Found 46 collections related to American literature -- 20th century

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Jackson, Laura Riding, 1901-1991
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Jackson 1924-1984
(77 manuscript boxes)
Organized into 11 series: Series 1: Works by Laura Riding Jackson; Series 2: Correspondence; Series 3: Diaries; Series 4: Book reviews of Laura Riding Jackson’s works; Series 5: Criticism of Laura Riding Jackson’s works; Series 6: Photographs;... more
Danielson, Richard E. (Richard Ely), 1885-1957
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 727
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Richard Ely Danielson (1885-1957) was editor of the Boston Independent from 1924 to 1928, editor of The Sportsman from 1927 to 1937, and then president of the Atlantic Monthly Company and associate editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Collection... more
Young, Stark, 1881-1963
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3414
.42 linear feet (2 volumes)
Galley proofs of So red the rose by Stark Young.
Springs, Elliott White
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2851
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
Final draft of Elliott White Springs's novel Contact, accompanied by a letter of the author to Lyttleton Fox, presenting the manuscript
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4540
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Mainly consists of letters written by Masters between 1928-1936 to "Harry." Most are on stationery from the Hotel Chelsea, and many use the pseudonyms Lute Puckett and Dr. Lucius Atherton. also included are a typescript of his sonnet series "The... more
Harris, Frank, 1856-1931
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1329
.35 linear feet (1 box, 1 v.)
Frank Harris (1855-1931) was an Irish-born American novelist, biographer, editor, and playwright. He is best known for his controversial autobiography, My Life and Loves. He edited several literary journals including Vanity Fair and Pearson's... more
Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1041
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. Collection consists of letters to Ford from people prominent in the theatre and in literature, letters by Ford to others, autographs, poems, Christmas cards, a play entitled... more
Jordan, Elizabeth Garver, 1867-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1597
Elizabeth Garver Jordan (1867-1947) was an author, journalist, editor of Harper's Bazar and suffragist. The collection consists of correspondence from prominent literary figures and a typescript draft of more
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2846
10 linear feet (24 boxes)
Joel Elias Spingarn (1875-1939) was an American literary critic, poet, teacher, and social reformer. After teaching comparative literature at Columbia University, he became active in literary and public affairs. He helped to found the National... more
Holly, Flora May, 1868-1960
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1421
7 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 microfilm reel)
Flora May Holly (1868-1960) was an American literary critic and agent who represented Theodore Dreiser and Edna Ferber among others. She was an editor at Bookman Magazine and also organized several professional associations of women writers.... more
Dew, Louise E., 1871-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 781
4.4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Louise E. Dew (1871-1962), an American writer, editor and literary agent, began her career working in Chicago as a reporter and editor on special assignments for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She moved to New York City in the 1900s and... more
Skidelsky, Berenice Claire, 1887-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2768
5.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
Berenice Skidelsky (1887-1984) was an American writer, editor and lecturer. Skidelsky, who also used the pseudonyms Berenice E. Noar and Burton E. Skidell, began her career writing stories for pulp magazines. She wrote short stories and a novel,... more
Macmillan & Co.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1830
91 linear feet (130 boxes); 1 microfilm reel; 8 microfilm reels; 1 microfilm reel
Collection consists of correspondence and author files of the Macmillan Company. General correspondence, 1892-1914, contains letters from authors, publishers, booksellers, paper manufacturers, literary agents, as well as internal correspondence... more
Carson, Gerald
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 480
20 linear feet (18 boxes)
Gerald Hewes Carson (1899-1989) was an American advertising executive, social historian and author. Collection consists mainly of research notes collected by Carson for his books. Also, correspondence, bibliographies, typescripts and manuscripts... more
Kennerley, Mitchell, 1878-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1634
2.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Mitchell Kennerley (1878-1950) was an American publisher and art dealer. He worked for various literary magazines and published several others. From 1916 to 1929 and 1937 to 1939 he was president of the Anderson Galleries. He started the Lexington... more
Grant, Ethel Watts Mumford, 1878-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2080
Collection contains Mumford's writings, legal papers, correspondence, art work, and printed matter. Writings consist primarily of manuscripts of her plays with some short stories, poems, musical lyrics, and clippings of a literary column she wrote... more
Phillips, Henry Albert, 1880-1951
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2411
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Henry Albert Phillips (1880-1951) was an American author, editor and lecturer. He was associate editor of several magazines and lectured in New York City between 1909 and 1918. His extensive travels were the basis for numerous books and articles.... more
Miller, Mary Britton, 1883-1975
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2001
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Mary Britton Miller (1883-1975) was a novelist and poet who wrote under the name of Isabel Bolton. She lived in New York City for most of her adult life and at one time was a volunteer social worker in Greenwich Village. Collection contains... more
Haas, Robert K., 1890-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1273
3.6 linear feet (8 boxes)
Robert K. Haas (1890-1964) was an American publisher who created the Book of the Month Club with Harry Scherman in 1926. He also founded New Books, Inc. (a two-part reading program) and Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, a publishing house that... more
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 34
Papers consists of numerous drafts of literary works in a range of genres. The drafts, most of which date from 1940's and 1950's, pre-date Albee's fame.
Robbins, John Jacob, 1895-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2585
Collection consists of correspondence, writings of Robbins and others, personal and legal papers, photographs, sketches, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1911-1953, concerns literary, theatrical and translating work as well as personal matters.... more
Everts, Lillian, 1910-1960
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 961
6.5 linear feet (18 boxes)
Lillian Everts (1910-1960) was a New York poet and writer (real name Lillian Epstein Levine). She conducted poetry workshops at the New York Public Library. Collection consists of Everts's correspondence with poets, editors, publishers, writers'... more
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1907
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), poet, novelist, and biographer, was born in Kansas and raised in Illinois. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and practiced law for many years in Chicago, including a stint with Clarence Darrow, 1903-1911. However,... more
O'Shaughnessy family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2280
7 linear feet (15 boxes)
Edith O'Shaughnessy (d. 1939) was an American author of fiction and autobiographical narratives concerning her life abroad. She was active in causes related to the Roman Catholic Church. Her husband, Nelson O'Shaughnessy (1876-1932), was a U.S.... more
Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3014
4.7 linear feet (9 boxes)
Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) was an author, editor and popular New York celebrity. From 1924 to 1929 he edited many magazines including Smart Set, Delineator, Designer, McClure's, and Harper's Bazaar. He also wrote poetry, novels, plays,... more
Mills, Emma, d. 1956
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2007
.9 linear feet (3 boxes)
Emma Mills (d. 1956) was a literary agent in New York City. Collection consists of Mills's correspondence with literary and theatrical figures and relates to her management of banquets, parties, luncheons, and foreign travels.
Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2296
5.6 linear feet (8 boxes)
James Oppenheim (1882-1932), an American poet, novelist and editor, was a member of the bohemian circle of poets, artists and intellectuals that flourished in Greenwich Village, New York, during the 1910s. He began his career writing short stories... more
Van Druten, John, 1901-1957
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3134
Collection of correspondence, book reviews, typescripts of plays and books written by Van Druten, and clippings. Correspondence, 1938-1957, consist of letters concerning his writings and personal letters between Van Druten and his friend,... more
Merington, Marguerite
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1969
1.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Marguerite Merington (ca. 1861-1951) was an American author. Collection consists of Merington's short stories, collected essays, dramatic works, drafts of writings on General George A. Custer and his wife, and several items of correspondence.
Halper, Albert, 1904-1984
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1294
23 linear feet (28 boxes, 1 charter case file)
Papers consist chiefly of Halper's correspondence, 1919-1984, and literary work, 1928-1982. Correspondence is divided into four sections. Family correspondence, 1909-1969, contains letters to Halper from his four brothers and sister, his first... more