Special Collections Research Center

Poetry and Literature Collections

Selected Modern Manuscript and Archival Collections

The following collections are accessible through finding aids in the Special Collections Research Center.
Finding aids that have been converted to digital form can be searched in the online finding aids database.

Many of these collections were originally acquired as part of the Harriet Monroe Modern Poetry Collection. For more detailed information on holdings, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

  • Mary Aldis. Papers.
  • Rudolph Altrocchi. Papers.
  • Edward Scribner Ames. Papers.
  • Archival Biographical Files.
  • University of Chicago Photographic Archive.
  • Archival Serials.
  • Celia and Delia Austrian. Papers.
  • Saul Bellow. Papers.
  • Big Table Records [within Paul S. Carroll Papers]
  • Walter and Carol Blair. Oral History Interview.
  • Leonard Bloomfield. Papers.
  • Amy Bonner. Papers.
  • Percy Boynton. Papers.
  • Mary Bowen Brainerd. Papers.
  • Noah S. Brannen. Papers.
  • Edward Killoran Brown. Papers.
  • Frieda S. Brown. Papers.
  • Percy William Bunting. Papers.
  • Gladys Campbell. Papers.
  • Frederic Ives Carpenter. Papers.
  • Paul S. Carroll. Papers.
  • Chicago Review. Records.
  • Ronald S. Crane. Papers.
  • James Vincent Cunningham. Papers.
  • Zella Allen Dixson. Papers.
  • Stanley Elkin [David F. Wheeler Collection of Stanley Elkin]
  • William I. Elliott. Papers.
  • James T. Farrell. Papers.
  • Eugene Field. Correspondence.
  • Eugene Field. Miscellaneous Manuscripts. [Ms. 459]
  • Eugene Field. The Temptation of Friar Gonsol. [Ms. 228]
  • General Archival Files.
  • Thomas Fitzsimmons. Papers.
  • Free Lunch Records [within Ron C. Offen Papers]
  • Morgan Gibson. Papers.
  • Andre Gide. Letters to Francis Viele-Griffin. [Ms. 946]
  • Robert A. Hall, Jr. Papers.
  • Harry Hansen. Papers.
  • William Rainey Harper. Papers.
  • Robert Herrick. Papers.
  • James R. Hulbert. Papers.
  • Maude Phelps McVeigh Hutchins. Collection.
  • Jeremy Ingalls. Papers.
  • James Joyce [Burton B. Moyer, Jr. Collection of James Joyce]
  • Gordon Jennings Laing. Papers.
  • Ronald Lane Latimer. Papers.
  • Edwin Herbert Lewis. Papers.
  • Adaline Lincoln. Papers.
  • Hedwig L. Loeb. Papers.
  • Robert Morss Lovett. Papers.
  • Leza Lowitz. Papers.
  • LVNG. Records.
  • William D. MacClintock. Papers.
  • John Matthews Manly. Papers.
  • Miscellaenous Manuscripts Collection
  • Modern Poetry Collection of Miscellaneous Manuscripts
  • Modern Poetry Photograph Collection
  • Harriet Monroe. Papers.
  • Harriet Brainard Moody. Papers.
  • William Vaughn Moody. Papers.
  • Burton B. Moyer, Jr. Collection of James Joyce.
  • William A. Nitze. Papers.
  • Hoke Norris. Papers.
  • Ron C. Offen. Papers.
  • Elder Olson. Papers.
  • Walter P. Paepcke. Papers.
  • James Payn. The Cliffords of Clyffe. [Ms. 631]
  • James Payn. In Peril and Privation. [Ms. 811]
  • James Payn. The Isle in the Pacific. [Ms. 809]
  • James Payn. Married Beneath Him. [Ms. 632]
  • James Payn. Married Beneath Him, et al. [Ms. 812]
  • James Payn. Mirk Abbey. [Ms. 810]
  • James Payn. Patient Kitty. [Ms. 808]
  • James Payn. Stories. [Ms. 630]
  • Jerome Perzigian Collection of Philip Roth.
  • Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Records. 1912-1961.
  • Edith Rickert. Papers.
  • Isaac Rosenfeld. Papers.
  • Philip Roth [Jerome Perzigian Collection of Philip Roth]
  • Carl Sandburg. Papers.
  • SARU Press Records [within Drew M. Stroud Papers]
  • Seven Woods Press. Records.
  • Paul Shorey. Papers.
  • George H. Shull. Papers.
  • Layle Silbert. Papers.
  • Hi Simons. Papers.
  • Maurine Smith. Papers.
  • Israel Solon. Papers.
  • Richard G. Stern. Papers.
  • David Stevens. Papers.
  • Drew M. Stroud (Ryu Makoto). Papers.
  • Ervin Hanwit Tax. Papers.
  • Albert A. Tolman. Papers.
  • University of Chicago. Board of Trustees. Minutes.
  • University of Chicago. Dept. of English Language and Literature. Records.
  • University of Chicago. Library. Harriet Monroe Modern Poetry Library. Records.
  • University of Chicago. Philological Society. Records.
  • University of Chicago. Presidents' Papers.
  • University of Chicago. Presidents' Papers. 1889-1925.
  • University of Chicago. Scandinavian Club. Records.
  • University of Chicago. Tuesday Club. Records.
  • Carl Van Vechten Photographs [ff PS 3543.A28Z8A4 Rare]
  • Verse. Records.
  • Elizabeth Wallace. Papers.
  • David F. Wheeler Collection of Stanley Elkin.
  • Thornton Wilder. Papers.
  • Morton Dauwen Zabel. Papers.