Introductions to Selected Authors & Their Collections

The letters, notebooks, drafts and other archival material of writers can provide invaluable insight into the creative process behind literary masterpieces. To help students and other researchers discover these materials, we have compiled introductions to many of the poets, playwrights, fiction writers and nonfiction writers (or in some cases, a combination thereof) for whom we hold major archival collections, and/or significant holdings.

Go to the Modern Literature Collection Authors research guide to learn more about these authors. To browse or search our collections for these and other author names, go to the Manuscript Collections webpage.