born to Francis [Frances] and Mary-Ellen Hockett Flanner on March 13, 1892, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was one of three or four children. She attended Tudor Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana and the University of Chicago. She married William Lane Rehm in Indianapolis on Apr. 25, 1918; they divorced in 1924.

She lived in France for many years, wrote many articles for the New Yorker under the name of "Genet" and was the Paris correspondent from 1925 to 1975. She wrote one novel, the "Cubical City," published in 1925. She was awarded an honorary Litt. D. degree in 1958 by Smith College. She received a National Book Award in 1966 for the first volume of "Paris Journal." She was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal after translating many French works. She died November 7, 1978 in New York City and her cremated ashes were scattered at sea.

Information found within the collection.

"Flanes [Flanner], Janette [Janet] T.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/22.

"Flanner, Janet". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/12/22.

"Flanner, Janet". IMDb Retrieved 2014/12/22

"Flanner, Janet". (1981) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1917-1966. (pp. 211-2). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 016.810 B219I SUPP. 1917-66

"Flanner, Janet Tyler". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/12/22.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from William E. Dutton on 1972/01/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/22 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/22 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.