Found 32 collections related to American literature -- 20th century

Filtering on: x1951 - 2000
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
Gessner, Robert, 1907-1968
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1146
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Robert Gessner (1907-1968) was an American author and educator. Collection consists of typescripts of writings by Gessner including his books The Democratic Man (1956) and The Moving Image (1958); numerous short stories, novelettes and literary... more
Keppel, Charles, 1906-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1639
.25 linear feet (2 volumes)
This collection consists of two volumes. The first contains literary works, including stories and poems circa 1952, totaling 72 pages. The second, titled Occasional Verses, was written during the period from 1969 to 1972. It includes an... more
Wouk, Herman, 1915-....
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3394
3.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Herman Wouk (1915- ) is an American author of novels and plays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny. Collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts of three of Wouk's works. Materials include uncorrected... more
Kiernan, Frances, 1944-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1644
.83 linear feet (3 boxes)
Frances Landau Kiernan (1944- ), editor and author, worked at the New Yorker magazine from 1966 to 1987 as an editor in the fiction department. She later was a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin and has written about literary matters. Collection... 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
13th Moon, Inc
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1
16.17 linear feet (24 boxes)
13th Moon, a feminist literary magazine, was founded in 1973 by Ellen Marie Bissert. The magazine's records 1973-1984 contain editorial correspondence, project files on poetry readings and research projects, mechanicals and printed copies of the... 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
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
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
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
Turcotte, James, 1945-1993
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3047
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
James Turcotte (1945-1993) was an American art gallery owner and tax advisor who began writing in the late 1960s. At first he wrote fiction and free verse reflecting his experiences as a gay man, father, drug user, and resident of Los Angeles and... more
Gabriel, Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf), 1890-1952
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1098
Collection consists of drama critic and novelist Gilbert Gabriel's writings, correspondence, photographs, and printed matter. Writings include annotated typescripts of his novels; synopses of plays; reviews; drafts of articles, short stories,... more
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.;Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 47
68 linear feet (73 boxes)
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., founded in 1915 by Alfred A. Knopf (1892-1984), started by publishing translations of Russian and European works. By the 1920s, Knopf was publishing major American authors yet continued to publish important European authors... more
Morris, Lloyd R., 1893-1954
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2065
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Lloyd R. Morris (1893-1954) was an American author and critic. He wrote critical studies, fiction, plays, and a series of books on American culture. Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, legal and financial papers, photographs, and... more
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3142
156.3 linear feet (208 boxes, 339 v.)
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was a writer, promoter of African-American artists during the Harlem Renaissance, patron of the arts, and photographer. After he graduated from the University of Chicago in 1930, he entered upon a career as a reporter... more
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 979
377.21 linear feet linear feet (893 boxes, 182 microfilm reels)
The publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. was founded in 1945 as Farrar, Straus & Company by John Farrar and Roger W. Straus, Jr. After numerous changes in management and corresponding changes in name, the company became known as... more
Taggard, Genevieve, 1894-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2942
28.03 linear feet (60 boxes; 5 sound recordings)
The papers of poet and teacher Genevieve Taggard include correspondence, drafts of poetry and prose (most notably for her 1930 book The Life and Mind of Emily Dickinson), photographs, notebooks, teaching materials, memorabilia, and other personal... more
Wilder, Alec
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3324
Alec Wilder (1907-1980), the composer and songwriter, lived at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City for most of his life. He wrote several hundred popular songs, composed sonatas, operas, a concerto, and a ballet, and was the author of one book... more
Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 84
2 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
Duberman, Martin B.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 848
69.44 linear feet (164 boxes); 726.94 kb (434 computer files); 165 audio files, 109 cassettes
Martin B. Duberman, b.1930, is a historian and playwright who taught history in universities for over fifty years. He is the author of the play In White America, biographies of Charles Francis Adams, James Russell... more
Wolfe, Tom
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22833
91.85 linear feet (219 boxes, 1 volume); 8 audio files
Tom Wolfe is an American author and journalist known for such works as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. He is a... more
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