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A. R. Gurney papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 728
Abstract:

The A. R. Gurney Papers document the life and career of American playwright and novelist A. R. Gurney and consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs.

Dates: circa 1947-2016

R. Eric Gustafson papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 997
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, professional and personal papers, photographs, printed material, computer and audiovisual media, and other papers documenting the career and life of American author, curator, and gallerist Eric Gustafson. Also included are correspondence, ephemera, and photographs of Navajo artist R. C. Gorman.

Dates: 1934-2017

Robert Bartlett Haas collection on Gertrude Stein and the Conference Press

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 833
Abstract:

The Robert Bartlett Haas Collection on Gertrude Stein and the Conference Press contains correspondence, drafts of writings, notes, photographs, printed material and papers relating to Getrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and the production and distribution of Conference Press publications, including Stein's What Are Masterpieces?

Dates: 1936-1985

Oliver Hale papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 658
Abstract: The papers consist of writings, a scrapbook, an interview, and correspondence by and relating to the American poet and prose writer Oliver Hale. Writings include autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of poems and other writings. The scrapbook contains clippings of Hale's printed poems from publications. The typescript interview transcript, titled "The Poet and His Wife," is an interview with Hale and his wife, Esther, by Edward R. Murrow for the radio program "This I Believe."...
Dates: 1936-1998

William A. Henry papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1954
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of correspondence, writings, research files, professional papers, awards, artwork, childhood papers, scrapbooks, memorials, condolence letters, audiovisual materials, and computer media documenting the work and life of critic and journalist William A. Henry III. Writings consist of corrected proofs for The Great One: The Life and Legend of Jackie Gleason (Doubleday, 1992) and In Defense of Elitism (Doubleday, 1994); scripts and other documentation from "Bob Fosse:...
Dates: 1950-1995

John Hersey papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 707
Abstract: The John Hersey papers contain writings, correspondence, printed and audiovisual materials, scrapbooks, and family and personal papers. The collection consists of ten small donations made by Hersey between 1944 and 1967 and an acquisition of a major part of his archive in 1992. The early gifts by Hersey contain drafts and proofs for multiple works dating from the early 1940s through mid 1960s, including the successful and popular A Bell for Adano (1944), Hiroshima (1946), and The Wall...
Dates: circa 1919-1992

Thomas Wentworth Higginson collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 549
Abstract:

The collection contains correspondence and writings of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Correspondence consists of autograph letters, signed to various individuals. Writings consist of manuscript writings drafts and notes.

Dates: 1852-1907

Will Irwin and Inez Haynes Gillmore papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 603
Abstract:

The collection consists primarly of correspondence and diaries, as well as a small amount of writings, photographs, and clippings, documenting the life and work of Inez Haynes Irwin and Will Irwin.

Dates: 1887-1961, bulk 1904-1961

Henry James collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 830
Abstract: The Henry James Collection is comprised of correspondence, writings, personal papers, and printed material by and about the American author Henry James. The majority of correspondence consists of letters sent from James to recipients, most notably his literary agent James B. Pinker, author William Edward Norris, and publishers. The collection also includes correspondence between James B. Pinker and James' nephew, Henry James, and sister-in-law, Alice Howe Gibbens James. Autograph manuscripts...
Dates: 1867-1983

Robinson Jeffers collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 284
Abstract:

The collection consists of manuscripts of Robinson Jeffers's poetry and a small amount of correspondence and other papers related to Jeffers.

Dates: 1920-1951, bulk 1920-1933

Ruth Jespersen papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 708
Abstract: The Ruth Jespersen Papers consist of correspondence, writings, audiocassettes, and printed material regarding the professional life of the American writer Ruth Jespersen. Correspondence includes letters between Jespersen and Stephen Baily and Steven Milhauser and a letter from Jespersen to Phil Lyman. Writings contain typescript drafts, typescript photocopies, printed versions, and photocopies of printed versions of Jespersen's poetry, prose, a teleplay, and a screenplay. Two audiocassettes...
Dates: 1976-1990

Allen Johnson correspondence relating to the Chronicles of America Series

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1110
Abstract: Correspondence of Allen Johnson concerning his editorship of the Chronicles of America Series, consisting of incoming typed and autograph letters, signed, and outgoing typescript carbons, 1916-1920. Correspondents include historians Max Ferrand, Yale University, and Nathaniel Stephenson, College of Charleston, and other authors of volumes in the Chronicles of America Series; United States Publishers' Association founders Robert Pollock Glasgow and Arthur H. Brook, Gerhard Richard Lomer, and...
Dates: 1907-1920, bulk 1916-1920

James Weldon Johnson collection files

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 114
Abstract: The James Weldon Johnson Collection Files contain manuscript correspondence, literary works and other documents relating to African Americans, dating from 1809 to 1979. The collection contains several letters to James Weldon Johnson from aspiring poets asking for feedback on their writing. Correspondence sent to Langston Hughes, Harold Jackman, Grace Nail Johnson, and Carl Van Vechten is also prominent in the collection. The collection includes broadway actress Rose McClendon's scripts used...
Dates: 1809-1979

Bruce Kellner papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 709
Abstract:

The Bruce Kellner Papers consist of letters to Kellner and other papers, including two poems by Fania Marinoff, actress and wife of Carl Van Vechten, a list of Marinoff's appearances on stage and in films, and a portion of Marinoff's last will and testament. Correspondents include Donald Angus, Donald Gallup, Tom Hachtman, Fania Marinoff, Alice B. Toklas, Carl Van Vechten, Donald Windham, and others.

Dates: 1929-2016, bulk 1952-2000

Daniel Edwards Kennedy collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 588
Abstract:

Contains autograph manuscripts of Kennedy's writings and autograph letters, signed, from various individuals to Kennedy. Also includes manuscript and printed material relating to The Queen's Shop, Kennedy's private press and bindery, and other papers. The papers date from 1799 to 1931.

Dates: 1799-1931, bulk 1893-1931

Lucy Kroll papers relating to Lynn Riggs

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 826
Abstract:

The collection includes typescripts of Lynn Riggs's scripts and other writings; correspondence and subject files regarding Lynn Riggs and other Lucy Kroll Agency business associates and activities; Lucy Kroll Agency contracts and agreement files; and a small number of Lynn Riggs's personal items.

Dates: 1927-1972

Dan H. Laurence Collection of Henry James

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 834
Scope and Contents:

The Dan H. Laurence Collection of Henry James is comprised of material compiled by Dan H. Laurence for his A Bibliography of Henry James, including correspondence, notes, and collation sheets. Laurence published A Bibliography of Henry James (London: R. Hart-Davis, 1957) in collaboration with Leon Edel.

Dates: 1952-1961

David Leeming Collection of James Baldwin Research

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 172
Scope and Contents: The papers contain audiocassettes, videocassettes, photographs, correspondence, and printed material related to David Leeming's biography of James Baldwin, James Baldwin: A Biography. The audiocassettes contain interviews with various family, friends, and colleagues of James Baldwin and his close friend and mentor, Beauford Delaney. The videocassettes contain television programs and an anthology of films on Baldwin. The photographs depict portraits of Baldwin and...
Dates: 1950-2002

John Leggett writings

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 486
Abstract:

The John Leggett writings contain drafts and proofs for Leggett's first three novels, Wilder Stone (1960), The Gloucester Branch (1964), and Who Took the Gold Away (1969).

Dates: 1960-1969

Jonathan Lethem papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1131
Abstract:

The Jonathan Lethem Papers, which span from 1938 to 2016, contain writings in the form of drafts, galley proofs, research, notes related to his novels, short stories, and non-fiction including his most well-known works, Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude. The papers also contain correspondence, clippings, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and electronic media related to Lethem's life and work.

Dates: 1938-2016