Modern Literature Collection/Manuscripts, Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries

The Manuscripts Division of WU Special Collections is centered on theModern Literature Collection - 19th and 20th century American and British authors - but also encompasses a number of historical, historical autographs and local/regional collections, most, but not all, of a literary cast. Modern Literature Collection (made up of many individual collections): Conrad Aiken, Samuel Beckett, Carol Berge, Elizabeth Bishop, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Edward Dahlberg, Babette Deutsch, James Dickey, Robert Duncan, Stanley Elkin, William Everson, Donald Finkel, Ford Madox Ford, Isabella Gardner, William Gass, Aaron E. Hotchner, Herbert Howarth, Fannie Hurst, Josephine Johnson, Denise Levertov, Robert Linscott, Shepherd Mead, James Merrill, Marianne Moore, John N. Morris, Howard Nemerov, Stevie Smith, William Jay Smith, Muriel Spark, Radcliffe Squires, May Swenson, Jarvis Thurston, Alexander Trocchi, Constance Urdang, Mona van Duyn, David Wagoner, and others. Bixby Historical Autograph Collection. Meissner Historical Autograph Collection. Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts - psalters, books of hours, cuneiform tablets; also encompasses the Throop Papyri Collection.

Campus Box 1061; One Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130-4899

Phone: (314) 935-5413



Contact Name: Joel Minor, Manuscripts / Modern Literature Curator and Sarah Schnuriger, Special Collections Assistant


Categories: Literature, Educational