The Mary Carter collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence.
Manuscripts by Carter in the collection include her drafts of novels, several short stories, essays, lectures, and plays. Manuscripts for novels by Carter include A Fortune in Dimes (Little, Brown, 1963); The Minutes of the Night (Little, Brown, 1965); La Maestra (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1973); A Member of the Family (Doubleday, 1974); A Leave of Absence (possibly published as Tell Me My Name, William Morrow, 1975); and the prologue to Bring Down the Mountain (abandoned).
Correspondence in the collection consists of letter to and from publishers and Carter's agent, Carl Brandt. The letters date from 1964 to 1967, and include several letters from Peter Davison.