Literary Collections

Ackerman, Diane papers, 1971-1997   9.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6299
Manuscripts, galleys, proofs, and reproductions of published and unpublished writings, including The Planets, A Natural History of the Senses, A Natural History of Love, and A Slender Thread; also, photographs, poems, articles and essays, research notes, and other papers.

Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, and Audrey Sproat collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson correspondence, 1968-1977.   .9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6300
Correspondence among Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, Audrey Sproat, and Laura (Riding) Jackson, pertaining to Mr. Burns' dissertation. Also included are a photocopy of Mr. Burns' dissertation, clippings, essays, typescript articles, manuscript notes, and a story written by Laura (Riding) Jackson.

Ammons, Archie papers, 1945-2010.   26.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-12-2665
Primarily incoming correspondence from students and teaching colleagues; fellow literary figures; and family members. The letters frequently enclose poetry for review; snapshots of family members; and photos of Ammons and other literary figures. The papers provide sources for the study of modern American poetry, including the publication of poetry in various journals. Some letters discuss the publication of Ammons' own books of poetry; others highlight activities of small presses. Letters and records of writers' conferences underscore Ammons' role in Southern regional literature. Also, material detailing his role in Cornell's Department of English and its creative writing program.

Anthony Caputi papers,1956-1989   3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14/12/3593
Includes lecture notes, correspondence, and course material on various drama courses. taught.

Benét family papers, 1918-1960   .6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4667
Manuscripts, correspondence, bibliographies, publishing releases and proofs, scripts, photographs, sheet music, subject files, and other miscellaneous papers of Stephen Vincent Benét, Laura Benét, and William Rose Benét.

Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, [ca. 1810]-1990.   52.2 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4617
Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, broadsides, microfilms, videocassettes, audio cassettes, posters, and other materials by and about Shaw, covering all aspects of his varied literary, critical, personal, and political activities.

Beryl Graves collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson correspondence, 1925-1940.   .2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6301
Consists of personal records and correspondence pertaining to Laura (Riding) Jackson, collected by Beryl Graves. The correspondence includes letters exchanged between Laura (Riding) Jackson and a variety of corespondents, including Schuyler B. Jackson, publishers Arthur Barker and Constable, and Nancy Cunard. There are also several letters to Robert Graves.

Blackall, Eric A. papers, ca. 1939-1989   8.2 cubic ft.; 2 audiocassettes; 2 reels negative microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-18-2761
Lecture notes, drafts and typescripts for articles and books, including Goethe and the Novel; also lecture notes and texts for his course "Great Moments in German Literature"; notes from Cambridge University; biographical material, financial papers, correspondence, letters of recommendation, and audiocassettes of Blackall's memorial service of 27 January 1990; and German Literature Department files.

Cassidy, Victor collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson letters, 1973-1984.   .2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6317
Consists of letters sent by Laura (Riding) Jackson to Victor Cassidy, in which she commented on his biography of Wyndham Lewis. The letters also discuss her own work as well as other authors', including Robert Graves, Nancy Cunard, and T.S. Matthews.

Collected editions of standard authors   25 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8003
Multi-volume sets in decorative bindings.

Comic book collection   5000 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8033
Approximately 5,000 comic books published between 1984 and 2004.

Cornell Wordsworth and Cornell Yeats editorial records   2.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6836
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Corson, Hiram papers, 1842-1956   4.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-12-449
Materials relating to Corson's travels, life, and career.

Daniel Willard Fiske papers, 1847-1927, 1847-1904 (bulk)   23.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 13-1-1165
Correspondence, scrapbooks, and account books pertaining chiefly to Fiske's activities as a book collector, although there are extensive family correspondence and other letters pertaining to his education, his career as a journalist, his activities as a professor and librarian at Cornell University, his interest in chess, and his cultural studies of Iceland and Egypt; included is correspondence of George Lincoln Burr, Wendell Phillips Garrison, George W. Harris, Samuel May, Charles Warner, and others.

Dorothy Simmons collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson letters, 1937-1968.   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6305
Consists of correspondence collected by Dorothy Simmons, and includes letters sent to her by various friends, letters written by Laura (Riding) Jackson to Dorothy Simmons and her husband Montague Simmons, letters sent to Schuyler B. Jackson, and letters sent to Laura (Riding) Jackson by the Simmons. Included are a few manuscripts by Laura (Riding) Jackson.

Dreiser, Theodore collection, 1897-1983.   24.8 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4604
Consists mainly of letters by, to, or about Theodore Dreiser, as well as printed material, photographs, interviews and speeches of Dreiser and research notes of Dreiser scholar Robert Elias.

Elias, Robert H. papers, 1933-1983.   .8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-12-1848
Includes correspondence, memoranda, conference agendas, notes, news releases, and reports of Robert Henry Elias, with particular reference to the American Studies Society, the American Historical Association, and the American Civilization Graduate Club.

Evans, Clara T. bookplate collection   33 volumes (circa 3.5 linear feet) ;

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8027
Bookplates from a variety of countries and time periods, mainly American and European. Armorial and pictorial plates are included, as well as those consisting of portraits, family crests, or mottoes.

Faust, Albert B. papers, 1919-1945   9.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-18-85
Recommendations and evaluations for German scholars; clippings, articles, correspondence, original plays, and other papers, mostly on German themes.

Ford, Ford Madox collection, [ca. 1850]-1973   37.8 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4605
Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, broadsides, bound manuscripts, photographs, and clippings, mainly spanning the period from the maturity of Ford's grandfather, Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown, to the death of Ford himself. Material from Ford's career ranges from unpublished novels and short stories of the 1890's and early 1900's to journal articles, literary reviews, lectures, addresses, and radio talks he wrote or delivered in the last 20 years of his life, including complete manuscripts of many published and unpublished novels, nonfiction books, stories, poems, plays, essays, and musical compositions.

Fraser, George collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson Letters, 1971-1983.   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6316
Photocopies of correspondence, mainly from Laura (Riding) Jackson to George Fraser, in which they discuss Jacob's work as well as each other's literary work and other authors, including Robert Graves, James Reeves, and Norman Cameron.

Goodman, Paul collection, circa 1934-1987   2.9 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8063
Manuscripts and publications by and about Paul Goodman and his fields of interest.

Guth, Dorothy Lobrano papers   1.3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6878
Letters, manuscripts, galley proofs, and other materials relating to the publication of the Letters of E. B. White. Includes numerous letters from White to Guth.

Hart, James Morgan papers, 1856-1916   6.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-18-65
Includes letters from scholars relating to the study of languages and literature, particularly Old English, Celtic, and German, and to scholarly language journals and associations; from educators relating to university patterns and policies at Cornell; from editors concerning Hart's publications; from Mrs. Bayard Taylor regarding her husband's papers; autographed letters from Louisa May Alcott, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Hamilton Fish, Henry James, Henry W. Longfellow, Lord Russell, and others addressed to Hart's father, John Seeley Hart; notes on German and English literature; photograph albums of family and friends; scrapbook of Hart's letters to newspapers; typescript copies of letters of Will Doherty relating to entomological collecting trips in Asia, Africa, and Europe; letters from Hart to his parents commenting on his student days at Princeton and Göttingen, his life as a law clerk in New York City, and his experiences as an instructor at Cornell and in subsequent teaching posts; and letters from T.F. Crane commenting on affairs at Cornell University.

Hathaway, Baxter papers,[ca. 1932]-1980   15.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-12-2198
Collection includes manuscripts and typescripts of three novels THE SHEEPFOLD, THE OUTPOSTS OF COLD, and BRIEF CANDLE, short stories, poetry, reviews, critiques, and essays; polemics; literary studies; notes; student work; broadsides; correspondence and other records concerning "Epoch" and "Cornell Review"; correspondence (approximately one quarter of the collection) to and from Hathaway, particularly with David Ray, B.H. Friedman, and editors and publishers;

Hazzard, Florence Woolsey papers, 1819-1976   1.4 cubic ft.,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2516
Correspondence, manuscripts of writings, notes and bibliographies, printed matter, photographs, and other papers dealing mainly with Hazzard's studies of eminent American women, including an unpublished work "Women Pioneers in Democracy"; unpublished biography of Dr. Eliza Mosher "Heart of the Oak," 394 pp. manuscript on microfilm; short biographical sketches of Cornelia Hancock, Julia Ward Howe, Alice Freeman Palmer, Lucy Stone, and Harriet Tubman, as well as Elizabeth Blackwell, Amanda Sanford Hickey, Dr. Mosher, and other women physicians; material on the Worlds Center for Women's Archives and the womens rights movement in the United States; other women represented include Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Emma Willard, and many others. Chief correspondents include Mary Ritter Beard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Edward Bradford Titchener, and Marjorie White. Also included are miscellaneous and personal papers of the Hazzard family, materials on the disposition of the Emily Howland papers; microfilm of photographs, letters, and printed materials concerning Emily Howland; and papers pertaining to Florence Hazzard's work in psychology, especially odor perception.

Hope, Warren collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson letters, 1973-1974.   .1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6302
Consists of letters sent by Laura (Riding) Jackson to Warren Hope, regarding his biography of Norman Cameron.

Hunt, Violet papers, 1858-1962.   9.7 c.f.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4607
Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, estate records and documents, financial records and account books, drawings, photographs, research notes, publishing correspondence, clippings, book reviews, and other papers of Violet Hunt, with particular reference to her family and social relations, her publishing career, and to her book The Wife of Rossetti. Includes genealogies and others records relating to the Hunt and Hueffer families, three diaries (1914, 1918, 1919), and an address book.

Ithaca House Archive, 1969 - 1986   11 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4679
Manuscripts and material relating to books published by Ithaca House press; Business records of Ithaca House Press and Ithaca House Gallery and Bookstore.

Jackson, Laura (Riding) and Schuyler B., 1924-1991   24.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4608
Consists mainly of correspondence between Laura (Riding) Jackson and a substantial number of authors, critics, publishers and friends. The collection also gathers literary manuscripts, in particular revised drafts of book-length unpublished works, and notes and commentaries written by Laura (Riding) Jackson about her poetry and criticism. Includes an audio recording of (Riding) Jackson reading in New York City, 1984.

James Reeves-Laura (Riding) Jackson correspondence, 1933-1940.   .5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6304
Letters, mostly written by Laura (Riding) Jackson to James Reeves, concerning collaborative literary projects, the magazine The Vulgate (Epilogue), and a literary group formed in Majorca (Spain) in the 1930s. In her letters, Laura (Riding) Jackson provides lengthy and detailed criticism of James Reeves' poetry.

Joyce, James collection, [ca. 1893]-1941   5.7 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4609
Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, bound manuscripts, galley proofs, and broadsides by, to or about James Joyce, mainly in the early years of his writing career. Manuscripts include the earliest known manuscript of his first book of poems, Chamber Music; a typescript of the first sketch of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; an essay containing an important early statement of Joyce's literary theory; and manuscripts for parts of Dubliners, Stephen Hero, Ulysses, Pomes Penyeach, and his play Exiles.

Kenney, Eudorus Catlin papers   2.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2116
Incoming letters concerning Kenney's writings; religious, ethical, and scientific questions; Cornell University alumni affairs; and personal and family matters.

Kipling, Rudyard collection, 1881-1960   4.2 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4610
Manuscripts, letters, clippings, and photographs by, to, or relating to Rudyard Kipling.

Laurence, Dan papers, circa 1950-2006   31.5 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4662
Collection consists mainly of typewritten transcripts of letters by George Bernard Shaw, eventually published in the edition of Shaw's collected letters edited by Dan Laurence. With the transcripts are some notes, photocopies and microfilm of Shaw letters and manuscripts, and page proofs and galley proofs for the Collected letters. Also included is Dan Laurence's personal correspondence from 2002-2006.

Lewis, Wyndham collection, 1877-1975   44 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4612
Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, graphics, and bound manuscripts by, to, or about Wyndham Lewis, covering all aspects of his career and life. Includes one of two known proof copies of his novel The Roaring Queen, which was withdrawn before publication; unpublished novels, short stories, essays, and notebooks; and manuscripts and notes for several of Lewis's published books. Also included are diaries of Lewis's wife, G. Anne Hoskyns Lewis, from 1953-1967, and Civil War reminiscences of his father, Charles Edward Lewis.

Lurie, Alison papers, [ca. 1960-2013]   5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-12-2572
Notes, drafts, and printer's proofs of books by Lurie including Love and Friendship, Imaginary Friends, Real People, Foreign Affairs, The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones, Women and Ghosts, and The Last Resort; manuscript of a short story; and correspondence. Correspondents include Saul Bellow, Robert Creeley, Sue Kaufman, David Garnett, Edward Gorey, Christopher Isherwood, Olivia Manning, Arthur Mizener, Anthony and Violet Powell, Philip Roth, Jean Stafford, and Edmund Wilson. Also, a draft of the first chapter of Real People, annotated by Philip Roth.

McConkey, James papers, ca. 1948-1990   5.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-12-2937
Correspondence, manuscripts, class lecture notes, reviews, photographs, and other papers of an author and professor of English. Works include Kayo and Rowan's Progress; University papers relate to the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs. Correspondence consists of literary fan mail, letters relating to literature, publishing, humanity and literary foundations, and recommendations. Correspondents include James Dickey, Archie Ammons, John Cheever, Stephen Jay Gould, E. M. Forster, Denise Levertov, Walker Percy, and Eudora Welty.

McInerney, Jay papers, 1971-1989   1.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4666
The Jay McInerney papers consist of personal correspondence, professional and publishing correspondence, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the publicity for his novel Bright Lights Big City.

McKenzie, Eleze collection of books in decorative binding   11 cubic feet

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8045
Multi-volume sets in decorative bindings by standard authors.

Nabokov, Vladimir and Véra publishing correspondence, 1945-1977   ca. 2,500 items

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4627
Correspondence of Vladimir Nabokov, his literary agents, and his publishers regarding publication of his works, as well as related correspondence of Véra Nabokov.

Nathan, George Jean collection, 1913-1958   14.7 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4615
Manuscripts, correspondence, printed newspaper articles, clippings, and photographs by, to, or about Nathan, documenting his career as theater critic, author, and editor of the literary newspaper The American Spectator. Includes manuscripts for books and articles by Nathan; extensive correspondence concerning dealings with publishers, authors, and producers; letters from readers and fellow writers commenting on Nathan's work, including letters on the American Mercury and the American Spectator; and manuscripts of plays by other writers, including 18 plays by William Saroyan and 10 by Sean O'Casey. Also included are manuscripts and galley proofs for Nathan's annual Theatre Book of the Year (9 vols., 1942-1951).

Ohannessian, Griselda collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson letters, 1935-1982.   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6303
Consists of letters written by Laura (Riding) Jackson to Griselda Ohannessian. It also includes letters sent by Schuyler B. Jackson to her, and letters written by both Laura (Riding) Jackson and Schuyler B. Jackson to Griselda.

O'Nan, Stewart papers   circa 62 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6851
Records documenting the work of writer Stewart O'Nan including manuscripts, books, research files and correspondence with publishers and other writers.

Parrish, Stephen papers, 1901-2010.   15.6 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14/12/3591
Includes correspondence, book reviews, subject files, and course material relating to his study of William Wordsworth and his career at Cornell. Also, correspondence between Jared Curtis, Coordinating Editor, and Stephen M. Parrish concerning The Cornell Wordsworth series and The Cornell Yeats series, as well as correspondence from others involved in those editing projects.

Prize Essay Collection, 1872-2013   8.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 7-9-1317
Prize-winning student essays from Cornell University contests in creative writing, poetry, social sciences, and humanities. Includes an essay on China by Pearl S. Buck.

Rudin, Gail and Stephen autograph collection, 1841-1993   227 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4690
Letters by noted authors, many on the subject of writing. Authors represented include: Louisa May Alcott, James Baldwin, Paul Bowles, Pearl Buck, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Samuel Clemens, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Zane Grey, Alex Haley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Margaret Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Ezra Pound, Rod Serling, G.B. Shaw, John Steinbeck, William M. Thackeray, Kurt Vonnegut, H.G. Wells, E.B. White, and William Wordsworth.

Rudin, Gail and Stephen Rudin autograph collection   251 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6875
251 letters and other documents recording the achievements of notable artists, politicians, scientists, architects, businessmen and women, journalists, musicians, and educators.

Science fiction magazines   15 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 8032
Approximately 76 science fiction magazine titles.

Scott Elledge papers   1.4 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14/12/3592
Includes course material, correspondence and material from his book on E.B. White.

Sewell, Helen papers   5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6616
Correspondence with publishers, other letters, photographs, and original illustrations and artwork for her cards and books.

Sullivan, Frank collection, 1910-1972.   4 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4618
Correspondence and other papers of Frank Sullivan, an American journalist, humorist and author who was long associated with the New Yorker magazine.

Tyler, Moses Coit collection, 1779-1900 (bulk 1850-1900)   9.5 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-17-2641
Diaries, lecture notes, and commonplace books by Moses Coit Tyler, and letters to him from others.

White, E. B. collection, 1899-1985   96.9 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4619
Manuscripts, letters, documents, clippings, photographs, filmstrips, film reels, notecards, cassette tapes, bound photocopies, medals and awards by, to, or about E.B. White, spanning the entire range of his activities throughout his life.

Whyte, Malcolm papers, and Troubador Press Publications, ca. 1970-1993   1.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4411
Children's books by various authors, published by Troubador Press, Troubador Press catalogs and documents.

Wordsworth, William collection, 1656-1987   35.8 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4621
Items relating to Wordsworth and his family. Includes first drafts of poems written by Wordsworth. Also included are manuscripts by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Hutchinson, Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Wordsworth, Thomas De Quincey, Robert Southey, Lord Byron, and John Keats.


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