LGBT Subject Guide
George Baxt (1923-2003). Manuscripts for novels, plays, screenplays, and teleplays, as well as correspondence from the popular author, best known for his groundbreaking mystery novels featuring an openly gay protagonist.
Eric Bentley (1916- ). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, audio recordings, and other items from the acclaimed playwright, theatre historian, and critic.
Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, audio, and other items from the noted actor, author, and memoirist.
Malcolm Boyd (1923-2015). Manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, films, and memorabilia from the influential Episcopal priest, known for his support of civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, and his support of gay rights after he publicly came out in the 1970s.
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.
David Brudnoy (1940-2004). Correspondence, manuscripts, research files, audio recordings, photographs, and other items from the popular Boston-based radio talk show host, author, and critic.
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.
John Horne Burns (1916-1953). Manuscripts, including several unpublished works, and other material from the acclaimed author of The Gallery, considered one of the great novels about World War II.
Craig Claiborne (1920-2000). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, and other items, from the pioneering cuisine journalist, critic, and cookbook author, known for his groundbreaking work for The New York Times.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the influential British author and futurist; primarily non-fiction, but includes some early science-fiction.
Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903-1979). Manuscripts and correspondence from the notable author.
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.
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). A small collection of letters pertaining to a tour of Australia; as well as various letters in other collections.
Jack Dunphy (1914-1992). Manuscripts and printed material from the notable novelist and playwright.
Denholm Elliott (1922-1992). Photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, posters, and other material from the noted British character actor, best-known for his roles in the films Raiders of the Lost Ark, A Room with a View, Trading Places, and numerous other stage and screen productions.
Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, family papers, and other items from the acclaimed and prolific actor, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, including his scripts for the series Goodyear Television Playhouse, Philco Television Playhouse, Producer's Showcase, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Studio One, Dupont Show of the Month, Playwrights '56, Way Out, The Alcoa Hour, and United States Steel House.
Leslie Fiedler (1917-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, and other material from the influential literary critic, essayist, and author, including drafts and correspondence regarding the anthology In Dreams Awake: A Historical-Critical Anthology of Science Fiction, edited by Fiedler; and the critical biography Olaf Stapledon. Related correspondence includes significant letters from Brian Aldiss, Samuel R. Delany, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, and Frederick Pohl, among others.
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.
Olive Fremstad (1871-1951). Scores, photographs, and personal items from one of the great Wagnerian mezzo-sopranos.
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.
Martyn Goff (1923-2015). Manuscripts and notebooks from the beloved British author, bookseller, and literacy advocate, best-known for his administration of the Booker Prize.
Emma Goldman (1896-1940). Several letters to Goldman as well as some from her; also photographs, printed flyers and notices, and other items regarding the iconic anarchist, feminist, and civil liberties activist.
Gore Vidal (1925-2012). Several letters in various collections.
Juan Goytisolo (1931-). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, and other items from the legendary Spanish novelist, essayist, and poet.
Libby Holman (1904-1971). Correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the legendary torch singer and civil rights advocate.
Langston Hughes (1902-1967). Manuscripts and other material from the legendary poet and author of the Harlem Renaissance.
Naomi [Ellington Gray] Jacob (1884-1964). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and a scrapbook from the notable author.
Howard Jeffrey (1935-1988). Screenplays, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, photographs, film and video, and audio materials from the notable film producer and choreographer.
Philippe Jullian (1919-1977). Manuscript from the notable French art historian, illustrator, novelist, and biographer.
James Kirkwood (1924-1989). Manuscripts, research material, printed material, audio, and other items from the notable American author, playwright, and actor.
Gavin Lambert (1924-2005). Manuscripts, research material, audio, photographs, printed material, correspondence, and other items from the notable author.
Craig Lucas (1943-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, printed materials, personal memorabilia, photographs, professional material, audio and visual materials, as well as legal and financial materials from the notable American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director.
Robin Maugham (1916-1981). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the popular and prolific British author.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the notable British novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Roddy McDowall (1928-1998). Hundreds of photographs taken by McDowall of various Hollywood friends and acquaintances, including Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, and many, many others.
Merle Miller (1919-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the recognized American author and early spokesman for the gay rights movement.
Yukio Mishima (1925-1970). Manuscripts from the notable Japanese author, playwright, poet, film director, and actor.
Noël Coward (1899-1973). Numerous letters from the great playwright. In various collections.
Mark O'Donnell (1954-2012). Printed material, correspondence, professional material, video, audio, and other items from the notable American writer and humorist.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). Manuscript for his poem "La Dame Jaune." In the Richards Manuscript Collection.
John Patrick (1905-1995). Manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, printed material, and other items from the notable American playwright and screenwriter.
Carl Phillips (1959- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the acclaimed African-American poet, author, and educator.
Bob Randall (1937-1995). Manuscript from the notable author.
John Rechy (1934-). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the notable Mexican-American novelist, essayist, and literary critic.
Mary [Eileen Mary Challens] Renault (1905-1983). Manuscripts for several novels by the prominent English writer, known for her historical novels set in ancient Greece.
Donald Richie (1924-). Manuscripts, printed material, and professional material from the notable author.
Richard Roud (1929-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, audio recordings, personal memorabilia, and other items from the notable writer.
Froma Sand (1910-1998). Manuscripts, journals, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the American novelist, screenwriter, and memoirist.
May Sarton (1912-1995). Manuscript drafts of several poems, as well as some correspondence from the revered poet, author, lecturer, diarist, and essayist.
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967). Several letters from the great English poet, known for his poetry regarding World War I.
Paul Shyre (1926-1989). Manuscripts, correspondences, business and legal documents, printed materials, and personal memorabilia from the notable American director and playwright.
Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969). Manuscripts and correspondence from the English poet and playwright, including letters from T. S. Eliot, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and other literary figures.
Leonard Spigelgass (1908-1995). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items from the notable film producer and screenwriter.
Samuel M. Steward (1909-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material from the notable poet and novelist.
Edward Everett III [Patrick Dennis] Tanner (1921-1976). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Ronald Tavel (1940-2009). Manuscripts, printed material, and photographs from the notable screenwriter, director, poet and novelist.
George W.S. Trow (1943-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the recognized author and critic, including his influential essay Within the Context of No Context and his memoir/essay My Pilgrim's Progress: Media Studies, 1950-1998.
Thomas Tryon (1926-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, and other items from the prominent New England novelist, including his popular horror novels The Other and Harvest Home.
Colin Turnbull (1924-1994). Manuscripts, research, and correspondence from the prominent British-American anthropologist and author.
Hugh Walpole (1884-1941). Correspondence, manuscripts, and other items from this notable novelist and author.
Hugh Wheeler (1912-1987). Manuscripts from the notable author, novelist, and dramatist.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Manuscripts from the noted philosopher.
B.D. Wong (1962-). Manuscripts, correspondence, professional material, photographs, and artwork from the notable actor.
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.