Correspondence, typescripts, and galley proofs of several hundred writers; editorial, production, and business correspondence; and other records of the international literary journal from just before its founding in 1953 through 2003. Includes editorial correspondence of Donald Hall, Robert Silvers, Maxine Groffsky, and George Plimpton; and of magazine staff, editors, and publishers, including Sadruddin Aga Khan, Tom Clark, Blair Fuller, Jonathan Galassi, X.J. Kennedy, James Linville, Peter Matthiessen, Mona Simpson, and Hallie Gay Walden. Many writers are represented, including W. H. Auden, James Baldwin, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Italo Calvino, John Cheever, Andrei Codrescu, Billy Collins, Ernest Hemingway, Fayette Hickox, Erica Jong, Jack Kerouac, Kenneth Koch, Maxine Kumin, Doris Lessing, Archibald MacLeish, Norman Mailer, James Merrill, Marianne Moore, Toni Morrison, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, Mary Lee Settle, Anne Sexton, Terry Southern, John Steinbeck, William Styron, John Updike, Eudora Welty, and E. B. White. The collection also includes substantive correspondence with literary agencies, audio recordings of many of the in-depth interviews with prominent writers, photographs of staff and authors, and issues of the journal.