Smith, Betty (Elisabeth Wehner) (1896 – 1972)

15 December 1896 – 17 January 1972

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Pertinent Archives:

University of North Carolina Library, Southern Historical Collection (letters to Smith, manuscripts of plays, articles, short stories, an unfinished autobiography, and novels by Smith and other writers, photos, posters, and clippings) (

Legacy References:

Therrien, Kathleen M. “‘Why Do They Have To…To…Say Things…?’ Poverty, Class, and Gender in Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” Legacy 16.1 (1999):  93-105. [GW]  [LION]