Women authors, American
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 Hurst Papers consist of a small quantity of correspondence (most of it between Hurst and her school friend Lois Toensfeldt), the manuscript for her novel Quiet Street, some diary material, and a group of clippings and memorabilia. Special Collections also holds Hurst's personal collection of her published work which includes a complete set of first and variant editions, translations, and other copies of her books.
The Marianne Moore Papers consists of correspondence principally between Mona Van Duyn, Charles Guenther, Chancellor and Mrs. Thomas H. Eliot and William Matheson, a typescript [carbon] manuscript of critical review of Louise Bogan's Selected Criticism and Kenneth Burke's Book of Moments, a typescript draft of Quoting an also private thought [poem], and a clippings.
The Mona Van Duyn Papers contain manuscripts and editorial matter toward her books, including the award-winning Near Changes. In addition, there are numerous drafts of individual poems and correspondence from and manuscripts by numerous literary figures.