Helen Deutsch Research Section
The Helen Deutsch Research Section supports not only the archive of manuscripts and letters of screenwriter, journalist and songwriter Helen Deutsch (1906 – 1992), but also the collections of many other prominent American women whose papers are held at the Gotlieb Center. Ms. Deutsch saw herself as part of a “history of the era,” and wished the preservation of these archives to document the struggles of women in predominantly male dominated fields during that period. Thus, the arrangement, description, care and preservation, digitization and exhibition of the following archival collections is supported in part by the Helen Deutsch Fund.
Joan Aiken (1924-2004). Thirty years’ worth of correspondence, from the celebrated author of the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series.
Martha Albrand (1914-1981). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the writer whose No Surrender served as inspiration for the film Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Jane Alexander (1939- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, video, and audio recordings, scrapbooks, and much more from the acclaimed actress of stage, cinema, and television, including many items regarding her term as chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
David (1919- ) and Emily (1921-2004) Alman. Manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the American authors, pacifists, and civil rights activists. Includes several items of note regarding the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg espionage trial.
Marin Alsop (1956- ). Scores, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the acclaimed American violinist, conductor, and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra.
V.C. Andrews (1924-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, a notebook, and other material from the pioneer of the gothic romance/mystery genre, and author of the popular Flowers in the Attic series.
Joan Walsh Anglund (1926- ). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, diaries, and other material from the beloved and prolific author and artist.
Annabella (1909-1996). Correspondence, photographs, video and audio recordings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia from the celebrated French actress.
Charlotte Armstrong (1905-1969). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material personal memorabilia, notebooks, and other materials from the prolific American writer.
Martina Arroyo (1937- ). Audio recordings, scrapbooks, reviews, awards, and other items from the great African-American soprano.
Adele Astaire (1896-1981). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, programs, notebooks, audio recordings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and more from the lauded actress, singer, dancer, and sister of Fred Astaire.
Mary Astor (1906-1987). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items regarding the recognized film actress, novelist, and memoirist.
Sanora Babb (1907-2005). Manuscripts for her acclaimed memoir An Owl on Every Post.
Naomi Lane Babson (1895-1985). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material from the Montana author, including several unpublished works.
Lauren Bacall (1924-2014). A large collection of manuscripts, letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and much more, from the legendary stage and screen actress and winner of Academy, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.
Faith Baldwin (1893-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, audio recordings, and much more from the best-selling and prolific American romance novelist and short story writer.
Margaret S. Banister (1894-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, and memorabilia from this prominent American writer.
Lynne Reid Banks (1929-). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, research, and more, from the acclaimed author of The Indian in the Cupboard series, as well as the classic feminist novel The L-Shaped Room.
Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and other items from the groundbreaking, prolific feminist writer.
Jo Bannister (1951- ). Manuscripts and correspondence from one of Ireland’s most prominent suspense novelists.
Harriot Buxton Barbour (1901-1980). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, scrapbooks, and other material for the Massachusetts musicologist and historian, especially her research and writings on the history of Sandwich, Mass.
Joanna Barnes (1934- ). Manuscripts from this actor and writer include her novels Pastora and Silverwood.
Betty Beale (1912-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, scrapbooks, and other items from the influential Washington, D.C. society columnist, including several personal letters from various U.S. Presidents and First Ladies.
Patricia Benton (1907-1983). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, audio recordings, photographs, and more from the recognized American poet.
Evelyn Berckman (1900-1978). Manuscripts correspondence, photographs, research material, and more from this author noted for her detective and Gothic horror novels, as well as her non-fiction.
Laura Bergquist (1918-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from this prominent reporter, author, editor, and longtime Latin American correspondent for Look magazine.
Camilla Bittle (1923-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the writer best known for her novel Dear Family.
Dennis Bloodworth (1919-2005). Manuscripts and letters from the reporter and longtime correspondent from Asia.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (1948- ). Manuscripts and other items from the award-winning and influential writer and television producer, including several original scripts for her popular TV series Designing Women.
Florence Bonime (1907-1990). Manuscripts for a novel as well as material regarding psychoanalytic writing, from the noted author, editor, and creative writing instructor.
Ann Borowik (1930- ). Manuscripts and other materials from the writer; includes her best-known work How Many Miles to Babylon.
Patricia Bosworth (1933- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, and other material from the prominent biographer, journalist, and memoirist.
Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, memorabilia, diaries, audio and video recordings, and other material from the revered fantasy and science-fiction writer and editor, author of The Mists of Avalon, the Darkover novels, and much more.
Phoebe Brand (1907-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, programs, and other items from the once-blacklisted American stage actress and co-founder of the legendary Group Theater. The Gotlieb Center also houses the papers of Brand's husband, Morris Carnovsky.
Karin Branzell (1891-1974). Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the noted Swedish contralto.
Marie Brenner (1949- ). Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, audio recordings, and other material from the award-winning journalist and biographer, known for her work in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
Herma Briffault (1898-1981). Correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, and other items from the American author best known for her English translations of modern French literature.
Anita Brookner (1928-2016). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the acclaimed author, known for her writings on art and literature in addition to her novels.
Betty Buckley (1947- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the award-winning American theatre, film, and television actress.
Elizabeth Burchenal (1876-1959). Correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prominent educator, scholar of folk dance, and founder and director of the National Committee of Folk Arts of the United States. Part of the Boston University Archives.
Billie Burke (1884-1970). Correspondence and photographs from the noted American screen actress, best known for her role as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the film The Wizard of Oz.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). A large group of letters, sent to the author of The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Barbara N. Byfield (1930-1988). Manuscripts and illustrations from the noted writer and artist.
Janet H. Caird (1913-1994). Manuscripts from this novelist well known for her Gothic mystery books.
Sarah Caldwell (1924-2006). An extensive collection of correspondence, musical scores, programs, production files, manuscripts, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the legendary conductor, producer, and director, including numerous items pertaining to the Opera Company of Boston.
Patricia Carlon (1927-2002). Manuscripts and other items from the Australian romance and suspense novelist and short story writer.
Sally Carrighar (1895-1985). Manuscripts, scrapbooks and more from the noted naturalist and writer, known for her books chronicling the lives of wild animals.
Gladys Hasty Carroll (1904-1999). Manuscripts and correspondence from this popular novelist and short story writer.
Pat Carroll (1927- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, video and audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, diaries, programs, and many other items from the popular and award-winning American actress of stage, screen and television.
Josephine Carson (1919-2002). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and other material from the prominent American novelist, short story writer, poet, and memoirist.
Mary Carter (1923- ). Manuscripts and correspondence from the recognized American novelist.
Barbara Cartland (1901-2000). Manuscripts and correspondence from the popular English romance novelist and media personality.
Nedda Casei (1932- ). Scores, letters, photographs, and much more from the American operatic mezzo-soprano.
Eva Wagner Chamberlain (1867-1942). Correspondence from important German cultural figures, including several from the Wagner family, to the daughter of Richard Wagner and wife of influential English fascist Houston Stewart Chamberlain.
Ilka Chase (1905-1978). Manuscripts and correspondence from the American author and actress.
Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973). Correspondence from the acclaimed Maine author.
Susan Taylor Chehak (1951- ). Manuscripts and other professional material from the novelist and teacher who taught the course “Introduction to Fiction Writing” at University of California, LosAngeles.
Marian Christy (1932- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the noted journalist, known for her interviews with celebrities.
Ina Claire (1893-1985). Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the noted comic actress.
Ann Curry (1956- ). Memorabilia from the prominent television news journalist and anchor.
Phyllis Curtin (1921-2016). Photographs, scores, and other items from the acclaimed American soprano singer and educator.
Tyne Daly (1946- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video recordings, costumes, memorabilia, and many other items from the acclaimed American actress.
Bette Davis (1908-1989). An extensive collection of scrapbooks, juvenilia, correspondence, manuscripts, journals, diaries, photographs, artwork, memorabilia, and audio and video recordings, from the incomparable American film star.
Geena Davis (1956- ). Scrapbooks, photographs, video recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the acclaimed American actress and activist.
Babs Deal (1929-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the novelist, known for her portrayals of life in her native Alabama.
Barbara Deming (1917-1984). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the noted American lesbian journalist, author, editor, and activist for peace and women's rights.
Maya Deren (1917-1961). An important collection of journals and diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, financial material, photographs, audiovisual material, and other items from the pioneering and influential dancer, choreographer, and experimental filmmaker, including numerous photographs and recordings regarding her groundbreaking examination of voudon in Haiti.
Helen Deutsch (1906-1992). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the great American screenwriter, songwriter, and journalist.
Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, extensive research material, photographs, and other items from the prolific Scottish author of historical romances.
Mignon G. Eberhart (1899-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the pioneering American suspense novelist and short story writer, known for creating one of the first female detective protagonists.
Christine Ebersole (1953- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the popular American actress and singer.
Cathleen Burns Elmer (1918-). Manuscripts and other items from the noted short story writer and critic.
Gloria Emerson (1929-2004). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, notes, photographs, memorabilia, and much more from the acclaimed journalist, known for her reporting on the Vietnam War and its effects on American society.
Ann [Dorothy Tait] Fairbairn (1905-1972). Manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and other material from the American author and journalist, including material for Five Smooth Stones, her classic novel of discrimination in America, and her biography of New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis.
Elizabeth Fenwick (1920-). Manuscripts from the detective novelist, including excerpts from her works The Passenger, The Silent Cousin, andA Night Run.
Welthy H. Fisher (1879-1980) and Frederick Bohn Fisher (1882-1938) A large collection of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, memorabilia, and much more from the celebrated American missionary, promoter of literacy, and cultural ambassador to India. Includes significant correspondence from Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. In the Frederick Bohn Fisher and Welthy H. Fisher Collection.
Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). Musical manuscripts and photographs from one of the all-time great African-American jazz vocalists.
Frances Fitzgerald (1940-). Manuscripts, notebooks, research, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other material from the prominent journalist, recognized for her coverage of Vietnam and her investigations of contemporary American culture.
Mildred Buchanan Flagg (1886-1980). Manuscripts from the noted Bostonian author, lecturer, and society figure.
Grace Nies Fletcher (1895-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from this American author, known for her writings on Christianity and her accounts of her extensive world travels.
Martha Foley (1897-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, and memorabilia from the founder and editor of Story magazine and longtime editor of the Best American Short Stories anthology series.
Joan Fontaine (1917-2013). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, video recordings, and other items from the acclaimed actress, best known for her work with Alfred Hitchcock.
Leatrice Fountain (1924-2015). Manuscripts from the noted American writer and daughter of silent film star John Gilbert.
Elizabeth Franz (1941-). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, professional material, personal memorabilia, video, and other items from the award-winning actress of stage, screen and television.
Benedict Freedman (1919-) and Nancy (1920-) Manuscripts, printed material, and professional material from the co-author of Mrs. Mike, which went on to inspire a film adaptation. In the Benedict and Nancy Freedman collection.
Lucy Freeman (1916-2004). Manuscripts for various works by the pioneering American journalist, known for her groundbreaking coverage of psychiatry and mental health.
Olive Fremstad (1871-1951). Scores, photographs, and personal items from one of the great Wagnerian mezzo-sopranos.
Eleanor Clark French (1908-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the noted writer, editor, and Democratic Party official.
Linda May French. Correspondence and other items from a Massachusetts suffragette and women's rights activist in the 1900s. Part of the Boston University Archives.
Nancy Bruff Gardner (1909-2009). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed material, and other items from the American novelist.
Chloe Gartner (1916-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items from the novelist who wrote several historical novels including Anne Bonny.
Rosemary Gatenby (1918-2007). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the recognized American mystery novelist.
Janet Gaynor (1906-1984). Photographs, scrapbooks and other items from the acclaimed American actress.
Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998). Manuscripts, correspondence, journals and diaries, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the celebrated and influential American war correspondent, novelist, and short story writer.
Elizabeth George (1949-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the acclaimed American novelist of mystery and suspense.
Tamara Geva (1907-1997). The first draft of her memoir Split Seconds, by the great Russian actress, dancer, and choreographer.
Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the author of the popular “Mrs. Pollifax” mystery novel series.
Nikki Giovanni (1943-). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, printed items, and other material, comprehensively documenting the long career of one of America’s greatest African-American poets.
Vicki Goldberg (1936-). Manuscripts, research materials, notes, interviews, audio recordings, and other material from the acclaimed critic of photography. Wrote biography of Margaret Bourke-White.
Mildred (1912-1979) and Gordon Gordon (1912-2002) Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and more material from the novelist and her husband who together wrote many crime fiction novels, some of which became films.
Sue Grafton (1940-). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, notes, research, and other items from one of America’s most popular mystery novelists.
Denyce Graves (1963). An extensive collection of correspondence, professional material, programs, photographs, awards, and other items, documenting the life and career of this acclaimed operatic and popular African-American vocalist.
Joanne Greenberg (1932-). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and several other items from the noted novelist, including material regarding her groundbreaking autobiographical novel of her struggle with schizophrenia, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.
Gael Greene (1937-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, and other material from the influential New York City food critic, novelist, and memoirist.
Tammy Grimes (1934-2016). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, journals, and other items from the celebrated American actress and singer.
Rosa Guy (1923-2012). Manuscripts from the award-winning African-American author, including six unpublished novels, as well as various short stories, articles, interviews, and speeches.
Leila Hadley Luce (1925-2009). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the acclaimed American travel writer and memoirist.
Grace Halsell (1923-2000). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other items from this pioneering investigative journalist, who assumed different identities to report incognito from inside the African-American, Asian, and Latino communities in the U.S.
Sonya Hamlin (1923-). A large collection of audio and video recordings, correspondence, diaries, notes, photographs, and more from the pioneering television producer, talk show host, documentary filmmaker, media analyst, and founder of the field of “courtroom communication.”
Della Hardman (1922-2005). An extensive collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other items from this prominent African-American Massachusetts journalist and educator.
Julie Harris (1925-2013). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and much more from the acclaimed American stage screen and television actress and winner of five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and Grammy Award.
Carol Hill (1942- ). Manuscripts, research and more from the recognized American novelist, known for her offbeat style and wit.
Dolores Hitchens (1907-1973). Manuscripts and printed material from the prolific mystery novelist whose novel The Watcher was adapted for an episode of the TV series The Thriller.
Libby Holman (1904-1971). Correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the legendary torch singer and civil rights advocate.
Beatrice Trum Hunter (1918-2017). Manuscripts, research, correspondence, audio recordings, and other items from one of America's most prominent nutritionists and food safety experts, a trailblazer in her field.
Constance Hunting (1925-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the renowned New England poet, editor, and publisher.
Maude Hutchins (1899-1991). Manuscripts and other papers from the American novelist, known as the greatest writer of the "nouveau roman" style in English.
Colette Inez (1931-). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, artwork, and other material from the acclaimed poet and memoirist.
Josephine Jacobsen (1908-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the lauded poet, short story writer, critic, and U.S. Poet Laureate from 1971 to 1973.
Nora Johnson (1933-).Manuscripts, correspondence, audio, and more from the American and daughter of legendary screenwriter Nunnally Johnson.
Gayl Jones (1949-). Several manuscripts of various works by the groundbreaking, acclaimed African-American novelist and poet, including her novels Eva's Man and Mosquito.
Sarah Jones (1973-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the Tony and Obie Award-winning American playwright, actress and poet.
Mildred Jordan (1901-1982). Manuscripts, research material and correspondence from the author and playwright whose books mainly focused on the Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants to America.
Irene Kampen (1922-1998). Manuscripts and diaries from the influential columnist, memoir writer, and humorist.
Ilona Karmel (1925-2000). Manuscripts and proofs for Karmel's classic novel of the Holocaust, An Estate of Memory, by the acclaimed Polish-American writer and Holocaust survivor.
Pamela Kaufman (1942-). Various materials pertaining to Shield of Three Lions written by the novelist best known for her historical fiction works.
Esther Kellner (1908-1998). Manuscript for her history Moonshine: Its History and Folklore.
Lona B. Kenney (1896-1994). Manuscripts, research, notebooks, scrapbooks, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, and other items from the noted writer of novels, short stories, teleplays, and memoirs.
Dorothy Kirsten (1910-1992). Seven scrapbooks documenting the life and career of this revered American soprano.
Frances Klamt (1907-2008). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from a tutor to the great child stars of Hollywood, including Shirley Temple and Roddy McDowall.
Maxine Kumin (1925-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the beloved poet and children’s author.
Jane Langton (1922-). Manuscripts, artwork, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and more from the Newbery Honor winning author and illustrator of children’s literature.
Mary Lavin (1912-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the prominent Irish-American short story writer and novelist.
Josephine Lawrence (1895-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the prolific novelist, known for her focus on the role of class in America.
Josette Lazar (1921-1977). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the prominent American author.
Andrea [ACAF] Leeds (1913-1984). Scrapbooks from the award-winning American actress.
Donna Levin (1954- ). Manuscripts, letters, and other writings by the recognized author, editor, teacher, and entrepreneur.
Miriam Levine (1939-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other documents from the prominent poet, novelist, and memoirist.
Flora Lewis (1922-2002). An extensive collection of manuscripts, correspondence, research material, photographs, and audio and video recordings from the distinguished foreign correspondent and commentator on international affairs.
Lorraine Hunt (1954-2006) and Peter Lieberson (1954-2006) Scores, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the popular American mezzo-soprano, noted for her performances of both Baroque era and contemporary works.
Joshua (1894-1988) and Fan Loth Liebman (1904-1976) Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and more from the Jewish author and wife of the great Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman. In the Joshua Loth and Fan Loth Liebman Collection.
Beatrice Lillie (1894-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the popular Canadian actress, singer, and comedienne, known for her work with Noël Coward and Cole Porter.
Doris Lilly (1926-1991). Writings, photos, scrapbooks, letters, and other items from this popular and influential author and gossip columnist.
Viveca Lindfors (1920-1995). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, notebooks, diaries, video and audio recordings, and much more from the acclaimed Swedish-American stage and film actress.
Elizabeth Linington (1921-1988). Manuscripts of novels, short stories, and poetry from the prolific American mystery and crime novelist known as the "Queen of Procedurals."
Anita Loos (1888-1981). Manuscripts and other items from the eminent American screenwriter, playwright, novelist, and author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Gigi.
Emilie Loring (1866-1951). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prolific American romance novelist.
Myrna Loy (1905-1993). Manuscripts, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, video recordings, and other items from this star of Hollywood’s golden age.
Joyce MacIver (1904-1999). Manuscripts and other items from the noted American novelist and playwright.
Shirley MacLaine (1934-). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, video and audio recordings, memorabilia, and much more, from the legendary film actress and political activist.
Rachel Maddux (1912-1983). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, personal items, and research from the influential, genre-bending novelist and short story writer.
Jean Madeira (1924-1972). Photographs, programs, and clippings regarding the celebrated American contralto.
Jessica Mann (1937-). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and other items from the noted British mystery novelist and non-fiction writer.
Marya Mannes (1904-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, journals, audio, and other material from this influential and prolific novelist, playwright, memoirist, poet, and journalist.
Mary Manning (1905-1999). Manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the groundbreaking Irish playwright, novelist, and collaborator with Samuel Beckett.
Jo-Ann Mapson (1952-). Manuscripts, letters, research, and other material from this popular and acclaimed novelist, known for her writings on life in the contemporary American West.
Alicia Markova (1910-2004). Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs, memorabilia, and other items, from the legendary English ballerina, choreographer, director, and teacher.
Julia Marlowe (1866-1950). Photographs, correspondence, and other items from the legendary American actress, known for her interpretations of Shakespeare’s women.
Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982). Manuscripts from the acclaimed New Zealander mystery novelist.
Lenore G. Marshall (1897-1971). Manuscripts and other papers from the recognized novelist, poet, and peace activist.
Melissa Mather (1917-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other personal papers from the Vermont author, best known for her memoir Rough Road Home, chronicling her attempt to raise five children (one autistic) alone in 1950s Vermont.
Monica McCall (1889-1982). Files and papers from the powerful and influential English-American editor and literary agent, including her files on Alice Walker and Muriel Rukeyser (McCall’s longtime partner).
Helen McCloy (1904-1992). Manuscripts and correspondence from the American mystery novelist best known for her Dr. Basil Willing series.
Arona McHugh (1926-1996). Manuscripts, letters, and other items from the best-selling Boston-based author and teacher.
Robin McKown (1907-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, and research from the prolific historian and biographer.
Margaret Starr McLain. Musical scores, correspondence, photographs, and other items by this influential American pianist and pedagogue. Part of the Boston University Archives.
Edith Patterson Meyer (1895-1993). Manuscripts and other items from the award-winning author of biographies and histories for young adults.
Sue Miller (1943- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the best-selling American novelist.
Peter Mitchell and Fanny Todd (1897-1978) Manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the influential cookbook author and cuisine writer.
Alice-Leone Moats (1911-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the trailblazing foreign correspondent and social critic.
Raylyn Moore (1928-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and other items from the noted author and editor of fantasy and science fiction.
Ruth Moore (1908-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, research, and scrapbooks from the popular science writer and civic activist, known for her writings on evolution.
Berry Morgan (1919-2002). Manuscripts for several short stories by this prolific Mississippi writer, known for her “King’s Town” stories published in The New Yorker and elsewhere.
Edita Morris (1902-1988). Manuscripts from this recognized Swedish-American writer, activist, and humanitarian.
Frances Mossiker (1906-1985). Manuscripts and other items from this recognized historian, best known for her writings on the history of France.
Rosemary Murphy (1927-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the veteran American actress of stage, film, and television.
Scott (1883-1983) and Helen Nearing (1904-1995) Manuscripts, files, correspondence, photos, personal items, and other material from the pioneering author, environmentalist and social activist.
Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970). Manuscripts and letters from the acclaimed poet, including two unpublished poetry collections.
Helen Nielsen (1918-2002). Manuscripts and correspondence from the noted mystery novelist and writer for television programs such as Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Lillian O'Donnell (1936-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, artwork, scrapbooks, and other items from the pioneering American crime novelist known for creating one of fiction’s first female police officers.
Marjorie Osterman (1917-2010). Manuscripts and other material from the American playwright and theatre producer.
Rochelle Owens (1936-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the trailblazing and influential avant-garde playwright, poet, and short story writer.
Mary-Louise Parker (1964-). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, personal items, and other material from this acclaimed star of stage and screen.
Barbara Paul (1931-). Manuscripts from the noted American mystery and science fiction novelist.
Deborah Saltonstall Pease (1943-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, and personal papers from the recognized poet, fiction writer, and publisher, including several letters from May Sarton, Dana Gioia, Mary McCarthy, and others.
Anne Perry (1938-). Manuscripts for several books by the popular Australian novelist of mysteries set in Victorian England.
Virgilia Peterson (1904-1966). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the revered literary critic and author.
Anne Petry (1908-1997). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, audio recordings, and personal memorabilia from the pioneering African-American writer, including drafts of her novels Country Place and The Narrows, as well as her biography of Harriet Tubman.
Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008). Manuscripts, photographs, research, correspondence, memorabilia, and other items from the noted television actress.
Carlene Polite (1932-2009). Drafts and notebooks by the African-American writer, for her groundbreaking and influential novel The Flagellants.
Madeleine Polland (1918-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the popular and prolific Irish author of historical children’s fiction.
Miggs Pomeroy (1923-1995). Manuscripts for Pomeroy's memoir of her travels through the Sahara desert, as well as a novel.
Zelda Popkin (1898-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, and other material from the popular and acclaimed writer, including manuscripts and other documents regarding her novels Small Victory (one of the earliest American novels to address the Holocaust) and Quiet Street (the first American novel dealing with the 1948 founding of Israel).
Nancy A.J. Potter (1926-). Manuscripts and other material from the critically esteemed short story writer.
Eugenia Price (1916-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, memorabilia, and more from the author of acclaimed historical fiction set in the American South.
Anna Rabinowitz (1933- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, and other items from the recognized American poet, librettist and editor.
Luise Rainer (1910-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, personal items, and other material from the two-time Oscar-winning actress.
Anne Revere (1903-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the Academy Award-winning, blacklisted actress.
Natalie Robins (1938-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and other material from the recognized poet, historian, and memoirist.
Jill Robinson (1936-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the acclaimed novelist and memoirist, including Past Forgetting, her account of amnesia.
Elizabeth Roget (1900-1990). Manuscripts and correspondence from this novelist and translator, including her translation of the journals of Jules Renard (co-written with poet Louise Bogan).
William Roos (1911-1987) and Audrey Kelly (1912-1982) [Kelly Roos]. Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the celebrated mystery novelists and co-writers of the Jeff and Haila Troy detective series.
Norma Rosen (1925-). Manuscripts from the popular novelist, known for her poignant portraits of American Jewish women.
Julius (1918-1953) and Ethel Rosenberg (1915-1953) Letters from prison, from the American woman who, with her husband Julius, was executed by the U.S. for conspiracy to commit espionage.
Herbert Ross (1927-2000) and Nora Kaye (1920-1987) Correspondence, photographs, programs, posters, scrapbooks, and other items from the acclaimed American ballerina and choreographer. In the Harold Ross and Nora Kaye Collection.
Judith Rossner (1935-2005). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence research, and personal papers from the acclaimed writer, including several unpublished works.
Sylvia Rothchild (1923-2009). Manuscripts and other items from the prominent writer and commentator on the Jewish experience in America.
Mary Doria Russell (1950-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, and other material from the critically lauded novelist and paleoanthropologist.
Gertrude Samuels (1910-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and several photographs from the noted journalist and photographer, known for her coverage of the state of Israel.
Sonia Sanchez (1934-) Photographs and published writings from the legendary and influential African-American poet.
Froma Sand (1910-1998). Manuscripts, journals, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the American novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist.
Helga Sandburg (1918-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific novelist, memoirist, poet, children’s author, and daughter of Carl Sandburg.
Joan Sanders (1924-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, artwork, notebooks, and other material from the acclaimed American novelist.
May Sarton (1912-1995). Manuscript drafts of several poems, as well as some correspondence from the revered poet, author, lecturer, diarist, and essayist.
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1941-2011). Manuscripts, notebooks, diaries, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed novelist, poet, and educator.
Ruth Lisa Schechter (1927-1989). Manuscript drafts of several poems, as well as some correspondence from the revered poet, author, lecturer, diarist, and essayist.
Karen Schmeer (1970-2010). Notebooks, correspondence, video recordings, and other items from the acclaimed American film editor.
Walter (1927-2009) and Miriam Schneir (1922-) Manuscripts from the distinguished historian, including her works on the Rosenberg Case and the history of feminism.
Shirley Schoonover (1936-2004). Manuscripts and correspondence from the recognized novelist, short story writer, and critic, including some unpublished works.
Natalie Anderson Scott (1906-1983). Manuscripts, printed items, and other material from the Ukranian-American novelist.
John H. (1919-1975) and Helen Jean Secondari (1928-1998) Scripts, research, film and video from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television and documentary film producer.
Elizabeth Seifert (1897-1983). Manuscripts and correspondence from the American author best known for her realistic novels about the lives of doctors.
Shirley Seifert (1888-1971). Manuscripts from the distinguished American historical novelist.
Irene Mayer Selznick (1907-1990). Correspondence, professional material, manuscripts, and other material from the groundbreaking and influential theatrical producer.
Mary Lee Settle (1918-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, audio, video, and other material from the award-winning novelist and author of the acclaimed “Beulah Quintet” series.
Elizabeth Sewell (1919-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, diaries, audio, and other material from the distinguished and prolific poet, novelist, scholar, and critic.
Anne Sexton (1928-1974). Manuscripts for several short works by the great American poet.
Margaret Shedd (1900-1986). Manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the novelist, translator, and founder of the Centro Mexicano de Escritores, for Mexican and American writers.
Gail Sheehy (1937-). A large collection of manuscripts, research, correspondence, and other material from the trailblazing author, including her pioneering work on life's stages, Passages, and her recent biography of Hillary Clinton.
Elaine Shepard (1913-1998). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal items, and other material from the distinguished reporter and author, known for her battlefield coverage of Vietnam.
Jane Shore (1947-). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, and much more from the acclaimed poet and educator.
Jo [Ruth Seid] Sinclair (1913-1995). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the recognized novelist, known for her writings on race relations and immigrants.
Doris Singleton (1919-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular american actress, best-known as Lucy Ricardo's nemesis in I Love Lucy.
Martha Sleeper (1907-1983). Scrapbooks, film reels, photographs, and other items from the prominent comedic actress.
Dodie [Dorothy Gladys Smith] Smith (1896-1990). Manuscripts, journals, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prominent novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, including her novels I Capture the Castle and 101 Dalmatians.
Kate Smith (1907-1986). Scrapbooks, photographs, kinescope reels, audio, and other material from the pioneering and popular singer, actress, and radio and television show host.
Barbara Probst Solomon (1928-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prominent novelist, translator, essayist, and editor.
Florence Jane Soman (1906-2002). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed novelist and short fiction writer.
Virginia Sorensen (1912-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and research from the Newberry Award-winning author, known for her writings on the LDS (Mormon) Church.
Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994). Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the recognized novelist, including manuscripts for her Newbery award-winning novels The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Bronze Bow.
Margaret A. Stanger (1896-1980). Proofs for her classic novel That Quail, Robert.
Marion Starkey (1901-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material from the noted historian of colonial America.
Rise Stevens (1938-). Scrapbooks, printed material, manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, photographs, awards, and artwork from the celebrated mezzo-soprano.
Ramona Stewart (1922-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the noted American novelist.
Grace Zaring Stone (1896-1977). Notebooks and manuscripts from the American novelist.
Janet Moreau Stone. Scrapbooks and memorabilia from the American Olympic Gold Medal relay winner at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.
Joyce Stranger (1921-2007). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, known for her writings on the theme of humanity’s relationship with animals.
Francis Strauss (1904-1991). Manuscripts, research material and other items from the American educator, activist, editor, and author.
Shirley Suttles (1934-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the novelist, short story writer, television writer, and memoirist.
Lois Swann (1944-). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and other material from the talented poet and novelist known for her historical fiction set in New England.
Gladys Taber (1899-1980). Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the prolific novelist, memoirist, and essayist, known for her writings on life in New England.
Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, memorabilia, and other material from the humorous New England mystery novelist known for creating Asey Mayo, the "Codfish Sherlock."
Hilda Terry (1914-2006). Hundreds of original drawings for the influential comic strip Teena, from the first woman to join the National Cartoonists Society.
Elswyth Thane (1900-1984). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, notebooks, photographs, diaries, and other material from the prolific author of historical fiction, biography, and history.
Nancy Thayer (1943-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular and acclaimed novelist, known for her portrayals of women’s lives.
Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996). Manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, personal memorabilia, and photographs from this pioneering African-American historian, editor, author, and feminist.
Bonnie Timmermann. Photographs, video recordings, and other items from the veteran American casting director and producer, known for her work on Heat (1995), Armageddon (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), and numerous other productions.
Jennie Tourel (1900-1973). Audio recordings, photographs, correspondence, and other items from the popular mezzo-soprano, known for her recitals of contemporary music.
Janice Law Trecker (1941-). Manuscripts of novels, nonfiction, short stories, and articles from the pioneering mystery novelist known for her Anna Peters novels, one of the first series to feature a female detective.
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (1904-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the American author, including her memoirs of marrying into a traditional Mexican family in the 1930s.
Rhoda Truax (1901-2000). Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the historian of the medical profession, known for her book The Doctors Warren of Boston.
Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003). An extensive collection of manuscripts, audio and video recordings, photographs, correspondence, sheet music and scores, research, and other material, from the pioneering pianist, harpsichordist, critic, and educator, known as “The First Lady of Bach.”
Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888-1982). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, and other items from the popular and prolific novelist.
Barbara Ucko (1945-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and notebooks from the noted American novelist and writer.
Dorothy Uhnak (1930-2006). Manuscripts and other items from the acclaimed mystery writer, including Policewoman, a memoir of her career as a detective in New York City.
Janet Gregory Vermandel (1922-2002). Manuscripts, research material, printed material, and other material from this American mystery writer.
Deborah Voigt (1960-). Correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, audio recordings, and other items from one of America’s pre-eminent sopranos.
Betsy von Furstenburg (1931-2015). Correspondence, photographs, and other material from the American actress.
Dorothy Blake Walter [Katherine Walter] (1908-1999). Numerous manuscripts by the popular and prolific American author and educator.
Zoe Wanamaker (1949-). Photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, and much more, from the popular and acclaimed British actress.
Mary Jane Ward (1905-1981). Manuscripts, scrapbooks, correspondence, and other material from the prolific novelist, best-known for The Snake Pit, her autobiographical memoir of mental illness and institutionalization; also included is the manuscript for her final, unpublished novel.
Rosanna Warren (1953-). Manuscripts for the anthology The Art of Translation, edited by Warren, presenting outstanding guest presentations at the Boston University Translation Seminar.
Clarissa Watson (1918-2012). Multiple drafts of Watson's 1985 novel Runaway , from the noted American mystery writer.
Dorothy West (1907-1998). Correspondence and photographs from the prominent African-American writer and important contributor to the Harlem Renaissance. The papers include letters from Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; also present is a short manuscript by Countee Cullen.
Jan Westcott (1912-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials from this American historical romance novelist.
Christine Weston (1904-1989). Indian-born, American fiction writer. Collection includes correspondence regarding Indigo, Weston’s acclaimed novel about life in India.
Hilda White (1917-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other items from the American poet and novelist.
Nelia Gardner White (1894-1957). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material from the popular and prolific novelist and short story writer.
Phyllis Whitney (1903-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other materials from the Japanese-born American mystery writer dubbed the “Queen of the American Gothics” who wrote for both the juvenile and adult mystery markets.
Faith R. Whittlesey (1939-). Correspondence, diaries, professional files, scrapbooks, photographs, audio, video, and other material from the prominent New York State Republican and former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland.
Pearl Willen (1903-1968). Correspondence, manuscripts, and other documents from the influential New York labor and feminism activist, including several items regarding her presidency of the National Council of Jewish Women.
Mona Williams (1916-1991). Manuscript for her novel Year of the Lion, as well as notes toward a novel about the first female U.S. president.
Anne Wingate (1943-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials from the popular American mystery novelist, who also wrote under the pseudonyms Martha G. Webb and Lee Martin.
Frances Winwar (1900-1985). Manuscripts, research, correspondence, and photographs from the acclaimed Italian-American biographer, novelist, and critic.
Linda Wolfe (1935-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other items from the prominent investigative writer, known for her books on infamous crimes.
Ruth Wolff (1909?-1972). Manuscripts for Wolff’s novel The Space Between.
William (1917-2003) and Joanna Woolfolk (1940-) Manuscripts from the American writer and astrologist, including The Great American Birth Rite, an expose of the commercialization of modern pregnancy and birth.
Irene Worth (1916-2002). Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, artwork, audio and video recordings, and other items from the legendary American actress of stage and screen, known for her work with Samuel Beckett, Peter Brook, Edward Albee, and Neil Simon.
Constance Wright (1897-1987). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, diaries, and other material from the noted American novelist and biographer.
Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001). Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, memorabilia, and much more, from the prolific and acclaimed writer, including manuscripts for her Newbery award-winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man.
Anzia Yezierska (1880-1970). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and other papers from the celebrated Russian-American Jewish short story writer, novelist, and memoirist.
Helen Yglesias (1915-2007). Manuscripts for the first two novels from the recognized novelist and editor.
Francesca Zambello (1956-). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, artwork, set and costume designs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the internationally recognized American opera and theatre director.