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Mollee Coppel Kruger papers

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Abstract

Title:
Mollee Coppel Kruger papers
Author/Creator:
Kruger, Mollee Coppel
Collection number:
2002-141
Size:
24.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1960-1999
Inclusive dates:
1934-2010
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Mollee Coppel Kruger (b. 1929) is a Maryland poet, journalist, playwright, and humorist. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park, from 1946 to 1950 and received her degree in Education. From 1967 to 1983, she authored a weekly poetry column, entitled Unholy Writ, which was syndicated nationally in several Jewish periodicals. Kruger has also published six poetry collections under the Maryben Books imprint. Kruger's papers include correspondence, drafts, notes, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, published materials, video tapes, and memorabilia. Notable correspondents in the collection include Cynthia Ozick and Joseph Brodsky. Of particular interest are Kruger's bi-weekly letters home during her time as a student at the University of Maryland.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Mollee Coppel Kruger papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Poet, journalist, playwright, and humorist, Mollee Coppel Kruger was born in Bel Air, Maryland, on March 28, 1929, to Jewish immigrant parents, Benjamin and Mary Coppel, and exhibited a flair for verse and the stage from a very tender age. Her first published poem, "May," appeared in the Bel Air Times when she was only twelve, and, by the age of thirteen, she was writing regular letters to the editor of the Baltimore Evening Sun. In high school, Kruger wrote "Teen Topics," a popular column for the Harford Gazette under the pseudonym Suzanne, in addition to serving as editor of several school and extra-curricular publications. By the time of her graduation from high school in 1946, her poem, "No, Woman's Home Companion, I Don't Want to Put My Lipstick on with a Brush," was accepted for publication in Woman's Home Companion. She also won a national prize from Scholastic magazine for her humorous poem called, "Inca Hoots With South America."

Kruger entered the University of Maryland, College Park, in September 1946 to study English and minor in French. As a coed in the immediate post-war era, Kruger witnessed a time of great change on American university campuses, as huge numbers of World War II veterans entered higher education on the GI Bill. Her weekly letters home testify to the productive, often hectic, life of an ambitious young woman. She appeared in University Theater productions of "Night Must Fall" and "Our Town"; wrote a regular column for the campus newspaper, the Diamondback; and served in various editorial capacities for the university humor magazine, Old Line. In 1949, Kruger was inducted into Mortar Board, the most prestigious women's honorary society at the time. She was the first Jewish woman at the University of Maryland to be tapped for membership in the society. Additionally, she was inducted into the journalism honorary, Pi Delta Epsilon.

Upon entering the work force in 1951, Kruger took a position first as a typist-clerk, then as an advertising copy writer at the Baltimore-based Joseph Katz Company. During this time she continued to write poetry and short stories and drafted a novel entitled She Waded in the Water. Much of Kruger's creative writing from this time reflects her experience as a woman in the 1950s office environment. In 1955, she married chemist Jerome Kruger (1927-) with whom she had two sons, Lennard in 1957 and Joseph in 1959. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mollee Kruger was active in a wide variety of literary pursuits from radio and television script writing to plays and poetry. In 1965, she staged a synagogue pulpit drama entitled, "Three Verse Offerings." In 1967, she began a sixteen-year career as a columnist of topical verse for the Jewish Week in Washington, D. C., with her poem, "The Wall-Eyed World," written after Israel's Six Day War with Egypt, Jordan, and Syria ended. The column, "Unholy Writ" quickly gained a following and was syndicated nationally.

Frustrated by several attempts to collect and publish her "Unholy Writ" poems as a book, Kruger and her husband formed the small press, Maryben Books, and, in 1970, brought out her first book, Unholy Writ: Jewish Poems for the Non-Neurotic. In 1973, she published a companion volume, More Unholy Writ, also under the Maryben Books imprint. Several more books were to follow, including Yankee Shoes: A Light Verse Saunter Through Our Second Hundred Years (1975) and Daughters of Chutzpah: Humorous Verse on the Jewish Woman (Biblio Press, 1983).

In 1978, returning to a full-time job after an absence of twenty four years, she became editor of an in-house publication at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), the Standard, which earned her a 1979 Award for Excellence from the Society of Technical Communications. She left in 1980 to concentrate on free-lancing and worked on the beginning of a novel, Warning Out, in collaboration with Nancy Starnes, a co-worker at NBS, and then, with Starnes, researched and outlined a proposal for a non-fiction book of advice for women over fifty.

In 1983 and 1984, while directing her original musical, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, for the state of Maryland's 350th anniversary celebration, Kruger developed spasmodic dysphonia, a voice disorder. This curtailed her teaching, numerous poetry readings, and other public engagements; however, Kruger's literary productivity was not compromised. She compensated for the voice loss by increasing her correspondence with friends and family and turned to writing more serious poetry, including poems like "The Cats of Ahuza," written during the four months she lived in Israel during 1984 when her husband was a visiting professor at the Technion in Haifa. During the second half of the 1980s, she increased her output of articles for local suburban newspapers, published numerous letters to the editors of Maryland and Washington newspapers, and wrote essays and poetry. She also became a founding member of the Montgomery County Commission on the Humanities from 1984 to 1991, and, in 2001, she received the Comcast Achievement in Humanities Award. In 1990, she published her fifth book of poetry, Admiral of the Mosquitoes: Columbus and America in Light and Dark Verse, followed by Ladies First: Rhymes and Times of the Presidents' Wives and Other Female Fantasies (1995), which was adapted into a stage musical by Kruger and Winifred Hyson and ran for six years in Washington, D. C., and Baltimore area venues.

At the 1994 National League of American Pen Women Biennial in New York, she swept the national Letters competition, winning seven awards in various categories: Serious Poetry ("Snowblind"); Short Story ("Superfrog" ) and ("I Never Met a Decade I Didn't Like") ; Petrarchan Sonnet ("On Looking Back" and "Sonnet to a Line in the Book of Job"); Published Non-fiction ("What Rhymes With Sincerely Yours?") originally published in Writer's Digest in 1988; and Journalism ("A Day Even for Uncle Frank") which had been published in the Washington Post in 1993. "Snowblind" was later published in Chesapeake, a regional literary magazine, and "Superfrog" appeared in the Pen Woman magazine. That same year she won the nationwide Miriam Rogers Journalism Award for an article on U.S.O. hostesses during World War II. In a shortened version, this was published in the Washington Post as "Last Waltz on the Way to War" at the end of 1994. An earlier essay, "A Holiday Even for Uncle Frank" had appeared in the Washington Post the previous year. The two latter essays have been incorporated into her memoir-in-progress about growing up in a small Maryland town.

In 2001, when the Electrochemical Society commissioned her to create a commemorative poem for the international scientific organization's 100th anniversary, she wrote "The Body Electric." It was presented at the centennial celebration in Philadelphia and later published in Interface. In 2003, she began working on a revival of Ladies First and a novel entitled The God Bubble, developed from parts of Warning Out, begun in the early 1980s. In 2005, Biblio Press published her sixth book of poetry, A Purse of Humorous Verse for the Jewish Woman. Kruger's memoir, The Cobbler's Last: A True Story of Hard Times, War, and the Journey of a Maryland Girl Who Lived over a Shoe Store on Main Street was published in 2010.

Mollee and Jerome Kruger reside in Rockville, Maryland.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Papers of Mollee Coppel Kruger contain manuscripts from her diverse career as a writer in poetry, prose, theater, broadcasting, and advertising, as well as extensive correspondence, clippings, publications, and ephemera. Additionally, the papers include audio-visual materials and some photographs and artwork. The collection spans the period 1934 to 2010. Writings and correspondence from the 1960s and 1990s constitute the bulk of the collection.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Mollee Kruger donated her papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in August 2001. She donated additional materials in April 2002, November 2002, March 2004, April-May 2006, September 2007, October 2007, July 2008, December 2008, August and December 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Jason Stieber, March 2004. Revised by Ruth M. Alvarez, January 2005, May 2006, October 2007, June 2009. Revised by Anna Yallouris, February 2009, March 2009, March 2010. Revised January and August 2010.

Processing note:

When the collection arrived at the University of Maryland Libraries in October 2001, it was in the rough chronological order imposed by Mollee Kruger. She had created files for events or committees in which she had participated and combined a wide variety of material in each file. These included correspondence, notes, ephemera, and photographs, among others. An attempt was made to preserve this focus on context within the final, processed arrangement of the collection; however, several major alterations to the original order were made.

During processing, most of the correspondence was separated into its own series and arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically within each correspondent heading. All manuscripts of a literary nature were separated and arranged alphabetically first by subheading, such as poetry, play, or short stories, then by title (if one was given) or brief descriptors. The Series II description contains additional information on subheadings and descriptors.

Metal paperclips and staples were removed from materials, which were then housed in acid-free folders and archival manuscript boxes. Two scrapbooks and all works of art were separated and placed in mapcase drawers for flat storage. Many clippings and brittle manuscripts were housed in Mylar sleeves backed with sheets of acid-free paper. Clippings which were not placed in Mylar sleeves were interleaved with acid-free paper. In rare cases, clippings were photocopied, and the originals retained with the copy. Certain scrapbook items were removed from their original bindings and re-housed in Mylar sleeves. In these cases, every attempt was made to preserve the original order of the scrapbook as well as the placement of the objects on the page.

In February 2009, aditional gifts from Mollee Kruger, donated July and December 2008, were incorporated into the collection. As a result of this incorporation, Series VIII: Artwork, Memorabilia, and Audo-Visiual Materials was renamed to reflect the addition of audio materials.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Lara D'Agaro, September 2007. Updated by Anna Yallouris, February 2009, March 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1944-2010 and undated (3.50 linear feet)

This series consists of letters between Mollee Kruger and her family, friends, and literary associates; however, the bulk of the series consists of letters written to Kruger. Most correspondence is of a literary nature, and covers the range of Kruger's creative output. Several illustrious literary figures are represented within this series, including Cynthia Ozick (1928-) and Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996). Some letters are of a personal nature, particularly those written by Kruger to her family while she was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland; this early family correspondence is filed under the heading, "Coppel Family." Letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically within each folder. Where postmark dates are legible, existing envelopes have been retained and filed with corresponding letters.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Abramowitz, Molly, 1980 series 1box 1folder 1
The Academy of American Poets, 1996 series 1box 1folder 2
Accent, 1951 series 1box 1folder 3
Adler, Grete, 1987, 1989 series 1box 1folder 4
Aisenberg, Karen, 1972 series 1box 1folder 5
Alpert, Carl, 1972 series 1box 1folder 6
Alpha Epsilon Phi, 1949 series 1box 1folder 7
Alpher, Frieda, undated series 1box 1folder 8
Alter, Robert, 1967 series 1box 1folder 9
Alvarez, Beth, 2000-2002 series 1box 1folder 10
Alvarez, Beth, 2003-2005 series 1box 1folder 11
Alvarez, Beth, 2006-2008 and undated series 1box 1folder 12
American Jewish Times-Outlook, 1968 series 1box 1folder 13
American Jewish World, 1970 series 1box 1folder 14
American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 1974 series 1box 1folder 15
Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation, 1976 series 1box 1folder 16
Ashenofsky, Hilda, 1980 series 1box 1folder 17
Auld, Marion, 1945 series 1box 1folder 18
Ausabel, Nathan, 1965 series 1box 1folder 19
Aylward, Mary Lakeman, circa 1976, 2003 series 1box 1folder 20
Bailey, Monette, 2006 series 1box 1folder 21
Baldinger, Elly, undated series 1box 1folder 22
Baltimore Jewish Times, 1970 series 1box 1folder 23
Banes, Daniel, 1973 series 1box 1folder 24
Barr, Samuel, 1979 series 1box 1folder 25
Baum, Michael, 1981 series 1box 1folder 26
Beaudoin, Lee, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and undated series 1box 1folder 27
Beck, Mary Beth, 1997-2000, 2002, 2007 series 1box 1folder 28
Becker, Bill, 1992 series 1box 1folder 29
Behrman House, Inc., 1966, 1971 series 1box 1folder 30
Benderly, H.C., 1966 series 1box 1folder 31
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 1980, 1985-1987 series 1box 1folder 32
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 1988-1990 series 1box 1folder 33
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 1991-1992 series 1box 1folder 34
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 1993-1994 series 1box 1folder 35
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 1995-1997 series 1box 1folder 36
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 1998-2001 series 1box 1folder 37
Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virginia, 2002-2008 and undated series 1box 2folder 1
Berle, Gustav, undated series 1box 2folder 2
Berman, Edith Anne, 1972 series 1box 2folder 3
Berman, Mimi, 1970 series 1box 2folder 4
Bermont, Hubert, 1969 series 1box 2folder 5
Beth Israel Mikro Kodesh Sisterhood, 1976-1977 series 1box 2folder 6
Beth Sholom Sisterhood, 1971 series 1box 2folder 7
Beth Tikva, 1976 series 1box 2folder 8
Beth Tikva Sisterhood, 1970, 1976 series 1box 2folder 9
Beth Torah Congregation, 1975 series 1box 2folder 10
Biblio Press, 1980-1989 series 1box 2folder 11
Biblio Press, 2001-2006 series 1box 2folder 12
Biblio Press, 2007 and undated series 1box 2folder 13
Blate, Samuel, 1983 series 1box 2folder 14
Blatt, Leslie, undated series 1box 2folder 15
Block, Naomi, 1973 series 1box 2folder 16
Bloom, Albert, undated series 1box 2folder 17
Blumberg, Shirley, undated series 1box 2folder 18
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations, 1973 series 1box 2folder 19
B'nai B'rith, John F. Kennedy Lodge no. 2484, 1973 series 1box 2folder 20
B'nai B'rith Lecture Bureau, 1977 series 1box 2folder 21
B'nai B'rith Bay Chapter, Great Neck, New York, 1976 series 1box 2folder 22
Bookson, H., 1974 series 1box 2folder 23
Botsford, Harriet M., 1982 series 1box 2folder 24
Bragin, Barney, 1986-2004 series 1box 2folder 25
Bravman, David, 1971 series 1box 2folder 26
Brinn, Chris and Ruth, 2004-2007 series 1box 2folder 27
Brodsky, Jospeh, 1992 series 1box 2folder 28
Bronx House, 1976 series 1box 2folder 29
Brower, Carol, 1969 series 1box 2folder 30
Brown, Virginia Bennett Sheldon -- (see Bennett Sheldon Brown, Virgina) series 1box 2folder 31
Business Week, 1973 series 1box 2folder 32
Buxbaum, Martin, 1969 series 1box 2folder 33
Calfee, Ken -- (Includes photograph), undated series 1box 2folder 34
California Jewish Voice, 1971 series 1box 2folder 35
Cashdan, Rabbi Louis, 1973 series 1box 2folder 36
Catholic University, 1966-1967 series 1box 2folder 37
Cedrone, Lou, 1968, 1974-1975 and undated series 1box 2folder 38
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission, 1988-1989 and undated series 1box 2folder 39
Clinton, William and Hillary, 1993 series 1box 2folder 40
Cogan, David, 1984 series 1box 2folder 41
Cogen, Charles, 1976 series 1box 2folder 42
Cohen, Bea, undated series 1box 2folder 43
Cohen, Bertram, 1984 series 1box 2folder 44
Cohen, Frank, 1981 series 1box 2folder 45
Cohen, Rabbi Hillel A., 1973 series 1box 2folder 46
Communiqué Public Relations, 1976 series 1box 2folder 47
Congregation Beth Ora, 1966 series 1box 2folder 48
Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 1969 series 1box 2folder 49
Congregation Shaarei Zedek Sisterhood, 1973 series 1box 2folder 50
Conrad, Tippy, 1994 series 1box 2folder 51
Coppel, Eleanor -- (Letter in verse, untitled), 1944 series 1box 2folder 52
Coppel, Harold, 1945 series 1box 2folder 53
Coppel, Marcia, 1995, 2003, 2005 series 1box 2folder 54
Coppel, Miriam and Stan, 1996, 2000 series 1box 2folder 55
Coppel family, 1946 series 1box 2folder 56
Coppel family, 1947 series 1box 3folder 1
Coppel family, January-May 1948 series 1box 3folder 2
Coppel family, September-December 1948 series 1box 3folder 3
Coppel family, January-May 1949 series 1box 3folder 4
Coppel family, September-December 1949 series 1box 3folder 5
Coppel family, January-June 1950 series 1box 3folder 6
Coppel family -- (Inventory of letters), 1946-1950 [2001] series 1box 3folder 7
Cuomo, Mario, 1991 series 1box 3folder 8
[Covertsman?], Bernard, 1982 series 1box 3folder 9
Darner, Josephine, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 series 1box 3folder 10
Davidson, Mina, 1991 series 1box 3folder 11
Dayton Jewish Chronicle, 1978 series 1box 3folder 12
Diamant, Anita, 1980 series 1box 3folder 13
Dodek, Miriam Selker, 1976 series 1box 3folder 14
Donahue, Mary, 1977 series 1box 3folder 15
Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951 series 1box 3folder 16
Drachman, Gertrude, 1986 series 1box 3folder 17
Duncan, Douglas, 1992 series 1box 3folder 18
Earl, Sylvia, 1976 series 1box 3folder 19
Editors, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1994-1995, 2004 series 1box 3folder 20
Eisenhauser, Louis C., undated series 1box 3folder 21
El Al, Israel Airlines, 1971 series 1box 3folder 22
Ellie, 1975, 1976 series 1box 3folder 23
Ellison, Connie, 1983 series 1box 4folder 1
Elster, [S.?], 1970 series 1box 4folder 2
Ethnic Heritage Festival, 1984 series 1box 4folder 3
Evers, Dora, 1974 series 1box 4folder 4
Ezekiel, Sarah, circa 1960 series 1box 4folder 5
Falbo, Edna, 1983 series 1box 4folder 6
Fisch, Harold, 1984 series 1box 4folder 7
Flaharty, Jeanine, 1984 series 1box 4folder 8
Forman, Elaine, 1985 series 1box 4folder 9
Fortune, 1974 series 1box 4folder 10
Fosler, Scott, 1985 series 1box 4folder 11
Frank, Adam, 1973 series 1box 4folder 12
Frankel, Erna, undated series 1box 4folder 13
Friedman, Samuel, 1975 series 1box 4folder 14
Frielicoff, Morris, 1971 series 1box 4folder 15
Friendly, Alfred, 1972 series 1box 4folder 16
(Gazette Newspapers), undated series 1box 4folder 17
Gerber, Edwin, 1989 series 1box 4folder 18
Getz, Betty, 1945 series 1box 4folder 19
Geyer, Marion and Jim, 1981 series 1box 4folder 20
Gilchrist, Charles, 1983, 1985 series 1box 4folder 21
Glaser, Michael, 1984, 1992, 2002, 2005 series 1box 4folder 22
Goldberg, Beatrice, 1969 series 1box 4folder 23
Goldberg, Charles, 1975 series 1box 4folder 24
Goldstein, Louis L., 1992 series 1box 4folder 25
Gonzalez, Jose, 1973 series 1box 4folder 26
Good Housekeeping -- (Letter in verse, "Why Girls Grow Wrong"), 1965 series 1box 4folder 27
Gore, Louise, 1975 series 1box 4folder 28
Governer of Maryland, Office of the, 1983, 1992 series 1box 4folder 29
Graphicopy, 1970 series 1box 4folder 30
Greenberg, Samuel, 1983 series 1box 4folder 31
Gross, David C., 1975, 1986-1987 series 1box 4folder 32
[Gurowitz?], Jack, 1973 series 1box 4folder 33
Guy, Gertrude M., undated series 1box 4folder 34
H.W. Budemeier Company, 1958-1959 series 1box 4folder 35
Ha'am: UCLA's Jewish Student Newspaper, 1973 series 1box 4folder 36
Haberman, Rabbi Joshua, 1972 series 1box 4folder 37
Hadassah, 1974-1976, 1992, 1994 series 1box 4folder 38
Hadassah, Greater Washington Area Chapter, 1967, 1970, 1973, and undated series 1box 4folder 39
Hall, Cherrie, 1974-1975 series 1box 4folder 40
Hammerman, Anne, 1974 and undated series 1box 4folder 41
Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1966 series 1box 4folder 42
Harlequin, 1952 series 1box 4folder 43
Harr, Barbara, 2001, 2002 series 1box 4folder 44
Harting, Claire, circa 1992 series 1box 4folder 45
Hartman, Ann, 1989, 1991 series 1box 4folder 46
Hawkins, Earle T., 1945 series 1box 4folder 47
Hay, Jacob, 1968 series 1box 4folder 48
Hayes, Bernice, 1964 series 1box 4folder 49
Hebrew College, 1971 series 1box 4folder 50
Henkin, Rose and Harry, 1975-1977 and undated series 1box 4folder 51
Hill, Lori, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, and undated series 1box 4folder 52
Hoare, Jim and Terry, undated series 1box 4folder 53
Hochstein, Anne, 1970 series 1box 4folder 54
Hochstein, Joseph Moses, 1976 series 1box 4folder 55
Hoffman, Milton, 1974 series 1box 4folder 56
Hoof, David, 2001 series 1box 4folder 57
Horowitz Bros & Margareten, 1971 series 1box 4folder 58
Host Enterprises, Inc., 1970 series 1box 4folder 59
"How to Be A New Breed of Female Over 50" -- (About), 1982 series 1box 4folder 60
Hyson, Winifred, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006-2007, and undated series 1box 4folder 61
Hughes, Betty, undated series 1box 4folder 62
Inkling, 1985 series 1box 4folder 63
Issacson, Julius, 1970 series 1box 4folder 64
Isenstein, Robert, 1969 series 1box 4folder 65
Ishee, Stella, 1992 series 1box 4folder 66
"Itzhak", 1974 series 1box 4folder 67
"Jackie", 1945 series 1box 4folder 68
Jerusalem International Book Fair, 1975 series 1box 4folder 69
Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, 1969, 1971 series 1box 4folder 70
Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, 1974 series 1box 4folder 71
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 1967, 1971-1977, 1983 and undated series 1box 4folder 72
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, 1975, 1976 series 1box 4folder 73
Jewish Community Center of Prince George's County, 1965-1966, 1969 series 1box 4folder 74
Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, 1969 series 1box 4folder 75
Jewish Exponent, 1975 series 1box 4folder 76
Jewish Floridian of Miami Beach -- (Includes poetry manuscript, "High Holiday Tickets," "Kol Nidre," "Shofar," "A Yom Tov Parable," "FHA Approved," "Yom Kippur"), 1988 series 1box 4folder 77
Jewish Identity Center, 1976-1977 series 1box 4folder 78
Jewish Publication Society of America, 1965-1966 series 1box 4folder 79
Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 1986-1987 series 1box 4folder 80
Jewish Voice, 1971 series 1box 4folder 81
Jewish Week, 1967, 1969, 1972-1973, 1975, 1977, 1983-1984, 1986, 1995, 2005 series 1box 4folder 82
Joseph Katz Co., 1951 series 1box 4folder 83
Kagen, Dot, 1975 series 1box 4folder 84
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, 1970 series 1box 4folder 85
Kaplan, Mashe, 1980 series 1box 4folder 86
Karbank, Herby, 1969 series 1box 4folder 87
Krasnow, Rose, 1992 series 1box 5folder 1
Karton, Gert, 1982 series 1box 5folder 2
Kaufman, Aviva, 1972 series 1box 5folder 3
Keller-Mathers, Susan, 2003, 2004 series 1box 5folder 4
Klavan, Gene, 1975 series 1box 5folder 5
Koenick, Harry, 1994 series 1box 5folder 6
Kramer, Clara, 1980 series 1box 5folder 7
Krantz, David E., 1994 series 1box 5folder 8
Krantz, Florence, 1994 series 1box 5folder 9
Krantz, Hazel, 1994 series 1box 5folder 10
Kroll, Frances, 1983 series 1box 5folder 11
Kronstadt, Henry, 1980, 1986 series 1box 5folder 12
Kruger, Isaac, 2000, 2001, 2003 and undated series 1box 5folder 13
Kruger, Jerry, 1954 series 1box 5folder 14
Kruger, Len, 1975, 1994, 2001, 2003 series 1box 5folder 15
Kruger, Theodor H., 1976 series 1box 5folder 16
Kubin, Jacquie, 1998 and undated series 1box 5folder 17
Lansburgh's -- (Department store?), 1955 series 1box 5folder 18
Leffler, Merrill, 2005, 2006 and undated series 1box 5folder 19
Leggett, Isiah, 1988 series 1box 5folder 20
Leidman, Sam, undated series 1box 5folder 21
Lerner, [?], 1982 series 1box 5folder 22
Levin, Blanche, 1976 series 1box 5folder 23
Levin, Rabbi Martin N., 1973 series 1box 5folder 24
Levin, Sybil-Francis, undated series 1box 5folder 25
Lewis, [T.?], 1967 series 1box 5folder 26
Library of Congress, 1975, 1989, 1994, 1995 series 1box 5folder 27
Lichtenstein, Stan, 1988, 1993, 1994 series 1box 5folder 28
Lighten Up -- (About), 1987-1988 series 1box 5folder 29
Lightman, Rose, 1972 series 1box 5folder 30
Lipman, Rabbi [?], 1967 series 1box 5folder 31
Lowry, Charles, 2000, 2002, 2003 series 1box 5folder 32
Lucas, D., 1973 series 1box 5folder 33
Mademoiselle, 1978 series 1box 5folder 34
Mager, Irving, 1970 series 1box 5folder 35
Magorian, Ros, 1988 series 1box 5folder 36
Manischewitz, B., Company, 1971 series 1box 5folder 37
Maryland Commission for Women, 1989 series 1box 5folder 38
Maryland Executive Department, 1968 series 1box 5folder 39
Maryland Historical Press, 1988 series 1box 5folder 40
Maryland Humanities Council, 1991, 2002 series 1box 5folder 41
Maryman, Martha Bradley, 1976 series 1box 5folder 42
McDonnell, Mary Francis, 1968 series 1box 5folder 43
McLane, Merle, 1988 series 1box 5folder 44
McPherson, Joe, 1985 series 1box 5folder 45
Melrod, Miriam, undated series 1box 5folder 46
Messinger, Sandra, 1980 series 1box 5folder 47
Meyer, Brigitte, 1976 series 1box 5folder 48
Meyer, Gene, 1998-2000 and undated series 1box 5folder 49
Meyerson, Eva, 1984 series 1box 5folder 50
Micah Publications, 1976 series 1box 5folder 51
Miller, Jerilee, 1994 series 1box 5folder 52
Miller, Rabbi Clifford, 1972 series 1box 5folder 53
Minsky, Karen, 1973 series 1box 5folder 54
Mizrachi Women's Organization of America, 1969 series 1box 5folder 55
Montgomery College, 1980-1982 series 1box 5folder 56
Montgomery County Arts Council, 1981, 1988 series 1box 5folder 57
Montgomery County Bicentennial Commission, 1976 series 1box 5folder 58
Mongtomery County Council, 1984-1985, 1987-1988, 1991 series 1box 5folder 59
Mongtomery County Government, 1988, 1990 series 1box 5folder 60
Montgomery County Jewish Community, Inc., 1966, 1968 series 1box 5folder 61
Montgomery County Sentinel, 1968 series 1box 5folder 62
Montgomery Journal -- (Letter in verse, "No More Satanic Verses"), 1989 series 1box 5folder 63
Morella, Constance, 1982-1992 and undated series 1box 5folder 64
Mortar Board, 1949 series 1box 5folder 65
Mortar Board, Inc., 2000 series 1box 5folder 66
Mount Vernon Players, 1957 series 1box 5folder 67
Nathan, Jay, 1991 series 1box 5folder 68
National Council of Jewish Women, 1975 series 1box 5folder 69
National First Ladies' Library, 1998 series 1box 5folder 70
National League of American Pen Women, 1989-1994 series 1box 5folder 71
National League of American Pen Women, 1995 series 1box 5folder 72
National League of American Pen Women, 1996-1997 series 1box 6folder 1
National League of American Pen Women, 1998-1999 series 1box 6folder 2
National League of American Pen Women, 1999-2000 series 1box 6folder 3
National League of American Pen Women, 2001, 2006, 2007 and undated series 1box 6folder 4
National Young Judea, 1956 series 1box 6folder 5
New York Times, 2006 series 1box 6folder 6
North Shore Jewish Community Center, 1976 series 1box 6folder 7
Novak, Michael, 1977 series 1box 6folder 8
Novick, Henye, 1983 series 1box 6folder 9
Offices of the County Executive, 2000 series 1box 6folder 10
Ogburn, Pat and Fielding, 1976 series 1box 6folder 11
Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 1996, 2006 series 1box 6folder 12
Ottenstein, Victor, 1974 series 1box 6folder 13
Ozick, Cynthia, 1971 series 1box 6folder 14
Pemsler, J. Paul -- (Includes letter in verse, "A Crowded Field"), 1991, 1995 and undated series 1box 6folder 15
Penn, Nettie, undated series 1box 6folder 16
Perlmutter, Elsie K., 1976 series 1box 6folder 17
Phi Sigma Sigma, 2000 series 1box 6folder 18
Pitt, Babette, 1992 series 1box 6folder 19
Plotl, Cecilia and Albert, 1972 series 1box 6folder 20
Polsky, Barry, undated series 1box 6folder 21
Porath, Rabbi Tzvi H., 1964, 1968, 1970-1972, 1975-1976, and undated series 1box 6folder 22
Pourbaix, M., 1979 series 1box 6folder 23
Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland -- (About), 1983-1985 and undated series 1box 6folder 24
Pyle, Ruth Mowbray, 1996 series 1box 6folder 25
Rabinowitz, Rabbi Stanley -- (Includes letter in verse, "From One Reconstructionist to Another"), 1967, 1975 and undated series 1box 6folder 26
Radcliffe, Donnie, 1996, 1997 series 1box 6folder 27
Raimo, Antonio, 1976 series 1box 6folder 28
Richter, Ida, undated series 1box 6folder 29
Rieser, Ruth, 1982-1983 series 1box 6folder 30
"Rita", undated series 1box 6folder 31
Ritzenberg, Phillip, 1987 series 1box 6folder 32
Rockville Gazette, 1982 series 1box 6folder 33
[Rodman, Hannah Read?], 1976 series 1box 6folder 34
Roque, Alicia, 1988 series 1box 6folder 35
Rose, Fannye, 1974 series 1box 6folder 36
Rosenbaum, Belle, 1986-1987 series 1box 6folder 37
Rosenberg, Bernard, 1966 series 1box 6folder 38
Rosenfield, Leonora, 1972 series 1box 6folder 39
Rosenwald, Kurt, 1970 series 1box 6folder 40
Rossen, Rae, 2003, 2005-2007 and undated series 1box 6folder 41
Rowen, Hobart, 1974 series 1box 6folder 42
Sacharow, Cecilia, 1983 series 1box 6folder 43
Sage, Selma, 1975 series 1box 6folder 44
Sager, Dot, undated series 1box 6folder 45
Savage, Norton, 1981 series 1box 6folder 46
Schaeffer, William Donard, 1989, 1991 series 1box 6folder 47
Schaeffer, Charles, 1950, 1992-1993, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007, and undated series 1box 6folder 48
Scheifer, Hermine, 1983 series 1box 6folder 49
Schocken Books, Inc., 1967 series 1box 6folder 50
Schulich, Lillian, 1977 series 1box 6folder 51
Schulman, Joan, undated series 1box 6folder 52
Schultz, Virginia, 1989, 1992 series 1box 6folder 53
Schuman, Samuel, 1982 series 1box 6folder 54
Scully, Joan, undated series 1box 6folder 55
Seidman, Matilda, 1970, 1977, 1979-1980 and undated series 1box 6folder 56
Senators, 1965, 2002-2004 series 1box 6folder 57
Sentinel [Chicago], 1971 series 1box 6folder 58
Sethi, Robbie, 1985-1987, 1989 and undated series 1box 6folder 59
Shaare Zedek Hospital, 1976 series 1box 7folder 1
Sheer Press, 1987 series 1box 7folder 2
Sherry, Henry, 1983 series 1box 7folder 3
[Shleier?], Debra, undated series 1box 7folder 4
Sies, Nancy, 1996-1999, 2004 series 1box 7folder 5
Silver Spring Maryland Hadassah, undated series 1box 7folder 6
Simpler, Adéle Pratt, 1993 series 1box 7folder 7
Sisterhood of Adas Israel Congregation, 1971 series 1box 7folder 8
Sisterhood of Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 1975 series 1box 7folder 9
Sisterhood Temple Israel, 1976 series 1box 7folder 10
Smelkinson, Kay, 1971 series 1box 7folder 11
Solis-Cohen, D. Hays, 1966 series 1box 7folder 12
Solomon, Haim, 1969 series 1box 7folder 13
Spector, Margie and Harry, 1993 series 1box 7folder 14
Spissler, Sophie, undated series 1box 7folder 15
St. John, Robert, 1973 series 1box 7folder 16
St. Petersburg Jewish Community Center, 1971 series 1box 7folder 17
Staehle, R.W., 1977 and undated series 1box 7folder 18
[Stamer?], Dick, 1982 series 1box 7folder 19
Stamp, Adele H., 1949 series 1box 7folder 20
Stein, Sheila, 1970 series 1box 7folder 21
Stern, Faith, 1996 series 1box 7folder 22
Stern, Grace Polk, 1990 series 1box 7folder 23
Sternstein, Rabbi Joseph P., 1972 series 1box 7folder 24
Stoner, Marlene, 1986 series 1box 7folder 25
Striar, Robert, 1987 series 1box 7folder 26
Sun [Baltimore], 1951, 1955-1956 series 1box 7folder 27
Taice, Sarah, 1980 series 1box 7folder 28
Tarmon, Asher, undated series 1box 7folder 29
Tham, Hilary, 1987 series 1box 7folder 30
Tolley, Lynne, 1992 series 1box 7folder 31
Topol, Barbara, 1971 and undated series 1box 7folder 32
Tuchtan, Achilles, 1975 series 1box 7folder 33
Turkos, Anne, 2001-2010 and undated series 1box 7folder 34
Ulig, Herb, 1977 series 1box 7folder 35
United Synagogues of America, 1974 series 1box 7folder 36
University of Maryland, 1946, 1949, 1977, 1995, 1987, 1997, 2002, 2003, and undated series 1box 7folder 37
Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, 1971 series 1box 7folder 38
Visions, 1987 series 1box 7folder 39
Walden, Mark, 2005 series 1box 7folder 40
Wallace, Bob, 1985 series 1box 7folder 41
Warner, John, 1975 series 1box 7folder 42
Washington Jewish Week, 2005 series 1box 7folder 43
Washington Post, 1980, 1987-1990, 1993-1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006 series 1box 7folder 44
Washingtonian, 1967-1968 series 1box 7folder 45
Weinstein, Bunny, undated series 1box 7folder 46
Weiss, Alexander, 1980 series 1box 7folder 47
Wellens, Michelle, 2002-2004, and undated series 1box 7folder 48
The White House, 1968, 1976, 1995-1997, and undated series 1box 7folder 49
Willard, Hal, 1969, 1975, and undated series 1box 7folder 50
Winston, Martha, 1974 series 1box 7folder 51
Wittmer, Felix, 1975 series 1box 7folder 52
Wohl, Ron, 1980s series 1box 7folder 53
Wolff, Egon, 1978 series 1box 7folder 54
Women's Home Companion, 1946 series 1box 7folder 55
Women's League for Conservative Judaism, 1976 series 1box 7folder 56
Yess, Mary, 2002 series 1box 7folder 57
Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1971 series 1box 7folder 58
Yoder, Edwin, 1976 series 1box 7folder 59
Young Judea, 1956 series 1box 7folder 60
Young Judea, 1971 series 1box 7folder 61
Youth, Helen, 1981 series 1box 7folder 62

Series 2: Writings, 1938-2009 and undated (4.00 linear feet)

This series contains manuscripts, research materials, notes, and fragments, and published work by Mollee Kruger. All materials in this series are arranged alphabetically first by genre subheading, then by title (if one was given) or brief descriptors. Subheadings include the following: Advertising, Nonfiction, Notebooks, Novels, Plays, Poetry, Scripts (Musical), Script (Radio), Scripts (Television), and Short Stories. In the absence of official titles, brief descriptors were assigned based on Kruger's own file headings or annotations on the material. Many of Kruger's published poems appear in "Series V: Clippings" and are filed in chronological order under the "By Kruger" or "By Coppel" subheadings.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Advertising -- (Deluxe Saddlery) -- [Scrapbook], 1952-1954 series 2box 1folder 1
Advertising -- (Deluxe Saddlery) -- [Scrapbook], 1953-1954 series 2box 1folder 2
Advertising -- (Fish Dry Cleaners), 1954 series 2box 1folder 3
Advertising -- (H.W. Buddemeier Company), 1959 series 2box 1folder 4
Advertising -- (Impact Advertising Agency), 1981 series 2box 1folder 5
Advertising -- (Joseph Katz Company), 1952-1954 and undated series 2box 1folder 6
Nonfiction -- ("A Boy Named Jerry"), ca. 2002 series 2box 1folder 7
Nonfiction -- ("Autobiography"), 2001 series 2box 1folder 8
Nonficition -- (Bel Air Girl Scouts) -- [Newspaper], 1943 series 2box 1folder 9
Nonficition -- ("Bicentennial Minutes"), 1987 series 2box 1folder 10
Nonfiction -- ("Bicentennial Minutes") -- [Notes and research materials], 1987-1989 series 2box 1folder 11
Nonfiction -- ("Brain Children for Sale!") -- [Classified Advertisement draft], 1956 series 2box 1folder 12
Nonfiction -- (The Cobbler's Last), 2010 series 2box 1folder 13
Nonfiction -- (The Complete Guide for the College Girl), 1969 series 2box 1folder 14
Nonfiction -- ("A Constitutional Vigil") -- [Proposal], 1987 series 2box 1folder 15
Nonfiction -- ("Dr. Bernardo Kotelanski: A Happy Heart"), undated series 2box 1folder 16
Nonfiction -- (Elementary school speech), circa 1941 series 2box 1folder 17
Nonfiction -- ("Hello, Young Writers Whoever You are"), undated series 2box 1folder 18
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Book proposal], 1982 series 2box 1folder 19
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Notes and research materials], undated series 2box 1folder 20
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Notes and research materials], undated series 2box 1folder 21
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Notes and research materials], undated series 2box 2folder 1
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Notes and research materials], 1982 and undated series 2box 2folder 2
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50," "Little Murders") -- [Ms.], circa 1982 series 2box 2folder 3
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Interviews], undated series 2box 2folder 4
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [Interviews], 1982 and undated series 2box 2folder 5
Nonfiction -- ("How to Be a New Breed of Female Over 50") -- [First draft], undated series 2box 2folder 6
Nonfiction -- ("Is Your Child's Nursery School Immoral?"), 1953 series 2box 2folder 6
Nonfiction -- (Job hunting) -- [Unpublished article], 1950-1951 series 2box 2folder 8
Nonfiction -- (Journal Entries), 1972 series 2box 2folder 8
Nonfiction -- (Memoir of high school freshman initiation), 1946 series 2box 2folder 9
Nonfiction -- ("Millinery Moments," The Pen Woman, pp. 9-11), Fall 2007 series 2box 2folder 10
Nonfiction -- ("Montgomery County Bird and Blossom Contest") -- [Notes and research], 1998, and undated series 2box 2folder 11
Nonfiction -- (National Bureau of Standards farewell speech), 1980 series 2box 2folder 12
Nonfiction -- (National Bureau of Standards report drafts), 1979 series 2box 2folder 13
Nonfiction -- ("Preface to the Letters: 1946-1950") -- [About Coppel Family correspondence], 2001 series 2box 2folder 14
Nonfiction -- ("Scientific Paper") -- [Includes poem, "Aria for a Famous Scientist"], 1977 series 2box 2folder 15
Nonfiction -- ("Time Capsule Project"), 1984 series 2box 2folder 16
Nonfiction -- (Untitled Essays) -- [Includes the poem, "Tea for a Twosome"], 1955-1956 series 2box 2folder 17
Notebooks -- (Poems), 1939-1950 series 2box 2folder 18
Notebooks -- (Short story and correspondence drafts), circa 1952-1956 series 2box 3folder 1
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Drafts (ch. 2, 6, 7, 9)], 1987 series 2box 3folder 2
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Second drafts and notes], 1986-1988 series 2box 3folder 3
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Third drafts], 1987 series 2box 3folder 4
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Third drafts], 1987 series 2box 3folder 5
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Fourth draft (ch. 14-26)], 187 series 2box 3folder 6
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Drafts (ch. 1, 3-5)], undated series 2box 3folder 7
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Drafts (ch. 11, 13, 15)], undated series 2box 3folder 8
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Chapters critiqued by Hoof], undated series 2box 3folder 9
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Fragments], undated series 2box 3folder 10
Novels -- (The God Bubble ) -- [Draft ("Follow the Fleam")], undated series 2box 4folder 1
Novels -- (She Waded in the Water) -- [Drafts], 1951-1952 series 2box 4folder 2
Novels -- (She Waded in the Water) -- [First drafts (notebook)], 1950-1952 series 2box 4folder 3
Plays -- ("Ad Agency"), 1950s series 2box 4folder 4
Plays -- ("The Ballad of High Entropy" -- [Drafts], 1964 series 2box 4folder 5
Plays -- ("The Ballad of High Entropy") -- [Notes], undated series 2box 4folder 6
Plays -- ("The Board Meeting"), 1960s series 2box 4folder 7
Plays -- ("Bright Flame of Liberty") -- [Adapted by Nancy Wilson from Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland], undated series 2box 4folder 8
Plays -- ("The Dowry of the Sabbath Bride"), 1960s series 2box 4folder 9
Plays -- ("Extra! Extra! President McKinley is Dead"), 1977 series 2box 4folder 10
Plays -- (Fragment), undated series 2box 4folder 11
Plays -- ("Goody-Two-Shoes"), 1980s series 2box 4folder 12
Plays -- ("Have You Seen the Muffin Man..."), 1956 series 2box 4folder 13
Plays -- ("Kuddel Muddel") -- [See also script (television), "Mr. Lincoln and the Peddler"], 1962 series 2box 4folder 14
Plays -- ("The Lance and the Scroll"), 1960s? series 2box 4folder 15
Plays -- ("The Liberated Sabbath Queen"), 1960s series 2box 4folder 16
Plays -- ("Love of Copy"), undated series 2box 4folder 17
Plays -- ("Master of Dreams"), 1967 series 2box 4folder 18
Plays -- ("The Pincushion"), 1970-1980s series 2box 4folder 19
Plays -- ("Pins and Needles: a Children's Musical"), 1960s? series 2box 4folder 20
Plays -- ("The Prison"), 1972 series 2box 4folder 21
Plays -- ("The Putty Bungalow"), 1957 series 2box 5folder 1
Plays -- ("Three Verse Offerings") -- [The Amidah: The Muted Note, Poetry of the Golden Age of Spain, The Poetry of the Bible], 1965 and undated series 2box 5folder 2
Plays -- ("The Unbroken Chain"), 1963 series 2box 5folder 3
Plays -- ("Washington Gossip"), 1980s series 2box 5folder 4
Poetry -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes), 1990 series 2box 5folder 5
Poetry -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes) -- [Forward], 1990 series 2box 5folder 6
Poety -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes) -- [Mockup], circa 1990 series 2box 5folder 7
Poetry -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes) -- [Research materials], 1990-1992 and undated series 2box 5folder 8
Poetry -- ("The Ballad of Joe McCain"), undated series 2box 5folder 9
Poetry -- ("The Body Electric") -- [Research material and notes], 2002 series 2box 5folder 10
Poetry -- (Daughters of Chutzpah, 1983 series 2box 5folder 11
Poetry -- ("The Dear Ruin") -- [also published in Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln: A Commemorative Collage, 2009, located in MC9 DR11], 2008 series 2box 5folder 12
Poetry -- (Domestic verses), 1950-1970? series 2box 5folder 13
Poetry -- ("The Ducat's Other Side"), undated series 2box 5folder 14
Poetry -- (Entered in a 1990s contest), 1989-1991 series 2box 5folder 15
Poetry -- ("Face on a Penny") -- [also published in Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln: A Commemorative Collage, 2009, located in MC9 DR11], 2008 series 2box 5folder 16
Poetry -- (The Georgetown Poetry Review), 1987 series 2box 5folder 17
Poetry -- ("Henry Harford"), 1985 series 2box 5folder 18
Poetry -- (Housewife poems), 1955-1956 series 2box 5folder 19
Poetry -- ("In Search of the Bobcat or Riding the XPS Express") -- [Drafts], 2002 series 2box 5folder 20
Poetry -- (Ladies First), 1995 series 2box 5folder 21
Poetry -- (Ladies First) -- [Dummy Book], undated series 2box 5folder 22
Poetry -- (Light verse about the theater), 1960s series 2box 5folder 23
Poetry -- (Local poems), 1960s series 2box 6folder 1
Poetry -- ("Look Under the Third Tearsheet from the Left"), circa 1952 series 2box 6folder 2
Poetry -- (Love poems, serious), 1950-1959 series 2box 6folder 3
Poetry -- ("Make Bright the Arrows: A Song of Entebee"), 1976 series 2box 6folder 4
Poetry -- ("Marcelle's Amulet of Bruxelles"), circa 1989 series 2box 6folder 5
Poetry -- ("Marry, Merry Maryland"), 1980s series 2box 6folder 6
Poetry -- ("May"), 1942 series 2box 6folder 7
Poetry -- ("Mes Devoirs Au Sujet De Chouettes"), undated series 2box 6folder 8
Poetry -- (More Unholy Writ), 1973 series 2box 6folder 9
Poetry -- ("The Muted Note"), 1966 series 2box 6folder 10
Poetry -- (Notes and drafts), undated series 2box 6folder 11
Poetry -- (Notes and drafts), undated series 2box 6folder 12
Poetry -- (Occasional Poems), 2004 series 2box 6folder 13
Poetry -- ("Ode at Woolworth's Fountain"), 1952 series 2box 6folder 14
Poetry -- (Parody of Leight Hunt), 1946 series 2box 6folder 15
Poetry -- (Poems- miscellany), 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1989 series 2box 6folder 16
Poetry -- (Poems to 1945) -- [Compiled 1946-1950], 1942-1945 series 2box 6folder 17
Poetry -- (Poetry for Children), 1955, and undated series 2box 6folder 18
Poetry -- ("A Psalm of Praise [Including Gruesome Detials]"), 1999 series 2box 6folder 19
Poetry -- (A Purse of Humorous Verse for the Jewish Woman), 2005 series 2box 6folder 20
Poetry -- ("This is a prayer for our daughter..."), 1987 series 2box 6folder 21
Poetry -- ("A Tatterdemalion Epithalium"), undated series 2box 6folder 22
Poetry -- ("To An Ambiguous Line in the Book of Job"), undated series 2box 6folder 23
Poetry -- ("To the Twenty-First Century"), undated series 2box 6folder 24
Poetry -- (Typescripts), 1950s, 1954 series 2box 6folder 25
Poetry -- (Unholy Writ), 1970 series 2box 6folder 26
Poetry -- ("Unholy Writ") -- [Column typescripts), 1967-1984 and undated series 2box 6folder 27
Poetry -- (Yankee Shoes), 1975 series 2box 7folder 1
Poetry -- (Yankee Shoes) -- [Notes and research], 1973-1975 series 2box 7folder 2
Scripts -- ("A Garage Sale for the Mind"), circa 2003 series 2box 7folder 3
Scripts -- (National Council of Jewish Women Program) -- [Author-Book Tea] series 2box 7folder 4
Scripts (Musical) -- ("Eighteenth Anniversary of the State of Israel"), 1966 series 2box 7folder 5
Scripts (Musical) -- (Ladies First), 1996 series 2box 7folder 6
Scripts (Musical) -- ("Proposal for Original Jewish Folk Musical"), 1981 series 2box 7folder 7
Scripts (Musical) -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland) -- [Drafts], 1984 series 2box 7folder 8
Scripts (Musical) -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland) -- [Research and notes], 1983-1984 series 2box 7folder 9
Scripts (Musical) -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland) -- [Research and notes], 1983-1984 series 2box 7folder 10
Scripts (Musical) -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland) -- [Research materials], 1934,1983-1984 and undated series 2box 7folder 11
Scripts (Musical) -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland) -- [Schedules and press materials], 1983-1984 and undated series 2box 7folder 12
Scripts (Musical) -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland) -- [Scripts and director's notes], 1983-1984 series 2box 7folder 13
Scripts (Musical) -- ("Under the North Portico"), 1995 series 2box 7folder 14
Scripts (Radio) -- ("The Haunted Land"), 1955 series 2box 7folder 15
Scripts (Television) -- ("Chanukah"), circa 1965-1966 series 2box 7folder 16
Scripts (Television) -- (Chanukah program), 1961 series 2box 7folder 17
Scripts (Television) -- (Dr. Samson Benderly), 1963 series 2box 7folder 18
Scripts (Television) -- ("Elie Wiesel"), 1960s series 2box 8folder 1
Scripts (Television) -- ("Maestro, Music Please"), circa 1965 series 2box 8folder 2
Scripts (Television) -- ("Mr. Lincoln and the Peddler") -- [See also play, "Kuddel Muddel"], 1963 series 2box 8folder 3
Scripts (Television) -- ("Poetry of the Bible") -- [Notes], circa 1964 series 2box 8folder 4
Scripts (Television) -- ("Poetry of the Golden Age of Spain"), 1960s series 2box 8folder 5
Scripts (Television) -- (Poetry of the post-Biblical period), 1964 series 2box 8folder 6
Scripts (Television) -- ("The Seder"), 1961 series 2box 8folder 7
Scripts (Television) -- ("Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising"), 1967 series 2box 8folder 8
Scripts (Television) -- (Yiddish Literature), 1963 series 2box 8folder 9
Scripts (Television) -- ("Yom Hamoreh"), 1962 series 2box 8folder 10
Short Stories -- ("The Broomed Witch's Spume"), 1955 series 2box 8folder 11
Short Stories -- ("Demons") -- [Drafts], undated series 2box 8folder 12
Short Stories -- ("Have You Seen the Muffin Man..."), 1956 series 2box 8folder 13
Short Stories -- ("Last Waltz on the Way to War"), circa 1994 series 2box 8folder 14
Short Stories -- ("Let's Give It a Whirl"), circa 1954-1955 series 2box 8folder 15
Short Stories -- ("Lilace"), 1953 series 2box 8folder 16
Short Stories -- ("Namesakes"), undated series 2box 8folder 17
Short Stories -- ("I Never Met A Decade I Didnt Like") -- [Drafts and notes], undated series 2box 8folder 18
Short Stories -- ("Old School Tie"), 1953-1954 series 2box 8folder 19
Short Stories -- ("On the Map"), undated series 2box 8folder 20
Short Stories -- ("Sandy the Sleuth (or) How to Get a New Principal in One Easy Lesson"), 1945 series 2box 8folder 21
Short Stories -- ("Something From the Oven", 1996 series 2box 8folder 22
Short Stories -- ("Superfrog") -- [Drafts], undated series 2box 8folder 23
Short Stories -- ("Ten Little Non-Jews/"Fievel is a Genius"), circa 1954-1955 series 2box 8folder 24
Short Stories -- ("That Bloom in the Spring") -- [Later published as "Forsythia"], 1953-1954 series 2box 8folder 25
Short Stories -- ("Too Much to Eat"), 1940-1941 series 2box 8folder 26
Short Stories -- ("Twenty Degrees Cooler Outside"), 1953 series 2box 8folder 27
Short Stories -- ("A Visit With the Ambassador's Lady"), circa 1971 series 2box 8folder 28
Short Stories -- (Writing correspondence course) -- [Outlines and drafts], 1955-1956 series 2box 8folder 29

Series 3: Records, 1934-2008 and undated (3.00 linear feet)

This series primarily consists of records from Mollee Kruger's small press business, Maryben Books, and includes mailing lists, order forms, and publicity relating to her books published under this imprint. Also included are personal papers, such as her appointment book from 1969, biographical materials, calendars, check stubs from awards, and early report cards. Finally, this series contains minutes, notes, and memos from the various committees and events in which Kruger took part. The headings and descriptors that were used to arrange this series alphabetically are based on Kruger's own file headings or annotations.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Achievement in the Humanities Award -- (Includes application and correspondence), 2001-2003 and undated series 3box 1folder 1
Appointment Book, 1969 series 3box 1folder 2
Baltimore Sunpapers application, 1954 series 3box 1folder 3
Biblio Press -- (Orders and invoices), 1984-1985, 1989, 2007 series 3box 1folder 4
Biblio Press -- (Publicity and notes), 1983, 1985, 2004-2006, and undated series 3box 1folder 5
Biographical Information, undated series 3box 1folder 6
Book Reviewers, undated series 3box 1folder 7
Book sales and payments for poems, 1985 and undated series 3box 1folder 8
Calendars, 1988, 1997-2000 series 3box 1folder 9
Calendars, 2001-2005 series 3box 1folder 10
Check stubs from prizes, 1946, 1948 series 3box 1folder 11
Commission on the Humanities -- (Minutes), 1990 series 3box 1folder 12
Daughters of Chutzpah -- (Publicity), 1983 series 3box 1folder 13
Directories, 1993, 2000-2001 and undated series 3box 1folder 14
Directories -- (Who's Who), 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000-2007, and undated series 3box 1folder 15
Dystonia Courage Award, 1997-1998 series 3box 1folder 16
Fan Mail -- (Thank you and congratulatory letters), 1963, 1974-1976, 1978-1979, 1982-1983, 1987-1988, 1990-1993, 1995-1999 series 3box 1folder 17
50th Anniversary Reunion -- (University of Maryland), 2000 series 3box 2folder 1
The God Bubble) -- (Reviews), undated series 3box 2folder 2
Governor's Arts Award application, 2002 series 3box 2folder 3
Honoring the Life and Works of Mollee Kruger -- (University of Maryland), 2003 series 3box 2folder 4
Honoring the Life and Works of Mollee Kruger -- (University of Maryland), 2003 series 3box 2folder 5
Jacqueline Kennedy Festival, 2002 series 3box 2folder 6
Job hunting materials -- (Includes notes for She Waded in the Water), 1951-1952, 1977, 1982, and undated series 3box 2folder 7
Ladies First) -- (Performances), 1994-2002, 2004-2005, 2008 and undated series 3box 2folder 8
( Ladies First ) -- (Expenses) -- [Lee Beaudoin's Records], 1995-1999, 2000-2001, 2004 series 3box 2folder 9
Light verse class -- (Montgomery College), 1981-1982 series 3box 2folder 10
Maryben Books -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes, completed orders), 1991-1992 series 3box 2folder 11
Maryben Books -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes, publicity), 1988-1992 and undated series 3box 2folder 12
Maryben Books -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes, publicity and printing orders), 1990-1993 series 3box 2folder 13
Maryben Books -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes, reading at Friends School, Baltimore, MD), 1995 series 3box 3folder 1
Maryben Books -- (Classified ads), 1976 and undated series 3box 3folder 2
Maryben Books -- (Expenses), 1995-1995 and undated series 3box 3folder 3
Maryben Books -- (Jewish Folk Arts Festival Reading Marathon- drafts and publicity), 1987 series 3box 3folder 4
Maryben Books -- (Ladies First, publicity), 1994-1995 and undated series 3box 3folder 5
Maryben Books -- (Mailing list), undated series 3box 3folder 6
Maryben Books -- (Monographs on publicity and self-publication), 1960 and undated series 3box 3folder 7
Maryben Books -- (More Unholy Writ, publicity), 1970, 1973-1974 and undated series 3box 3folder 8
Maryben Books -- (Orders and invoices), 1970-1978 series 3box 3folder 9
Maryben Books -- (Orders and invoices), 1981, 1983-1996, 2006 series 3box 3folder 10
Maryben Books -- (Orders and invoices), undated series 3box 3folder 11
Maryben Books -- (Publicity and notes), 1972-1976 series 3box 3folder 12
Maryben Books -- (Salesbook), 1992 series 3box 3folder 13
Maryben Books -- (Unholy Writ, publicity), 1967-1971 and undated series 3box 3folder 14
Maryben Books -- (Wholesalers), 1973-1974 and undated series 3box 3folder 15
Maryben Books -- (Yankee Shoes, publicity), undated series 3box 3folder 16
Maryland 350 Committee of Montgomery County -- (Minutes), 1983-1984 series 3box 3folder 17
Maryland 350 Committee of Montgomery County -- (Letters to the future project), 1984, 1989 and undated series 3box 4folder 1
Maryland 350 Committee of Montgomery County -- (Letters to the future project), 1984, 1989 and undated series 3box 4folder 2
Maryland Commission for Women Hall of Fame, 2003, and undated series 3box 4folder 3
Montgomery County Humanities Commission, 1984-1991 and undated series 3box 4folder 4
Montgomery County Humanities Commission, 1984-1991 and undated series 3box 4folder 5
Montgomery County Humanities Commission, 1984-1991 and undated series 3box 4folder 6
Montgomery County Humanities Commission, 1984-1991 and undated series 3box 4folder 7
Montgomery County Humanities Commission, 1984-1991 and undated series 3box 4folder 8
Montgomery County Humanitiesd Commission -- (Frostburg Conference report), 1987-1989 series 3box 4folder 9
Montgomery County Senior Citizen Writing Contest, 1989-1990 series 3box 4folder 10
National Bureau of Standards, 1978-1979 and undated series 3box 4folder 11
National Bureau of Standards Alumni Association, 1991-1993 series 3box 4folder 12
National League of American Pen Women, 1977-1978, 2001 and undated series 3box 4folder 13
National League of American Pen Women -- (Centennial Celebration), 1995-1997 series 3box 5folder 1
National League of American Pen Women -- (Executive Board), 1994-1997 series 3box 5folder 2
"No Class" Reunion -- (University of Maryland), 1989-1990 series 3box 5folder 3
"No Class" Reunion -- (University of Maryland), 1990 series 3box 5folder 4
"No Class" Reunion -- (University of Maryland) -- [Responses], 1989-1990 series 3box 5folder 5
Notebook, undated series 3box 5folder 6
Notebook -- (Planner), 1999-2001 series 3box 5folder 7
Notes and fragments, undated series 3box 5folder 8
Publishers and Directors -- (Responses), 1952-1954, 1970, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, and undated series 3box 5folder 9
"A Qualitative Study of Women of Extraordinary Creative Achievement", 2004 series 3box 6folder 1
Rehearsal schedule -- ("Master of Dreams"), 1968 series 3box 6folder 2
Report cards, 1935-1944 series 3box 6folder 3
Spadmodic Dysphonia -- (Voice materials most usable), 1991, 1993, 1999 and undated series 3box 6folder 4
Spasmodic Dysphonia -- (Voice notes and materials), 1986, 1989, 1998, 2000, and undated series 3box 6folder 5
University of Maryland grades, 1948-1949 series 3box 6folder 6
The Writer's Center, 1977-1978, 1992-1994, 2002, 2006 series 3box 6folder 7
Young Judea Leader's Council -- (Roster), 1955-1956 series 3box 6folder 8

Series 4: Photographs, 1942-2010 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains all original photographs in the collection. During processing, photographs originally filed with manuscript materials were moved to this series, and photocopied facsimiles were placed in their original locations. The photographs are arranged in chronological order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Mollee Coppel, 1942 series 4box 1folder 1
Mollee Coppel, 1948 series 4box 1folder 2
University Publications Staff Party, 1949 series 4box 1folder 3
MCK labeled: "Mollee being served elaborate meal by University of MD dining room staff after she wrote critical column about cafeteria food and service", 1949 series 4box 1folder 4
On verso: "Mortar Board Initiation-1950, U. of Md.--Rossborough Inn, Mollee--Top row, third from right", 1950 series 4box 1folder 5
On verso: "Mollee--setting up TV commercial at WBAL TV in Baltimore, Katz agency, circa 1952-1953 series 4box 1folder 6
On verso: "Picture taken for the Baltimore Evening Sun article on Kruger's poetry", 1956 series 4box 1folder 7
Mollee Kruger in Jewish Social Service Agency play ("The Room Upstairs"), circa 1963 series 4box 1folder 8
Mollee Kruger in Jewish Social Service Agency play ("The Room Upstairs"), circa 1963 series 4box 1folder 9
On verso: "Dressed as Emma Lazarus and some other 19th century types", 1975 series 4box 1folder 10
On recto: Left to Right, "Poetry Reading at Jewish Community Center, Rockville MD. 11/14/76, Mollee at Podium at Book Fair, Autographing books, Mollee with cousin Florence Ottenberg (at book signing), Mollee Kruger, Community Fair, founding member of Montgomery County Humanities Commission", 1976, 1984 series 4box 1folder 11
Maryland 350 Committee, 1984 series 4box 1folder 12
On verso: "Mollee giving talk", circa 1980s series 4box 1folder 13
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 14
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 15
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 16
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 17
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 18
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 19
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 20
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 21
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 22
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 23
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 24
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 25
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 26
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 27
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 28
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 29
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 30
Scenes backstage and onstage, Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland, 1984 series 4box 1folder 31
On verso: "DC Branch NLAPW meeting Sep 26, 87. Pen Arts Bldg, Washington, D.C. Jerry Kruger reading my prize wining story "Forsythia", 1987 series 4box 1folder 32
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 33
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 34
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 35
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 36
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 37
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 38
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 39
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 40
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 41
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 42
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 43
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 44
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 45
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 46
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 47
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 48
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 49
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 50
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 51
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 52
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 53
"No Class" Reunion, University of Maryland, 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 54
MCK labeled: "recognition certificate for service to Mont. County Commission on Humanities, Feb. 1991", February 1991 series 4box 1folder 55
MCK labeled: "recognition certificate for service to Mont. County Commission on Humanities, Feb. 1991", February 1991 series 4box 1folder 56
"Bel Air High School Reunion Badge", 1991 series 4box 1folder 57
On recto: "Reading--"Admiral of the Mosquitoes" Writer's Center, November 15, 1992, Len Kruger, Cynthia Folcarelli, Jerry Kruger, Mollee Kruger", 1992 series 4box 1folder 58
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 59
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 60
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 61
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 62
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 63
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 64
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 65
"Visit to Annapolis", 1992 series 4box 1folder 66
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 67
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 68
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 69
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 70
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 71
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 72
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 73
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 74
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 75
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 76
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 77
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 78
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 79
Ladies First performance, [Photographs were removed from Miriam and Stan Coppel correspondence, August 28, 1996], circa 1996 series 4box 1folder 80
Mollee Kruger, publicity shot, 1998 series 4box 1folder 81
On verso: "Montgomery County Executive Bldg--Poetry Gallery, Rockville, MD., display of Poem "Fin de Siecle" and bio of writers", circa June-August 2000 series 4box 1folder 82
On verso: "Montgomery County Executive Bldg--Poetry Gallery, Rockville, MD., display of Poem "Fin de Siecle" and bio of writers", circa June-August 2000 series 4box 1folder 83
On verso: "Montgomery County Executive Bldg--Poetry Gallery, Rockville, MD., display of Poem "Fin de Siecle" and bio of writers", circa June-August 2000 series 4box 1folder 84
On verso: "Montgomery County Executive Bldg--Poetry Gallery, Rockville, MD., display of Poem "Fin de Siecle" and bio of writers", circa June-August 2000 series 4box 1folder 85
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, MCK labeled: "Mollee Kruger as the Muse of History in Ladies First", November 2000 series 4box 1folder 86
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 87
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, MCK labeled: "Lea Beaudoin reads 'Another Phantasmagoria' poem as mime Mollee Kruger becomes dancer Isadora Duncan married to hefty President William Howard Taft in whimsical 'What If' First Ladies part of Ladies First", November 2000 series 4box 1folder 88
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, MCK labeled: "Lea Beaudoin reads 'Another Phantasmagoria' poem as mime Mollee Kruger becomes dancer Isadora Duncan married to hefty President William Howard Taft in whimsical 'What If' First Ladies part of Ladies First", November 2000 series 4box 1folder 89
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 90
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 91
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 92
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 93
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, MCK labeled: "Lee Beaudoin as Martha Washington accompanied by Mary Beth Beck in 'Ladies First: A White House Odyssey' ", November 2000 series 4box 1folder 94
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 95
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, MCK labeled: "Lee Beaudoin as Eleanor Roosevelt in 'Ladies First: A White House Odyssey' ", November 2000 series 4box 1folder 96
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, MCK labeled: "Lee Beaudoin as an early First Lady accompanied by Mary Beth Beck in 'Ladies First: A White House Odyssey' ", November 2000 series 4box 1folder 97
Scenes onstage at the Rockville Senior Center, Ladies First, November 2000 series 4box 1folder 98
University of Maryland, 1950 class reunion, On verso: "Standing Liza and Charlie Schaeffer, Zuckermans, Mollee Kruger, Jerry Kruger, Ginie Brown, Bill Brown", 2000 series 4box 1folder 99
University of Maryland, 1950 class reunion, On verso: Second row--4 Mortar Boards--Anne Sipp, Lynn Rossman, Mollee Kruger, Helen White", 2000 series 4box 1folder 100
University of Maryland, 1950 class reunion, On verso: "Jerry and Mollee Kruger", 2000 series 4box 1folder 101
University of Maryland, 1950 class reunion, On verso: "Mollee Kruger and friend", 2000 series 4box 1folder 102
University of Maryland, 1950 class reunion, On verso: "Luncheon U. of MD. 50th reunion", 2000 series 4box 1folder 103
Mollee Kruger and Winifred Hyson, February 2001 series 4box 1folder 104
Mollee Kruger and Winifred Hyson, February 2001 series 4box 1folder 105
Mollee Kruger and Winifred Hyson, February 2001 series 4box 1folder 106
Mollee Kruger and Winifred Hyson, February 2001 series 4box 1folder 107
MCK labeled: "Comcast 2001 Achievement in the Humanities Award, Dec. 2001--Indian Spring Country Club", December 2001 series 4box 1folder 108
Photographs from "Garage Sale of the Mind," Kogol Theater, University of Maryland, College Park -- (On compact disc), 9 March 2003 series 4box 1folder 109
Anne Turkos, Mollee Kruger, and Beth Alvarez, "'The Cobbler's Last' reading, August 1, 2010, Ring House, Rockville, MD", 2010 series 4box 1folder 110
Ken Calfee, undated series 4box 1folder 111
Jerry and Mollee Kruger with state of Solomon Ibn Gabirol, undated series 4box 1folder 112
Jerry and Mollee Kruger with state of Solomon Ibn Gabirol, undated series 4box 1folder 113
Mollee Kruger -- (Negative), undated series 4box 1folder 114
Mollee Coppel and Betty Getz, undated series 4box 1folder 115
Mollee Kruger, undated series 4box 1folder 116
Mollee Kruger, undated series 4box 1folder 117

Series 5: Clippings, 1946-2010 and undated (5.00 linear feet)

This series consists of newspaper and magazine clippings by or about Mollee Kruger or collected by her in the course of her career. Clippings dated before Kruger's marriage are arranged under the categories "About Coppel," "By Coppel," and "Collected by Coppel." All folders are arranged alphabetically, and all clippings are arranged chronologically within each folder. For a complete list of copies of articles from Kruger's nationally syndicated newspaper column, "Unholy Writ," see clippings.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
About Coppel -- (Awards and Profiles), 1948-1950, 1955 series 5box 1folder 1
About Coppel -- (Senior Scholastic), 1946 series 5box 1folder 2
About Kruger -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes), 1990-1992 and undated series 5box 1folder 3
About Kruger -- (Awards and profiles), 1956, 1967, 1970, 1975-1976, 1981-1989, 1993-1995, 1997, 2001-2003, 2009, and undated series 5box 1folder 4
About Kruger -- (The Cobbler's Last), 2010 series 5box 1folder 5
About Kruger -- (Daughters of Chutzpah), 1983-1984 series 5box 1folder 6
About Kruger -- ("Do-it-yourself publishing arrives"), 2010 series 5box 1folder 7
About Kruger -- (First Lady Players), 1996-1998, 2001-2002 and undated series 5box 1folder 8
About Kruger -- ("Garage Sale of the Mind"), 2003 series 5box 1folder 9
About Kruger -- ("Kuddel Muddel"), 1962 series 5box 1folder 10
About Kruger -- (Lighten Up), 1987-1988 series 5box 1folder 11
About Kruger -- ("Mollee Kruger: Never at a Loss for Words"), 2002 series 5box 1folder 12
About Kruger -- (Motar Board Alumnae), 1977 series 5box 1folder 13
About Kruger -- ("Mr. Lincoln and the Peddler"), 1963 series 5box 1folder 14
About Kruger -- ("The Muted Note"), 1966-1967 series 5box 1folder 15
About Kruger -- (Plays and readings), 1966, 1971, and undated series 5box 1folder 16
About Kruger -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland), 1983-1984 series 5box 1folder 17
About Kruger -- ("The Putty Bungalow"), 1957 series 5box 1folder 18
About Kruger -- ("The Reluctant Debutante"), 1959 series 5box 1folder 19
About Kruger -- (Television programs), 1961, 1964 series 5box 1folder 20
About Kruger -- (Time capsule project), 1984 series 5box 1folder 21
By Coppel -- (Diamondback and Old Line articles), 1949, 1951-1952 series 5box 1folder 22
By Coppel -- ("Girl Scout News," Hartford Gazette) -- [From Scrapbook, 1938-1945], circa 1938-1945 series 5box 1folder 23
By Coppel -- ("Ode to the Ghost That Walks Media or All Hell is Going to Break Loose"), 1951 series 5box 1folder 24
By Kruger -- (Articles), 1968-1969, 1978-1980, 1982, 1988, 1993-1994, 1998, 2002, and undated series 5box 1folder 25
By Kruger -- ("A Day Even For Uncle Frank"), 1993, 1994 series 5box 1folder 26
By Kruger -- (Jewish Week articles) -- [From clipping scrapbook], 1968-1971 and undated series 5box 1folder 27
By Kruger -- (Jewish Week articles) -- [From clipping scrapbook, vol. 2], 1968-1970 series 5box 1folder 28
By Kruger -- (Jewish Week [Washington] articles), 1968-1970 series 5box 1folder 29
By Kruger -- (Letters to the editor), 1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992-1993 series 5box 1folder 30
By Kruger -- (Poetry), 1982-1983, 1985, 1988-1989 series 5box 1folder 31
By Kruger -- ("Turning 40"), 1982 series 5box 1folder 32
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column), 1970, 1977-1979 series 5box 1folder 33
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column, Chicago Sentinel) -- [Located in MC 12, DR 6], 1969 series 5box 1folder 33
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column, Dayton Jewish Chronicle) -- [Located in MC 12, DR 6], 1969-1972 series 5box 1folder 34
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle) -- [Located in MC 12, DR 6], 1969-1972 series 5box 1folder 35
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column, Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh) -- [Located in MC 12, DR 6], 1969-1972 series 5box 1folder 36
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column, Jewish Week, Washington D.C) -- [Located in MC 12, DR 6], 1968-1982 series 5box 1folder 38
By Kruger -- ("Unholy Writ" column, unknown publication), 1967-1969, 1973, 1976 and undated series 5box 1folder 39
By Kruger -- (University of Maryland 50th Anniversary Reunion), 2000 series 5box 1folder 40
By Kruger -- (Washington Post articles), 1969, 1994 series 5box 1folder 41
By Kruger -- ("You Still Have a Chance to Say Hello to Folks in the Year 2034"), 1984 series 5box 1folder 42
Collected by Coppel -- (Clippings), undated series 5box 1folder 43
Collected by Kruger -- (Maryland 350 Committee of Montgomery County), 1983-1985 series 5box 1folder 44
Collected by Kruger -- (Clippings), 1957, 1983, 1990, 1998, 2003 series 5box 1folder 44
Collected by Kruger -- (Spasmodic Dysphonia), 1985, 1987, 1989-1991, 1998, and undated series 5box 1folder 46
Reviews -- (Admiral of the Mosquitoes), 1991 series 5box 1folder 47
Reviews -- (Ladies First), 1995-1996, 2004 series 5box 1folder 48
Reviews -- (More Unholy Writ), 1973 series 5box 1folder 49
Reviews -- (A Purse of Humorous Verse for the Jewish Woman), 2005 series 5box 1folder 50
Reviews -- (Unholy Writ, 1970 and undated series 5box 1folder 51

Series 6: Printed Matter, 1998-2008 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series consists of programs, pamphlets, flyers, brochures, and minor publications collected by Mollee Kruger. The series is arranged alphabetically by title or descriptors based on Kruger's own file headings or annotations, although the category, "Programs" was created to bring these materials together.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
El Adios -- (Bel Air High School class reunion of 1946), 1996 series 6box 1folder 1
Ethnic Heritage Festival, 1984 series 6box 1folder 2
Hadassah award, undated series 6box 1folder 3
"In Her Own Writ: Women's Words, Wit, and Wisdom, Maryland Women's History Resource Packet", 1989 series 6box 1folder 4
Jewish Folk Arts Society, 2005 series 6box 1folder 5
Ladies First -- (Brochures and flyers), 2002 and undated series 6box 1folder 6
Ladies First -- (Insert), undated series 6box 1folder 7
Maryland 350 Committee, "Bicentennial Celebrations", 1983 series 6box 1folder 8
Maryland 350 Committee of Montgomery County -- (Final report), 1984 series 6box 1folder 9
Mortar Board Alumnae, 1977-1978 series 6box 1folder 10
National League of American Pen Women -- (Programs and brochures), 1991, 2001, 2004, 2007, and undated series 6box 1folder 11
Press releases about monologues, lectures, presentations, and plays, 1971 series 6box 1folder 12
Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland -- (Brochures and flyers), 1983-1984 series 6box 1folder 13
Programs -- (The Cheverly Players, "Night Must Fall"), undated series 6box 1folder 14
Programs -- (Class of 1950 Reunion, University of Maryland), 2000 series 6box 1folder 15
Programs -- (The Cobbler's Last, readings), 2010, 2011 series 6box 1folder 16
Programs -- (Collected by Kruger), 1955, 1995 series 6box 1folder 17
Programs -- (Commencement Exercises, University of Maryland), 1950 series 6box 1folder 18
Programs -- (D.C. Recreation Department Department, One Act Play Tournament), 1960 series 6box 1folder 19
Programs -- (Honoring the Life and Work of Mollee Coppel Kruger), 2003 series 6box 1folder 20
Programs -- (Jewish Book Fairs), 1983 series 6box 1folder 21
Programs -- (Ladies First), 1995-1996, 1998, 2003, 2007, and undated series 6box 1folder 22
Programs -- ("The Muted Note"), 1967 series 6box 1folder 23
Programs -- (Monologues, lectures, presentations, plays), 1961-1980, 2007-2008, and undated series 6box 1folder 24
Programs -- (Theatrical activities), 1961-1965 series 6box 1folder 25
Programs -- (Tisha B'Av, "The Prison"), 1972 series 6box 1folder 26
Programs -- ("The Unbroken Chain"), 1963 series 6box 1folder 27
Programs -- (University of Maryland, May Day), 1950 series 6box 1folder 28
Programs -- (University Theatre, "Night Must Fall"), 1948 series 6box 1folder 29
Programs -- (University Theatre, "Our Town"), 1948 series 6box 1folder 30
(Take Hold) -- (Poems by Merril Leffler), 1997 series 6box 1folder 31

Series 7: Serial Publications, 1945-2007 (1.00 linear foot)

This series contains Kruger's collection of periodicals, most of which feature pieces by or about Kruger. All serial publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bellarion, 1945-1946 series 7box 1folder 1
Chesapeake, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999 series 7box 1folder 2
Diamondback -- [Located in MC9, DR11], 1949-1950 series 7box 1folder 3
Dystonia Dialogue, 1997-1998 series 7box 1folder 4
Friends, 1996, 2001 series 7box 1folder 5
Harlequin, 1951 series 7box 1folder 6
The Jewish Week, 1980, 1982 series 7box 1folder 7
Library Issues, 2002, 2003 series 7box 1folder 8
Light of Temple Israel, 1958 series 7box 1folder 9
Lighten Up, 1988 series 7box 1folder 10
Maryland, 1950 series 7box 1folder 11
Montgomery County Jewish Center Bulletin, 1966 series 7box 1folder 12
The Montgomery County Story, 1999 series 7box 1folder 13
NBS Standard, 1963 series 7box 1folder 14
NBS Standard, 1978-1980 series 7box 1folder 15
"The New Writers," vols. 1 and 2, 1975-1976 series 7box 1folder 16
News Tidbits, 1981 series 7box 1folder 17
Ohr Kodesh Congregation Bulletin, 1998 series 7box 1folder 18
Old Line, 1948-1949 series 7box 1folder 19
Old Line, 1949-1950 series 7box 2folder 1
Outlook, 2006 series 7box 2folder 2
Pen Woman, 1990-1994 series 7box 2folder 3
Pen Woman, 1995 series 7box 2folder 4
Pen Woman, 1996-1998 series 7box 2folder 5
Pen Woman, 2007 series 7box 2folder 6
"The Que Sheet," The Kensington Players, 1961 series 7box 2folder 7
Tide: Newsmagazine of Sales and Advertising -- (Includes poem, "Ode at Woolworth's Fountain," pg. 60), 1952 series 7box 2folder 8
Writer's Digest, 1988 series 7box 2folder 9

Series 8: Artwork, Memorabilia, and Audio-Visual Materials, 1945-2008 and undated (6.50 linear feet)

The artwork, memorabilia, and audio-visual materials that comprise this series are arranged under these three headings. Under artwork, there are twelve drawings and caricatures on paper of Mollee Kruger, drawn by Allen Cohen and Clyde Maybee and arranged alphabetically by artist. Memorabilia includes pins, scrapbooks, school yearbooks, and other objects and mementos, arranged alphabetically by title or brief descriptor based on Mollee Kruger's own file headings or annotations. Finally, the series contains three reel-to-reel audio tapes of Kruger's plays and poetry readings performed on Jewish Community radio programs, one audio cassette recording of poetry readings from Daughters of Chutzpah, one video cassette recording and three audio cassette recordings of performances of Kruger's original musical, Ladies First, three video cassette recordings of "A Garage Sale of the Mind: Mollee Kruger's Lifetime of Verses, Vagaries and Vices," and one video cassette recording of Kruger's Achivement in the Humanities Award interview.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Artwork -- (Caricatures of Mollee Coppel and other drawings by Conrad Bauer and Clyde Maybee) -- [Located in MC9, DR11], 1953-1954 series 8box 1folder 1
Artwork -- (Portrait of Mollee Coppel by Allen Cohen) -- [Located in MC9, DR11], undated series 8box 1folder 2
Memorabilia -- (El Adios), 1946 series 8box 1folder 3
Memorabilia -- (Jerusalem International Book Fair), 1975 series 8box 1folder 4
Memorabilia -- (Maryben Books, signs) -- [Located in MC9, DR11], 1987 and undated series 8box 1folder 5
Memorabilia -- (National League of Pen Women award certificates), 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1993-1994, 1996, 1999 and undated series 8box 1folder 6
Memorabilia -- (National League of American Pen Women ribbon and pen), undated series 8box 1folder 7
Memorabilia -- (1st year of marriage), 1955-1956 series 8box 1folder 8
Memorabilia -- (Pins), 1980 and undated series 8box 1folder 9
Memorabilia -- (Prithee, Happy Birthday, Maryland scrapbook), 1984 series 8box 1folder 10
Memorabilia -- (Rockville City Proclamation) -- [Located in MC9, DR11], 1992 series 8box 1folder 11
Memorabilia -- (Scrapbook), 1938-1945 series 8box 1folder 12
Memorabilia -- (Scrapbook), circa 1960s-1980s series 8box 1folder 13
Memorabilia -- (Scrapbook), circa 1960s-1980s series 8box 1folder 14
Memorabilia -- (Scrapbook) -- [Located in MC9, DR11], 1946-1950 series 8box 2folder 1
Memorabilia -- ("Teen Topics" scrapbook), circa 1945-1947 series 8box 2folder 2
Memorabilia -- (Terrapin, vol. 47), 1948 series 8box 2folder 3
Memorabilia -- (Terrapin, vol. 48), 1949 series 8box 2folder 4
Memorabilia -- (Terrapin, vol. 49), 1950 series 8box 2folder 5
Memorabilia -- (Writing Awards and Certificates), 1976, 1979, 1984, 1987-1988, 1991, 2000, 2002 and undated series 8box 3folder 1
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Diploma) -- [Located in MC9, DR11], 1950 series 8box 3folder 2
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [American Literature to 1900], undated series 8box 3folder 3
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [CL 101 (Comparative Literature)], undated series 8box 3folder 4
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [Comp. Lit 103 (Comparative Literature)], undated series 8box 3folder 5
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [English 115, Shakespeare], undated series 8box 3folder 6
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [English 134, Victorian Literature], undated series 8box 3folder 7
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [English 135, Victorian Literature], undated series 8box 3folder 8
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [French 104], undated series 8box 3folder 9
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland Notebooks) -- [French 161], circa 1948 series 8box 3folder 10
Memorabilia -- (University of Maryland term papers and exam questions), 1948-1950 series 8box 3folder 11
Memorabilia -- (White House tea napkin), 1979 series 8box 3folder 12
Audio-Visual -- (Achievement in the Humanities Award interview) -- [Video cassette, Comcast], 2001 series 8box 4folder 1
Audio-Visual -- (Daughters of Chutzpah, poetry reading on WEVD radio program) -- [Audio cassette] -- [Located in Box 5], 1981 series 8box 4folder 2
Audio-Visual -- ("A Garage Sale of the Mind: Mollee Kruger's Lifetime of Verses Vagaries and Vices") -- [Master and sub-master video cassettes], 2003 series 8box 4folder 3
Audio-Visual -- ("A Garage Sale of the Mind: Mollee Kruger's Lifetime of Verses Vagaries and Vices") -- [Use copy cassette], 2003 series 8box 4folder 4
Audio-Visual -- (Ladies First) -- [Video cassette, DV Productions, Inc.], 2001 series 8box 4folder 5
Audio-Visual -- (Ladies First, performances) -- [3 Audio cassettes], 1995-1996 and undated series 8box 5folder 1
Audio-Visual -- ("Putty Bungalow") -- [Audio tape, 7.5 in/s], 1960 series 8box 5folder 2
Audio-Visual -- (WRC TV Jewish Community hour, "Religious Freedom and the Feasts of lights," and "Shall We Have a Seder") -- [Audio tape, 7.5 in/s], 1961-1962 series 8box 5folder 3
Audio-Visual -- (WRC TV Jewish Community hour, "Yom Homoreh") -- [Audo tape, 7.5 in/s], 1963 series 8box 5folder 4
Audio-Visual -- (WTOP TV Jewish Community hour, "Mr. Lincole and the Peddlar") -- [Audio tape, 7.5 in/s], 1963 series 8box 5folder 5

Related Material

A great deal of Kruger's early correspondence and writings relate to her time at the University of Maryland as a coed immediately after World War II. As such, these papers provide an intimate portrait of a young Jewish woman at a dynamic point in the university's history. The University of Maryland maintain primary and published material from this time, much of which is of value to anyone studying historical issues of gender and ethnic diversity on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus. Additionally, the Jewish Historical Society of Maryland, located in Baltimore, maintains a public collection of documents, photographs, and objects relating to Maryland Jewry. The collections of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, located in Washington, D.C., include organizational records, business and family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textiles, and ritual objects documenting the history of the Jewish community in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding suburbs from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

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