23 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Authors, American.

  1. Huntington Cairns papers, 1780-1984

    58,450 items. 165 containers plus 15 oversize. 73.1 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, government official, and lawyer. Correspondence, manuscripts and galley proofs of writings, speeches, subject and research files, family papers, printed material, scrapbooks, and other papers concerning Cairns's career with the U.S. Bureau of Customs as a federal censor of imported books and films, as a lawyer with the Maryland Tax Revision Commission (1938-1941), and as a writer on the arts, law, literature, and philosophy.

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  2. Henry White papers, 1812-1931

    31,500 items. 103 containers . 43 linear feet. 6 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Diplomat. Correspondence, business records, conference proceedings, bulletins, memoranda, and notes relating to White’s career in the foreign service and as a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace.

  3. Writers' War Board records, 1941-1945

    73,000 items. 144 containers plus 2 oversize. 58.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chiefly correspondence with writers and government agencies concerning dissemination of information and propaganda during World War II, together with writings, extracts of minutes of meetings, subject files, scrapbooks, photographs, posters, and other material.

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  4. Joseph Warren Beach papers, 1891-1955

    8,300 items. 48 containers. 19 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Literary critic and educator. Correspondence, diaries, manuscript of published works, poems, scholarly and critical notes, essays, and lectures relating to Beach's career as a literary critic and professor of English literature, literary subjects, and family matters.

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  5. Charles Henry Webb papers, 1859-1924

    320 items. 3 containers. .6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author, publisher, and inventor. Largely letters received, corrected drafts of a few of Webb's poems, and some signed copies of poems by others. The letters relate to the writing activities of Webb and of his friends, to publishing, and to his social life.

  6. Maurer family correspondence, 1945-1999

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

    Summary:

    Chiefly correspondence dated 1954-1999 by writer Philip Roth to Robert Maurer and his wife, Charlotte Maurer, regarding Roth’s development as a writer, other professional work, and personal life. Also includes one letter between other Maurer family members dated 1945.

  7. Archibald MacLeish papers, 1907-1981

    20,000 items. 61 containers plus 1 oversize. 25 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet, playwright, government official, and Librarian of Congress. Papers include correspondence reflecting MacLeish's relations with friends, literary colleagues, and government associates; notebooks (1919-1940s) containing drafts of poetry and prose; manuscript drafts of plays, speeches and radio broadcasts, and speeches written for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edward R. Stettinius, and Harry S. Truman; and notes and manuscripts for classroom lectures on modern poetry given by MacLeish at Harvard University (1949-1962).

  8. Ken McCormick collection of Doubleday and Company, inc., records, 1882-1992

    60,000 items. 171 containers. 68 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Records of the publishing firm Doubleday and Company, Inc., selected for preservation by Ken McCormick, editor and administrative officer, include correspondence, memoranda, notes, drafts and manuscripts of writings, galley proofs, contracts, publicity material, book jackets, notes, financial papers, photographs, clippings, and other records comprising chiefly editorial and author files. McCormick's cover notes describe each author and editorial file.

  9. Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005

    74,800 items. 314 containers plus 25 oversize. 143 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    African-American author and educator. General correspondence, organizational correspondence and reports, family papers, drafts, notes, and production files for novels, essays, poetry, short stories, reviews, and other writings, speeches, lectures, and interviews, reference file, and miscellany documenting Ellison's career and development as a writer. Among the many works represented are Going to the Territory (1985), Invisible Man (1952), Shadow and Act (1964), and the second novel Ellison left unpublished at his death.

  10. James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-2013

    4,875 items. 15 containers plus 1 oversize. 6.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet and educator. Appointment calendars, biographical material, correspondence, poems, interviews, material relating to poetry festivals and readings, anthologies and collections, subject files, teaching material, photographs, textbooks, and writings by others relating primarily to Emanuel's career.