Specialties: Ayn Rand Institute, Ayn Rand's Life, Hollywood Blacklist
Jeff Britting is Department Manager of the Ayn Rand Archives. He holds a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, where he attended the university's first course on Objectivism. He is the author of Ayn Rand, a biography in the Overlook Illustrated Lives Series published by Overlook Press in February 2005. His "Adapting We the Living," an essay on the theatrical and film adaptations of Rand's first novel, is included in Essays on Ayn Rand's We The Living, edited by Robert Mayhew (Lexington Books in 2004). He has managed the Ayn Rand Archives since 1997, when he began the first systematic preservation and arrangement of its Ayn Rand Papers and special collections. Mr. Britting developed and associate-produced the feature documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life and co-produced the first stage productions of Ideal and Anthem. His special interests are music and drama.
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