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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 innumerable fables in slang.
Extent: 7.2 linear feet - (12 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature

Albee, Edward, 1928- : Edward Albee Plays, 1968

Copy of two plays by Edward Albee: Box; and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. With inscription by the author.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature

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

Includes three typescripts of Algren works (2 signed), and two articles about Algren when he permanently left Chicago in 1975.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (4 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg,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.
Extent: 54.7 linear feet - (121 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Arts Club of Chicago : Arts Club Records, 1892-2004

Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.
Extent: 112.2 linear feet - (200 boxes, 16 oversize boxes, and 51 volumes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Dance, Literature, Music

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

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

Barnes, Edward A., b. 1842 : 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.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature

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

Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and work notes on Lincoln's biography by both men; copies of several articles and numerous poems by Sandburg; miscellaneous printed items relating to Sandburg, his work and his public appearances; and photographs of Sandburg and Barrett. Also, 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.
Extent: 8 linear feet - (9 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Photographs

Bellow, Saul : Saul Bellow Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1970

Clippings of American and English book reviews of Bellow's works.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Berkman, Sylvia : Berkman, Sylvia. Letter to Miss Schwartz and typed manuscript "Katherine Mansfield and the Child.", April 20, 1941

Contains letter from Sylvia Berkman to Miss Schartz written on April 20th, 1941, and a typed manuscript of "Katherine Mansfield and the Child," published in the Wellesley Review, 1941-1942.
Extent: 2 items -
Subjects: Literature

Block, Mervin : Mervin Block Papers, 1945-2005

Danny Newman's letters (1978-2005) to Merv Block, renowned New York broadcast newswriter and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Also additional materials relating to Newman, including his writings and memoirs, biographical information, newspaper clippings, award notices, and press releases. Newman (1919-2007), a life-long Chicagoan and Lyric Opera press agent for over 50 years, pioneered the building of performing arts audiences through subscription sales. Also includes letters to Block from author James T. Farrell, together with writings and column samples Farrell sent to Block. Block and Farrell became acquainted in 1957, when Block interviewed him for a story, and then again for another in 1958. Later in 1960 Block attempted to help Farrell appear as a columnist in Chicago’s American. Both of Block’s articles are also in the papers, as are other articles about Farrell, obituaries, photographs, and copies of a few letters from and to Farrell.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Music

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

Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
Extent: 16.3 linear feet - (36 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

Bregstone, Philip P., (Philip Pollack), 1866-1934 : Philip P. Bregstone Papers, 1889-1951

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.
Extent: 3.8 linear feet - (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Browne, Francis F. , (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913 : Francis Fisher Browne Papers, ca. 1860-1949

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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (9 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Brundage, Slim, 1903-1990 : Slim Brundage Papers, 1955-1991

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. The collection also includes 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.”
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Buck, Pearl S., (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 : Buck, Pearl S. Letter to Elizabeth C. Davis, March 12, 1948

Letter from Pearl S. Buck to Elizabeth C. Davis regarding reviewing Buck's book Peony.
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Literature

Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987 : Fanny Butcher Papers, 1830-1984

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.
Extent: 48.5 linear feet - (44 boxes, 12 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Women

Cappon, Lester Jesse, 1900-1981 : Lester J. Cappon Typescript of "Down the Canyon of the Colorado with Arta: Lee's Ferry to Lake Meade", 1968

Typescript of Lester J. Cappon's work "Down the Canyon of the Colorado with Arta: Lee's Ferry to Lake Meade." Also includes explanatory note written by Cappon.
Extent: 2 items -
Subjects: Literature, Newberry Library

Casey, Robert J. , (Robert Joseph), 1890-1962 : Robert J. Casey Papers, 1894-1964

Works, correspondence, and personal materials of writer Robert J. Casey, who served in World War I and covered World War II for the Chicago Daily News. Casey was also a humor columnist, novelist, and nonfiction writer who traveled all over the world and wrote of his adventures in newspapers and in books.
Extent: 13.4 linear feet - (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 : Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz Papers,, 1912-1958

Correspondence of Willa Cather, the bulk to Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather and a folder of clippings.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 : Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers, 1913-1949

Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Literature, Women

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

Correspondence, diaries, notes and works of writer Mary Hartwell Catherwood. Also, a few photographs, clippings and articles relating to Catherwood.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Chicago Literary Club. : Chicago Literary Club Records, 1874-2012

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. Also includes papers of the Chicago Literary Club for the seasons 2005-2006 through 2011-2012; papers published by the Club during the period 2005 through 2012; and Club yearbooks for each of the seasons 2001-2002 and 2003-2004 through 2011-2012.
Extent: 38.5 linear feet - (81 boxes, 3 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Literature

Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990 : Jack Conroy Papers, 1864-1991

Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.
Extent: 47 linear feet - (98 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 : Malcolm Cowley Papers, ca. 1850-2004

Collection of correspondence, working files, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about author, poet, literary critic, and literary historian Malcolm Cowley.
Extent: 77 linear feet - (178 boxes, loose audio items, 3 oversize boxes, 1 artifact box, and 16 oversize folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 : Ruth Nuzum - Malcolm Cowley Research Collection, ca. 1930-1999

Photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other material assembled by rare book collector and Cowley completist Ruth Nuzum.
Extent: 9.5 linear feet - (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature

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

Papers of Marion Cummings (1876-1926), teacher, philosopher and poet, which include both her works and a collection of letters and works of American poet Sara Teasdale
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (2 record cartons, 1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

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

Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.
Extent: 35 linear feet - (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature, Women

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

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Floyd Dell, novelist, poet, playwright, newspaperman, literary editor and social and political critic.
Extent: 11 linear feet - (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Social Action

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 : Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 : John E. Hart-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1985

Correspondence, works, photographs and miscellaneous material relating to the writing of John E. Hart's biography, Floyd Dell, for the Twayne's United States Authors Series, published in 1971.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.). : Dill Pickle Club Records, 1906-1941

Miscellaneous material relating to the Dill Pickle Club of Chicago, Illinois (1916-ca.1933) and its leading founder, John (Jack) Jones. The bulk of the collection, most of which was removed from two scrapbooks, consists of handbills, fliers, programs and posters announcing and advertising numerous lectures, readings, parties, plays and other regular activities. Also includes art work, business and membership items, clippings, a few letters, photographs, poetry and Jack Jones memorabilia.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Literature, Social Action

Dilworth, Hiram Powers : Hiram Powers Dilworth Papers, 1908-1974

The personal documents, poetry manuscripts, and poetry composition journals of pianist and poet Hiram Powers Dilworth. Dilworth graduated from both Antioch College and the Cincinnati College of Music in Ohio. He moved to Chicago where he worked as a guard at the Art Institute and continued concert performances. Personal material includes newspaper clippings about Dilworth and copyright certificates for his published work. His manuscripts and composition journals contain handwritten drafts of his poems, which he often wrote in traditional forms like sonnets and odes.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Dow, Dorothy, 1903-1989 : 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, which includes her vast output of poems, both published and mostly unpublished, some plays, short stories, a novel and several literary studies. 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.
Extent: 4.2 linear feet - (10 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Dunne, Finley Peter, 1867-1936 : Finley Peter Dunne Papers, 1925-1992

Chicago-based writer Finley Peter Dunne’s correspondence, essays, and memoirs. Collection also includes a photograph of Dunne, an etched stamp, and an adaptation of Dunne’s “Mr. Dooley” series for the stage, by his son, Hollywood screenwriter, film director and producer Philip Dunne.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

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.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 : James T. Farrell Papers, 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (8 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945 : Arthur Davison Ficke Papers, 1904-1945

Mostly correspondence to poet Arthur D. Ficke from Newberry Library trustee and lifelong friend Chalkley J. Hambleton, plus several letters written by Hambleton. Also, a few works of Ficke's and pieces of memorabilia, an obituary clipping, a photograph of Ficke and photos of two portraits of Ficke by Bror J.O. Nordfeldt.
Extent: 0.3 linear feet - (1 box and 1 portfolio)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Fisher, Vardis : Vardis Fisher papers, 1955-1969

Letters articles and memorabilia of Idaho writer Vardis Fisher, best known as the author of Children of God.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 half box)
Subjects: Literature

Flacks, Aaron : Aaron Flacks Papers, 1930-1956

Notes and files assembled for a proposed bibliography of the works of Eugene Field.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature

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

Correspondence, writings, and photographs from 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.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature, Women

Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960 : "The Gray Chrysanthemum" (typescript), ca. 1960

Typescript of "The Gray Chrysanthemum," possibly written by Gene Fowler, an American journalist, author and dramatist. The piece is likely about Sadakichi Hartmann, a poet friend of Fowler, and nicknamed "The Gray Chrysanthemum."
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature, Social Action

French, Alice : Alice French Papers, 1871-1934

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.
Extent: 4.3 linear feet - (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature, Women

Friends of Literature. : Friends of Literature Records, 1935-2003

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. The group voted to dissolve in 2002, and contributed their remaining funds to the Poetry Foundation in 2003. Records, dating primarily from the 1987 to 2003, include programs, press releases, correspondence, notices, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Literature

Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929 : Henry Blake Fuller Papers, 1868-2000

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Henry Blake Fuller, Chicago novelist, essayist, critic, and satirist. The bulk of the collection consists of Fuller's writings, both published and manuscript, and incoming correspondence.
Extent: 11.5 linear feet - (19 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 2 oversize folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Fuller, Jack : Jack Fuller Papers, 1951-2005

The literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal materials of Chicago journalist and novelist Jack Fuller.
Extent: 29 linear feet - (61 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Goethe, Ottilie von, 1796-1872 : Ottilie von Goethe Papers, 1811-1867

Papers of Ottilie von Goethe, German literary figure and daughter-in-law of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Includes her diaries, 1840-1867, kept while residing in Italy, Weimar, Berlin, and Dresden; correspondence with her mother, Henriette von Pogwisch, 1834-1839; and essays and poems. Also unpublished contributions to "Chaos" magazine, and correspondence and writings of other family members -- Alma von Goethe, August von Goethe, Wolfgang von Goethe, Henriette von Pogwisch, and Ulrike von Pogwisch. In addition there are several boxes containing copies of Goethe manuscripts in other repositories, copies of "Chaos" submissions with notes by Goethe scholar Heinz Bluhm, and typed English translations of the diaries.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (10 hollinger boxes)
Subjects: Literature

Gurko, Miriam : Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

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

Correspondence, subject files, photographs and artwork of newspaper writer and editor Harry Hansen.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (9 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Hart, John Edward, 1917- : John E. Hart-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1985

Correspondence, works, photographs and miscellaneous material relating to the writing of John E. Hart's biography, Floyd Dell, for the Twayne's United States Authors Series, published in 1971.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Head, Cloyd : Cloyd Head Papers, 1895-1968

Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet - (11 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Theater

Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964 : Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Extent: 92 linear feet - (144 boxes and 19 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Theater, Women

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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (13 boxes)
Subjects: Journalism, Literature, Theater

Heflin, Wilson L. (Wilson Lumpkin), 1913- : 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.
Extent: 10 linear feet - 20 boxes
Subjects: Literature

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 : William Horne-Ernest Hemingway Papers,, 1913-1985

Correspondence, works, articles, clippings and memorabilia relating to Ernest Hemingway and William Horne.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 : 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 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 : 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Hitz, Benjamin D. : Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers, 1913-1949

Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 8.4 linear feet - (6 record cartons, 1 box, 2 shelves loose items. )
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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

Correspondence, works, articles, clippings and memorabilia relating to Ernest Hemingway and William Horne.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 : William Dean Howells poem "All the Long August Afternoon", ca. 1900

One poem by William Dean Howells, "All the Long August Afternoon."
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Literature

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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

Correspondence, mainly written by Chicago lawyer and author Joseph Kirkland to and from members of his family, and copies of letters he wrote to Hamlin Garland. Also, a few of Kirkland's works, and some miscellaneous material including biographical, genealogical and social information regarding Kirkland, his family and his literary career.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Literature

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.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (4 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Subjects: Literature

Korngold, Ralph, 1882-1964 : Ralph Korngold Papers, 1867-1994

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and personal items relating to the life and work of Socialist journalist and historical biographer Ralph Korngold.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (9 boxes, 1 card file box, and 1 audiovisual materials box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Kramer, Dale, 1936- : Dale Kramer papers, 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.
Extent: 11.3 linear feet - (27 boxes and 1 tube)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Lardner, John, 1912-1960 : John Lardner Papers, ca. 1900-2001

Correspondence, works, personal materials, photographs, and artwork of sportswriter, humorist, reporter, and critic John Lardner.
Extent: 8.4 linear feet - (16 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933 : Ring Lardner Papers, 1805-2003

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.
Extent: 9.3 linear feet - (20 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Theater

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Lederer, William L. : William Lederer Papers, 1959-2013

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. Contains biographical statement, articles, clippings, and reviews. Also eight letters from James T. Farrell to Lederer, 1972-1973, and one letters from Marshall Brooks, 2004.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (5 boxes, 3 cartons, and 4 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Theater

Lee, Agnes, 1868-1939 : Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers, 1919-1933

35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

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, publicity files.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (2 record cartons, 1 document box, and 6 volumes)
Subjects: Literature

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.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - 4 boxes
Subjects: Literature

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

Correspondence between scholar M.M. Liberman and author Katherine Anne Porter and her lawyer regarding Liberman’s access to Porter’s papers and the short-lived designation of Liberman as Porter’s literary executor. Also, one short letter from Allen Tate and three from Malcolm Cowley, plus three off-prints of Liberman’s articles on Porter and a copy of Porter’s early cancelled will.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Literature

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.
Extent: 4 linear feet - (2 record cartons, 1 shelf loose items)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Madlener, Elaine : Elaine Madlener Papers, 1916-1966

Research material for a biography of 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.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Music, Women

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

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Katherine Mansfield, British short story writer and critic.
Extent: 3.8 linear feet - (9 boxes)
Subjects: Literature, Women

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

Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous items relating to Katherine Mansfield, British short story writer and critic.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Literature, Women

McCullough, Mia : Mia McCullough Papers, 1979 - 2008

Drafts and copies of plays by Chicago playwright Mia McCullough, who has written plays produced by Steppenwolf , Chicago Dramatists, American Theater Company, and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, as well as many other stages nationwide. Collection also includes promotional materials and some diaries.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (3 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Theater

McDavid, Raven Ioor : Raven Ioor 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.
Extent: 30 linear feet - (25 boxes and 4 shelves loose items)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

McNickle, D'Arcy, 1904-1977 : D'Arcy McNickle Papers, 1913-1986

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.
Extent: 15.5 linear feet - (34 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Indians and the West, Literature, Newberry Library

Meeker, Arthur, 1902-1971 : Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972

Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

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

Correspondence from Baltimore journalist, critic, essayist and author H.L. Mencken, largely concerning supplements to his book The American Language. Eighty short letters are mainly addressed to Raven McDavid and several other linguists, while the last twenty, written after his stroke in November 1948, are written by his secretary.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Mihopoulos, Effie : Effie Mihopoulos Papers, ca. 1975-Ongoing

Chicago-based poet, critic, and cultural commentator. Along with publishing her own literary journal, Salome, Mihopoulos has conducted oral histories with prominent dancers and performers. Her papers consist of her own writings in addition to musical, theatrical, and dance programs, publicity, and photographs. Includes two early photos of Effie Mihopoulos' family, including one of her and her mother, taken approximately in the late 1950s. Also included is a press packet containing her poetry, and a photo scrapbook from the mid-late 1980s, of vacation snapshots in Florida and Mexico.
Extent: 20.5 linear feet - (16 record cartons, 1 box, 1 photo scrapbook, 2 shelves loose material)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Dance, Literature, Music, Theater, Women

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-1971 : Paul Scott Mowrer Papers, 1894-2007

Correspondence, works, photographs and personal materials related to Paul Scott Mowrer, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, author, newspaper editor, and poet. Mowrer was Paris correspondent for the Chicago Daily News beginning in 1910, headed the foreign news service until 1934, and editor of the paper from 1935-1944. He was foreign editor of the New York Post from 1944-1947. An accomplished poet, Mowrer published nine books of poetry and was named first poet laureate of New Hampshire in 1967.
Extent: 8 linear feet - (13 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 artifact)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

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.
Extent: 27.5 linear feet - (27 record cartons and 1 card file drawer)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Niffenegger, Audrey : Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-1993

Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Printing History and Book Arts, Women

Norris, Hoke : Hoke Norris Papers, 1934-1977

Collection of correspondence, works, research materials, and personal information by and about Hoke Norris, reporter, book reviewer, novelist, and public affairs director. Norris worked for several papers including the Raleigh News and Observer, the Winston-Salem Journal-Sentinel, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily News.
Extent: 10 linear feet - (20 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Social Action

Nussbaum, Mike : Mike Nussbaum Papers, 1945-2011

Papers of Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum, including playscripts (many written or adapted by David Mamet in which Nussbaum performed or considered performing). Also includes notation by Nussbaum, correspondence from Mamet and others, clippings, photographs, posters, and other materials relating to the productions.
Extent: 8.1 linear feet - (8 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Theater

Nuzum, Ruth : Ruth Nuzum - Malcolm Cowley Research Collection, ca. 1930-1999

Photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other material assembled by rare book collector and Cowley completist Ruth Nuzum.
Extent: 9.5 linear feet - (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature

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

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, publicity materials, and personal papers of newspaper columnist and novelist Howard Vincent O'Brien.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet - (18 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Literature

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

Six letters from John Myers O’Hara to his friend and occasional collaborator, John Hervey, mostly concerning his financial problems, his family and his writing.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944 : John Myers O'Hara Papers, 1908-1942

Incoming correspondence and works of poet John Myers O'Hara. The bulk of correspondence is letters from poet Sara Teasdale, 1908-1914.
Extent: 1.6 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Offen, Ron : James T. Farrell Centenary Committee Records, 2004-2005

Postcard responses supporting James T. Farrell's recognitions by the City of Chicago on the centenary of his birth. Also includes files containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials of Ron Offen, chairman of the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, 2004-2005.
Extent: 0.3 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Onderdonk, William Holmes : William Holmes Onderdonk autograph letter collection,, 1839-1885

The collection consists of 18 manuscript letters, mounted, and arranged chronologically. Each letter is preceded by a page bearing the name of the writer and subject of the letter. A portrait of each author represented is included.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - 1 volume
Subjects: Literature

Pardo Baza´n, Emilia, condesa de, 1852-1921 : 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 54 linear feet - (55 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

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

Correspondence, works, scrapbooks, and other personal materials pertaining to William Morton Payne's life as a literary critic, periodical editor, translator, and educator.
Extent: 10 linear feet - (25 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

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.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 letters)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Pfautsch, Shawn : Shawn Pfautsch Papers, 2012-2014

Drafts of the play "Season on the Line" by Chicago-based actor, writer, and musician Shawn Pfautsch. The play was first performed at the House Theatre of Chicago in September and October, 2014. Also includes outline cards for the play and the sheet music to "Jolly Is the Gale."
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Theater

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (25 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Civil War, Literature

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

Collection of correspondence consisting of four letters from 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Literature

Regnery, Henry : 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.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (1 box and 1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939 : Wallace Rice Papers, 1779-1939

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.
Extent: 6 linear feet - (8 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Rideout, Walter B. : Walter Rideout-Sherwood Anderson Research Papers, ca. 1898-ca. 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Rizzo, Matt, 1913-1987 : 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 at age 22. Collection also includes photo-reproductions of Rizzo with son Charlie and guide dogs, a news clipping about Rizzo's life, audiocassettes of Rizzo dictating parts of his works, a Perkins Brailler, and Rizzo's two Brailling slates with an accompanying stylus for writing Braille.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet - (3 boxes, 1 oversize box, Brailler in case)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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.
Extent: 7 linear feet - (15 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature, Women

Romaine, Paul, 1906-1986 : Paul Romaine Papers, 1880-1986

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.
Extent: 8.9 linear feet - (20 boxes and 1 card box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Root, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1837-1926 : Root, Frank A. Letter to Byron Smith regarding Root's book "The Overland Stage to California.", September 30, 1904

Letter written by Frank A. Root of Topeka, Kansas to Byron Smith of Lake Forest, Illinos regarding an order for a copy of Root's book, "The Overland Stage to California." Root describes his relationship with co-author William Elsey Connelley.
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Literature

Rosemont, Franklin : Franklin W. Rosemont Papers, ca. 1985-2008

Book reviews, flyers, articles, and photographs relating to the Charles H. Kerr Company and surrealism-related events in Chicago.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Literature

Rosemont, Franklin : Franklin Rosemont-Haymarket Research Papers, 1877-1993

Research notes, photocopies, drafts, proofs, photographs, and correspondence comprising the papers used to research and produce the Haymarket Scrapbook, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Dave Roediger (Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1986). Also materials related to the activities commemorating the centennial of the 1886-1887 Haymarket Affair.
Extent: 3 linear feet - (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

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

Parish priest in Fredericktown and St. Louis, Missouri; born in 1860, ordained in 1884, raised to the monsignorate in 1934. Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning Rothensteiner's work as a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, historian and censor librorum, 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 Mu¨ller (Bruder Willram), and with Sigismund Cardinal Waitz, archbishop of Salzburg, and literary critic Friedrich Bruns. Many of the letters concern the writing, translating and teaching of German poetry.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet - 12 boxes, 12 volumes
Subjects: Literature, Printing History and Book Arts

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 : Sandburg, Carl. Letter to Eugene Telser, January 30, 1950

Letter from Carl Sandburg to Eugene Telser regarding Sandburg's various research topics.
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Sandburg, Helga : Sandburg, Helga, letter to Kenan Heise, 1994

Letter from Helga Sandburg (daughter of Carl Sandburg) to Chicago Tribune columnist Kenan Heise, thanking him for his obituary for Marcia Lee Masters, daughter of Edgar Lee Masters and the Tribune's Poetry editor. Also includes typescripts of two poems; one from Marcia to Helga, and one from Helga to Marcia.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 : Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe. Letter, New York, reelection as honorary member of literary society, October 12, 1841

Letter written by Henry R. Schoolcraft, dated October 12, 1841 regarding reelection as an honorary member of a literary society.
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Literature

Scot, Michael, fl. ca. 1915-1925 : Michael Scot Papers, ca. 1915-1925

Four undated poems and a photograph of a painting presumably of woman Irish writer Michael Scot. Scot wrote both stories and poems, sometimes using the pseudonym S. Michael Crevequer.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature

Smith family : Smith-Dewey Family Papers, 1870-1990

Genealogies, publications, photographs, armories, letters, and documents pertaining to the family histories and forebears of Edward Byron Smith, former chairman of the Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, and of his wife, Louise Dewey Smith. Papers also include documents pertaining to Northern Trust's founding by Smith's grandfather, Byron Laflin Smith, and the family's ongoing relationship to the corporation.
Extent: 79 linear feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

Smith, Helen Ainslie : Helen Ainslie Smith Papers, 1744-1950

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.
Extent: 1.2 linear feet - (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Family Papers, Literature, Women

Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936 : Henry Justin Smith Papers, 1912-1980

Manuscripts of works, correspondence, and mementos of Henry Justin Smith, author and Chicago Daily News reporter, city editor, news editor, and managing editor.
Extent: 2.3 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

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

Proceedings, minutes, menus, etc. of a Chicago group devoted to off-color limericks and like endeavors.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Literature

Spencer, Roswell T. : Roswell T. Spencer Typescript, 1920

Typescript of a 2-volume work entitled "Roosevelt and Chicago," including illustrations pasted in.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Literature, Politics

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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 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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature

Stevens, Alice Bartlett : Alice Bartlett Stevens Papers, 1912-1940

Correspondence and writings of Alice Bartlett Stevens. Notably, the papers include a 1940 letter adressed to Miss Stevens from Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. Additional correspondence includes letters written between Alice Bartlett Stevens and Marken and Bielfelf Printers. Included with these letters were several photographs pertaining to Barbara Fritchie, a Unionist during the Civil War.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Literature

Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol : Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-2002

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. Additionally, collection includes genealogical information about the Storrs-Chabrol family and real estate and legal records of D.W. Storrs. 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.
Extent: 8.6 linear feet - (14 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

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

Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, 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.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Literature, Women

Terrill, Robert E. : Robert E. Terrill Papers, ca. 1950-ca. 1990

Research files, writings and correspondence of Robert Terrill, professor at the University of Illinois.
Extent: 1.4 linear feet - (1 record carton, 2 boxes)
Subjects: Literature

Thanet, Octave, 1850-1934 : Alice French Papers, 1871-1934

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.
Extent: 4.3 linear feet - (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Literature, Women

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

Administrative and literary materials including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of publishing company Tia Chucha Press.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (13 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Literature, Printing History and Book Arts

Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944 : Eunice Tietjens Papers, 1898-1944

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming.
Extent: 10 linear feet - (23 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Women

Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944 : Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972

Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. 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.
Extent: 5.5 linear feet - (10 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Turbyfill, Mark, 1896-1990 : 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.
Extent: 2.6 linear feet - (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Dance, Literature

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.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Literature, Women

Unknown : Edna St. Vincent Millay Photograph, ca. 1925

One black and white photograph of Edna St. Vincent Millay, an American lyrical poet and playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923.
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Literature, Photographs, Women

Walden, Selma, 1884-1951 : Selma Walden Papers, 1890-1979

Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Extent: 4.2 linear feet - (10 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

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.
Extent: 11.5 linear feet - (9 boxes and 8 cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Webster, Henry Kitchell, 1875-1932 : Henry Kitchell Webster Papers, 1880-1932

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.
Extent: 5.8 linear feet - (15 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Weisz, Irene Miner : Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz Papers,, 1912-1958

Correspondence of Willa Cather, the bulk to Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather and a folder of clippings.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Women

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.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - 1 volume
Subjects: Chicago, Literature

Wixson, Douglas C. : Douglas C. Wixson-Jack Conroy Research Collection, 1929-2003

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.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet - (4 record cartons and 1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958 : Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.
Extent: 2.6 linear feet - (3 boxes and 1 oversize case)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

Zabel, Morton Dauwen, 1901-1964 : Morton Dauwen Zabel Papers, 1861-1964,

Correspondence, works, personal materials, and photographs of literary critic, editor, scholar, and educator Morton Dauwen Zabel.
Extent: 21.3 linear feet - (51 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature