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NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

Sanora Babb (1907-2005).  Manuscripts for her acclaimed memoir An Owl on Every Post.

Naomi Lane Babson (1895-1985).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material from the Montana author, including several unpublished works.

Beryl Bainbridge (1933-    ).  Manuscripts for the novel The Dressmaker and a collection of short stories from the popular and acclaimed English author.

Margaret S. Banister (1894-1977).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and memorabilia from this prominent American writer.

Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982).  Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and other items from the groundbreaking, prolific feminist writer.

Doris Betts (1932-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more, from the award-winning novelist and chronicler of the American South.

Florence Bonime (1907-1990).   Manuscripts for a novel as well as material regarding psychoanalytic writing, from the noted author, editor, and creative writing instructor.

Gladys Hasty Carroll (1904-1999).  Manuscripts and correspondence from this popular novelist and short story writer.

Josephine Carson (1919-2002).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and other material from the prominent American novelist, short story writer, poet, and memoirist.

Mary Carter (1923-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the recognized American novelist.

Ilka Chase (1905-1978).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the American author and actress.

Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973).  Correspondence from the acclaimed Maine author.

Barbara Compton (1902-1999).  Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, notebooks, diaries, and photographs from the British author.

Joy Cowley (1936-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, and other items from the acclaimed New Zealand novelist and children’s author.

Babs Deal (1929-2004).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the novelist, known for her portrayals of life in her native Alabama.

Cathleen Burns Elmer (1918-    ).  Manuscripts and other items from the noted short story writer and critic.

Gisela Elsner (1937-1992).   Manuscripts, scrapbooks, and other items from the distinguished and innovative German novelist.

Martha Foley (1897-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, and memorabilia from the founder and editor of Story magazine and longtime editor of the Best American Short Stories anthology series.

Leatrice Fountain (1924-    ).  Manuscripts from the noted American writer and daughter of silent film star John Gilbert.

Janet Frame (1924-2004).  The manuscript for her novel Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room (aka Rainbirds) by the popular and acclaimed New Zealand novelist.

Menna Gallie (1920-1990).  Manuscripts and notebooks from the Welsh novelist and translator.

Tana de Gamez (1920-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the prominent Spanish novelist and editor.

Stella Gibbons (1902-1989).  Manuscripts, notebooks, and poetry from the English writer and author of Cold Comfort Farm.

Maurade Glennon (1926-    ).  Manuscripts for two novels by the acclaimed Irish writer.

Rumer Godden (1907-1998).  Manuscripts, research, photographs, correspondence, and more from the distinguished English novelist, poet, and children’s author.

Joanne Greenberg (1932-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and several other items from the noted novelist, including material regarding her groundbreaking autobiographical novel of her struggle with schizophrenia, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

Beatriz Guido (1924-1988).  Manuscripts and other items from the prominent Argentine novelist and screenwriter.

Rosa Guy (1923-    ).  Manuscripts from the award-winning African-American author, including six unpublished novels, as well as various short stories, articles, interviews, and speeches.

Nancy Hallinan (1921-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, scrapbooks, diaries, and more from the noted English short story writer and novelist.

Josephine Hart (1942-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, and other items from the prominent Irish writer, theater producer and television presenter.

Catherine Heath (1924-1991).  Manuscripts and other material from the British novelist and poet.

Madeleine Henrey (1906-2004).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the distinguished Anglo-French novelist and memoirist.

Carol Hill (1942-    ).  Manuscripts, research and more from the recognized American novelist, known for her offbeat style and wit.

Maude Hutchins (1899-1991).  Manuscripts and other papers from the American novelist, known as the greatest writer of the “nouveau roman” style in English.

Margaret Storm Jameson (1891-1986).  Manuscripts for Jameson’s novel The White Crow, by the acclaimed feminist novelist, playwright, and critic.

Nora Johnson (1933-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, audio, and more from the American novelist and daughter of legendary screenwriter Nunnally Johnson.

Gayl Jones (1949-    ).  Several manuscripts of various works by the groundbreaking, acclaimed African-American novelist and poet, including her novels Eva’s Man and Mosquito.

Ilona Karmel (1925-2000)   Manuscripts and proofs for Karmel’s classic novel of the holocaust, An Estate of Memory, by the acclaimed Polish-American writer and holocaust survivor.

Lona B. Kennéy (1896-1994).  Manuscripts, research, notebooks, scrapbooks, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, and other items from the noted writer of novels, short stories, teleplays, and memoirs.

Margaret Lane (1907-1994).  Manuscripts for two novels by the acclaimed English writer.

Mary Lavin (1912-1996).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the prominent Irish-American short story writer and novelist.

Josephine Lawrence (1892-1978).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the prolific novelist, known for her focus on the role of class in America.

Josette Lazar (1921-1977).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the prominent American editor.

Cecilie Leslie (1908-1998).  Manuscripts and artwork from the noted Indian-English writer.

Donna Levin (1954-    ).  Manuscripts, letters, and other writings by the recognized author, editor, teacher, and entrepreneur.

Clarice Lispector (1925-1977). Manuscript for the novel A maçã no escuro (Apple in the Dark) by the acclaimed Brazilian writer.

Mary Lutyens (1908-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, diaries, and other material from the recognized English novelist, also known for her authoritative biographies of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952).  Manuscripts, letters, photographs and more from the significant English writer.

Joyce MacIver (1904-1999).  Manuscripts and other items from the noted American novelist and playwright.

Rachel Maddux (1912-1983).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, personal items, and research from the influential, genre-bending novelist and short story writer.

Ethel Mannin (1900-1984).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the celebrated English novelist, memoirist, and chronicler of her times.

Jo-Ann Mapson (1952-    ).  Manuscripts, letters, research, and other material from this popular and acclaimed novelist, known for her writings on life in the contemporary American West.

Lenore G. Marshall (1897-1971).  Manuscripts and other papers from the recognized novelist, poet, and peace activist.

Ana Maria Matute (1926-). Manuscripts from one of Spain's most important fiction writers, including unpublished juvenilia as well as a novel that was suppressed for decades by Spain's fascist government.

Monica McCall (1899-1982).  Files and papers from the powerful and influential English-American editor and literary agent, including her files on Alice Walker and Muriel Rukeyser (McCall’s longtime partner).

Arona McHugh (1926-1996).  Manuscripts, letters, and other items from the best-selling Boston-based author and teacher.

Ursule Molinaro (1916-2000).  Manuscripts and other papers by this prolific and celebrated novelist, playwright, poet, and translator, including her final, unpublished novel.

Berry Morgan (1919-2002).  Manuscripts for several short stories by this prolific Mississippi writer, known for her “King’s Town” stories published in The New Yorker and elsewhere.

Edita Morris (1902-1988).  Manuscripts from this recognized Swedish-American writer, activist, and humanitarian.

Peggy Morrison (March Cost) (1897-1973).  Manuscripts and other material from the noted Scottish writer.

Penelope Mortimer (1918-1999).  An extensive collection of this English writer’s manuscripts, diaries, letters, and notebooks, including the manuscript for her feminist classic The Pumpkin Eater (1962) and several letters and diaries regarding her relationship with English novelist John Mortimer.

Ann Petry (1908-1997).  Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, audio recordings, and personal memorabilia from the pioneering African-American writer, including drafts of her novels Country Place and The Narrows, as well as her biography of Harriet Tubman.

Carlene Polite (1932-    ).  Drafts and notebooks by the African-American writer, for her groundbreaking and influential novel The Flagellants.

Zelda Popkin (1898-1993).  Manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, and other material from the popular and acclaimed writer, including manuscripts and other documents regarding her novels Small Victory (one of the earliest American novels to address the Holocaust) and Quiet Street (the first American novel dealing with the 1948 founding of Israel).

Nancy A. J. Potter (1926-    ).  Manuscripts and other material from the critically esteemed short story writer.

Suzanne Prou (1920-    ).  Some manuscripts from the recognized French novelist.

Mary Renault (1905-1983).  Manuscripts for several novels by the prominent English writer, known for her historical novels set in ancient Greece.

Jill Robinson (1936-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the acclaimed novelist and memoirist, including Past Forgetting, her account of amnesia.

Elizabeth Roget (1900-1990).  Manuscripts and correspondence from this novelist and translator, including her translation of the journals of Jules Renard (co-written with poet Louise Bogan).

Daphne Rooke (1914-    ).  Manuscripts and other items from the groundbreaking South African novelist.

Norma Rosen (1925-    ).  Manuscripts from the popular novelist, known for her poignant portraits of American Jewish women.

Judith Rossner (1935-2005).  Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence research,and personal papers from the acclaimed  writer, including her controversial novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar as well as several unpublished works.

Sylvia Rothchild (1923-    ).  Manuscripts and other items from the prominent writer and commentator on the Jewish experience in America.

Mary Doria Russell (1950-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, and other material from the critically lauded novelist and paleoanthropologist.

Froma Sand (Bertha Froma Slosberg) (1929-1971).  Manuscripts, journals, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the American novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist.

Helga Sandburg (1918-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific novelist, memoirist, poet, children’s author, and daughter of Carl Sandburg.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1941-    ).  Manuscripts, notebooks, diaries, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed novelist, poet, and educator.

Shirley Schoonover (1936-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the recognized novelist, short story writer, and critic, including some unpublished works.

Natalie Anderson Scott (1900-1983).  Manuscripts, printed items, and other material from the Ukranian-American novelist.

Shirley L. Seifert (1888-1971).  Manuscripts from the distinguished American historical novelist.

Mary Lee Settle (1918-2005).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, audio, video, and other material from the award-winning novelist and author of the acclaimed “Beulah Quintet” series.

Margaret Shedd (1900-1986).  Manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the novelist, translator, and founder of the Centro Mexicano de Escritores, for Mexican and American writers.

Jo Sinclair (Ruth Seid) (1913-1995).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the recognized novelist, known for her writings on race relations and immigrants.

Barbara Probst Solomon (1928-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the prominent novelist, translator, essayist, and editor.

Christina Stead (1902-1983).  Manuscripts for Stead’s novel Miss Herbert: The Suburban Wife, by the influential Australian feminist writer.

Grace Zaring Stone (1896-1991).  Notebooks and manuscripts from the American novelist.

Madge Swindells (?-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the South African author, editor, and publisher.

Elswyth Thane (1900-1984).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, notebooks, photographs, diaries, and other material from the prolific author of historical fiction, biography, and history.

Nancy Thayer (1943-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular and acclaimed novelist, known for her portrayals of women’s lives.

Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888-1982).  Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, and other items from the popular and prolific novelist.

Barbara Ucko (1945-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and notebooks from the noted American novelist and writer.

Luisa Valenzuela (1938-    ).  Manuscripts, notebooks, and notes from the acclaimed Argentinian avant-garde feminist writer.

Mary Jane Ward (1905-1981).  Manuscripts, scrapbooks, correspondence, and other material from the prolific novelist, best-known for The Snake Pit. her autobiographical memoir of mental illness and institutionalization; also included is the manuscript for her final, unpublished novel.

Mary Wesley (1912-2002).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the popular and acclaimed English novelist.

Dorothy West (1907-1998).  Correspondence and photographs from the prominent African-American writer and important contributor to the Harlem Renaissance.  The papers include letters from Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; also present is a short manuscript by Countee Cullen.

Christine Weston (1904-1989).  Correspondence regarding Indigo, Weston’s acclaimed novel about life in India.

Hilda Crystal White (1917-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other items from the American poet and novelist.

Nelia Gardner White (1894-1957).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material from the popular and prolific novelist and short story writer.

Stella Wilchek (1920-1997).  Manuscripts, notes, journals, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the Austrian writer.

Mona Williams (1916-1991).  Manuscript for her novel Year of the Lion, as well as notes towards a novel about the first female U.S. president.

Ruth Wolff (1909-1972).  Manuscripts for Wolff’s novel The Space Between.

Constance Choate Wright (1897-1987).  Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, diaries, and other material from the noted American novelist and biographer.

Anzia Yezierska (1880-1970).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and other papers from the celebrated Russian-American Jewish short story writer, novelist, and memoirist.

Helen Yglesias (1915-2008).  Manuscripts for the first two novels from the recognized novelist and editor.

Ruth Landshoff Yorck (1904-1966).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the acclaimed German novelist, playwright, memoirist, and actress.

Phyllis Brett Young (1917-1996).  Manuscripts and other documents from the groundbreaking Canadian novelist.

POETRY

Patricia Benton (1907-1983).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, audio recordings, photographs, and more from the recognized American poet.

Olga Cabral (1909-1997).  Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, audio recordings, juvenilia, notebooks, and other items from the prominent Trinidadian poet.

Nikki Giovanni (1943-    ).  A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, printed items, and other material, comprehensively documenting the long career of one of America’s greatest African-American  poets.

Caroline Glyn (1947-1981).  Manuscripts, notebooks, artwork, and other items from the prominent English poet, novelist, and artist.

Constance Hunting (1925-2006).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the renowned New England poet, editor, and publisher.

Colette Inez (1931-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, artwork, and other material from the acclaimed poet and memoirist.

Josephine Jacobsen (1908-2003).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the lauded poet, short story writer, critic, and U.S. Poet Laureate from 1971 to 1973.

Maxine Kumin (1925-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the beloved poet and children’s author.

Miriam Levine (1939-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other documents from the prominent poet, novelist, and memoirist.

Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970).  Manuscripts and letters from the acclaimed poet, including two unpublished poetry collections.

Deborah Saltonstall Pease (1943-     ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and personal papers from the recognized poet, fiction writer, and publisher, including several letters from May Sarton, Dana Gioia, Mary McCarthy, and others.

Sonia Sanchez (1934-    ).  Photographs and published writings from the legendary and influential African-American poet.

May Sarton (1912-1995).   Manuscript drafts of several poems, as well as some correspondence from the revered poet, author, lecturer, diarist, and essayist.

Ruth Lisa Schechter (1927-1989).  Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, and other items from the recognized and prolific poet, educator, and therapist.

Elizabeth Sewell (1919-2001).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, diaries, audio, and other material from the distinguished and prolific poet, novelist, scholar, and critic.

Anne Sexton (1928-1974).  Manuscripts for several short works by the great American poet.

Jane Shore (1947-     ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, and much more from the acclaimed poet and educator.

POPULAR FICTION: SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY

Selections/Highlights:

V. C. Andrews (1924-1986).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, a notebook, and other material from the pioneer of the gothic romance/mystery genre, and author of the popular Flowers in the Attic series.

Faith Baldwin (1893-1978).  Manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, audio recordings, and much more from the best-selling and prolific American romance novelist and short story writer.

Jo Bannister (1951-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from one of Ireland’s most prominent suspense novelists.

Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999).  A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, diaries, audio and video recordings, and other material from the revered fantasy and science-fiction writer and editor, author of The Mists of Avalon, the Darkover novels, and much more.

Patricia Carlon (1927-2002).  Manuscripts and other items from the Australian romance and suspense novelist and short story writer.

Barbara Cartland (1901-2000).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the popular English romance novelist and media personality.

Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001).  Manuscripts, correspondence, extensive research material, photographs, and other items from the prolific Scottish author of historical romances.

Mignon G. Eberhart (1899-1996).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the pioneering American suspense novelist and short story writer, known for creating one of the first female detective protagonists.

Elizabeth George (1949-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the acclaimed American novelist of mystery and suspense.

Dorothy Gilman (1923-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the author of the popular “Mrs. Pollifax” mystery novel series.

Sue Grafton (1940-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, notes, research, and other items from one of America’s most popular mystery novelists.

Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982).  Manuscripts from the acclaimed New Zealander mystery novelist.

Raylyn Moore (1928-2005).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and other items from the noted author and editor of fantasy and science fiction.

Anne Perry (1938-    ).  Manuscripts for several books by the popular Australian novelist of mysteries set in Victorian England.

Other Collections:

Martha Albrand                    Charlotte Armstrong            Joanna Barnes
Jane Barry                             Evelyn Berckman                  Camilla Bittle
Katherine Blake                    Ann Borowik                         Sara Bowen-Judd
Janet H. Caird                       Susan Taylor Chehak           Anna Clarke
Marian B. Cockrell               Evelyn Eaton                         Dorothy Eden
Mary Elgin                            Elizabeth Fenwick                 Patricia Finney
Joan Fleming                         DeLoris Stanton Forbes       Nancy Freedman
Celia Fremlin                         Judy Gardiner                       Nancy Bruff Gardner
Chloe Gartner                       Rosemary Gatenby               Mildred Gordon
Molly Costain Haycraft        Dolores Hitchens                   Mildred Jordan
Pamela Kaufman                  M. M. Kaye                            Audrey Kelly
Mary Kelly                            Jane Langton                         Elizabeth Linington
Norah Lofts                           Emilie Loring                         Charlotte MacLeod
Jessica Mann                         Helen McCloy                        Barbara Michaels
Gwen Moffat                         Anne Morice                          Patricia Moyes
Helen Nielsen                        Lillian O’Donnell                   Barbara Paul
Eugenia Price                        Joan Sanders                         Joan St. George Saunders
Elizabeth Seifert                    Dorothy Simpson                  Florence Jane Soman
Leslie Stephan                       D. E. Stevenson                     Ramona Stewart
Jean Stubbs                           Margaret Summerton           Lois Swann
Phoebe Atwood Taylor         Janice Law Trecker              Rhoda Truax
Janet Gregory Vermandel   Clarissa Watson                    Margaret Yorke
Frances Shelley Wees          Jan Westcott                          Phyllis Whitney        
Anne Wingate

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Joan Aiken (1924-2004).  Thirty years’ worth of correspondence, from the celebrated author of the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series.

Joan Walsh Anglund (1926-    ).  A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, diaries, and other material from the beloved and prolific author and artist.

Lynne Reid Banks (1939-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, research, and more, from the acclaimed author of The Indian in the Cupboard series, as well as the classic feminist novel The L-Shaped Room.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924).  A large group of letters, sent to the author of The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Barbara N. Byfield (1930-    ).  Manuscripts and illustrations from the noted writer and artist.

Edith Patterson Meyer (1895-1993).  Manuscripts and other items from the award-winning author of biographies and histories for young adults.

Madeleine Polland (1918-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the popular and prolific Irish author of historical children’s fiction.

Dodie Smith (1896-1990).  Manuscripts, journals, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prominent novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, including her novels I Capture the Castle and 101 Dalmatians.

Virginia Sorensen (1912-1991).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and research from the Newberry Award-winning author, known for her writings on the LDS (Mormon) Church.

Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the recognized novelist, including manuscripts for her Newberry award-winning novels The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Bronze Bow.

Margaret A. Stanger (1896-1980).  Proofs for her classic novel That Quail, Robert.

Joyce Stranger (1921-2007). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, known for her writings on the theme of humanity's relationship with animals.

Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001).  Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, memorabilia, and much more, from the prolific and acclaimed writer, including manuscripts for her Newberry award-winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Martina Arroyo (1937-    ).  Audio recordings, scrapbooks, reviews, awards, and other items from one of the great African-American soprano.

Karin Branzell (1891-1974).  Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the noted Swedish contralto.

Sarah Caldwell (1924-2006).  An extensive collection of correspondence, musical scores, programs, production files, manuscripts, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the legendary conductor, producer, and director, including numerous items pertaining to the Opera Company of Boston.

Eva Wagner Chamberlain (1867-1942).  Correspondence from important German cultural figures, including several from the Wagner family, to the daughter of Richard Wagner and wife of influential English fascist Houston Stewart Chamberlain.

Phyllis Curtin (1921-    ).  Photographs, scores, and other items from the acclaimed American soprano singer and educator.

Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).  A group of letters and photographs pertaining to the legendary dancer, as well as secondary research material.  In the Victor Seroff Collection.

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).  Musical manuscripts and photographs from one of the all-time great African-American  jazz vocalists.

Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962).  Numerous letters and photographs from the acclaimed and controversial soprano.  In the Edwin McArthur Collection.

Olive Fremstad (1871-1951).  Scores, photographs, and personal items from one of the great Wagnerian mezzo-sopranos.

Tamara Geva (1907-1997).  The first draft of her memoir Split Seconds, by the great Russian actress, dancer, and choreographer.

Denyce Graves (1963- ). An extensive collection of correspondence, professional material, programs, photographs, awards, and other items, documenting the life and career of this acclaimed operatic and popular African-American vocalist.

Alberta Hunter (1895-1984). Audio recordings, musical scores, correspondence, and memorabilia from a great African-American Blues singer and songwriter. In the Libby Holman collection.

Libby Holman (1904-1971). Correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the legendary torch singer and civil rights advocate.

Dorothy Kirsten (1910-1992).  Seven scrapbooks documenting the life and career of this revered American soprano.

Nora Kaye (1920-1987).  Correspondence, photographs, programs, posters, scrapbooks, and other items from the acclaimed American ballerina and choreographer.  In the Harold Ross and Nora Kaye Collection.

Jean Madeira (1924-1972).  Photographs, programs, and clippings regarding the celebrated American contralto.

Alicia Markova (1910-2004).  Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs, memorabilia, and other items, from the legendary English ballerina, choreographer, director, and teacher.

Margaret Starr McClain.  Musical scores, correspondence, photographs, and other items by this influential American pianist and pedagogue.  Part of the Boston University Archives.

Erica Morini (1904-1995).  Correspondence, musical scores, audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the renowned Austrian violinist.

Genia Nemenoff (1905-1989).  Musical scores, programs, notes, and other material from the popular French pianist, known for performing as part of a duo with her husband, Pierre Luboshutz.  In the Pierre Luboshutz and Genia Nemenoff Collection.

Anna Russell (1911-2006).  Audio, video, correspondence, programs, photographs, and other items from the beloved singer and musical satirist.

Bidú Sayão (1902-1999).  Scores, photographs, correspondence, and personal items from the great Brazilian soprano.

Risë Stevens (1913-    ).  Scrapbooks, printed material, manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, photographs, awards, and artwork from the celebrated mezzo-soprano.

Jennie Tourel (1900-1973).  Audio recordings, photographs, correspondence, and other items from the popular mezzo-soprano, known for her recitals of contemporary music.

Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003).  An extensive collection of manuscripts, audio and video recordings, photographs, correspondence, sheet music and scores, research, and other material, from the pioneering pianist, harpsichordist, critic, and educator, known as “The First Lady of Bach.”

Deborah Voigt (1960-    ).  Correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, audio recordings, and other items from one of America’s pre-eminent sopranos.

DRAMA, FILM AND TELEVISION

Jane Alexander (1939-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, video, and audio recordings, scrapbooks, and much more from the acclaimed actress of stage, cinema, and television, including many items regarding her term as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Annabella (1907-1996).  Correspondence, photographs, video and audio recordings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia from the celebrated French actress.

Adele Astaire (1896-1981).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, programs, notebooks, audio recordings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and more from the lauded actress, singer, dancer, and sister of Fred Astaire.

Mary Astor (1906-1987).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items regarding the recognized film actress, novelist, and memoirist.

Barbara Barondess (1907-2000).  Photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, posters, and other material for the British actress and society figure.

Mary Hayley Bell (1911-2005).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and other material from the acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and novelist.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (1947-    ).  Manuscripts and other items from the award-winning and influential writer and television producer, including several original scripts for her popular TV series Designing Women.

Claire Bloom (1931-    ).  Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, audio recordings, video recordings, personal memorabilia, and other material from the celebrated stage and screen actress, also known for her memoirs.

Phoebe Brand (1907-2004).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, programs, and other items from the once-blacklisted American stage actress and co-founder of the legendary Group Theater.  The Gotlieb Center also houses the papers of Brand’s husband, Morris Carnovsky.

Betty Buckley (1947-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the award-winning American theatre, film, and television actress.

Billie Burke (1884-1970).  Correspondence and photographs from the noted American screen actress, best known for her role as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the film The Wizard of Oz.

Madeleine Carroll (1906-1987).  Correspondence, photographs, and other items from the distinguished British film actress.

Pat Carroll (1927-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, video and audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, diaries, programs, and many other items from the popular and award-winning American actress of stage, screen and television.

Ina Claire (1893-1985).  Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the noted comic actress.

Tyne Daly (1946-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video recordings, costumes, memorabilia, and many other items from the acclaimed American actress.

Bette Davis (1908-1989).  An extensive collection of scrapbooks, juvenilia, correspondence, manuscripts, journals, diaries, photographs, artwork, memorabilia, and audio and video recordings, from the incomparable American film star.

Maya Deren (1917-1961).  An important collection of journals and diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, financial material, photographs, audiovisual material, and other items from the pioneering and influential dancer, choreographer, and experimental filmmaker, including numerous photographs and recordings regarding her groundbreaking examination of voudon in Haiti.

Joan Fontaine (1917-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video recordings, and other items from the acclaimed actress, best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock.

Elizabeth Franz (1941-    ).  Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, professional material, personal memorabilia, video, and other items from the award-winning actress of stage, screen and television.

Janet Gaynor (1906-1984).  Photographs, scrapbooks and other items from the acclaimed American actress.

Dulcie Gray (1919-    ).  Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material from the veteran British actress, singer, and mystery novelist.  In the Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray Collection.

Tammy Grimes (1934-    ).   Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, journals, and other items from the celebrated American actress and singer.

Sonya Hamlin (1923-    ).  A large collection of audio and video recordings, correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, and more from the pioneering television producer, talk show host, documentary filmmaker, media analyst, and founder of the field of “courtroom communication.”

Jill Ireland (1926-1990).  Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, and other material from the British cinema and television actress.

Glenda Jackson (1936-    ).  Correspondence and other items from the distinguished British actress and politician.

Frances Klamt (1907-2008).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from a tutor to the great child stars of Hollywood, including Shirley Temple and Roddy McDowall.

Angela Lansbury (1925-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and many other items from the celebrated English star of stage, screen, and television.

Andrea Leeds (1913-1984).  Scrapbooks from the award-winning American actress.

Eugenie Leontovich (1900-1933).  Scrapbooks, photographs, manuscripts, and other material from the recognized Russian-American actress, producer, playwright and teacher.

Beatrice Lillie (1894-1989).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the popular Canadian actress, singer, and comedienne, known for her work with Noël Coward and Cole Porter.

Viveca Lindfors (1920-1995).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, notebooks, diaries, video and audio recordings, and much more from the acclaimed Swedish-American stage and film actress.

Anita Loos (1888-1981).  Manuscripts and other items from the eminent American screenwriter, playwright, novelist, and author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Gigi.

Myrna Loy (1905-1993).  Manuscripts, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, video recordings, and other items from this star of Hollywood’s golden age.

Shirley MacLaine (1934-    ).  A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, video and audio recordings, memorabilia, and much more, from the legendary film actress and political activist.

Mary Manning (1905-1999).  Manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the groundbreaking Irish playwright, novelist, and collaborator with Samuel Beckett.

Julia Marlowe (1866-1950).  Photographs, correspondence, and other items from the legendary American actress, known for her interpretations of Shakespeare’s women.

Rosemary Murphy (1927-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the veteran American actress of stage, film, and television.

Marjorie Osterman (1917-    ).  Manuscripts and other material from the American playwright and theatre producer.

Rochelle Owens (1936-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the trailblazing and influential avant-garde playwright, poet, and short story writer.

Mary-Louise Parker (1964-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, personal items, and other material from this acclaimed star of stage and screen

Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008).  Manuscripts, photographs, research, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the noted television actress.

Luise Rainer (1910-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, personal items, and other material from the two-time Oscar-winning actress.

Anne Revere (1903-1990).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the Academy Award-winning, blacklisted actress.

Helen Jean Rogers Secondari (1928-1998).  Scripts, research, film and video from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television and documentary film producer.

Martha Sleeper (1907-1983).  Scrapbooks, film reels, photographs, and other items from the prominent comedic actress.

Kate Smith (1907-1986).  Scrapbooks, photographs, kinescope reels, audio, and other material from the pioneering and popular singer, actress, and radio and television show host.

Betsy von Furstenberg (1931-    ).  Correspondence, photographs, and other material from the American actress.

Zoë Wanamaker (1940-    ).  Photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, and much more, from the popular and acclaimed British actress.

Irene Mayer Selznick (1907-1990).  Correspondence, professional material, manuscripts, and other material from the groundbreaking and influential theatrical producer.

Francesca Zambello (1956-    ).  Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, artwork, set and costume designs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the internationally recognized American opera and theatre director.

Irene Worth (1916-2002).  Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, artwork, audio and video recordings, and other items from the legendary American actress of stage and screen, known for her work with Samuel Beckett, Peter Brook, Edward Albee, and Neil Simon.

VISUAL ARTS

Margaret Boden (1912-2001).  Photographs of portraits painted by Margaret Boden and her husband, Leonard Boden, including several commissioned by England’s royal family.

Vicki Goldberg (1936-    ).  Manuscripts, research materials, notes, interviews, audio recordings, and other material from the acclaimed critic of photography.

Hilda Terry (1914-2006).  Hundreds of original drawings for the influential comic strip Teena, from the first woman to join the National Cartoonists Society.

JOURNALISM

Betty Beale (1912-2006).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, scrapbooks, and other items from the influential Washington, D.C. society columnist, including several personal letters from various U.S. Presidents and First Ladies.

Laura Bergquist (1918-1982).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from this prominent reporter, author, editor, and longtime Latin American correspondent for Look magazine.

Marie Brenner (1949-    ).  Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, audio recordings, and other material from the award-winning journalist and biographer, known for her work in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.

Marion Christy (1932-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the noted journalist, known for her interviews with celebrities.

Ann Curry (1956-    ).  Memorabilia from the prominent television news journalist and anchor.

Gloria Emerson (1929-2004).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, notes, photographs, memorabilia, and much more from the acclaimed journalist, known for her reporting on the Vietnam War and its effects on American society.

Oriana Fallaci (1930-2006).  Manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, audio and video recordings, and many other items from the legendary and controversial Italian journalist, novelist, and social critic.

Frances FitzGerald (1940-    ).  Manuscripts, notebooks, research, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other material from the prominent journalist, recognized for her coverage of Vietnam and her investigations of contemporary American culture.

Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998).  Manuscripts, correspondence, journals and diaries, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the celebrated and influential American war correspondent, novelist, and short story writer.

Gael Greene (1937-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, and other material from the influential New York City food critic, novelist, and memoirist.

Grace Halsell (1923-2000).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other items from this pioneering investigative journalist, who assumed different identities to report incognito from inside the African-American, Asian, and Latino communities in the U.S.

Della Hardman (1922-2005). An extensive collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other items from this prominent African-American Massachusetts journalist and educator.

Flora Lewis (1922-2002). An extensive collection of manuscripts, correspondence, research material, photographs, and audio and video recordings from the distinguished foreign correspondent and commentator on international affairs.

Doris Lilly (1926-1991).  Writings, photos, scrapbooks, letters, and other items from this popular and influential author and gossip columnist.

Alice-Leone Moats (1911-1989).  Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the trailblazing foreign correspondent and social critic.

Caroline Moorehead (1944-    ).  Extensive research material, manuscripts, photographs, and correspondence from the prominent journalist and biographer, including her work exposing human rights abuses around the world and her definitive biography of Martha Gellhorn.

Gertrude Samuels (1910-2003).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and several photographs from the noted journalist and photographer, known for her coverage of the state of Israel.

Elaine Shepard (1913-1998).  Manuscripts, correspondence, personal items, and other material from the distinguished reporter and author, known for her battlefield coverage of Vietnam.

Linda Wolfe (1935-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other items from the prominent investigative writer, known for her books on infamous crimes.

POLITICS, RELIGION, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM

Emily Alman (1921-2004).  Manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the American author, pacifist, and civil rights activist.  Includes several items of note regarding the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg espionage trial.  In the David and Emily Alman Collection.

Mary Benson (1919-2000).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and many other items from the celebrated South African novelist, journalist, and anti-apartheid crusader.

Barbara Deming (1917-1984).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the noted American lesbian journalist, author, editor, and activist for peace and women’s rights.

Welthy H. Fisher (1879-1980).  A large collection of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, memorabilia, and much more from the celebrated American missionary, promoter of literacy, and cultural ambassador to India.  Includes significant correspondence from Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.  In the Frederick Bohn Fisher and Welthy H. Fisher Collection.

Mildred Buchanan Flagg (1886-1980).  Manuscripts from the noted Bostonian author, lecturer, and society figure.

Grace Nies Fletcher (1895-1991).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from this American author, known for her writings on Christianity and her accounts of her extensive world travels.

Eleanor Clark French (1908-1990).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the noted writer, editor, and Democratic Party official.

Linda May French (1883-?).  Correspondence and other items from a Massachusetts suffragette and women’s rights activist in the 1900s.  Part of the Boston University Archives.

Emma Goldman (1869-1940).  Several letters to Goldman as well as some from her; also photographs, printed flyers and notices, and other items regarding the iconic anarchist.

Han Suyin (1917-    ).   A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, and much more from the noted and controversial Chinese author.

Countess Catherine Karolyi (1898-1985).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the  wife of the President of the Republic of Hungary, exiled from her country for her liberal political views.

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (1949-    ).  Letters, photographs, and personal items from the Pakistani-American philanthropist, known for raising public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease

Fan Loth Liebman (1904-1975).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the Jewish author and wife of the great Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman.  In the Joshua Loth and Fan Loth Liebman Collection.

Helen Nearing (1904-1995).  Manuscripts, files, correspondence, photos, personal items, and other material from the pioneering author, environmentalist and social activist.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900-1990).  Manuscripts and correspondence regarding the important Indian diplomat and politician, including Anne Guthrie’s biography Madame Ambassador (in the Anne Guthrie Collection), Robert Hardy Andrews’ biography A Lamp for India (in the Robert Hardy Andrews Collection), and forty years’ worth of letters from Pandit to her daughter, Nayantara Sahgal (in the Nayantara Sahgal Collection).

Naomi Burton Stone (1911-2004).  Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, and other material from the Christian writer who served as Thomas Merton’s agent and editor.

Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996).  Manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, personal memorabilia, and photographs from this pioneering African-American historian, editor, author, and feminist.

Dorothy Uhnak (1930-2006).  Manuscripts and other items from the acclaimed mystery writer, including Policewoman, a memoir of her career as a detective in New York City.

Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth (1914-1981).  Manuscripts for a series of lectures published as The Lopsided World , from the influential British economist and historian.

Faith R. Whittlesey (1939-    ).  Correspondence, diaries, professional files, scrapbooks, photographs, audio, video, and other material from the prominent New York State Republican and former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland.

Pearl Willen (1903-1968).  Correspondence, manuscripts, and other documents from the influential New York labor and feminism activist, including several items regarding her presidency of the National Council of Jewish Women.

SCIENCES AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Sally Carrighar (1898-1985).  Manuscripts, scrapbooks and more from the noted naturalist and writer, known for her books chronicling the lives of wild animals.

Lucy Freeman (1916-2004).  Manuscripts for various works by the pioneering American journalist, known for her groundbreaking coverage of psychiatry and mental health.

Beatrice Trum Hunter (1918-    ).  Manuscripts, research, correspondence, audio recordings, and other items from one of America’s most prominent nutritionists and food safety experts, a trailblazer in her field.

Ruth Moore (1908-1989).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, research, and scrapbooks from the popular science writer and civic activist, known for her writings on evolution.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910).  One of the world’s most significant collections of Nightingale letters and other items, from the founder of the field of modern nursing and a pioneer in the fields of medical statistics and urban sanitation.  Part of the History of Nursing Archives.

Rhoda Truax (1901-2000).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the historian of the medical profession, known for her book The Doctors Warren of Boston.

Barbara Washburn.  Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and other material from the first woman to climb Mt. McKinley/Denali and co-explorer and cartographer with her husband, Bradford Washburn.  In the Bradford Washburn Collection.

History of Nursing Archives.  A rich resource of almost two hundred collections of papers and numerous books from various individuals and organizations, documenting the history of the nursing profession from its earliest days to the present. 

EDUCATION

Sylvia Ashton-Warner (1908-1984). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, diaries, and other items from the acclaimed author and educator, best known for her novels and memoirs chronicling her years as a teacher among the Maori in her native New Zealand and in an alternative school in Colorado.

Ruth Lavinia Sabine Child (1868-1951).  Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and various documents and records regarding her work for the Boston University Women’s Graduate Club, sponsoring the position of Dean of Women at BU, and other activities.

Marianna W. Davis (1929-    ).  Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, professional material, and other items from this prominent African-American educator, author, and college administrator.

The Female Medical Education Society and the New England Female Medical CollegeCorrespondence, reports, records, and other documents regarding two groundbreaking New England institutions dedicated to training women nurses and physicians in the 19th century.  Part of the History of Nursing Archives.

Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women.  Various documents regarding this venerable organization, founded in 1876 and still active.  Part of the Boston University Archives. 

Elsbeth Melville.  Manuscripts, correspondence, reports, and memorabilia from the Dean of Women at Boston University from 1945 to 1970.  Part of the Boston University Archives.

Faculty and Student Life at Boston University.  The papers of various female students, faculty, and organizations chronicling Boston University’s historical commitment to women’s education.  Part of the Boston University Archives.

HISTORY AND CULTURE

Betty Askwith (1909-1995).  Manuscripts, research, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the distinguished English biographer and author.

Harriot Buxton Barbour (1901-1980).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, scrapbooks, and other material for the Massachusetts musicologist and historian, especially her research and writings on the history of Sandwich, Mass.

Madeleine Bingham (1912-1988).  Manuscripts, notes, research, and other items from the noted English biographer, novelist, and playwright.  In the John and Madeleine Bingham Collection.

Patricia Bosworth (1933-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other material from the prominent biographer, journalist, and memoirist.

Herma Briffault (1898-1981).  Correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, and other items from the American author best known for her English translations of modern French literature.

Anita Brookner (1928-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the acclaimed author, known for her writings on art and literature in addition to her novels.

Elizabeth Burchenal (1877-1959).  Correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prominent educator, scholar of folk dance, and founder and director of the National Committee of Folk Arts of the United States.  Part of the Boston University Archives.

Lesley Conger (Shirley Suttles) (1934-    ).  Manuscripts and correspondence from the novelist, short story writer, television writer, and memoirist.

Ann Fairbairn (Dorothy Tait) (1905-1972).  Manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and other material from the American author and journalist, including material for Five Smooth Stones, her classic novel of discrimination in America, and her biography of New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis.

Bella Fromm (1890-1972).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and research from the prominent Jewish German social reporter and author, including the extensive material for Blood and Banquets, her important memoir of life in Nazi Germany.

 Francine du Plessix Gray (1930-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, journals,  notebooks, and more from the acclaimed and influential feminist novelist, essayist, journalist, biographer, and memoirist.

Flora Groult (1924-2001).  Correspondence and other material from the important French feminist diarist and author.

Eva Verbitsky de Hunt (1934-1980).  Unfinished manuscript toward a study of the structure of religion among the Cuicatic Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico, from the pioneering Argentine anthropologist.  Part of the Boston University Archives.

Irene Kampen (1922-1998).  Manuscripts and diaries from the influential columnist, memoir writer, and humorist.

Esther Kellner (1908-1998).  Manuscript for her history Moonshine: Its History and Folklore.

Lys Dunlop Koch – letters from Cyril Connolly and others

Suzanne Lilar (1901-1992).  Various writings by this acclaimed Belgian feminist writer.

Marchesa Alda Rangoni Lucci.  Letters, personal items, and other material from this Italian noblewoman.

Leila Hadley Luce (1925-2009). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the acclaimed American travel writer and memoirist.

Marya Mannes (1904-1990).  Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, audio, and other material from this influential and prolific novelist, playwright, memoirist, poet, and journalist.

Melissa Mather (1917-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other personal papers from the Vermont author, best known for her memoir Rough Road Home, chronicling her attempt to raise five children (one autistic) alone in 1950s Vermont.

Robin McKown (1907-1975).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and research from the prolific historian and biographer.

Anne Sinclair Mehdevi (1947-    ).  Drafts and proofs for her memoir Persia Revisited, the story of her return from exile to her family in pre-revolutionary Iran.

Fanny Todd Mitchell (1897-1978).  Manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the influential cookbook author and cuisine writer.

Frances Mossiker (1906-1985).  Manuscripts and other items from this recognized historian, best known for her writings on the history of France.

Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford (1906-2002).  Manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and research from the prominent English historian, novelist, and politician.

Rachel Peden (1901-1975).  Manuscripts from the Indiana columnist and novelist, known for her writings on rural life.

Virgilia Peterson (1904-1966).  Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the revered literary critic and author.

Elizabeth Plessen (1944-    ).  Manuscripts, notes, audio recordings, and other material from the prominent German author and translator.

Miggs Pomeroy (1923-1995).  Manuscripts for Pomeroy’s memoir of her travels through the Sahara desert, as well as a novel.

Natalie Robins (1938-    ).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and other material from the recognized poet, historian, and memoirist.

Miriam Schneir (1933-    ).  Manuscripts from the distinguished historian, including her works on the Rosenberg Case and the history of feminism.

Gail Sheehy (1937-    ).  A large collection of manuscripts, research, correspondence, and other material from the trailblazing author, including her pioneering work on life’s stages, Passages, and her recent biography of Hillary Clinton.

Edith Sitwell (1887-1964).  Correspondence and some manuscripts from the influential avant-garde poet, memoirist, and critic.

Marion Starkey (1901-1991).  Manuscripts, correspondence, research, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material from the noted historian of colonial America.

Frances Strauss (1904-1991).  Manuscripts, research material and other items from the American educator, activist, editor, and author.

Gladys Taber (1899-1980).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the prolific novelist, memoirist, and essayist, known for her writings on life in New England.

Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (1904-2001).  Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the American author, including her memoirs of marrying into a traditional Mexican family in the 1930s.   

Erica Wallach (1923-1993).  Manuscripts of her memoir and other items from the noted survivor of the Soviet Gulag prison camps.

Rosanna Warren (1953-    ).  Manuscripts for the anthology The Art of Translation, edited by Warren, presenting outstanding guest presentations at the Boston University Translation Seminar.

Frances Winwar (1900-1985).  Manuscripts, research, correspondence, and photographs from the acclaimed Italian-American biographer, novelist, and critic.

Joanna Woolfolk (1940-    ).  Manucripts from the American writer and astrologist, including The Great American Birth Rite, an exposé of the commercialization of modern pregnancy and birth.

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