This three box collection of approximately five hundred items consists of Paul Palmer's business correspondence, 1923-1960. The majority of the letters are to Palmer from such prominent literary and political figures as: Eli Culbertson, Clarence Darrow, Ford Maddox Ford, Joseph P. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles A. Lindbergh, Henry L. Mencken, John O'Hara and Alexander Woollcott. In some cases drafts of articles were included with the letters, some of these were never published. The letters from Palmer requesting writers to pursue certain topics in articles for publication and the writers' responses to him are revealing. Many of the letters express intelligent opinions, or highly emotional reactions to the various political issues, and thus represent illuminating commentaries on the temper of the times. This collection of papers is a valuable source for research in political and literary thought of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.