Found 52 collections related to American literature -- 20th century

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
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.
Thomas, Dorothy, 1898-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4644
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
American author Dorothy Thomas (1898-1990), was a prolific short-story writer whose work appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New Yorker, Harper's and The Saturday Evening Post. The collection consists of typescripts of three short... more
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 739
16.5 linear feet (34 boxes)
Robert Hobart Davis (1869-1942) was an American journalist, editor, dramatist, and photographer. He was editor of Munsey's Magazine from 1904 to 1925, columnist for the New York Sun from 1925 to 1942, and honorary president of the Stevenson... 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
Butler, Ellis Parker, 1869-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 441
1.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Ellis Parker Butler was an American author best known for his story "Pigs is Pigs" (1905). During his lifetime he wrote 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays. His papers consist of his correspondence, a typescript of his story "The... 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
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