Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of typescripts and manuscripts, correspondence, and legal documents. The typescripts and manuscripts include drafts of novels, articles, reviews, and radio addresses. The correspondence, dating from  through 1973, includes letters from the author to Warren Randolph Burgess, Sir Winston Churchill, Norma Millay, Edward Sackville-West, Agatha Brooks Young, and Harper & Bros. publishers. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from 1940 to 1959, between various correspondents including Allan Ross Macdougall, Norma Millay, Harper & Bros., and others. There are letters to Sheean from Sir Winston Churchill, Barnard D. N. Grebanier, Walter S. Minot, and others, dating from 1938 to 1973.
The Vincent Sheean collection of papers are arranged in three series: