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Alice Gerstenberg Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.

Dates: 1903-1971

Ben Hecht filmscript collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht2

Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (including draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.

Dates: 1933-1968

Ben Hecht papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

Dates: 1879-1983

Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitz-Cather

Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.

Dates: 1913-1949

Dorothy James Roberts Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roberts

Correspondence, journals, unpublished manuscripts, and publicity of Arthurian novelist Dorothy James Roberts. Papers also include speeches, unpublished poetry, reviews of published works, and photographs of Roberts and her home.

Dates: 1932-1990

Douglas C. Wixson-Jack Conroy research collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wixson

Correspondence, research files and works from American writer and literary critic Douglas C. Wixson. Materials are mostly relating to author Jack Conroy (1898-1990) and his literary circle.

Dates: 1968-2001

Henry Justin Smith Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-SmithHJ

Manuscripts of works, correspondence, and mementos of Henry Justin Smith, author and Chicago Daily News reporter, city editor, news editor, and managing editor.

Dates: 1912-1980; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1935

Hoke Norris Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Norris

Collection of correspondence, works, research materials, and personal information by and about Hoke Norris, reporter, book reviewer, novelist, and public affairs director. Norris worked for several papers including the Raleigh News and Observer, the Winston-Salem Journal-Sentinel, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily News.

Dates: 1934-1977; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1977

Jack Conroy papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy

Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.

Dates: 1864-1991

Jack Fuller papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-FullerJ

The literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal materials of Chicago journalist and novelist Jack Fuller.

Dates: 1850-2016; Majority of material found within 1951 - 2009

James T. Farrell-Cleo Paturis papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Farrell-Paturis
Abstract Stories, articles, manuscript and photocopy drafts and notes by Farrell; a small collection of Farrell correspondence; miscellaneous material including reviews and appreciations of Farrell’s work; photographs of Farrell, Paturis, friends and occasions; and many audiocassettes of Farrell lectures, speeches and interviews. Paturis material includes several drafts of her unpublished memoir of her life with Farrell, a synopsis of his work, correspondence dating mainly after Farrell’s death in...
Dates: 1909-2006; Majority of material found within 1949-2006

Leander Troy-James T. Farrell papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Troy-Farr

Materials by and about James T. Farrell, collected by his friend, Rev. Leander Troy, including published and unpublished articles, columns, reviews and stories, together with copies of letters to Farrell from such individuals as Russell Baker, Pearl S. Buck, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson and Adlai E. Stevenson, plus notes, obituaries and other memorabilia.

Dates: 1932-2004

Leland Stowe Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stowe

Mostly photocopies of writings and some correspondence of newspaper foreign correspondent and author Leland Stowe. Stowe witnessed and wrote about many historic events and subject such as the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, the Russo-Finnish War, experiencing the Russian front during World War II, and the corruption in the regime of Chiang Kai-Shek.

Dates: 1929-1988

Malcolm Cowley papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cowley

Collection of correspondence, working files, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about author, poet, literary critic, and literary historian Malcolm Cowley.

Dates: approximately 1850-2004; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1985

Mark Turbyfill Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Turbyfill

Material relating to the life and career of dancer, poet and painter Mark Turbyfill, including three copies of his unpublished autobiography and many copies of published and unpublished poems. Also, articles and reviews by and about Turbyfill, a few pieces of correspondence, clippings, dance programs, photographs, a cassette tape of him reading, and a published genealogy of the Turbyfill family.

Dates: 1911-1985

Matt Rizzo papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rizzo

Typescript essays and a treatise (some in Braille) by Matt Rizzo, Chicago philosopher/writer who was blinded in a robbery at age 22. Collection also includes photo-reproductions of Rizzo with son Charlie and guide dogs, a news clipping about Rizzo's life, audiocassettes of Rizzo dictating parts of his works, a Perkins Brailler, and Rizzo's two Brailling slates with an accompanying stylus for writing Braille.

Dates: approximately 1940s-2002

Mervin Block papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Block

New York broadcast news writer and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Includes letters from and materials about author James T. Farrell and Lyric Opera of Chicago press agent/impresario Danny Newman.

Dates: 1945-2005

Mike Royko papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Royko
Abstract Correspondence, columns, other works, and personal material of journalist, columnist, and author Mike Royko. Royko received his journalistic training by working for the Chicago City News Bureau (1956-1959) and went on to be a favorite columnist at the Chicago Daily News (1959-1978); The Chicago Sun-Times (1978-1984); and the Chicago Tribune (1984-1997). Royko is known for writing his...
Dates: 1934-1997; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1997

Mitchell Dawson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawson

Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.

Dates: 1810-1988

Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barrett-Sandburg
Abstract Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and work notes on Lincoln's biography by both men; copies of several articles and numerous poems by Sandburg; miscellaneous printed items relating to Sandburg, his work and his public appearances; and...
Dates: approximately 1860-1966

Paul Romaine papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Romaine

Correspondence and papers of Milwaukee and Chicago bookseller and bon vivant Paul Romaine. Also photographs, memorabilia, diaries, clippings, writings (of Romaine and others), plus items relating to theater, music, political events and persons who interested Romaine.

Dates: 1880-1986; Majority of material found within 1937-1983

Robert A. Signer - Ben Hecht research papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Signer

Materials collected by Robert A. Signer during research for an unfinished biography on Ben Hecht during the 1980s. Includes many reproductions of book chapters, newspaper and magazine articles, and legal documents. Also contains manuscript drafts of Signer’s biography, correspondence, transcripts and audiocassette recordings of interviews by Signer.

Dates: 1970s-2006; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996

Ruth Nuzum - Malcolm Cowley research collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Nuzum

Photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other material assembled by rare book collector and Cowley completist Ruth Nuzum.

Dates: approximately 1930-1999

Sherwood Anderson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Anderson

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.

Dates: 1872-1992

Waldo Frank Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-166

Nine letters from novelist, historian, and political activist Waldo Frank to Lucille R. Stern, mostly concerning Frank’s social activities and criticisms of Stern’s attempts at writing.

Dates: approximately 1925-1935

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