Search Modern Manuscripts

Visit the Newberry Website

Search Results - right-click to open individual abstracts in a new tab

Literature Abstracts

Ade, George, 1866-1944. George Ade Papers, 1865-1971.

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," and for his Fables in Slang.

7.2 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Ade (formerly Ad)
Location: 3a 36 1
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Albee, Edward, 1928-. Edward Albee Script, 1968.

Copy of two plays by Edward Albee: Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. With inscription by the author.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 43
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981. Nelson Algren Papers, 1960-1975.

Influential Chicago writer. Includes three typescripts of Algren works (2 signed), and two articles about Algren when he permanently left Chicago in 1975.

0.1 linear feet (4 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 152
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. Sherwood Anderson Papers, 1872-1992.

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.

54.7 linear feet (121 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Anderson (formerly An)
Location: 3a 36 2-5; Vault 49 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Atwater, Adeline Lobdell. Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, 1932-1956.

Literary manuscripts, autobiography and diary of Adeline Lobdell Atwater, Chicago writer. In her autobiography, Atwater writes about the Iroquois Theater Fire, birth control, divorce and her children's education in the Montessori Method. She also writes about her ten years in New York working at art galleries.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Atwater (formerly At)
Location: 3a 36 12
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Barnes, Edward A. Edward A. Barnes Papers, 1865-1893.

Diaries, poetry, music, and program and newspaper clippings written by Edward A. Barnes, a Chicago-based religious and temperance songwriter. The diaries pertain to Barnes’s songwriting career, his religious beliefs, and his relationship with his sisters, Lillie and Della.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Barnes E
Location: 3a 57 9
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Barrett, Oliver R. (Oliver Roger), 1873-1950. Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg papers, ca. 1860-1966.

Correspondence and notes of Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material, and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Abraham Lincoln. Also poems by Sandburg, photographs of Sandburg and Barrett, and a large collection of stereographs (scenes of the American Civil War, world views and many slides of Chicago before and after the fire of 1871), and cabinet and carte de visite portraits.

8 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg
Location: 3a 37 12
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Bellow, Saul. Saul Bellow Newspaper clippings, 1944-1970.

Clippings of American and English book reviews of Bellow's works.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Bellow (formerly Blw)
Location: 3a 37 10
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

Block, Mervin. Mervin Block Papers, 1945-2005.

Renowned New York broadcast newswriter and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Includes letters from and materials about author James T. Farrell and Lyric Opera of Chicago press agent/impresario Danny Newman.

0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Block
Location: 3a 35 1
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Bowe, Augustine Joseph, 1892-1966. Augustine J. Bowe Papers, ca. 1890-1966, bulk 1940-1966.

Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.

16.3 linear feet (36 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Bowe
Location: 3a 37 3-4
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Bregstone, Philip P. (Philip Pollack), 1866-1934. Philip P. Bregstone Papers, 1889-1951, bulk 1931-1933.

Papers of Chicago lawyer, judge, writer, and public official Philip P. Bregstone, who was active in Chicago Jewish affairs and in promoting Zionist causes in the Midwest. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence, writings, reviews, and memorabilia by and about Bregstone and the wartime activities of his wife, Anne Rosenberg Bregstone.

3.8 linear feet (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Bregstone
Location: 3a 35 12
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913. Francis Fisher Browne Papers, ca. 1860-1949, bulk 1873-1915.

Correspondence, literary manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings, photos and material relating to Francis Fisher Browne and the publication of several Chicago literary periodicals, primarily The Dial, of which Francis Fisher Browne was the founder and editor, 1880-1913.

5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Browne (formerly Br)
Location: 3a 37 1-2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Brundage, Slim, 1903-1990. Slim Brundage Papers, 1955-1991, bulk 1964-1972.

Writings and correspondence of Slim Brundage, founder of the College of Complexes, which operated on and off out of several locations on Chicago's Near North Side during the 1950's-1960's as a forum where speakers and the audience debated controversial topics and read poetry. Also a variety of documents relating to the College of Complexes itself, such as correspondence, press releases, speaker solicitations, and poetry written by the College's "students."

4.6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Brundage
Location: 3a 37 1
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987. Fanny Butcher Papers, 1830-1984, bulk 1910-1984.

Chief literary editor of the Chicago Tribune, writer of a widely-read column, "The Literary Spotlight," and bookstore owner. Butcher's papers include letters and photographs of numerous literary figures including H.L. Mencken, Carl Sandburg, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, James Thurber, and Willa Cather, and a significant amount of correspondence with Arthur Meeker. Also notes for and clippings of her reviews and articles, and other memorabilia.

25 cubic ft. (56 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Butcher
Location: 3a 37 5-6
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Casey, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1890-1962. Robert J. Casey Papers, 1907-1964.

Manuscripts of the works and diaries, along with correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia, of Robert J. Casey, Chicago Daily News reporter and prolific author. Casey served in World War I, was one of the great correspondents of World War II, and wrote a popular front-page feature based on his worldwide travels. His works include travel accounts, historical romances, detective and adventure stories, and poetry.

13.4 linear feet (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Casey (formerly C-)
Location: 3a 37 1; 3a 38 1
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Cather, Willa:


SEE

Cather, Willa:


SEE ALSO

Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 1847-1902. Mary Hartwell Catherwood Papers, 1865-1945.

Midwestern writer of romantic historical novels and short stories. Catherwood's papers include mostly out-going correspondence, manuscript and published writings, diaries, notebooks, notes for stories, clippings, photographs and some miscellaneous material relating her life and career.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Catherwood (formerly Ca)
Location: 3a 38 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Chicago Literary Club. Records, 1874-1960.

Chicago voluntary association founded in 1874 of men and women interested in writing original essays on topics of their own choosing and in listening to other members present their essays. Prominent members include Lorado Taft, Edgar Lee Masters, Irving Kane Pond, William Rainey Harper, and Thomas Elliott Donnelly. Primarily weekly papers read by over 250 members, but also correspondence, minutes, a visitors' register, cashbook, and scrapbooks.

36 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Literary Club (formerly Ch)
Location: 3a 38 2-4; 3a 35 11
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog .
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990. Jack Conroy Papers, 1924-1991.

Works, correspondence, and papers of the American novelist, folklorist, and editor who wrote The Disinherited (1933), a classic of proletarian literature, and edited radical journals: The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil. Also Conroy's personal magazine collection consisting of numerous leftist, labor, and literary magazines, some only in a few issues, dating mainly from the 1930s and 1940s.

47 linear feet (98 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Conroy
Location: 3a 24 7-10
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Database of Names in Manuscript Collections Notebook.
Inventory

Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990:


SEE ALSO

Cowler, Rosemary, 1925-. Rosemary Cowler - Maynard Mack Letters, 1968-1997.

Twenty-one letters from Professor Maynard Mack of Yale University to Professor Rosemary Cowler of Lake Forest College. Dating from 1968 through 1997, the letters document the long personal friendship and professional collaboration of two Alexander Pope scholars.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Modern MS 31
Location: 1 1 5
Finding Aids:
Inventory

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989


SEE ALSO

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989. Malcolm Cowley Papers, ca. 1850-2004, bulk 1898-1985.

Author, poet, translator, literary critic and historian who was editor of the Greenwich Village avant-garde magazine, Broom, and literary editor of the New Republic, and who wrote Exile's Return, chronicling literary life between the two World Wars. Cowley's papers include correspondence with and materials about 20th century literary figures and reflect Cowley's long involvement with Yaddo and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Also numerous project files including Cowley's writings and related correspondence and research materials; photographs; and family correspondence.

77 llinear feet (178 boxes, loose audio items, 3 oversize boxes, 1 artifact box, and 16 oversize folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Cowley (formerly Co)
Location: 3a 38 5-9; Vault 49 4; Vault 31 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Cummings, Marion, 1876-1926. Marion Cummings Papers, 1900-1956.

Papers of Marion Cummings, teacher, philosopher and poet, which include both her works and a collection of letters and works of American poet Sara Teasdale.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Cummings (formerly Cu)
Location: 3a 38 10
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

D'Amato, Barbara. Barbara D'Amato Papers, 2001-2004.

Chicago suspense novel author and winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Prize and Carl Sandburg Award. Includes working drafts and printed copy of D'Amato's 2004 novel, Death of a Thousand Cuts.

2.5 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS D'Amato
Location: 3a 35 4
Finding Aids:
Collection Available by appointment only.

Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956. Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988.

Illinois attorney, journalist, literary agent, poet, and patron to Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Theodore Dreiser, Marcel Duchamp, William Carlos Williams, Maxwell Bodenheim, and Robert McAlmon. Dawson's papers include his works and correspondence, as well as diaries, correspondence, photographs, memoirs, etc., of George E. Dawson, and other members of the Dawson, Manierre, and Hahn families.

35 linear feet (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Dawson
Location: 3a 24 4-5
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969. Floyd Dell Papers, 1908-1969.

Poet, novelist, playwright, newspaperman, and literary editor, who was a central figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance and editor of the Friday Literary Review, and who later edited The Masses, The Liberator, and The New Masses after moving to Greenwich Village and Croton on Hudson, New York. Dell's papers include correspondence with a number of important literary figures, manuscript and printed works, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.

11 linear feet (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Dell (formerly De)
Location: 3a 38 10-11; Vault 49 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory
Newberry Library Bulletin, 2nd Ser. No. 5 (December 1950), p. 146-157.

Dell, Floyd:


SEE ALSO

Dell, Floyd:


SEE ALSO

Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.). Dill Pickle Club Records, 1906-1941, bulk 1915-1935.

Chicago social club founded in 1916 (chartered in 1917) by Jack Jones to provide an unconventional meeting-place for the uninhibited and free-thinking. Originally housed in two scrapbooks presumably kept by Jones, the records include a small amount of correspondence, plus poetry, clippings, photographs, publicity items for readings, lectures and plays, artwork and memorabilia.

2.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Dill Pickle (formerly Di)
Location: 3a 38 11
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Dilworth, Hiram Powers. Hiram Powers Dilworth Papers, 1904-1959.

Personal documents, poetry manuscripts, and poetry composition journals of pianist and poet Hiram Powers Dilworth. Dilworth worked as a guard at the Art Institute of Chicago, and most of his poetry was written on the verso of Art Institute bulletins.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Dilworth
Location: 3a 35 11
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Dow, Dorothy, 1897-1989. Dorothy Dow Papers, 1920-1988.

Correspondence to Illinois poet and writer Dorothy Dow from poet Edgar Lee Masters, muralist John Warner Norton and other writers and friends, and a large collection of Dow's works. Also, an informal autobiography and parts of an early episodic diary, a few photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks containing clippings, drafts and notes relating to her activities and writings, and fragments of memorabilia.

4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Dow
Location: 3a 30 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Dunne, Finley Peter, 1867-1936. Finley Peter Dunne Papers, 1899-1991.

Papers and photographs of Finley Peter Dunne, Chicago-based writer of the popular "Mr. Dooley" articles, later published as the book Mr. Dooley in Peace and War. Dunne was born in Chicago in 1867, and got his start as a reporter for the Chicago Telegram.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Dunne
Location: 3a 38 11
Finding Aids:
Inventory

Fairbank, Janet Ayer, 1878-1951. Janet Ayer Fairbank Scrapbooks, 1913-1935.

Six scrapbooks of Chicago novelist, suffragette, and socialite Janet Ayer Fairbank, containing mainly newspaper clippings regarding three charity balls, 1913-1915, for the Chicago Lying-In Hospital, and reviews, publicity notices, and bookjackets for Fairbanks' novels, 1922-1935. Also a few letters, photographs, and programs.

1.7 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Fairbank
Location: 3a 35 2
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.


SEE ALSO

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. James T. Farrell Papers, ca. 1949-1967.

Seven manuscript items written by author James T. Farrell. Includes two letters to Robert Hardy Andrews, editor of a Chicago literary magazine Midweek; one letter to “Louis”; and four one-page pieces of commentary on his short stories. Also, a large signed photograph of Farrell speaking at the “Mobilization of the International Peace and Freedom Day” in Paris, 1949.

0.1 linear feet (8 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 156
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979. James T. Farrell-Cleo Paturis Papers, 1909-2006, bulk 1949-2006.

Stories, articles, manuscript and photocopy drafts and notes by Farrell; a small collection of Farrell correspondence; miscellaneous material including reviews and appreciations of Farrell’s work; photographs of Farrell, Paturis, friends and occasions; and many audiocassettes of Farrell lectures, speeches and interviews. Paturis material includes several drafts of her unpublished memoir of her life with Farrell, a synopsis of his work, correspondence dating mainly after Farrell’s death in 1979, and a miscellany concerning conferences on Farrell’s career and posthumous publications of Studs Lonigan.

3.3 linear feet (7 boxes, 3 cassette boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Farrell
Location: 3a 38 14; 3a 39 14
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945. Arthur Davison Ficke - C.J. Hambleton papers, 1904-1945.

Davenport, Iowa, and New York City poet and writer who was trained as a lawyer, served in World War I, and was a friend and collaborator of Witter Bynner. Ficke's papers consist mainly of letters to C. J. Hambleton, a Harvard classmate and lifelong friend, a few letters from Hambleton and other correspondents, several works, and an obituary.

0.3 linear feet (1 box and 1 portfolio)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Ficke (formerly Fic-Ham)
Location: 3a 39 14
Finding Aids:
Inventory

Fisher, Vardis, 1895-1968. Vardis Fisher Papers, 1955-1969.

Letters articles and memorabilia of Idaho writer Vardis Fisher, best known as the author of Children of God.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Fisher V
Location: 3a 35 2
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Flacks, Aaron, 1902-1959. Aaron Flacks Papers, 1930-1956.

Notes and files assembled for a proposed bibliography of the works of Eugene Field.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Flacks (formerly Fa)
Location: 3a 39 11
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Fornell, Gladys, 1904-1982. Gladys Fornell Papers, 1938-1982.

Correspondence, writings, and photographs from Wisconsin-born writer and editor Gladys Fornell. Includes drafts of short stories, poetry, stage plays, and her unpublished novel "Montel." Also includes genealogical material about the Fornell family and the immigration of ancestor Nils Fornell from Sweden to Wisconsin in 1868.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Fornell
Location: 3a 30 4
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967. Waldo Frank Papers, ca. 1925-1935.

Nine letters from novelist, historian, and political activist Waldo Frank to Lucille R. Stern, mostly concerning Frank’s social activities and criticisms of Stern’s attempts at writing.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 166
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

French, Alice:


SEE

Friends of Literature. Friends of Literature Records, 1935-2003, bulk 1987-2003.

Records of the Friends of Literature, a group incorporated in Chicago in 1934 as an umbrella group for the Chicago Foundation for Literature. Its purpose was to study literature and to honor those who create it, through monthly presentations by prominent authors and the presentation of annual awards to American writers of fiction and non-fiction. Records, dating primarily from the 1987 to 2003, include programs, press releases, correspondence, notices, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Friends of Literature
Location: 3a 39 9
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929. Henry Blake Fuller Papers, 1868-2000, bulk 1874-1929.

Chicago novelist, essayist, critic, and satirist, whose writing encompassed realistic depictions of the Midwest, such as the The Cliff-Dwellers, and fanciful travel romances. Fuller was active in Chicago's Little Room and aided Harriet Monroe with Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. His papers include some outgoing correspondence, but consist primarily of incoming correspondence, and manuscript and published copies of his works, 1874-1929. Also diaries and travel journals, mementos, sketches and photographs, musical scores, theater programs, clippings, and articles about Fuller.

11.5 linear feet (19 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 2 oversize folders
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Fuller (formerly Fu)
Location: 3a 39 8-9
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Fuller, Jack, 1946-. Jack Fuller Papers, 1954-2005.

Chicago journalist and novelist, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and was the President of the Tribune Publishing Company from 1997 to 2004. Papers include literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal documents. Fuller wrote mainly for the Chicago Tribune, but also wrote for the Washington Post, and for the Pacific Stars and Stripes while serving in Vietnam. Also included are newspaper articles written by Fuller's father, Ernest Fuller, former financial reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

29 linear feet (61 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS FullerJ
Location: 3a 24 6-7
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Gurko, Miriam. Miriam Gurko - Floyd Dell papers, 1958-1968.

Independent researcher and author of biographies and histories, who met and became friends with Floyd Dell while researching for a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Papers are comprised mainly of letters from Dell to Gurko, 1960-1968, concerning Millay. Also Dell's recollections of Millay, and Gurko's research notes and drafts.

2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Gurko-Dell
Location: 3a 38 11
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Hansen, Harry, 1884-. Harry Hansen Papers, 1900-1970.

Mainly incoming correspondence of Harry Hansen, Chicago Daily News reporter, foreign correspondent, and literary editor, 1911-1926, and author of fourteen books. Correspondence is rich with letters from important novelists, poets, journalists, and historians of the time. Photographs and small collections of outgoing correspondence, memorabilia, and Hansen's works also present.

5 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Hansen (formerly Han)
Location: 3a 39 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Hart, John Edward, 1917-. John Hart - Floyd Dell papers, 1958-1985.

Albion College English professor, 1954-1982, interested in American writers of the 1920's and 1930's, whose published works included a critical study of Floyd Dell. Mainly letters between Dell and Hart, 1958-1968, and also photographs and other miscellaneous material.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Hart-Dell
Location: 3a 38 11
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Head, Cloyd S. Cloyd Head Papers, 1895-1968.

Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd S. Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.

3.5 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Head
Location: 3a 24 16
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964. Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983.

Chicago Daily Record and Chicago Daily News journalist, and active participant in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. Hecht continued his career in New York and California as a journalist, novelist, and playwright, and was a prolific Hollywood screenwriter and Jewish activist. His papers consist of correspondence, works, subject files, legal and financial materials, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, film, video, artifacts, and miscellaneous ephemera documenting his life and literary output, as well as the lives and careers of his wife Rose, and his actress daughter Jenny.

92 linear feet (144 boxes and 19 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Hecht (formerly He)
Location: 3a 39 1; 3a 40 1-5; 3a 59 13-14
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964. Ben Hecht Filmscript Collection, 1933-1968.

Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (both draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.

5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Hecht 2
Location: 3a 40 5
Finding Aids:
Inventory

Heflin, Wilson. Wilson Heflin Papers, 1830-1990.

Professor of American literature at the U.S. Naval Academy and Melville scholar. Heflin's papers contain notes and correspondence relating to Heflin's lifelong work on a book concerning Melville's sea years, together with an almost complete manuscript of the book, which Heflin did not live to publish.

10 linear feet (20 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Heflin
Location: 3a 40 6
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Hemingway, Ernest:


SEE ALSO

Hemingway, Ernest:


SEE ALSO

Hemingway, Ernest:


SEE ALSO

Hitz, Benjamin D. Benjamin D. Hitz - Willa Cather papers, 1913-1949.

Indiana collector of books and manuscripts, particularly of explorations of the Middle West and the works of Mary Webb and Willa Cather. Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers, experts, and friends of Willa Cather relating to Hitz's search for information about Willa Cather and for first editions of her work. Also a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence (including twelve original Cather letters) and biographical, bibliographical, and critical notes.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Hitz-Cather (formerly C2)
Location: 3a 38 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Holton, Hugh. Hugh Holton Papers, ca. 1994-2003.

Chicago policeman and police fiction author. Holton's papers consist of his published and unpublished works, book production and promotional materials (including posters), awards and certificates, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and a full working police uniform.

7 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Holton
Location: 3a 35 5
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

Horne, William D., 1892-1986. William Horne - Ernest Hemingway papers, 1913-1985.

Chicago businessman and Princeton graduate who served with Ernest Hemingway in the American Red Cross volunteer ambulance service in Schio, Italy, during World War I, shared an apartment with him in 1920 in Chicago, and remained lifelong friend. Mainly correspondence relating to Ernest Hemingway, together with several essays by Horne about Hemingway and the ambulance service, a scrapbook with photographs of the ambulance service in Italy, and other miscellaneous material. Also letters from Hemingway to Horne.

3 linear feet (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Horne-Hemingway
Location: 3a 40 6
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Iris, Scharmel, 1889-1967. Scharmel Iris Papers, 1911-1964.

Small collection of material relating to minor Chicago poet. Iris proved to be a plagiarist and forger who engaged in a life-long campaign not only to have his verse published but also to be regarded as a colleague of more successful writers and poets. Consists of correspondence, poetry, and miscellaneous items such as clippings and photographs.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 137
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

James T. Farrell Centenary Committee. James T. Farrell Centenary Committee Records, 2004-2005.

Files containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials of Ron Offen, chairman of the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, 2004-2005. Also postcard responses supporting James T. Farrell's recognitions by the City of Chicago on the centenary of his birth.

0.2 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 36
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

James T. Farrell Centennial Conference. James T. Farrell Centennial Conference Records, 2004.

Programs and forms for the James T. Farrell Centennial Conference held at the American University of Paris in June of 2004.

1 folder
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 52
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894. Papers, 1842-1939.

Chicago businessman, lawyer, and writer associated with Hamlin Garland, who was part of the movement to develop realism in American fiction. Kirkland's papers consist mainly of his letters to his family, together with manuscripts of some of his works, and photographs. Also later family correspondence, and articles about Kirkland.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Kirkland (formerly Ki)
Location: 3a 40 11
Finding Aids:
Inventory

Kittle, C. Frederick. C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana, 1836-2000.

Correspondence, photographs, and artwork of and relating to Arthur Conan Doyle and his family, forming a small part of the C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana, most of which is individually cataloged. Includes 140 letters, notes and cards written by Arthur Conan Doyle, six letters to him, and 56 other letters, some by Doyle family members and others retained by C. Frederick Kittle (mostly regarding his collecting of Doyle materials). Also artwork by Doyle’s father, grandfather and uncle, four additional illustrations, twenty-five photographs and a few miscellaneous items.

4 linear feet (4 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: VAULT Modern MS Kittle-Doyle
Location: Vault 40 8
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Korngold, Ralph, 1882-1964. Ralph Korngold Papers, 1867-1994, bulk 1909-1964.

Polish-born emigrant from Holland, Chicago Daily Socialist editor, businessman, and writer of fiction and historical biography. Korngold's papers consist of works, correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials. Collection also includes correspondence and other materials from Korngold's wife Piri, who wrote an unpublished biography of Korngold.

4 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 card file box, and 1 audiovisual materials box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Korngold
Location: 3a 30 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Kramer, Dale. Dale Kramer Papers, ca. 1930-1966.

Journalist, biographer, and literary historian. Kramer's papers include correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and five Chicago notebooks containing a record of his research and some correspondence of literary figures for his book Chicago Renaissance (1966), about the Chicago Literary Renaissance of the early 20th century.

13 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Kramer D (formerly Kr)
Location: 3a 40 11-12
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Database of Names in Manuscript Collections Notebook.

Lardner, John, 1912-1960. John Lardner Papers, ca. 1900-2001, bulk 1930-1960.

An accomplished humorist and sportswriter, son of Ring Lardner, and World War II correspondent. John A. Lardner worked for the New York Herald Tribune, North American Newspaper Alliance, Newsweek, and The New Yorker.  Lardner's papers include his writings, correspondence with his wife (Hazel Hairston Lardner) and children, letters from family, friends, colleagues, and admirers; World War II dispatches from North Africa, Italy, and the South Pacific; reporters' notebooks; original drawings by Walt Kelly and Willard Mullin; and photographs.

8.4 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Lardner J
Location: 3a 43 8
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. Ring Lardner Papers, 1805-2003, bulk 1885-1987.

Correspondence and writings of journalist and humorist author Ring Lardner. Also estate papers, including royalty records through 2003, biographical materials, publicity and reviews, adaptations of writings, and a few photographs.

9.3 linear feet (20 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Lardner (formerly Lar)
Location: 3a 40 12-13
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Leahy, William, 1935-2010. William J. Leahy Papers, 1967-2010.

Short fiction, poetry, and journalism of Chicago-based writer William Leahy. Most of his writing is based in Irish, South Side Chicago neighborhoods. Additionally, there are video and radio recordings.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Leahy
Location: 3a 23 6
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Lederer, William L. William L. Lederer Papers, 1959-2006.

Chicago playwright and nephew of Studs Cunningham, upon whom James T. Farrell based the main character of his Studs Lonigan trilogy. Included are Lederer's original plays, screenplays, novel, novella, and poetry. Also eight letters from James T. Farrell to Lederer, 1972-1973, and one letters from Marshall Brooks, 2004.

3.5 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Lederer
Location: 3a 41 12
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Lee, Agnes, 1868-1939. Agnes Lee - Edgar Lee Masters papers, 1919-1933.

A Magazine of Verse. Mainly letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Lee, discussing Harriet Monroe, Carl Sandburg, Amy Lowell, Clarence Darrow, and Vachel Lindsay, and the possibilities for literature in Chicago. Also two poems.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Lee
Location: 3a 41 5
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Lellenberg, Jon L. Jon Lellenberg Arthur Conan Doyle Papers, 1868-2008.

Editor of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters. Papers include manuscript drafts and page proofs of the book, hardback and paperback copies published in the U.S. and Britain, photocopies of Doyle's letters from the British Library, and publicity files.

3 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 document box, and 6 volumes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Lellenberg
Location: 3a 35 5
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Sinclair Lewis Clipping Collection, 1929-1967.

American author of Babbitt, Main Street, Arrowsmith, Dodsworth. Clipping file beginning with the publication of Dodsworth (1929) and with the exception of a few clippings, ending two years after Lewis' death. Contains no obituaries.

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Lewis S (formerly LeC)
Location: 3a 41 11
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

Liberman, M. M. (Myron Mandell). M.M. Liberman Papers, 1953-1974.

Grinnell College Katherine Anne Porter scholar. Liberman's papers consist of correspondence from Malcolm Cowley and Katherine Anne Porter re access to a Porter letter to Cowley, together with letters between Liberman, Porter, and Porter's attorneys regarding Porter's brief designation of Liberman as her literary executor.

0.1 linear foot (2 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Modern MS 138
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

MacAdams, William. William MacAdams - Ben Hecht research papers, ca. 1925-1990.

Research materials gathered by William MacAdams in writing a biography of Ben Hecht, entitled: Ben Hecht: The Man Behind the Legend (1990). Includes photographs, correspondence with Hecht family members and acquaintances, programs, periodical issues, interview cassette tapes, etc. Also includes typescripts of the work.

4 linear feet (2 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS MacAdams
Location: 3a 44 11
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Madlener, Elaine. Elaine Madlener Papers, 1916-1966, bulk 1944-1965.

Research material for a biography of conductor Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener's Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Madlener (formerly Mad)
Location: 3a 41 5
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield Papers - Additions, 1910-1938.

British short story writer and critic. Additions to Mansfield's papers consist mainly of correspondence, 1921-1934, concerning the handling of her literary estate; also two manuscript works, the poem, To Stanislaw Wyspianski, and a collection of poems, The Earth Child.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Mansfield 2
Location: VAULT 40 8
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield Papers, 1903-1942.

British short story writer and critic. Mansfield's papers include manuscripts of her works and her letters, the bulk to Dorothy Brett and Lady Ottoline Morrell.

3.8 linear feet (9 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Mansfield (formerly Man)
Location: VAULT 40 8
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950:


SEE

Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950:


SEE

McDavid, Raven Ioor. Raven McDavid Papers, 1930-1960.

University of Chicago professor and leading expert on American language, who updated H.L. Mencken's The American Language in 1963, and served as editor of The Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States and The Linguistic Atlas of the North Central States. McDavid's papers include correspondence, work files, manuscripts and page proofs for the Mencken work, the atlases, and McDavid's other projects. Also several files relating to Harold Allen's Linguistic Atlas of the Upper Midwest.

30 linear feet (25 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS McDavid
Location: 3a 30 7-9
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

McGaffey, Ernest, b. 1861. Ernest McGaffey Letters and Poems, 1939.

Four letters and three poems from poet Ernest McGaffey, sent to Matthew Mills in 1939.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 168
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

McNickle, D'Arcy, 1904-1977. D'Arcy McNickle Papers, 1913-1986, bulk 1924-1977.

Literary and scholarly manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and other materials of D'Arcy McNickle, American Indian author, government employee, community organizer, anthropologist, and historian. Records cover McNickle's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Indian Development, Inc., the University of Saskatchewan, and the Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library.

15.5 linear feet (34 boxes, 1 oversize box).
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS McNickle
Location: 3 60 1-2
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Meeker, Arthur, 1902-. Arthur Meeker Papers, ca. 1850-1972, bulk 1920-1945.

Chicago writer of an economically and socially prominent Chicago family. Meeker's papers consist mainly of family correspondence documenting life on Chicago's Prairie Avenue at the beginning of the 20th century and Meeker's own background and literary career. There are fifty-five letters from English writer E.M. Delafield, and one from Chicago poet George Dillon, as well as personal materials, notes, and photographs.

5 linear feet (11 boxes and oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Meeker
Location: 3a 41 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Meine, Franklin Julius, 1896-1968. Franklin Julius Meine Papers, 1797-1965.

Chicago writer, editor, and book collector whose collections were donated to the University of Illinois campuses in Urbana and Chicago. Meine's papers relate to his preparation for a 50th anniversary talk to the Society of Midland Authors, and include materials by and about Edith Wyatt, John Stahl, and Mary Dickerson Donahey. Also a few 18th and 19th century letters collected by Meine.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Meine (formerly Me)
Location: 3a 41 4
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. H. L. Mencken Letters, 1938-1955.

Baltimore journalist, critic, essayist, and author of The American Language. Correspondence addressed mainly to Raven McDavid, largely concerning the supplements to The American Language.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 140
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. Harriet Monroe Memorabilia, 1891.

A few items relating to poet and editor Harriet Monroe, consisting of two short notes, three subscription forms, and one clipping, all dated 1891.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 169
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-. Paul Scott Mowrer Papers, 1894-1988, bulk 1912-1971.

Journalist with the Chicago Daily News, 1910-1944, and first poet laureate of New Hampshire. During his long career at the Daily News, he held the positions of Paris correspondent, head of European service, associate editor, and editor-in-chief. Also the author of numerous books on international political issues and ten volumes of poetry and several plays, some of them produced in New York. Papers are mainly comprised of Mowrer's works, together with letters (some with poets and literary editors), six diaries, scrapbooks, notes, souvenirs, and clippings. Some of the material deals with Mowrer's work as a journalist during the two World Wars.

6 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize box, 7 recordings and 1 artifact)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Mowrer P
Location: 3a 41 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Nieminski, John, 1929-1986. John Nieminski Papers, 1900-1995.

Editor of Baker Street Miscellanea, and author and editor of several works regarding Arthur Conan Doyle, Vincent Starrett, and mystery magazines. Nieminski's papers consist of notes, clippings, magazines, etc., relating to the topics of his works.

27.5 linear feet (28 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Nieminski
Location: 3a 35 6-8
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Niffenegger, Audrey. Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-ongoing.

Chicago book artist and novelist. Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.

2.1 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Niffenegger
Location: 3a 52 11
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Norris, Hoke. Hoke Norris Papers, 1934-1977, bulk 1956-1977.

Journalist for the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Daily News, and author of novels and short stories, who focused on the Civil Rights Movement, adoption records, feminism, and the protests and marches in Chicago and the South during the 1960's. Norris' papers consist of his works and newspaper columns, correspondence, two scrapbooks, and a few other personal papers.

10 linear feet (20 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 volumes) boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Norris (formerly No)
Location: 3a 41 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Nuzum, Ruth. Ruth Nuzum - Malcolm Cowley Research Collection, ca. 1930s-1990s.

Ruth Nuzum was a book collector from Boulder, Colorado. She began corresponding with Malcolm Cowley in 1979, and through the mail became friends with him and his wife Muriel. Collection is primarily photocopies of articles, letters, reviews, and other material by or related to Malcolm Cowley.

9.5 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Nuzum
Location: 3a 38 9-10
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

O'Brien, Howard Vincent, 1888-1947. Howard Vincent O'Brien Papers, 1894-1948.

Author and Chicago Daily News literary editor and columnist, best known for the popular column "All Things Considered" and his World War I diary, Wine, Women and the War, published anonymously. Collection includes his works in manuscript, newspaper columns, correspondence (some with Al Capone, Clarence Darrow, Edna Ferber, Frank Knox, George Barr McCutcheon, H.G. Wells, and other notables), photographs, scrapbooks, and other mementoes.

7.5 linear feet (18 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS O'Brien (formerly Ob)
Location: 3a 41 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

O'Connor, William Van, 1915-1966. William Van O’Connor - Faulkner Research Papers, 1925-1953.

Material concerning William Faulkner assembled in 1951-1953 by Professor William Van O’Connor while teaching at the University of Minnesota, in preparation for a study of Faulkner’s work. Mainly newspaper clippings and articles about or by Faulkner, and a few letters to O’Connor from publishers, Hollywood associates and others, and the British Air Ministry regarding Faulkner’s service in the Royal Air Force.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 141
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944. John Meyers O’Hara Letters to John Hervey, 1914-1941.

Six letters from John Meyers O'Hara to his friend and occasional collaborator, John Hervey, mostly concerning his financial problems, his family and his writing.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 171
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944. John Myers O'Hara Papers, 1908-1943.

Chicago lawyer and stockbroker, and notably a writer of poetry, prose, and literary translations. O'Hara's papers consist of incoming correspondence, 1910-1942, mainly from poet Sara Teasdale, 1908-1914 (263 letters), and manuscript copies of his own works, 1935-1943.

1.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS O'Hara (formerly Oh)
Location: 3a 41 2; Vault 35 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944:


SEE ALSO

Onderdonk, William Holmes. William Holmes Onderdonk Autograph letter collection, 1839-1885.

Eighteen autograph letters of eminent Americans, including literary figures (James Fenimore Cooper, James Russell Lowell, C. W. Field, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Bret Harte, William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, Samuel Clemens, etc.).

0.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Vault Case MS Y228.05
Location: VAULT 35 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Pardo Bazán, Emilia, condesa de,1952-1921. Emilia Pardo Bazán Papers, 1886-1942.

Material by and relating to Spanish novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán, collected by William Kingery in the course of his research. Includes 7 letters from the condesa to Manual Maria Peralta, autobiographical notes, a bibliography, study-related correspondence, and essays concerning Pardo Bazán. Much of the material is in Spanish.

0.2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Pardo Bazán
Location: 3a 35 13
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Paretsky, Sara, 1947-. Sara Paretsky Papers, 1966-1993.

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, publicity, and published books of the author of Chicago-based detective novels featuring V. I. Warshawski, a female private investigator.

25 linear feet (24 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Paretsky
Location: 3a 28 3-4
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

Payne, William Morton, 1858-1919. William Morton Payne Papers, ca. 1850-1920.

Papers of Chicago literary critic and associate editor of The Dial for twenty-three years, including correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets, postcards, mementos, and clippings.

10 linear feet (25 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Payne (formerly Pa)
Location: 3a 41 1
Finding Aids:
Newberry Library Bulletin, 2nd Ser. No. 7 (October 1951), p. 193-212.
Catalog Record
Inventory

Petrakis, Harry Mark. Harry Mark Petrakis Letters, 1982-2002.

2 typed personal letters to Lucille Ashford from the author Harry Mark Petrakis. The first, dated December 14, 1982 discusses his recent surgery, the completion of his latest novel, and his California winter address. The second letter, dated November 11, 2002, is a letter of condolence on the death of Lucille Ashford's son Tom. Also included is a signed photograph of Petrakis.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 198
Location: 1 1 2
Finding Aids:

Petrakis, Harry Mark. Harry Mark Petrakis Papers, ca. 1963-2003.

Correspondence, manuscript drafts, manuscripts ,and awards of Chicago novelist Harry Mark Petrakis. Also letters and memorabilia from Mrs. Stella Petrakis.

3 linear feet (3 cartons)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Petrakis
Location: 3a 26 4
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Porter, Katherine Ann:


SEE

Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. Richard Realf Letters and Poems, 1864-1865.

Twenty-two letters of Richard Realf to Laura B. Merritt and her sister Marian Merritt Cramer of Chicago, written while in active service in the Illinois Eighty-eighth Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Also, two poems of Realf's and a poem written by Marian Cramer.

0.4 linear feet (25 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10034
Location: VAULT 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920. William Marion Reedy Papers, 1906-1919.

Collection of correspondence consisting of four letters from American editor and critic William Marion Reedy to Minnie McIntyre Wallace, 1906-1912, and thirteen letters between Reedy and publisher Ben Huebsch, 1917-1919.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 165
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Regnery, Henry, 1912-1996? Henry Regnery Papers, 1952-1965.

Founder and chairman of the board of the Henry Regnery Co., close friend of the South African poet, Roy Campbell, and publisher of the American editions of several of Campbell's works. Regnery's papers contain correspondence with Campbell, a few of Campbell's works, lecture promotional material, a photograph of Campbell, and reviews.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Regnery
Location: 3a 42 1
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )

Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939. Wallace Rice Papers, 1779-1939, bulk 1885-1935.

Correspondence, almost all addressed to Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer Wallace Rice, with a few outgoing letters; also many examples of his works, and a miscellany of associated material including a small collection of photographs.

6 linear feet (8 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Rice
Location: 3a 42 1
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Rideout, Walter B. Walter Rideout - Sherwood Anderson Research Papers, ca. 1898-1998.

Correspondence, interviews, and writings re: Sherwood Anderson, together with photographs of Anderson and his family, memorabilia re Anderson and his association with Clyde, Ohio, and issues of the Winesburg Eagle.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Rideout
Location: 3a 42 1
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Rizzo, Matt. Matt Rizzo Papers, ca. 1940s-2002.

Typescript essays and a treatise (some in Braille) by Matt Rizzo, Chicago philosopher/writer who was blinded in a robbery age 22. Collection also includes photo-reproductions of Rizzo with son Charlie and guide dogs, a newsclipping about Rizzo’s life, audiocassettes of Rizzo dictating parts of his works, a Perkins Brailler (Braille typewriter), and Rizzo’s two Brailling slates and a stylus for writing Braille.

3.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize box, Brailler in case)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Rizzo
Location: 3a 42 2
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Roberts, Dorothy James, 1903-1990. Dorothy James Roberts Papers, 1932-1990.

Correspondence, journals, unpublished manuscripts, and publicity of Arthurian novelist Dorothy James Roberts. Papers also include speeches, unpublished poetry, reviews of published works, and photographs of Roberts and her home.

7 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Roberts
Location: 3a 30 12
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Romaine, Paul, 1906-1986. Paul Romaine Papers, 1880-1986, bulk 1937-1983.

Correspondence and papers of Milwaukee and Chicago bookseller and bon vivant Paul Romaine. Also photographs, memorabilia, diaries, clippings, writings (of Romaine and others), plus items relating to theater, music, political events and persons who interested Romaine.

8.9 linear feet (20 boxes and 1 card box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Romaine
Location: 3a 42 1-2
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Rothensteiner, John E. (John Ernest), 1860-1936. John E. Rothensteiner Papers, 1880-1940.

Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning John E. Rothensteiner, a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, poet, essayist and journalist. Some published works and correspondence in German are provided with translations by Sister Callista Campion, author of a dissertation on Rothensteiner and curator of his papers in the 1940's. The correspondence sequence includes significant exchanges with the Catholic poets H.A. Rattermann, Franz Joseph Zlatnik and Anton Müller (Bruder Willram), and with Sigismund Cardinal Waitz, archbishop of Salzburg, and literary critic Friedrich Bruns.

7.5 linear feet (12 boxes, 12 volumes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Roth
Location: 3a 52 11
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Seymour, Ralph Fletcher, 1876-1966. Ralph Fletcher Seymour-Ezra Pound Papers, 1913-1960.

Manuscript of Patria Mia by Ezra Pound, submitted by him to Ralph Fletcher Seymour in 1913, but which was not published until 1950. Consists of combination of Pound’s hand-written text with corrections and printed excerpts from periodical New Age, where the work was originally published in 1912. Also, letters: two from Pound to Seymour; two between Seymour and Dorothy Pound; and twelve between Seymour and T.S.Eliot in 1950, regarding publication of Patria Mia and a social meeting in Chicago.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Vault Case MS f Y 245 .P8656
Location: VAULT 35 2
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Sigerson, George, 1839-1925. George Sigerson Papers, 1897-1916.

Six letters from Irish translator and physician George Sigerson, five of which relate to Sigerson’s health issues. Also includes a medical prescription, and one poem translated from Irish.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 173
Location: 3a 35 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Smith, Fredrika Shumway. Fredrika Shumway Smith Papers, 1941-1967.

Book drafts, illustrations, and publicity about the children's and young adults books, stories, and verse written by Fredrika Shumway Smith, wife of banker and Northern Trust president Solomon A. Smith.

5 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith FS
Location: 3a 28 15
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Smith, Helen Ainslie. Helen Ainslie Smith Papers, 1744-1950, bulk 1880-1890.

Helen Ainslie Smith was the author of books on the ancient world and colonial American history. The papers contain correspondence with family and friends, family photographs, work notes, and other materials.

1.2 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith
Location: 3a 24 2
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936. Henry Justin Smith Papers, 1912-1980, bulk 1912-1935.

Manuscripts of works, some incoming correspondence, photographs, and mementoes of Henry Justin Smith, Chicago Daily News reporter and editor. Smith mentored talented writers like Ben Hecht, Carl Sandburg, and Vincent Starrett, and wrote many books of his own, including a well-regarded history of Chicago. Correspondence includes letters from Sherwood Anderson, Hecht, Starrett, Carroll Binder and others.

2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith HJ (formerly Sm)
Location: 3a 42 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Society of the Fifth Line. Records, 1962-1978.

Proceedings, minutes, menus, etc. of a Chicago group devoted to off-color limericks and like endeavors.

0.2 cubic feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Fifth Line
Location: 3a 42 4
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Spiegel, Clara Gatzert, 1904-1997. Clara G. Spiegel-Ernest Hemingway Family Papers, 1939-1988.

Letters and cards written to author Clara G. Spiegel from Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Mary Welsh Hemingway and Patrick Hemingway, plus one letter from game ranger Denis Zaphiro. Also, a small photograph of Hemingway and a typescript of a friend's eulogy written by Hemingway in 1939.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Spiegel-Hemingway C
Location: 3a 42 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Spiegel, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1898-1975. Frederick W. Spiegel - Ernest Hemingway papers, 1918-1973.

Collection relating to Ernest Hemingway assembled by his friend Frederick Spiegel. Contains miscellaneous correspondence including four original letters and several photostats of letters written by Hemingway; numerous clippings and articles relating to Hemingway's life and letters; miscellaneous items about the American Red Cross ambulance service in World War I. Also, a photostat of Hemingway's will written in 1961.

0.2 linear feet
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Spiegel-Hemingway
Location: 3a 42 4
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. Vincent Starrett Papers, 1918-1986.

Chicago biographer, bibliographer, essayist, collector, literary critic, and journalist, as well as a devotee of Sherlock Holmes, who worked at the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Tribune from 1906 until 1967. Includes copies of Starrett's Tribune "Books Alive" column, 1942-1967, together with correspondence from Harry Hansen, Basil Rathbone and others, and other articles and essays. This collection is entirely composed of photocopies, largely made from the Vincent Starrett collection at the University of Minnesota.

3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Starrett
Location: 3a 42 4
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Stein, Kurt M. Kurt M. Stein Papers, 1818-1973.

Chicago author of German-American humor books, journalist, and active member of the Cliff Dwellers. Stein's papers include manuscript and printed works, including a substantial number of plays and sonnets for the Cliff Dwellers, and correspondence from friends and admirers.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Stein
Location: 3a 23 2
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol. Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-1964, bulk 1875-1945.

Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Chabrol family, including correspondence between family members present during the the Franco-Prussian War and the colonization of Algeria. Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs was married to John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956), a Chicago-based Cubist painter and sculptor, and the collection also includes letters, documents, and photographs related to the Storrs family, as well as John and Marguerite Storrs' daughter Monique Storrs Booz, who worked as an interpreter and translator for the U. S. Army during World War II.

5.9 linear feet (11 boxes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Storrs (formerly Stj)
Location: 3a 42 8
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Tallmadge, Abby Louise. Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers, 1860-1952.

Evanston, Illinois sister of Chicago architect Thomas Eddy Tallmadge, who spent much of her life researching and writing about Jane Austen. Abby Tallmadge's papers include correspondence from fellow Austen scholars, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Tallmadge (formerly T)
Location: 3a 43 5
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Terrill, Robert E. Robert E. Terrill Papers,

Research files, writings and correspondence of Robert Terrill, professor at the University of Illinois.

1.4 linear feet
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Terrill
Location: 3a 24 1
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Thanet, Octave, 1850-1934. Alice French papers, 1871-1934.

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, the author of short stories, novels and essays who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.

4.3 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Thanet (formerly Fr)
Location: 3a 39 10
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Tia Chucha Press. Tia Chucha Press Records, 1989-1999.

Administrative and literary materials of the Tia Chucha Press, founded by author/poet/lecturer Luis Rodriguez in 1989. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of the publishing company.

6.2 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Tia Chucha
Location: 3a 24 14
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Tietjens, Eunice, b. 1884. Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972.

Correspondence, works, a few photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer, associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, and active figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' first husband, Paul Tietjens; and three boxes of photographs of family members and literary associates (Mary Aldis, Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay, Harriet Monroe, Sara Teasdale, etc.).

5.5 linear feet (10 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Tietjens 2
Location: 3a 43 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Tietjens, Eunice, b. 1884. Eunice Tietjens Papers, 1898-1944.

Correspondence, works, a few photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer, associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, and active figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming.

10 linear feet (24 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Tietjens (formerly Ti)
Location: 3a 43 2-3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory
Newberry Library Bulletin, 2nd Ser. No. 5 (December 1950), p. 146-157.

Troy, Leander. Leander Troy - James T. Farrell papers, 1932-2004.

Materials by and about James T. Farrell, collected by his friend, Rev. Leander Troy, including published and unpublished articles, columns, reviews and stories, together with copies of letters to Farrell from such individuals as Russell Baker, Pearl S. Buck, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson and Adlai E. Stevenson, plus notes, obituaries and other memorabilia.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Troy-Farrell
Location: 3a 39 14
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Turbyfill, Mark, 1896-. Mark Turbyfill Papers, 1911-1985.

Material relating to the life and career of dancer, poet and painter Mark Turbyfill, including three copies of his unpublished autobiography and many copies of published and unpublished poems. Also, articles and reviews by and about Turbyfill, a few pieces of correspondence, clippings, dance programs, photographs, a cassette tape of him reading, and a published genealogy of the Turbyfill family.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Turbyfill
Location: 3a 43 1
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Ullmann, Margaret. Margaret Ullman Writings, 1894-1956.

Typewritten essays presented at meetings of the Winnetka Fortnightly, 1930's-1950's, an essay presented to the Mary Noble Club in Kenwood, ca. 1905, plus a scrapbook of childhood poetry and a literary newspaper dating from 1894, some collected early poetry (collected in 1914), volumes of verse written during the 1920's, copies of her poetry published in the Chicago Daily News and the Ladies' Home Journal.

0.4 linear (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Ullmann
Location: 3a 35 2
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Walden, Selma, 1884-1951. Selma Walden Papers, 1890-1979, bulk 1928-1951.

Correspondence, writings, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden, who was involved with the Dill Pickle Club and the Seven Arts Club.

4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Walden
Location: 3a 44 1
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Walsh, Chad, 1914-. Chad Walsh Papers, 1930-1970.

Wisconsin poet, college professor, and ordained Episcopal priest. Author of six books of poetry, and of studies of C.S. Lewis and dystopian fiction. Walsh's papers include poetry manuscripts and other works, a diary kept during his young adulthood, and correspondence.

13 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Walsh
Location: 3a 35 9-10
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Webster, Henry Kitchell, 1875-1932. Henry Kitchell Webster Papers, 1880-1932, bulk 1900-1932.

Correspondence and drafts and typescripts of works of Illinois novelist and short story writer, Henry Kitchell Webster, an Evanston native who had a highly successful literary career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Includes examples of the range of Webster’s published writings as well as extensive correspondence with literary agents and publishers, family, friends, fans, businesses and organizations. Also, miscellaneous documents and memorabilia, and one box of genealogical material relating to the Leonard family, relations of Webster’s wife, Mary Ward Orth.

5.8 linear feet (15 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Webster
Location: 3a 44 1
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Weisz, Irene Miner. Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz papers, 1912-1958.

Letters of Willa Cather, the bulk to childhood friend Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather, and a folder of clippings.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Cather-Weisz (formerly C)
Location: 3a 38 2
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White Letters, 1896-1898.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Emporia, Kansas, newspaper editor and author. Includes letters first to Mr. Way and later to Chauncey Williams, of Chicago publisher Way and Williams, regarding the publication and sale of White's The Real Issue: A Book of Kansas Stories.

0.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Case f E5.W58213
Location: 3a 11 14
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Wixson, Douglas C. Douglas C. Wixson - Jack Conroy Research Collection, 1930s-2003.

Research files of Jack Conroy biographer and executor of Conroy's estate Doug Wixson, gathered for his biography of Jack Conroy and for his subsequent work on the Illinois Writers Project and the Black history project.  Mainly subject files on people affiliated with Conroy, with some research notes, bibliographies, book reviews, and ephemera.  

2.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Wixson
Location: 3a 44 3
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968, bulk 1894-1955.

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize case)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Wyatt (formerly Wy)
Location: 3a 44 3
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Database of Names in Manuscript Collections Notebook.
Inventory

Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1901-1964. Morton Dauwen Zabel Papers, 1861-1964, bulk 1930-1960.

American literary critic and scholar, who served as associate editor and editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, and taught American literature for two years in Brazil, and after 1946 at the University of Chicago. Zabel's papers include extensive correspondence with 20th century literary figures including Louise Bogan, Cleanth Brooks, Malcolm Cowley, Leon Edel, E. M. Forster, Robert Lovett, Marianne Moore, Katherine Anne Porter, Ezra Pound, Allen Tate, Lionel Trilling, Edmund Wilson, etc. Also literary manuscripts.

21.3 linear feet (51 boxes)
Subjects: Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS Zabel (formerly Za)
Location: 3a 44 4-5
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Note: To search the content of online inventories for Newberry Modern Manuscript Collections, please use OCLC’s ArchiveGrid.