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Lit. Literature

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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 158 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick W. Spiegel-Ernest Hemingway Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spiegel-Hemingway
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1918-1973

Fredrika Shumway Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-SmithFS
Abstract

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

Dates: 1941-1967

Friends of Literature records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Friends of Lit
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1935-2003; Majority of material found within 1987 - 2003

George Ade papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ade
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1865-1971

George Sigerson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-173
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1897-1916

Gladys Fornell Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fornell
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1938-1982

H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-140
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1938-1955

Harriet Monroe Memorabilia

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-169
Abstract

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

Dates: 1891

Harry Hansen papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hansen
Abstract

Correspondence, subject files, photographs and artwork of newspaper writer and editor Harry Hansen.

Dates: 1900-1974

Harry Mark Petrakis papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petrakis
Abstract

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

Dates: approximately 1963-2003

Hayden Carruth Letters and Poem

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carruth
Abstract

Letters and poem written by American poet and literary critic Hayden Carruth, primarily to Chicago Daily News reporter Van Allen Bradley.

Dates: 1949-1970

Helen Ainslie Smith papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Smith
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1744-1950; Majority of material found within 1880-1890

Helga Sandburg letter to Kenan Heise

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-188
Abstract

Letter from Helga Sandburg (daughter of Carl Sandburg) to Chicago Tribune columnist Kenan Heise dated September 12, 1994, 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 "For Helga Sandburg", and one from Helga to Marcia "For Marcia Masters".

Dates: 1994

Henry Blake Fuller papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fuller
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1868-2000; Majority of material found within 1874 - 1929

Henry Justin Smith Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-SmithHJ
Abstract

Manuscripts of works, correspondence, and mementos of Henry Justin Smith, author and Chicago Daily News reporter, city editor, news editor, and managing editor.

Dates: 1912-1980; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1935

Henry Kitchell Webster papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Webster
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1880-1932; Majority of material found within 1900-1932

Henry Regnery papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Regnery
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1952-1965

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft letter

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-011
Abstract

Letter written by Henry R. Schoolcraft, dated October 12, 1841 regarding reelection as an honorary member of a literary society.

Dates: October 12, 1841

Hiram Powers Dilworth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dilworth
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1908-1974

Hoke Norris Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Norris
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1934-1977; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1977

Howard Vincent O'Brien papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-O'Brien
Abstract

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, publicity materials, and personal papers of newspaper columnist and novelist Howard Vincent O'Brien.

Dates: 1894-1948

Hugh Holton papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Holton
Abstract

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.

Dates: approximately 1994-2003

Jack Conroy papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864-1991

Jack Fuller papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-FullerJ
Abstract

The literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal materials of Chicago journalist and novelist Jack Fuller.

Dates: 1850-2016; Majority of material found within 1951 - 2009

James T. Farrell Centenary Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Farrell-Centenary
Abstract

Correspondence, planning, publicity, photographs, and event materials from the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, a group who organized support for the recognition of author James T. Farrell and activities celebrating the 2004 centennial of Farrell’s birth in Chicago.

Dates: 2004-2005