Sinclair, Jo [Ruth Seid] (1913-1995)
NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.

The Jo Sinclair collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and personal memorabilia.

Manuscripts includes notes, drafts, revisions, and final versions of Sinclair's novels, radio plays and scripts, radio broadcasts, stage plays, television plays, and countless short stories.  Drafts include Wasteland (1946), Sing at my Wake (1951), and The Changelings (1955), as well as an autobiography among many others. The collection contains almost 250 short stories written by Sinclair in the course of her life

Printed material includes articles and short stories published in various publications including Esquire, Reader's Digest, Harper's, and Cosmopolitan among many others. In addition, the collection houses news clippings, reviews of books and plays, and personal copies of magazines and journals belonging to or collected by Sinclair

Correspondence in the collection includes letters from publishers, agents, and friends and family, mostly concerning short stories and plays, with a few royalty statements. Notable correspondents include Whit Burnett, Martha Foley, Harriet Monroe, Arnold Gingrich, Robert Penn Warren, Blanche Knopf, Robert Lowry, Malvina Thompson, Frances Bolton, Helen Strauss, and Edward Aswell.

Personal memorabilia in the collection consists of juvenilia and photographs of Sinclair's family and friends.
Notable Figures
1. Sinclair, Jo, 1913-1995
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Novels and Short Stories Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Jewish Studies Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section
5. Short stories
6. American literature -- Women authors
7. Women authors, American
8. American literature--20th century
9. Scrapbooks
10. Fiction
11. Photographs