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Literature

Introduction to the Collection

Although literary collections have not been the curatorial focus of the Hoover Institution, the papers of novelists, poets, and playwrights can be found in the archives. Highlights include letters by Czech novelist Josef Škvorecký, speeches by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writings by Pulitzer Prize–winner Allen Drury, science fiction by Cordwainer Smith, and, especially, the papers of Boris Pasternak and his family. The Firing Line Broadcast Collection also features interviews with authors such as Jack Keruoac, Eudora Welty, Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, and Bret Easton Ellis.

Featured Collections

PASTERNAK FAMILY PAPERS: Papers of Leonid Pasternak; his son, Boris Pasternak; and others

JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ PAPERS: Czech-Canadian novelist

GLEB STRUVE PAPERS: Russian-American literary historian

ANDREI SINIAVSKII PAPERS: Soviet literary critic and dissident

ALLEN DRURY PAPERS: US novelist; author, Advise and Consent

OLGA ANDREYEV CARLISLE PAPERS: US author

ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN SPEECHES & WRITINGS: Russian novelist

MIKHAIL MIKHAILOVICH KRASIL'NIKOV PAPERS: Russian-Latvian poet

IRWIN T. HOLTZMAN COLLECTION: Materials about Joseph Brodsky, Isaak Babel', and Boris Pasternak

NIKOLAI MORSHEN PAPERS: Russian poet

LEOPOLD TYRMAND PAPERS: Polish-American novelist

PAUL M.A. LINEBARGER PAPERS: Science fiction writer "Cordwainer Smith"

LEONID ANDREYEV MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS: Russian novelist

WALLACE STEGNER MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS: Research materials for his novel, The Preacher and the Slave

FIRING LINE BROADCAST RECORDS: Television series hosted by William F. Buckley, 1966–99 featuring authors and writers. Full list.

 

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LITERATURE ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS    

LITERATURE LIBRARY MATERIALS