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.
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
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