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Authors -- United States -- 20th Century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 133 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Johnson correspondence relating to the Chronicles of America Series

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1110
Overview: 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
Overview: 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
Overview: 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 Gallup, Carl Van Vechten, Alice B. Toklas, Donald Windham, Fania Marinoff, Donald Angus, and others.
Dates: 1929-2003, bulk 1952-2000

Daniel Edwards Kennedy collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 588
Overview: 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

Mary Kennedy papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 814
Overview: The papers contain personal and business correspondence, writings, personal papers, and financial records documenting the life and work of the American actress and author Mary Kennedy. Correspondents include her husband American composer Deems Taylor, authors Laura Bene?t, Pearl S. Buck, and Edna St. Vincent Millay, composer Samuel Barber, fashion designer Valentina, and colleagues from the theater world including Katharine Cornell, Lynn Fontanne, Margalo Gillmore, Helen Hayes, Clare Kummer,...
Dates: 1894-1988

Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1090
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, professional papers, research files, personal papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and electronic media documenting the lives and work of Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy. The correspondence documents their personal, professional, and family networks and includes writers, poets, and collaborators. Writings include published and unpublished works by both Killian and Bellamy. Professional papers include essays, talks, and other papers...
Dates: 1948-2015

Kore Press Archive

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 854
Overview: Production and organizational files, including correspondence, writings, minutes of board meetings, grant proposals, material concerning fundraising and other related papers.
Dates: 1994-2006

Lucy Kroll papers relating to Lynn Riggs

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 826
Overview: 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

Maxine Kumin papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 734
Overview: The collection contains writings, correspondence, and other materials documenting Maxine Kumin's literary work and professional and public activities since 1960.
Dates: 1923-2015

Lawrence Langner papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 688
Overview: The papers include writings, correspondence, subject files, photographs and other materials relating to Lawrence Langner's work as an author, theater producer, and patent attorney. Writings include plays (Suzanna and the Elders and The Pursuit of Happiness, among others); articles on various aspects of theatre and patent law; and books, including his autobiography, The Magic Curtain; The Importance of Wearing Clothes; and G.B.S. and the Lunatic. Correspondence, subject files, and financial...
Dates: 1913-1983, bulk 1920-1962

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

Legal Records Relating to Sinclair Lewis

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1104
Overview: The Legal Records Relating to Sinclair Lewis consist of records maintained by Mellville H. Cane, Pincus Berner, Paul Gitlin, Eugene Winick and other attorneys affiated with the law firm of Ernst, Cane and Berner and its later iterations. In addition to correspondence between Lewis and his attorneys, the records include drafts and copies of Sinclair Lewis's will; correspondence and documents concerning his death and estate; records regarding his writings, including contracts and agreements, and...
Dates: 1919-1984

John Leggett writings

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 486
Overview: 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

Isabel Leighton papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 766
Overview: The Isabel Leighton Papers contain writings, correspondence, personal papers, audiovisual material, photographs, and printed material that document her career as an actress, playwright, journalist, screenwriter, and civic activist, promoting public measures to improve mental health. Writings include typescript drafts, many with minor revisions, for works including "The Sapphire Ring," "Katja," and "Mercenary Mary." Correspondence, while not extensive, includes files on theatrical projects such...
Dates: 1890-1984, bulk 1922-1984

Jonathan Lethem papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1131
Overview: 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

Russell Lynes papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 553
Overview: The Russell Lynes papers contain material documenting the career and personal life of American author and editor Russell Lynes. The collection contains writings, correspondence, photographs, and personal and family papers. Early gifts from Russell Lynes consist chiefly of writings, including drafts, setting copies, and proofs for works of the period, such as The Tastemakers (1954), A Surfeit of Honey (1957), Cadwallader (1959), The Domesticated Americans (1963), and Good Old Modern (1973)....
Dates: 1939-1991

Norman Macleod Collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 751
Scope and Contents: The Norman Macleod Collection consists of correspondence, writings, and a film that document the life and career of Norman Macleod, American poet and literary editor. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to associates and former students, including Richard Peabody, Jr., William A. Hunt, and Ruth Peck. Also present is a home movie of Macleod and his daughter Skye.
Dates: 1947-1985

Norman Macleod papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 718
Overview: The Papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers, family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed material that document the life and work of poet Norman Macleod. Also included are records of Pembroke Magazine, dating from 1968 to 1977, when Macleod was editor. The correspondence in the collection documents Macleod's career as a poet and editor of poetry magazines, as well as his personal and family life. Writings include autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of many of...
Dates: 1905-1985

Gerard Malanga Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 813
Overview: The collection contains materials documenting the artistic, professional, and personal activities of Gerard Malanga. Materials include correspondence, research and subject files, drafts and printed versions of writings, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, printed materials, and artwork. There is correspondence with publishers and editors, galleries and cultural organizations, writers, friends, and family. The research files and writings document work by Malanga and others. There are...
Dates: 1906-2020, bulk 1970-2010