Contents and Arrangement

Series 1: Author Files, 1941-2006

143 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Author Files contain files relating to authors, poets, artists, translators, editors, intellectuals, journalists, literary agents, and other figures from the world of post-WWII belles lettres. Many, but not all, of the authors represented here have submitted work to, been published in, or had business with The Hudson Review. Most author files contain correspondence including incoming letters, notes, cards, and telegrams, and often carbon copies of outgoing letters from the editors, consulting editors, and other representatives of The Hudson Review. These files may also include manuscripts, offprints, artwork, internal forms and memoranda, clippings, permission requests, documents pertaining to copyright assignment, reader's reports, galley and corrected proof pages, and other materials relevant to each file subject's connection with The Hudson Review and/or its editors. Some of the most important writers, thinkers, and critics of the twentieth century are represented in these files, including Saul Bellow, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Kenneth Burke, E. M. Cioran, T. S. Eliot, Robert Graves, Wyndham Lewis, Thomas Mann, Marshall McLuhan, and Saint-John Perse. Poets are particularly well represented with files available (all containing correspondence) for W. H. Auden, Alan Ginsberg, W. S. Graham, Jorge Guillen, Robert Lowell, Hugh MacDiarmid. Marianne Moore, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams. Some of the most extensive files in this series are those concerning post-WWII American poets such as A. R. Ammons, Wendell Berry, Hayden Carruth (including several hundred letters), Dana Gioia, James Merrill, W. S. Merwin, and Louis Simpson.


Arranged alphabetically by author name.

Collection History


No materials were separated from the collection during 2015 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brian McDonald in 2006-2007. Finding aid written by Brian McDonald in 2007. The folder inventory for the 2015 accession was added by Fiona Bell '18 and Kristine Gift (GS) in May 2015, and the finding aid was updated by Kelly Bolding in May 2015.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 1: Author Files; Hudson Review Archives, C1091, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Additional materials pertaining to the Morgan family can be found in the Enoch Morgan's Sons Co. Collection (C1098), which were a gift of Ms. Paula Deitz, 2006. Materials not directly related to the business of Enoch Morgan's Sons have been integrated into Series 7F, 8 and 9 of The Hudson Review Archives and Frederick Morgan Papers.


The websites of The Hudson Review and Frederick Morgan were consulted during the preparation of this finding aid.

The Hudson review
Ammons, A. R. (Archie Randolf), 1926-
Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Carruth, Hayden, 1921-2008
Gioia, Dana.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Pritchard, William H.
Simpson, Louis, 1923-2012