Includes 6-page transcript from Kay Boyle's Senate loyalty hearings during the McCarthy era; manuscript draft of a letter from Boyle to Samuel Beckett (2 sheets); two letters from Kenneth Burke to Boyle (including one with photocopied letter from Mona Van Duyn to Burke on verso); one letter from Evan Connell to Boyle; and one letter from Alexandra Pringle at Virago Press in London to Boyle (with Boyle's manuscript annotations).
The Robert David Cohen Papers include correspondence from Robert Sward and Ann Quin to Cohen, written while Cohen lived in Mexico in 1968-1969, as well as poetry manuscripts written by Cohen alone and by the three authors together. The collection also contains a notebook by Cohen which held notes about Sward and notes toward The Play, a collaborative work by Sward and Cohen.
The Ruby Cohn Papers consists largely of manuscripts toward published and unpublished essays and lectures on Samuel Beckett. In addition, the collection includes correspondence and manuscripts toward published and unpublished essay and lectures on modern theater and analyses of playwrights.
The Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers include letters to David Kaser regarding manuscript of her book, Plants that Changed the World. There are also a prospectus and sample chapters of this study, originally called The Plant Hunters and a typescript final draft of Plants that Changed the World, including manuscript revision and galley proofs, dated August 20, 1958.