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Photograph of the front cover of the book jacket of "Le Divorce" and photograph of Adrienne Kennedy and her son Adam Patrice Kennedy. Clockwise from top: Book jacket, Le Divorce by Diane Johnson. Dutton,1997. Manuscripts.

Playbill, Funny House of a Negro. Adrienne Kennedy, 1969. Manuscripts.

Adrienne Kennedy and her son Adam Patrice Kennedy. Jack Robinson, 1970. Manuscripts.
Photograph of the playbill for "Funny House of a Negro."

John Bigger's illustration for Maya Angelou’s poem “Our Grandmothers” and photograph of Doris Lessing
Clockwise from top: Illustration for Maya Angelou’s poem “Our Grandmothers.” John Biggers, 1994. Limited Editions Club. Art Collection.

Doris Lessing. Unidentified photographer, no date. Manuscripts.

Illustration for Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights. Lee Balthus, 1994. Limited Editions Club. Art Collection.
Lee Balthus' illustration for Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights

Photograph of Terence McNally
Photograph of Steve Martin Terence McNally. Unidentified photographer, circa 1970. Manuscripts.

Steve Martin. Agency for the Performing Arts, Inc., no date. Manuscripts.

Photograph of front cover of book jacket for Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen Book jacket, Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen. Random House, 1990. Manuscripts.

Peter Matthiessen. Ransom Center, April 1996.
Photograph of front cover of book jacket for Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen and photograph of Peter Matthiessen

DAN JACOBSON (b. 1929).
Most of this South African writer’s works from 1954-1992 are represented. In particular, the evolution of many of his short stories can be traced. Acquired 1989-1992.

DIANE JOHNSON (b. 1934).
This American writer’s papers include manuscripts for Dashiell Hammett, Le Divorce, Fair Game, Lesser Lives, Persian Nights, and Terrorists & Novelists as well as correspondence, articles, and screenplays, most notably for The Shining. Acquired 1997.

The papers contain materials pertaining to his biography of Barclay de Tolly, his work for the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and personal papers. Gift of Mrs. Jossellson, 1992-1993.

KENT KENNAN (b. 1913).
Correspondence and music manuscripts of this Texas-based composer, including the original version of Concertino for piano and orchestra; Grand March for orchestra; and Concertino for piano and wind ensemble. Acquired 1992, 1993 and 1998.

The papers of this American playwright consist of manuscripts for plays, short stories, memoirs, and novels. All of her plays are represented,from her Obie Award-winning Funnyhouse of a Negro (1964) to Ohio State Murders (1992). Acquired 1995.

HUGH KENNER (b. 1923).
The archive of this American writer contains manuscripts of his critical works and important correspondence with such modern American writers as Ezra Pound and Guy Davenport. Acquired 1995-1997.

CHARLES KLEIN (1867-1915).
A voluminous archive of manuscript works for this American playwright. Acquired 1994.

BERNARD KOPS (b. 1926).
Additional materials for this American poet and playwright’s archive (begun in 1962) includes manuscripts for Ezra, several versions of Dreams of Anne Frank, Playing Sinatra, and Sophie. Acquired 1995.

DORIS LESSING (b. 1919).
Manuscripts by this South African novelist for novels, short stories,lectures, correspondence regarding promotional tours, reviews, and essays. Acquired 1999.

Prints by contemporary artists and printmakers who illustrated LEC publications. The collection contains prints created during the presidency of Sydney Shiff, who bought the company (founded in 1929 by George Macy) in 1978. Ongoing acquisition.

The publishing archive of the poetry magazine Littack, together with material relating to New Headland and The Village Review. Acquired 1990.

This archive, 1965-1988, comprises the correspondence, manuscripts, production files, and business records resulting from the twenty-one year life of the New York periodical. Acquired 1989.

This British novelist’s papers include correspondence and manuscripts for all her novels including the Booker Prize-winning Moon Tiger, Going Home, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, and Going Back, among others. Acquired 1996, 1999.

Editorial and production files for issues of this magazine dating from 1979-1994. Acquired 1995, 1998.

The papers of this American short-story writer, poet,and teacher. Acquired 1999.

GEORGE MACBETH (1932-1992).
The personal and professional papers for the British poet covering primarily the years 1950-1991. Acquired 1993.

Letters to and from McDowell concerning his editorship of World Literature Written in English, 1966-1978. Gift, 1989.

JED MACE (d. 1994).
A collection of film and playscripts , publicity and merchandising manuals for films, photographs, fan magazines, costume drawings, and correspondence gathered by this Texas collector. Gift, 1994-1995.

This American playwright’s papers include programs, reviews,scripts,and correspondence related to such recent plays as Corpus Christi, Master Class, and Ragtime. Acquired 1999.

BERNARD MALAMUD (1914-1986).
Prepublication material; manuscripts from Malamud’s editor, Robert Giroux; material that reflects Ann Malamud’s interaction with publishers, literary groups, and academic institutions after Malamud’s death; and a fifteen-year correspondence from Bernard Malamud to Daniel Myerson. Purchase and gift, 1997-1999.

HUGO MANNING (1913-1977).
The archive spans Manning’s writing career. He began as a journalist in the early 1930s, and in the early 1940s his creative verse and prose began to be published. Acquired 1995.

STEVE MARTIN (b. 1945).
Manuscripts, drafts, and script versions of Depression, L.A. Story, My Blue Heaven, Roxanne, and Three Caballeros. Gift of Steve Martin, 1990.

The papers of this American writer include manuscripts for African Silences, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Far Tortuga, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Killing Mister Watson, The Snow Leopard, and Wildlife in America, among others. Acquired 1995-1998.

An ongoing accession of this American writer’s papers includes manuscripts for Ladies of the Court, True Crime, and other works, contracts and draft ar ticles. Correspondence is from friends, fans, authors, poets,agents, and publishers.

STEVEN MOORE (b. 1951).
This collection from the archive of a former senior editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction and Dalkey Archive Press includes works by and about William Gaddis, Alexander Theroux, Alan Ansen, and William T. Vollmann. Acquired 1996.

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