61 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) American literature.

  1. William Dudley Foulke papers, circa 1470-1952

    2,500 items ; 12 containers plus 1 oversize ; 5.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, public official, and author from Indiana. Correspondence, diaries, journals, copybook, speeches, writings, notes, legal papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers, including a late fifteenth century fragment of the Tristram Saga obtained by Arthur Middleton Reeves on a trip to Iceland. The bulk of the collection consists of Foulke's correspondence reflecting his literary...

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  2. John Vance Cheney papers, 1847-1927

    3,150 items ; 9 containers plus 1 oversize ; 4 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet, essayist, and librarian. Family correspondence, general correspondence, a diary, manuscripts of poems, short stories, articles, and drafts of Cheney's unupublished autobiography, and other papers.

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  3. Katherine Garrison Chapin papers, 1930-1972

    1,200 items ; 7 containers ; 2.8 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet and author. Correspondence, writings, and other material relating mainly to Garrison's published and unpublished poetry and plays.

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  4. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944

    136,800 items ; 537 containers ; 198 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Newspaper editor. Letterpress books and personal and special correspondence relating mainly to White's personal life and career as editor of the Emporia Gazette.

  5. Truman Capote papers, 1947-1965

    70 items ; 8 containers ; 3.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and dramatist. Chiefly literary manuscripts, including notebooks, journals, drafts, and manuscripts of prose fiction, dramas and screenplays, and other writings.

  6. Cyril Clemens collection, 1686-1982

    350 items ; 1 container ; 0.4 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Biographer and editor. Letters received from prominent people relating to the International Mark Twain Society or to some aspect of Samuel Langhorne Clemens's life or literary works written by him under the name Mark Twain. Also includes production materials for several works on him by Cyril Clemens, and copies of historical documents collected by Cyril Clemens.

  7. John Updike papers, 1962-1969

    166 items ; 7 containers ; 2.6 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Novelist, short story writer, and poet. Correspondence, galley proofs, plate proof, photographs, typescripts, notes, book covers, and poems. Included are drafts and other material for his novels The Centaur, Of the Farm, and The Poorhouse Fair, as well as poems, many of which were published in the New Yorker.

  8. Eliot Janeway and Elizabeth Janeway papers, 1941-1968

    45 items ; 11 containers ; 4.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Economist Eliot Janeway, and his wife, Elizabeth Janeway, author. Mainly drafts of novels by Elizabeth Janeway, including The Accident, Daisy Kenyon, and The Walsh Girls, and a draft of Eliot Janeway’s The Economics of Crisis: War, Politics, and the Dollar. The Addition contains a 1941 diary and correspondence (1941-1948) of Eliot Janeway relating to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration and...

  9. Edna St. Vincent Millay collection, 1919-2001

    135 items ; 1 container ; .4 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and poet. Correspondence, literary drafts, photographs, and family papers relating to Millay’s life and literary career.

  10. James M. Cain papers, 1901-2004

    32,000 items ; 103 containers ; 41.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, journalist, and screenwriter. Correspondence, writings, legal and financial records, family papers, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Cain's work as a journalist and to his career as a novelist and Hollywood screenwriter.