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Literature and Poetry

Aldis, Mary Reynolds. Papers

Mary Reynolds Aldis (1872-1949), poet and playwright. The papers include research materials gathered for a 1919 talk on war poetry, correspondence from Edgar Lee Masters and correspondence and manuscripts from others.

Altrocchi, Rudolph and Julia Cooley Altrocchi. Papers

Rudolph Altrocchi (1882-1952), professor of Italian and writer. Julia Cooley Altrocchi (1893-1972), poet and novelist. The collection includes letters sent to Rudolph and Julia Altrocchi by University of Chicago President Harry Pratt Judson, author Henry Blake Fuller, playwright Alice Gerstenberg, artist Lorado Taft, and others. Also contained in the collection are reprints of articles by Altrocchi.

Ames, Polly Scribner. Papers

Polly Scribner Ames (1908-1993) was a painter, sculptor, and writer who lived in Chicago, New York, and Europe. The Polly Scribner Ames papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, journals, and records of exhibitions and sales of artwork.

Anania, Michael. Papers

Michael Anania, poet, writer, editor, professor. The Michael Anania Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, proofs of books and poems, book reviews, publications, biographical material, college coursework, correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio cassettes, compact discs, and video cassettes. The papers document Anania’s personal life, academic career, involvement in professional and literary organizations, and writing and editorial career.

Austen, Jake. Zine Collection

Zines collected by Jake Austen, founder of Roctober Magazine. The zines were collected in Chicago at fairs and other events, and by mail from around the country, often in trade for issues of Roctober.

Austrian, Celia and Delia. Papers

Celia Austrian(1874 - c.1907). Delia Austrian (1874-1928), journalist. The papers in the Austrian Collection are primarily diaries of the trips to Europe prior to 1915, both by Delia and her mother, working and finished manuscript for novels, stories, plays, and articles, assignments, and college notes. There are a few family pictures, three notebooks by Celia, diplomas from the various schools Delia attended, and one painting by Delia.

Bachner, Rudolph. Papers

Rudolph Bachner (1905-1997) German-born writer and chemist. The collection contains three typescripts of Bachner’s work, including two novels and an unpublished memoir.

Balzac Research Collection of E. Preston Dargan

The Balzac Research Collection consists of photostats of selected manuscripts from five Balzac novels assembled by Edwin Preston Dargan (1879-1940), Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago.

Bandettini, Teresa. Poems (Ms 1445)

Teresa Bandettini (1876-1837), often known by her Arcadian name, Amarilli Etrusca, was a dancer and composer of verse. Codex 1445, consists of 96 fascicles written in the early 19th century and compiled by an unknown witness to Teresa Bandettini’s productions.

Barron, Elwyn A. Papers

Elwyn A. Barron (1855-1929) was a drama critic and playwright working in Chicago between 1877 and 1895. The Elwyn A. Barron Papers contain correspondence, memorabilia, dramatic criticism, and drafts of plays, novels, and poetry.

Bellow, Saul. Papers

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) was a writer, educator, and Nobel laureate. Born in Lachine, Quebec and raised in Chicago from the age of nine, Bellow studied at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago from 1962 to 1993, and at Boston University from 1993 until his death. Bellow was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, and the National Book Award for Fiction. His best known novels include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Humboldt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and Ravelstein. The collection contains personal ephemera; correspondence; materials related to the creation and publication of his writings; writings by others given to or collected by Bellow; writings about Bellow's life and work; administrative and teaching materials from the University of Chicago and Boston University; awards; photographs and audio recordings; artwork, broadsides, and posters. Materials date between 1926 and 2015, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 2004. The papers primarily document Bellow's personal and professional relationships through extensive correspondence, as well as his creative work and literary fame.

Boccaccio, Giovanni, Il filocolo. Manuscript (Ms 57)

Prose romance in five books on the loves and adventures of Florio and Biancofiore copied by Angelo Blasi. Text in Italian. Codex Ms 57.

Bonner, Amy. Papers

Amy Bonner (1891-1955) journalist and poet. From 1937-1947 she served as Poetry’s eastern business representative. The bulk of the Papers represent the correspondence Bonner received as Poetry’s business representative. Also included is a small amount of earlier correspondence, particularly with Harriet Monroe.

Boynton, Percy. Papers

Percy H. Boynton, professor of American Literature. The Percy H. Boynton Papers consist of correspondence and three scrapbooks dating from 1925 to 1936.

Brainerd, Mary Bowen. Papers

Mary Bowen Brainerd, writer. The Mary Bowen Brainerd Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, and drafts of a dissertation.

Brannen, Noah S. Papers

Noah Samuel Brannen (b. February 2nd, 1924, d. April 11th, 2013) was an ordained minister, missionary, translator, and professor. The collection contains correspondence, notes, drafts, manuscripts, and publications pertaining to Brannen's translations of and writings on the works of various Japanese authors, especially Rinzo Shiina (a post-WWII Japanese Christian author). Also included in the collection are essays on and critiques of Shiina's works as well as drafts of essays and translations by other writers (with Brannen's annotations). Materials date between 1953 and 2003, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1960s and 1970s. The papers primarily document Brannen's investment in the translation and promotion of the works of Rinzo Shiina.

Bressie, Ramona. Papers

The Ramona Bressie Papers consist of the personal papers, diaries, research, reports, and unpublished fiction of literary scholar Ramona Bressie. It includes her work on the Chaucer Life Project; Roman and Medieval England; and British Libraries before 1450.

British Romance Novelettes and Popular Paperbacks. Collection

This collection contains 208 British romance novelettes and popular paperbacks from the mid-20th century, the majority published by William Stevens Ltd. Most novelettes contain advertisements throughout aimed at female readers.

Brooks, Shirley. Collection

Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816–1874) was a British journalist and novelist. This collection contains correspondence between Brooks and various recipients, including Horace Mayhew. Also included is a collection of autographs from various artists associated with the British satirical magazine, Punch. The collection dates from 1858 – 1865, although some of the materials are undated.

Brown, Edward K. Papers

Edward K. Brown, author, editor. The Edward K. Brown Papers contain letters written to Mr. Brown in connection with his work on Canadian poetry. The letters are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the correspondent. The collection also includes clippings, handwritten notes, poems by Brown and part of a signed poem by Archibald Lampman, who was considered by Brown to be one of the masters of Canadian poetry.

Brown, Frieda S. Papers

Frieda S. Brown, professor. The Frieda S. Brown papers consist of correspondence and one speech dating from 1963 to 1964.

Bunting, Sir Percy William. Papers

Sir Percy W. Bunting (1836-1911), social reformer, editor. The Percy W. Bunting Papers consist of letter received by Bunting when he was editor of the Contemporary Review. Many of the letters are from prominent writers of the later Victorian literary and political scene, such as Lord Acton, Matthew Arnold, J. M. Barrie, Rupert Brooke, Robert Browning, Andrew Carnegie, G. K. Chesterton, Winston Churchill, Clemenceau, Wilkie Collins, Austin Dobsch, James A. Froude, Gladstone, Benjamin Harrison, Bret Harte, Henry James, James Russell Lowell, Sir John Lubbock, Maeterlinck, Cardinal Manning, George Meredith, Cardinal Newman, Florence Nightingale, Walter Pater, Theodore Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Herbert Spencer, Robert Louis Stevenson, John A. Symonds. The letters cover the entire span of Sir Percy's editorial years on the Review, from 1882 to 1911.

Butler-Gunsaulus. Collection

Chiefly letters and manuscripts by notable American men such as John Adams, William Cullen Bryant, DeWitt Clinton, Stephen A. Douglas, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, Washington Irving, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, William Henry Seward, George Washington and many more. Also contains a small number of manuscripts by Europeans, including Erasmus and the Marquis de Lafayette.

Caballero, Fernán. Papers

Fernán Caballero, pseudonym of Cecilia Francisca Josefa de Arrom, (1796-1877), Spanish author. The papers consists primarily of correspondence from Caballero to French scholar Antoine de Latour, but also includes other correspondence, manuscripts and articles.

Campbell, Gladys. Papers

Contains correspondence, proofsheets for Thornton Wilder's James Joyce (1882-1941), and a photograph of Campbell and T.S. Eliot. Correspendents are Thornton Wilder, Isabel Wilder, and Robert Hutchins.

Cappon, Alexander Patterson. Papers

Alexander Patterson Cappon, professor and writer. The Alexander P. Cappon papers consist of two short manuscripts, book reviews of Action, Organism and Philosophy in Wordsworth and Whitehead and About Wordsworth and Whitehead: A Prelude to Philosophy, and interviews.

Carpenter, Frederick Ives. Papers

Frederick Ives Carpenter (1861-1925), professor of English at the University of Chicago. Manuscripts, notes, lectures, correspondence, and essays reflecting Carpenter's interests in scholarship and the teaching of English literature. Includes material created while Carpenter was a student and later when he taught English literature at the University of Chicago. Also includes research on Edmund Spenser.

Carroll, Paul D. Papers

Paul D. Carroll, poet, writer, editor, professor. The Paul D. Carroll Papers contain drafts of essays and poems, proofs of books, correspondence, reviews by and of Carroll, newspaper clippings, photographs, and audio and video recordings. The papers primarily document Carroll's career as a poet and editor of Big Table from 1959-1960.

Carter, John Stewart. Papers

John Stewart Carter (1911-1965) was an Oak Park-born professor and author. The collection contains correspondence, notes, manuscripts, typescripts, grant applications, and acclaim surrounding Carter's award winning novel, Full Fathom Five, with the bulk of the material dating between 1960 and 1965. The papers primarily document Carter's career as an author, however there are documents relating to his educational, personal and professorial life.

Castle, Mabel Wing. Papers

Mabel Wing Castle was a writer, teacher and activist, wife of Henry Northrup Castle, mother of Elinor Castle Nef, sister-in-law of George Herbert Mead, and mother-in-law of Committee on Social Thought founder John U. Nef, Jr. The collection contains correspondence, personal diaries, and photographs. Material spans the dates 1865-1957, with the bulk dating from 1890 to 1940.

Chaucer Research Project. Records

The Chaucer Research Project began in 1924 when University of Chicago Professors of English, John Mathews Manly (1865-1940) and Edith Rickert (1871-1938), launched a systematic study of the complete works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Their goal was to produce an authoritative text of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales by painstakingly collecting, photographing, collating, and studying all existing Chaucer manuscripts. The project grew to encompass the compilation of sources of information on Chaucer's life and on the times in which he lived. This work, which began in 1927, continued for one decade under the direction of Manly and Rickert, was continued by Lilian J. Redstone until 1941, was interrupted by World War II, and resumed by professors Martin M. Crow and Clair C. Olson in 1947. Crow and Olson published the final edition of the Chaucer Life-Records in 1966. The Chaucer Research Project records date from 1886 to 1965, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1925 to 1954. The collection includes notes, reports, correspondence, photostatic copies of medieval manuscripts, clippings, drafts of the Chaucer Life-Records, card files, charts, lists, drawings, photographs, lantern slides, and artifacts.

Chicago Review. Records

The Chicago Review is a student-run journal founded at the University of Chicago in 1946 which features poetry, fiction, short stories, plays, translations, essays, memoirs, commentaries, interviews, book reviews, criticism, photographs, and artwork. The Chicago Review Records documents the administrative aspect of the journal and contain correspondence, manuscripts, drafts and proofs, artwork, mailing lists, articles, invoices, orders and subscriptions, administrative material, and event ephemera.

Chicago Zine Collection

Zines created in the city of Chicago.

Clowes, Daniel. Archive

Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) is an American artist and writer known for his comic-book series Eightball, and for graphic novels such as

Crane, Ronald S. Papers

Ronald S. Crane, professor and writer. The Ronald S. Crane Papers consist of typescripts and manuscripts of lectures, correspondence, and articles from 1930 to 1968.

Culianu, Ioan P. Papers

Ioan Petru Culianu (1950-1991), Romanian-born historian of religions, essayist and fiction writer, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago's Divinity School. Mentored by Mircea Eliade, Culianu specialized in the history of Renaissance magic and mysticism. Culianu was murdered in the University of Chicago's Swift Hall, a crime that remains unsolved. While material in this collection spans the years 1883-1991, the bulk of material dates from 1974-1991, and includes correspondence, notes, manuscripts and reprints of published writings.

Cunningham, James Vincent. Papers

James V. Cunningham (1911-1985), poet and scholar. Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, 1946-1952. The Papers include three drafts of The Judge is Fury (1947), and an early manuscript (The Beacon: Poems 1931-1940) for The Helmsman (1942). The manuscripts are typescript carbon copies, with holograph corrections made by the author.

Cuppy, Will. Papers

William Jacob ("Will") Cuppy was an American humorist and journalist, best known for his satirical books: How to be a Hermit (1929), How to Tell your Friends from the Apes (1931), How to Attract the Wombat (1949), and The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950), as well as his numerous articles and book reviews. The Will Cuppy Papers consist largely of index card files containing story leads, jokes, factoids, trivia, and personal reminders. The collection also contains correspondence, drafts and manuscripts of his writings, clippings, magazines, books, photographs, illustrations, scrapbooks, artifacts and journals.

Currie, Brainerd. Papers

Brainerd Currie (1912-1965), Law Professor. The Papers consist primarily of articles written by Currie between 1957 and 1960. Included are drafts, notes, proofs and offrints, and related correspondence. Also in the collection are drafts of humorous poems and lyrics, including "The Rose of Aberlone."

Danner, Margaret. Papers

Margaret Esse Danner, poet, editorial assistant, and community activist. The Margaret Danner Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, publications, unpublished poems, poetry journals, ephemera, biographical material, correspondence, newspaper articles, cassette tapes, course materials, and interviews. The papers document Danner’s literary career.

Dickens, Charles. Collection

Charles John Huffman Dickens (1812-1870) author often regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. The collection contains correspondence and documents relating to the author. Included are three handwritten, autographed letters, an inscription, and a document for the registration of the copyright for a story, “The Chimes…”

Dilworth, Hiram Powers. Papers

Hiram Powers Dilworth, poet. The Hiram Powers Dilworth Papers consist of two manuscripts of Dilworth's 101 Nights, correspondence, and other materials relating to Dilworth's career as a poet.

Dimsdale, Joseph. Collection

The Joseph Dimsdale Collection includes correspondence, notes, poetry, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and pictures and engravings. According to a London dealer description from 1929, Joseph Dimsdale compiled the collection. Though the collection only contains three letters to Dimsdale at least fifteen other documents have been stamped with his crest and initials. Among the correspondents are William Wilberforce, Mary Somerville and Louis Philippe, the final King of France.

Dixson, Zella Allen. Papers

Zella Allen Dixson (1858-1924), librarian, served as de facto head of the University of Chicago Library from 1891 until 1910. The papers consist of loose leaves from a scrapbook compiled by Mrs. Dixson from 1876 to 1910. Except for three topical folders, the material is arranged chronologically. Included are letters from Melvil Dewey and Thomas W. Goodspeed; brochures describing her library science courses at the University; offprints of various ephemeral articles; and photographs of her summer home, Wisteria Cottage, in Granville, Ohio.

Dopierala, Walter C. Comic Book Collection

This collection of mid-twentieth century comic books was built by Walter C. Dopierala, an alumnus of the University of Chicago (A.B. 1966). It contains over 2,000 comic books, representing a wide variety of popular titles. Comic books are arranged by genre, including comedy-fantasy, adventure, western, Classics Illustrated, and superheroes.

Eliade, Mircea. Papers

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), Romanian historian of religions and author, and professor in the University of Chicago Divinity School and Committee on Social Thought, 1957-1986. The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, publications, audio and video recordings, and personal materials and artifacts.

Elliott, William I. Papers

William I. Elliott, poet, author, translator, professor, and missionary. The William I. Elliott papers include manuscripts, Japanese translations, correspondence, teaching material, artwork, audio, articles, reviews, and photographs. The papers document the missionary, literary, and teaching career of Elliott, with a focus on his translations of contemporary Japanese poetry, particularly Shuntarō Tanikawa.

Farrell, James T. Papers

James T. Farrell, writer, literary critic. The bulk of the James T. Farrell Papers is made up of periodicals to which Farrell contributed from the early 1930's to the late 1940's. The collection also contains an exchange of letters between Farrell and Clarence Darrow, a copy of one of the final letters of Theodore Dreiser, political pamphlets, a record of Farrell's difficulties with censors, and transcripts of some of Farrell's radio appearances.

Fermi, Laura. Papers

Laura Fermi, writer, wife of Nobel laureate, Enrico Fermi. The Laura Fermi Papers consist in large part of drafts and research data for her various writings. In addition, there is a small series of correspondence, most of it falling into the period following the death of her husband in 1954. The correspondence in the collection is primarily concerned with Mrs. Fermi's commitment to various civic activities such as conservation and gun control. With the exception of one letter from him, there is scant information relating to Enrico Fermi in these papers.

Field, Eugene. Correspondence

Eugene Field, writer, poet. The Eugene Field Correspondence consists of 301 letters written to Eugene Field by various admirers, friends, family members, and business associates during the years 1884 - 1895. The collection also contains newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining for the most part to Field and his poetry.

Finnish Folktales. Records

The Finnish Folktale Records contain approximately 14,000 pages of typewritten transcriptions with interlinear translation into English of Finnish folktales from the Finnish Literary Society of Helsinki.

Fiske, Horace Spencer. Papers

Horace Spencer Fiske, editor, poet. The Horace Spencer Fiske Papers consist of incoming letters, 1882-1938, mainly thank-you notes from people who received copies of Fiske's poetry books, including three U.S. presidents and other public and literary figures. The collection also includes copies of outgoing letters from the years 1919-1923, most of which concern Fiske's editorial jobs at the University. Filed after the correspondence are drafts and printed copies of some of Fiske's writings, including two small books of poetry, The Camp and Poems on the University of Chicago. The collection also includes scrapbooks containing clippings about the University of Chicago from 1912 to 1921.

Flavin, Martin. Papers

Martin Archer Flavin, author and playwright. Flavin wrote short stories, novels, screenplays, essays, and several plays that were produced on Broadway. Flavin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for his novel, Journey in the Dark. The Martin Flavin Papers contain manuscripts, plays, memoirs, travel journals, essays, novels, short stories, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks. These papers document Flavin's writing career, family, and personal life.

Flood Editions. Records

Flood Editions was founded by Michael O'Leary and Devin Johnston in 2001 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2003. Based in Chicago, it is an independent press with the goal "to become one of the premier American publishers of new writing." The Flood Editions Records contain drafts, manuscripts, proofs, designs, cover art, artwork, reviews, announcements, correspondence, and photographs.

Francisco Zea, Carlos de

Carlos de Francisco Zea (1936-1991), poet and professor, was a student at the University of Chicago and received his PhD in Germanic Language and Literature in 1970. In 1989, a book of his poems was published, entitled Libros de Poesía. Francisco Zea was an active poet throughout the years 1959-1990, and this collection contains drafts, typescripts, and manuscripts of his work. Also included are his translations of the work of Juan Ramón Jiménez.

Frank, Ira. The Medical Side of Goethe

Typescript, biographical essay on Goethe's medical history and interests in medicine.

Gran Conquista de Ultramar, La. Materials

The great prose epic La Gran Conquista de Ultramar is considered to be one of the greatest Spanish works of the thirteenth century. The work of copying and supervising textual studies of the four forms of La Gran Conquista was begun at the University of Chicago in the 1930s under the direction of George Tyler Northup, Professor of Spanish Literature. The collations and typescripts produced by Northup and his students may ultimately serve as the basis for preparation of a critical text of the epic and, in addition, they will continue to be valuable references for studies in source comparisons.

Grauman, Lawrence S., Jr. Papers

Lawrence Grauman Jr. (1935-2017) was a writer, editor, and educator who is perhaps best known for serving as the editor of the Antioch Review from 1969-1975. He also wrote for publications such as The Nation, The New Republic, The New Leader, Dissent, Harper’s, and Film Quarterly and taught literature and journalism at several colleges and universities. The Lawrence S. Grauman Jr. Papers document his writing, work as editor of the Antioch Review, and research on Little Magazines. They contain typescripts and correspondence from writers, journalists, and poets whose work was featured in the Antioch Review; Antioch Review issues and administrative files; and research on and issues of Little Magazines. Also included are Grauman's own writings, correspondence, and a small amount of teaching and personal material.

Grene, David. Papers

William David Grene (1913-2002) was a professor of classics, translator of Greek literature, and founding member of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Spanning the years 1948-2002, Grene's papers include lecture notes, drafts of articles and translations, student material, work by Grene's colleagues, editorial material, administrative records, personal items, and audio and video recordings.

Gunther, John. Papers

John Gunther, journalist and writer. The John Gunther Papers consist of different draft versions of Gunther's books along with correspondence, articles, and notes related to these projects. Papers related to Chicago Revisited.

Hamilton, Alfred Starr. Papers

Alfred Starr Hamilton (1914-2005) poet. The collection contains biographical information, personal belongings, correspondence, drafted prose inspired by Hamilton written by family members, book reviews, newspaper clippings with interviews and biographies, poetry journals and magazines, books, and Hamilton’s unpublished poetry manuscripts.

Hansen, Harry. Papers

Harry Hansen, writer, literary critic, and editor. The Harry Hansen Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts by Hansen, reviews and production notes of his books, and an extensive collection of clippings of his book review columns, World War I reporting, and other short writings.

Herrick, Robert. Papers

Robert Herrick, novelist, professor. The Robert Herrick Papers contain correspondence; manuscripts of novels, plays, short stories, and literary criticism. The collection also includes essays and lectures on political, educational, and literary subjects. Herrick's correspondents include Robert Morss Lovett, Jane Addams, William Dean Howells, Harriet Monroe, William Rainey Harper, Norman Hapgood, and Bernard Berenson.

Historical Manuscripts. Collection

The Historical Manuscripts Collections contains correspondence and other brief manuscripts documenting personal, scholarly, business, government, and religious affairs, written by an array of authors, primarily from North America and Western Europe. The manuscripts date from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Horace Opera. Manuscript (Ms 27)

Copies of all of Horace's known works. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 27.

Hulbert, James R. Papers

James R. Hulbert, professor, author. The James R. Hulbert Papers consist of reprints on English literature and one letter from A. Levinson to James Hulbert (1917).

Ingalls, Jeremy. Papers

Jeremy Ingalls (1911-2000), poet and scholar of Chinese and English literature. The collection includes letters from writers, rough drafts and copies of Ingalls’ poems, correspondence about her work, and notes for a lecture to writers.

Jansson, Lois. Papers

This collection consists of Lois Jansson's correspondence with writers Norman and John Maclean, as well as correspondence between John Robert Jansson and the Jansson family. This collection also includes Lois Jansson's creative writings and family histories. Lois Jansson was the wife of John Robert Jansson, whose role as the Forest Service Ranger in charge of the Mann Gulch Fire is detailed in Norman Maclean's book Young Men and Fire.

Juvenal, Satirae. Manuscript (Ms 29)

Copy of Juvenal's poetry; includes contents for each book at the end of the codex. Text in Latin. Codex Ms29.

Kirkpatrick, J. Collection

Colonel James Kirkpatrick (1729-1818), British Army Colonel and father of James Achilles Kirkpatrick. This collection contains seven letters sent by Kirkpatrick to Mr. Booth, a London bookseller in 1810 and 1811.

LVNG. Records

LVNG, a free journal featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and art. The LVNG Records contain poetry and short story submissions, correspondence, mock-ups, galley proofs, photographs, visual designs, event posters, supplements and pvlmonar, and newspaper articles. These records document the literary and business aspect of LVNG, its editors, and contributors.

Latimer, Ronald Lane. Papers

Ronald Lane Latimer, editor and publisher of modern poetry. The papers contain correspondence from authors including: EE. Cummings, Ford Madox Ford, John Peale Bishop, Erskine Caldwell, Archibald MacLeish, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Robert Penn Warren, William Carlos Williams and particularly Wallace Stevens.

Levinson, Salmon. Papers

Salmon O. Levinson (1865-1941), attorney, philanthropist and key figure in the movement to outlaw war. The collection includes correspondence, political essays, materials related to the "Outlawry of War" efforts, awards and materials and papers on Poetry magazine.

Lewis, Edwin Herbert. Papers

Edwin Herbert Lewis, writer and rhetorician. The Edwin Herbert Lewis Papers contain correspondence, diaries, notebooks, manuscripts, teaching materials, offprints, photographs, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Rabindranath Tagore and George Carman. The collection also includes the words to the University of Chicago "Alma Mater" which Lewis wrote in 1894.

Lewis, Sinclair, and Josephine Weil Meyer. Correspondence

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) first US writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The collection comprises correspondence from Lewis to Josephine Weil Meyer, the wife of the president of a Chicago clothing manufacturer in the 1920s.

Lowitz, Leza. Papers

Leza Lowitz, writer, editor, and Japanese translator. The Leza Lowitz Papers contain correspondence, photographs, Japanese ephemera, articles, literary reviews, art and literary publications, artwork, drafts and manuscripts, audio-visual material. The collection documents Lowitz’s work as a professional writer and translator.

Lucan, Pharsalia. Manuscript (Ms 33)

Epic poem on war between Caesar and Pompey. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 33.

MacClintock, William D. Papers

William D. MacClintock, professor of English. The William D. MacClintock Papers consist of two letters of introduction, a letter from Harry Pratt Judson to MacClintock, a telegram, and a photocopy of a poem by Mrs. MacClintock.

Maclean, Norman. Papers

Norman Fitzroy Maclean (1902-1990) was a writer and educator. Raised in Montana, Maclean earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and taught English there until he retired at age 70. He then began writing, and he achieved national fame for works he wrote after his retirement, including the novel A River Runs Through It. The collection includes personal ephemera; papers of family members including his parents and wife; correspondence; administrative and teaching materials from the University of Chicago; materials related to the creation and publication of his writings; writings of others collected by Maclean; awards; photographs, audio recordings, and videos; maps and posters. Materials date between 1880 and 1990, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 1990. The papers primarily document Maclean’s writing and career as a professor of English literature at the University of Chicago.

Mailer, Norman. Manuscript of The Deer Park

Photocopy of a typescript draft of the play. Includes a few handwritten changes. The play was later revised by Mailer.

Manly, John Matthews. Papers

John Matthews Manly (1865-1940), Professor of English. The John Matthews Manly Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, copies of manuscripts from various libraries, articles, lectures, notes, student papers, and cryptography ciphers and problem sheets. Correspondents include G.L. Kittredge, Barrett Wendell, A.W. Pollard, William A. Craigie, R.B. McKerrow, and H.S. Bennett. The collection documents Manly’s work on Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, and other works of medieval literature, as well as his interest in cryptography.

Manning, George, Adventures of a Half Guinea. Manuscript (Ms 626)

The author's draft of an unfinished and unpublished novel. Codex Ms 626.

Mills, Ralph J., Jr. Papers

Ralph J. Mills, Jr. (1931-2007) was a poet, critic and teacher. The Ralph J. Mills, Jr. Papers span the years 1918-2009, but are concentrated in the 1950s-2000s. The collection documents his work as a poet and critic, and also contains small amounts of material related to teaching and family life. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, publications, biographical material, photographs, audio recordings and digital material.

Mirsky, Marvin. Papers

Marvin Mirsky (1923-1914) scholar of literature and longtime faculty member at the University of Chicago. The papers include course materials, notes, articles, and correspondence.

Modern Poetry Collection of Miscellaneous Manuscripts

The Modern Poetry Collection of Miscellaneous Manuscripts consists of miscellaneous contemporary poetry manuscripts collected by Judith Bond while she was Curator of the Harriet Monroe Library of Modern Poetry. Most of the manuscripts were contributed by the poets at Bond’s request, and several of them show the work either in rough draft or in successive stages of completion. Also appearing in the collection is a fair amount of correspondence, most of it exchanges between Judith Bond and the various poets whose work appears within. The collection itself spans the period of 1920 through 1964, with some of the material remaining undated.

Modern Poetry Little Magazine Collection

This collection contains one or several issues of 374 different prose and poetry publications. Many of the publications were discontinued after only a few issues. Most are dated between 1915 and 1945, and concern such topics as politics, social commentary, and art. Most of the publications originated in the United States, but several were produced in Europe or Latin America and are printed in French, German or Italian.

Modern Poetry Photograph Collection

Includes photographs or sketches of T. S. Eliot, Harriett Monroe, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Edgar Lee Masters, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, Carl Sandburg, Albert Schweitzer, William Carlos Willams, Yvor Winters, William Butler Yeats, Walt Whitman and others.

Monroe, Harriet. Papers

Harriet Monroe (1860-1936), poet and editor and founder of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; diaries; legal documents; memorabilia, photographs; and news clippings documenting Monroe’s life and career. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Daniel French, Herbert Adams, Carter Harrison, Maude Elliott, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Eugene Field, E.C. Stedman, Louis Sullivan, Rebecca West, William Allen White, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Charles Zueblin, and William Vaughn Moody.

Moody, William Vaughn. Papers

American poet, playwright and teacher. Contains correspondence, manuscripts of poems and plays, notebooks, themes written while a student at Harvard, biographical material, reprints, newspaper clippings, reviews of Moody's plays, playbills and programs. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Norman Hapgood, Edwin Markham, Harriet Monroe, Charles Eliot Norton, Edmund C. Stedman, and publishers. Also includes a diary of European trip with Ferdinand Schevill (1897).

Nef, Elinor Castle. Papers

Elinor Castle Nef (1894-1953) was the first wife of University of Chicago professor John U. Nef, Jr. and the daughter of a prominent Hawaiian family. She was a prolific diarist and letter writer, corresponding with many important artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. When she was not sharing in her husband's work and travel, she devoted her time to the writing of personal letters, notes, and essays some of which were edited and published posthumously by her husband in a book entitled Letters and Notes, Volume 1 (Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1953). Materials in the collection date between 1891 and 1966, with the bulk of the material dating between 1920 and 1953. The papers primarily document Elinor's extensive correspondence with artists and thinkers throughout the United States and Europe, and her written reflections on life in twentieth-century America.

Nitze, William A. Papers

William A. Nitze, Professor of romance languages, University of Chicago, 1909-1941. Contains professional correspondence, manuscripts, class preparation notes for the Arthurian Seminar, students' papers, lectures, research notes, transcriptions and photostats of research materials, offprints, and drafts of a critical edition of Perlesvaus. Material relates primarily to Nitze's work on Arthurian legends and his collaboration with Thomas A. Jenkins and others on the Arthurian Romances Project. Also includes correspondence relating to La Maison Française at the University of Chicago.

Offen, Ron. Papers

Ron Offen (1930-2010), editor, poet, and librarian. The Ron Offen Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, proofs, book reviews, publications, biographical material, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, videocassettes, legal documents, playbills, college course evaluations, and interviews. The papers document Offen's literary and editorial career, primarily his role as editor of the journal Free Lunch: A Poetry Miscellany.

Olson, Elder. Papers

Elder Olson, poet, literary critic, teacher. The Elder Olson Papers consist of undated typescript poems, reprints of poems and articles (1939-1974), galleys and proofs of Olson's Penny Arcade, manuscripts, and correspondence.

Perlberg, Mark. Papers

Mark Perlberg (b. 1929, d. June 23rd, 2008) was a poet, journalist, editor, and educator. In 1968, he co-founded the Poetry Center of Chicago. The collection consists of event announcements and correspondence related to the Poetry Center, materials used in Perlberg’s poetry workshop at the Newberry Library, and drafts of Perlberg’s various essays and poems. In addition, there are posters from Poetry Center events, including two that are autographed (one by Stanley Kunitz and another by Galway Kinnell). Materials date from 1953 to 2010.

Perzigian, Jerome. Collection of Philip Roth

Jerome "Jerry" Perzigian received a bachelor's degree from University of Chicago in 1972, and went on to a career as a television screenwriter and producer. This collection consists of Jerome Perzigian's collection of manuscripts, correspondence, periodicals, clippings, and other material related to the work of the celebrated writer Philip Roth.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Collection

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and critic. The collection contains documents relating to Poe from fellow critic and poet, Richard Henry Stoddard and author Randall Comfort, and a photograph of Poe’s cottage in New York.

Poetry Center of Chicago. Records

The Poetry Center of Chicago was founded in 1973 and is a non-profit arts organization that strives to make poetry accessible to the public through education and events, as well as promote poets' careers. The Poetry Center of Chicago Records contain articles, brochures, posters, correspondence, administrative documents, annual reports, publications, and audio-visual material.

Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Records

Poetry: A Magazine of Verse was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1912 by Harriet Monroe. The collection contains the administrative records of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse from its founding in 1912 to 1961, and documents not only the history of the magazine, but also the development of English-language verse in the first half of the twentieth century. The administrative files include correspondence, poetry, articles and reviews sent to and compiled by each editor of the magazine. Also included are a smaller number of business and editorial files, containing financial and fund raising records, literary prizes, author biographies, clippings and other items documenting the operation of the magazine.

Popular Literature. Collection

A collection of approximately 2,000 paperback novels and science fiction magazines. It represents many of the major paperback publishers of the 20th century, including Bantam, Popular Library, Permabooks, Ace, and Dell. It covers a wide variety of subject matter, including the classic paperback genres (literature, romance, mystery, and science fiction).

Ramanujan, A.K. Papers

Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1929-1993) was a poet, folklorist, linguist, and translator based at the University of Chicago. Ramanujan translated the classical and modern literature of South Asia, as well as folk tales and songs. As a poet, Ramanujan wrote primarily in English, often on transcultural themes. The A.K. Ramanujan Papers span 1944-1995 and contain correspondence, teaching materials, manuscripts, publications, diaries, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital media.

Ray, David. Papers

David Ray, poet, author, editor, and professor. The David Ray Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, audio-visual material, articles, photographs, and books. The papers primarily document Ray’s writing career and editorship of New Letters.

Rickert, Edith. Papers

The papers of Edith Rickert, Professor of English at the University of Chicago (1924-1935), include correspondence; notebooks and journals; manuscripts of unpublished novels; manuscripts and offprints of short stories, poems, and articles; biographical clippings; and memorabilia and photographs. For the most part, the papers date from the period before 1924, and are concentrated in the ten years (1900-1910) when Rickert was best known as a writer of fiction.

Rosenfeld, Isaac. Papers

Isaac Louis Rosenfeld (1918-1956) was a Chicago-born writer, critic, and university professor. The collection contains diplomas, correspondence, notebooks, notes, manuscripts and typescripts, and published works dating between 1926 and 1983, with the bulk of the material dating between 1937 and 1956. The papers primarily document Rosenfeld's writing career.

Sandburg, Carl and Ruth Falkenau. Correspondence

Letters and manuscripts sent by Sandburg to Falkenau between 1919 and 1930. Includes two poems and a short story.

Sandburg, Carl-Joseph Halle Schaffner. Collection

This collection contains correspondence between poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg and manuscripts collector Joseph Halle Schaffner. The collection includes letters from or accounts of mutual friends, especially persons affiliated with the New School for Social Research, and photographs. Also included is Sandburg memorabilia collected by Schaffner.

Sarton, May. Collection

Eleanore Marie Sarton (1912-1995), penname May Sarton, was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist. The collection contains a small group of letters written by the poet to Mrs. John B Kelso and poems in various forms – manuscripts, newspaper clippings and broadsides. The items date from 1950 to 1954.

Saxe, John Godfrey. Collection

John Godfrey Saxe (1816 –1887) American poet. The Collection contains correspondence between Saxe and Edward Salisbury Dana, an American mineralogist and physicist, and Edmund Clarence Stedman, a fellow American poet and scientist. The letters are dated 1857-1875.

Schütze, Martin. Papers

The Martin Schütze papers contain correspondence, journals, notes, lectures, plays, book reviews, offprints of articles, and unpublished manuscripts by Schütze, copies of Deutsches Dichten in Amerika (1936-1939) which Schütze edited, excerpts from letters of his wife, Eva Watson-Schütze, and photographs.

Scotch, Hank. Moby Dick Comic Books. Collection

This collection contains 6 Marvel comic books that tell the story of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The Moby Dick series was a limited series published by Marvel in 2008. It was illustrated by Roy Thomas, Pascal Alixe, Victor Olazaba, and Andrew Crossley. The comic books were collected by Hank Scotch, a graduate student in the English Department at the University of Chicago.

Seven Woods Press. Records

The Seven Woods Press was founded by George Koppelman in 1972. The Seven Woods Press Records document aspects of the publisher from beginning to end of operation, including financial, production and distribution records, advertising and promotional material, correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, magazines, newspapers, and photographs. It also includes material from other poetry and publication businesses.

Sheean, Vincent and Ruth Falkenau. Correspondence

Letters and texts sent by journalist and novelist Vincent Sheean and his wife Diana Sheean to Ruth Falkenau between 1919 and 1986. Includes personal correspondence describing Sheean's work and travels and a manuscript, "The Voice of the Turtle."

Shorey, Paul. Papers

Paul Shorey, Professor of Greek Language and Literature (1857-1934). The Shorey Papers comprise manuscript and printed materials on literature, the classics, education, and cultural history. Included are typescripts of popular lectures Shorey delivered as the Roosevelt Visiting Professor in Berlin in 1913-1914, lectures and correspondence relating to the "Assault on Humanism," and notes for the volumes which resulted from his "Platonic Studies" project which was funded by the General Education Board.

Silbert, Layle. Papers

Layle Silbert (1913-2003) was a photographer and writer. Noted for her portraits of authors, Silbert also wrote poetry, essays and fiction. The collection documents Layle Silbert's work in photography, writing, civil service and social work. It also contains material related to Silbert's travels, activist interests, and personal life. Materials in the collection include photographs, manuscripts, publications, correspondence, printed ephemera, and administrative records.

Simons, Hi. Papers

H. A. (Hi) Simons (1986-1945) had an extended career as a poet and patron of the arts. Simons started a Chicago literary journal called Musterbooks. Only two issues appeared, in 1921 and 1922. The first issue contained reproductions of the German expressionist artist, George Grosz. The second issue was a collection of poems by Yvor Winters, cumulatively entitled "The Magpie's Shadow," to which the entire MUSTERBOOK II (as it was designated) was devoted. The Simons-Stevens correspondence forms the larger part of this collection. In contemplation of a book about a poet, Simons queried Stevens about his poetry, to which Stevens responded with detailed analyses of his work.

Smith, Maurine. Papers

Maurine Smith was a member of the Poetry Club of the University of Chicago during the two years preceding her death on March 8, 1919, at the age of twenty-three. The collection comprises an autobiography written by Smith for the English Composition class of Professor James Root Hulbert, probably offered in 1918. In it she tells of her years of intense physical suffering, her devotion to nature, and her increasing interest in poetry. The bulk of the collection is made up of approximately two hundred typescript poems, a few of which were published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse and in The Keen Edge.

Solon, Israel. Collection

Israel Solon, American writer of fiction and critical prose, was associated with the literary and artistic avant-garde of the 1910s-1920s. The collection contains art and literary publications, manuscripts, proofs, artworks, photographs, correspondence and ephemera. Included are proofs of the April 1920 issue of the Little Review; copies of Three Worlds Monthly in which the first three parts of James Joyce's Ulysses were published; photographs of Jane Heap; a program for an artists' ball inscribed to Heap; journals and manifestos produced by the Dadaist and Futurist movements; correspondence and ephemera related to the mystic philosopher G.I. Gurdjieff; and a preservation photocopy of a circa 1934 typescript of Gertrude Stein's Portraits and Prayers, with an Elucidation.

Song Sheet and Broadside Poem. Collection

Contains song sheets, poems in broadside format, and lyric books. Predominantly British, but also includes a limited number of Scottish, Irish, Italian, and American items. Subjects range from the evils and benefits of drink, romance and marriage, to satirical commentary on political and social events. Many items are illustrated with vignettes or small panels representation a variety of printing techniques, such as woodcut, engraving, and lithography.

Stevens, David H. Papers

David Harrison Stevens, professor, Humanities scholar, historian. The David H. Stevens Papers contain biographical and genealogical material, photographs, newspaper and journal articles, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, event programs, a scrapbook, speeches, and published and unpublished writings. The papers document Door County, Wisconsin history, Stevens' family life, military experience, academic career at the University of Chicago, tenure as Director of the Humanities Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, membership of American Council for Learned Societies, and longtime affiliation with Lawrence University.

Stroud, Drew McCord (Ryu Makoto). Papers

Drew McCord Stroud (Ryu Makoto), poet, editor, literary translator, professor. The Drew McCord Stroud (Ryu Makoto) Papers contain manuscripts, drafts, proofs, poems, published articles, correspondence, record albums and cassettes, newspaper clippings, fliers and Japanese ephemera. These papers document Stroud's family, academic career, and role as editor-in-chief of SARU Press.

Sutherland, Zena Bailey. Papers

Zena Bailey Sutherland (1915-2002) (AB 1937, AM 1958 University of Chicago) was associated with the University of Chicago Graduate Library School throughout her career as faculty and as editor and reviewer for the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books from 1958 to 1985. Over the course of her career, she reviewed more than 30,000 children's books, for the Bulletin and as children's book editor for the Saturday Review and the Chicago Tribune. She authored six editions of the classic text Children and Books The Sutherland Papers consist of materials from work in the Graduate Library School, papers regarding her service on the Newbery, Caldecott, and other children's literature award committees, speeches and writings, biographical materials, and correspondence related to her professional work at the University and as editor and author for children's literature.

Tax, Ervin Hanwit. Papers

Ervin Hanwit Tax (1910-1950) writer. The collection includes articles on political and sociological topics; correspondence, notably with his brother, Sol Tax, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and Louis Wirth; and drafts of Tax's epic poem, The Wraith of Gawain.

Taylor, Bayard. Collection

Bayard Taylor (1825 –1878) American poet, literary critic, translator, travel author, and diplomat. The collection contains two autograph letters, a manuscript English translation of Goethe’s Faust, part I, scene I, and an autograph manuscript of a Russian quotation.

Tolman, Albert Harris. Notebooks

Albert Harris Tolman, Professor of English at the University of Chicago from 1892 to 1925. His notebooks contain notes for research and teaching on English language and grammar; Shakespeare; ballad and epic poetry; literary periods and individual authors They reveal how courses were organized, how they were taught, what approaches were taken, and what materials were used.

Uncle Tom's Cabin. Collection

Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among the Lowly was an anti-slavery novel that profoundly affected American attitudes towards African Americans and slavery in the United States. The collection contains 23 documents, most of which are of British origin and describe or announce theatrical presentations of the tale.

University of Chicago. Department of English Language and Literature. Records

Contains correspondence, examinations, and grade lists. Includes Chaucer Project correspondence.

University of Chicago. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Records

Founded in 1890, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers programs in French, Italian, and Hispanic/Luso-Brazilian literatures as well as Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. This collection largely consists of administrative materials and departmental correspondence as well as some student materials and a series of photographic portraits both of professors in the department and prominent international scholars with whom the department had contact.

Verse. Records

The Verse Records were processed and preserved as part of the "Uncovering New Chicago Archives Project," funded with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Wallace, Elizabeth. Papers

Elizabeth Wallace, professor, author. The Elizabeth Wallace Papers consist of biographical clippings about Wallace, correspondence and clippings related to books authored by Wallace, diplomas, a tribute for Elizabeth Kenny written by Wallace, as well correspondence relating to Wallace's ninetieth birthday celebration.

Welcker, Adair. Papers

Adair Welcker (1858-1926), author. The Papers contain correspondence and self-published pamphlets and books sent to the University of Chicago Library by Welcker, prolific writer and frequent target of author and journalist Ambrose Bierce.

Whitman, Walt, "The Bible as Poetry." Manuscript

Original manuscript of Whitman's essay, first published in The Critic in 1883. Included with the manuscript are two portraits of Whitman, a copy of the published essay and Whitman's cover letter to the publishers Jeannette Leonard Gilder and Joseph B. Gilder. Codex MS 263.

Whitman, Walt. Collection

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet. The Whitman Collection contains three autograph manuscript fragments and a photograph of Walt Whitman.

Whyte-Melville, G. J. Collection

George John Whyte-Melville (1821-1878) was a Scottish novelist and poet. The G.J. Whyte-Melville Collection contains a small series of correspondence between Whyte-Melville and John W. Parker, an English publisher.

Wilder, Thornton. Papers

Thornton Wilder, novelist, playwright, educator. The Thornton Wilder Papers consist of four items of correspondence.

Willis, Alfred. Collection of African-American Popular Fiction

A collection of over 1300 paperback volumes of African-American popular fiction, chiefly romance novels. The collection was formed by Alfred Willis, a 1986 graduate of the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago.

Wyatt, Edith. Papers

Typewritten draft of an unpublished historical novel titled Las Casas. Adventures in a New World, an historical novel based on the life of Bartolome de Las Casas, completed ca. 1953.