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Alice French Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thanet
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.
Dates: 1871-1934

Alice Gerstenberg Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg
Abstract 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

Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitz-Cather
Abstract 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

Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870-1910

Dorothy Dow Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dow
Abstract Correspondence to Illinois poet and writer Dorothy Dow from poet Edgar Lee Masters, muralist John Warner Norton and other writers and friends, and a large collection of Dow’s works, which includes her vast output of poems, both published and mostly unpublished, some plays, short stories, a novel and several literary studies. Also, an informal autobiography and parts of an early episodic diary, a few photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks containing clippings, drafts and notes relating to her...
Dates: 1920-1993

Dorothy James Roberts Papers

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Abstract Correspondence, journals, unpublished manuscripts, and publicity of Arthurian novelist Dorothy James Roberts. Papers also include speeches, unpublished poetry, reviews of published works, and photographs of Roberts and her home.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

Fanny Butcher papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.
Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984

Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woods-F
Abstract Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.
Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1980

Helen Ainslie Smith Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Smith
Abstract Helen Ainslie Smith was the author of books on the ancient world and colonial American history. The papers contain correspondence with family and friends, family photographs, work notes, and other materials.
Dates: 1744-1950; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1890

Henry Justin Smith Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-SmithHJ
Abstract 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

Henry Kitchell Webster Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Webster
Abstract Correspondence and drafts and typescripts of works of Illinois novelist and short story writer, Henry Kitchell Webster, an Evanston native who had a highly successful literary career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Includes examples of the range of Webster’s published writings as well as extensive correspondence with literary agents and publishers, family, friends, fans, businesses and organizations. Also, miscellaneous documents and memorabilia, and one box of genealogical...
Dates: 1880-1932; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1932

Hoke Norris Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Norris
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

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 1979,...
Dates: 1909-2006; Majority of material found within 1949-2006

John Drury-Marion Neville Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Drury-Neville
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.
Dates: 1860-1970

Leander Troy-James T. Farrell papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Troy-Farr
Abstract 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

M. M. Liberman Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-138
Abstract Correspondence between scholar M.M. Liberman and author Katherine Anne Porter and her lawyer regarding Liberman’s access to Porter’s papers and the short-lived designation of Liberman as Porter’s literary executor. Also, one short letter from Allen Tate and three from Malcolm Cowley, plus three off-prints of Liberman’s articles on Porter and a copy of Porter’s early cancelled will.
Dates: 1953-1974

Malcolm Cowley papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cowley
Abstract 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

Mary Hartwell Catherwood Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Catherwood
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, notes and works of writer Mary Hartwell Catherwood. Also, a few photographs, clippings and articles relating to Catherwood.
Dates: 1865-1945

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 best-seller...
Dates: 1934-1997; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1997

Mitchell Dawson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawson
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Reynolds-McBride family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Reynolds-McBride
Abstract Correspondence of the Reynolds family who emigrated from Ireland to Manchester, England in 1849, and their descendants who settled in the Chicago area. Collection contains significant material of one of these descendants, Anita McBride, who was an aspiring writer. Her materials include drafts of short stories, papers pertaining to an unpublished "as-told-to" memoir of retired police detective Ed Carmody called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.
Dates: 1866-2000

Sydney Justin Harris papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harris
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, readers' letters, and personal materials of Chicago columnist Sydney Justin Harris.
Dates: 1933-1987; Majority of material found within 1975-1985

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