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Joe David Bellamy papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 610
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, research and writing files, production files, audiocassettes, professional papers, printed material, a computer disk, and other papers, documenting Bellamy's work as an author and editor, as director of the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, and as editor and publisher of Fiction International magazine.

Dates: 1962-2014

Michael Benedikt papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 589
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the personal and professional life of author Michael Benedikt. Correspondence in the collection consists of letters to Benedikt from authors and artists, editors and publishers, literary agents and organizations, academic institutions, and others dating largely from the late 1950s to early 1980s. Correspondents include Duane Ackerson, Anna Balakian, Alan Brilliant, A. Poulin, Carolee Schneemann, and others....
Dates: 1951-2002

Jan Erik Bouman collection of James Purdy

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1510
Abstract:

This collection contains writings of American author James Purdy, correspondence of Purdy and Dutch printer Jan Erik Bouman, photographs, drawings and a sketchbook by Purdy, ephemera, printed material, and computer media. Writings include typescript drafts of poems, novels, plays, and shorter works by Purdy, as well as published versions of Purdy's poems issued by Bouman's Utrecht-based press Hugin & Munin.

Dates: 1977-2006

Coburn Britton papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 650
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and literary activities of American poet and publisher Coburn Britton. The correspondence features a nearly three-decade long exchange between Britton and Jack Sullivan, some of which was compiled and published as Letters from Jack: Sex & Hell in Manhattan and Backwoods Maine (2002). In addition, there are small groups of correspondence with others, including Glenway Wescott, Edward Dahlberg, and...
Dates: 1919-1997

Agnes Campbell and Kent Kramer collection of Margaret Anderson

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1553
Abstract:

The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, and printed material by or relating to American writer and editor Margaret Anderson and others.

Dates: circa 1900s–1973

LeGrand Cannon collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 674
Abstract:

The collection consists of writings and correspondence by or relating to the American novelist LeGrand Cannon. Writings consist of autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Look to the Mountain, Come Home at Even (also including proofs), and These are Some Stories about Old George Brown. Correspondents include Charles Beecher Hogan, Stephan Stearns, and Donald Wing.

Dates: 1938-circa 1979

Rachel Carson papers addition

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 630
Abstract:

The Rachel Carson Papers Addition contains correspondence, writings, photographs, artwork, ephemera, and printed material of Rachel Carson. The bulk of the material documents Carson's childhood and family.

Dates: 1897-1999

Arthur A. Cohen papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 496
Abstract: The Arthur A. Cohen Papers provide evidence of the writing, editing, and publishing career of Arthur Allen Cohen between 1940 and 1986. The Papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, audiovisual material, legal and financial documents, and clippings relating to Cohen's writing, publishing companies Noonday Press and Meridian Books, and work editing the Documents of Twentieth Century Art series for Viking Press. Cohen's interest in theology (particularly...
Dates: 1941-1988

James Joseph Daly papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 649
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and professional activity of poet and playwright James Joseph Daly. Correspondence in the collection consists chiefly of incoming correspondence from writers, journal editors, publishers, and others, but also includes drafts and carbons of outgoing letters and writings and enclosures. Correspondents include Elizabeth Ames at Yaddo, Kenneth Burke, John Cheever, Padraic Colum, Malcolm Cowley at The New...
Dates: 1916-1949

Leonard W. Doob papers relating to "Ezra Pound Speaking"

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1506
Scope and Contents: The collection contains background materials, research notes, drafts, and galleys relating to psychologist Leonard W. Doob's work as editor of "Ezra Pound Speaking": Radio Speeches of World War II. The subject of the book is American poet Ezra Pound's collaboration with Rome Radio in Italy from 1940 to 1943, in which Pound created and broadcast fascist propaganda expressing anti-Semitism and criticism of the United States and the United Kingdom. His...
Dates: 1969-1978

Theodore Dreiser collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 665
Abstract:

The collection contains letters written by Dreiser to colleagues and friends, two literary manuscripts, seven printed writings from published periodicals, and a group of clippings and ephemera about Dreiser and his work. Correspondents include Ernest Augustus Boyd, Dudley Nichols, Willard Huntington Wright, and the agency Management Ernest Briggs.

Dates: 1910-1977, bulk 1910-1940

Estate of Sinclair Lewis records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1463
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, and personal papers relating to Sinclair Lewis, his wives Grace Hegger and Dorothy Thompson, and the Lewis family. Included are divorce decrees, custody and alimony agreements, wills, tax and real estate records, powers of attorney, and contracts pertaining to Lewis's novels Ann Vickers, Dodsworth, and Elmer Gantry. The collection also...
Dates: 1841-1949

William Faulkner collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 491
Abstract:

The collection consists chiefly of writings, with a small amount of correspondence. Writings include drafts of works by Faulkner and writings of others. The correspondence consists of original letters between William Faulkner and the American writer Malcolm Cowley. Also included are papers concerning the Theatre Guild and Richard Meyers production of William Faulkner's play Requiem for a Nun.

Dates: 1944-1966

Alvin Feinman papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1524
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, electronic files, and other papers by or relating to Alvin Feinman. Among the correspondents are Feinman's wife, Deborah Dorfman, Harold Bloom, James Geary, Reginald Shepherd, and Danny Myerson. Writings consist of notes and drafts of Feinman's poetry, articles, essays, and other works. Included are materials pertaining to Preambles and Other Poems and the posthumous publication of...
Dates: circa 1950-2014

Charles A. Fenton papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 579
Abstract: The collection consists primarily of material created and accumulated by Charles Fenton in the course of researching and writing books on Stephen Vincent Benét and Ernest Hemingway. Research material includes correspondence about Benét and Hemingway, Fenton's notes about their lives and careers, and index cards with which Fenton organized his research. In addition to research on Benét and Hemingway, the collection contains a smaller amount of research material on the topic of "Writer in...
Dates: 1866-1965, bulk 1918-1960

Keith Fleming Papers Relating to Edmund White

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 887
Scope and Contents:

The Keith Fleming Papers Relating to Edmund White contain manuscripts, research files, biographical material, photographs, sound recordings of interviews, and electronic media created and collected by Fleming while working on the biography Original Youth: The Real Story of Edmund White's Boyhood.

Dates: 1993-1999, undated

Maxwell E. Foster papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 662
Abstract:

The papers consist of letters to Foster and material relating to the Parkman, Twisleton, and Vaughan families. Correspondents include James Latimer McLane, Jr., Charlton MacVeagh, Ellery Sedgwick, Anne Shiras, and others. Material relating to the Parkman, Twisleton, and Vaughan families include correspondence, financial and legal records, documents, and notebooks.

Dates: 1809-1982, bulk 1850-1923

Daniela Gioseffi papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1096
Abstract: The Daniela Gioseffi Papers, which span from 1960 to 2018, contain correspondence, writings, printed material, electronic media, and other papers related to the life and work of Daniela Gioseffi. Correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection, documenting Gioseffi's personal and business relationships with poets, authors, critics, and cultural luminaries. Audiovisual materials and electronic media in the collection document interviews, readings, and other events with which Gioseffi was...
Dates: circa 1960-2018

Richard Henry Goldstone Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1106
Abstract: The papers document Richard Goldstone's process of writing Thornton Wilder's biography, Thornton Wilder: An Intimate Portrait . The collection includes photocopied and original correspondence between Goldstone and Wilder, Goldstone's research notes on Wilder's career and family life, and book reviews and correspondence in response to Goldstone's biography. The collection also contains correspondence between Wilder and friends and family, as well as...
Dates: 1915-1976

Jacques Guicharnaud papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 883
Abstract: The Jacques Guicharnaud Papers consist of correspondence with literary and teaching colleagues, publishers, family, and friends; autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of plays, literary criticism, and other writings; a small amount of drafts and offprints of literary criticism by colleagues; syllabi, lecture notes, and administrative papers relating to teaching at Yale University and Harvard University; printed material including theater programs and clippings relating to theater in...
Dates: 1943-circa 2005