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Identifier: Lit
This topic covers authors, essayists, playwrights, poets, literary critics, novelists, and literary clubs. It also includes those involved in the book trade, such as publishers and bookshop owners.

Found in 160 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Flacks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Flacks
Abstract Notes and files assembled for a proposed bibliography of the works of Eugene Field.
Dates: 1930-1956

Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1860-1952

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1932-1956

Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lee
Abstract 35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Dates: 1919-1933

Alice Bartlett Stevens Papers

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Identifier: Modern-MS-45
Abstract Correspondence and writings of Alice Bartlett Stevens. Notably, the papers include a 1940 letter addressed 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.
Dates: 1912-1940

Alice French Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thanet
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1871-1934

Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-HayesA
Abstract Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 1934-2001, Hayes' journals contain extensive reflections on motherhood, marriage, writing, and a host of other topics, as well as her own creative work. They document an independent woman entering...
Dates: 1934-2006

American Writers Museum records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-AWM
Abstract Administrative, legal, and publicity material relating to the founding and development of The American Writers museum, which opened at 180 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago in 2017. Includes prospectuses, building and exhibition designs, and some artifacts, including the ribbon and engraved scissors from the ribbon cutting.
Dates: 2010-2020

Anne Siewers Coyne Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Coyne
Abstract Papers (correspondence, photographs, poems, clippings, programs, and other materials) of Anne Siewers Coyne, who began working at 14 at Ralph G. Newman's Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. There she met, became friends with, and corresponded with Nelson Algren. In 1957 and 1958 she initiated Loyola University Chicago's David B. Steinman Visiting Poets series, corresponding with poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Marianne Moore, and Dame Edith Sitwell. The papers also include materials related to her other...
Dates: 1943-1999; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1969

Arthur Davison Ficke Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ficke
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1904-1945

Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Meeker
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Dates: approximately 1850-1972; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1945

Arts Club Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arts Club
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1892-2004

Audrey Niffenegger Papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Niffenegger
Abstract Typescript drafts of The Time Traveler’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
Dates: 1990-1993

Augustine J. Bowe Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bowe
Abstract Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
Dates: approximately 1890-1966; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1966

Barbara D'Amato Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-D'Amato
Abstract 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.
Dates: 2001-2004

Ben Hecht Filmscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht2
Abstract Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (including draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.
Dates: 1933-1968

Ben Hecht Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht
Abstract 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).
Dates: 1879-1983

Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitz-Cather
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1913-1949

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

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-006
Abstract Contains letter from Sylvia Berkman to Miss Schwartz written on April 20th, 1941, and a typed manuscript of "Katherine Mansfield and the Child," published in the Wellesley Review, 1941-1942.
Dates: April 20, 1941

Buck, Pearl S. Letter to Elizabeth C. Davis

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-018
Abstract Letter from Pearl S. Buck to Elizabeth C. Davis regarding reviewing Buck's book Peony.
Dates: March 12, 1948

C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Modern-MS-Kittle-Doyle
Abstract 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, 12 letters to him, and 57 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,...
Dates: 1836-2000

Chad Walsh Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Walsh
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1930-1970

Chicago Literary Club Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago-Literary
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1874-2017

Clara G. Spiegel-Ernest Hemingway Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spiegel-HemingwayC
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1939-1988

Cloyd Head Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Head
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1895-1968