Born in 1895, Rose Lewin Franken spent her early life in Gainesville, Texas. At the age of twelve, however, her parents separated and she moved with her mother and siblings to New York City. There she completed her education and in 1913 married Sigmund Franken, with whom she had three children. She began writing novels after the birth of her second child. Franken produced from these novels a number of successful theater productions and motion pictures, including several that depicted the well-known character Claudia Naughton, a young housewife. Franken's writings frequently used simple domestic situations to offer broad social commentary. She remained an active writer into the 1960s and died in Arizona in 1988. The collection contains two synopses and two screenplays written by Franken between 1936 and 1946.
More information about Rose Lewin Franken can be found in the Rose Franken Screenplay collection at The Texas Collection.