Found 53 collections related to American literature -- 20th century

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
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
Merington, Marguerite, 1857-1951
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.
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
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
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
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
Hobbes, John Oliver, 1867-1906
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-013
Correspondence to Ms. Craigie documenting the production of some of her plays, most notably The Ambassador. Included as well are personal correspondence and business correspondence dealing with the publication of her books as well as theatrical... 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
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
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
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
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.
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
Halper, Albert, 1904-
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
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
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
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 778
Babette Deutsch (1895-1982) was a poet, author and critic. Collection consists of correspondence, copies of her published and unpublished works, research and teaching notes, personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia.
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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