Scope and arrangement
This collection is composed of correspondence and office files. The material encompasses a wide range of entertainment: music, radio, and publishing, with the majority of the material from the motion picture, television and theater industries.
The Leo Lerman papers are arranged in two series:
- 1943-19861.5 boxes
Correspondence is mainly from celebrities thanking Lerman for advice and his sending good wishes for their opening night. Other subjects include information about a production or performer to "keep and eye on." Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by surname.
- 1959-19837.5 boxes
Series II is mostly press releases and press packets sent to Lerman at Mademoiselle from production companies and talent agencies advertising upcoming productions and/or performers. Companies, agents, and actors sent information about upcoming productions to Lerman at Mademoiselle magazine in the hopes that publicity would be put into the magazine. There are also a couple of scripts and articles (presumably) written by Lerman. Material is arranged alphabetically by title, subject and name.