Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, financial documents, portraits, pictorial works and a sketchbook. The manuscripts and typescripts include the author's poems, essays, and notes toward works, as well as essays, notes, and articles by various individuals, including John Dos Passos, Randall Jarrell, and Louis Zukofsky, about the author and his works. The correspondence, dating from 1916 to 1962, includes letters from the author to James Light, Muriel Rukeyser, May Sarton, Frances Steloff, and Hildegarde and James Watson, Jr., and others. The collection also includes a letter from Richard P. Blackmur to Frances Steloff relating to the author, as well as a 1947 letter from Cyril Connolly and another from William Brown Doherty, dated 1961, both addressed to Cummings.
The E. E. Cummings collection of papers are arranged in four series: