Gay Peoples Union Records, 1971-1984

Contents List

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Series: 1. Correspondence, 1943-1955
Subseries: A. Freudianism and the Literary Mind, 1942-1955
Scope and Content Note: This subseries relates to the publication of Hoffman's 1945 monograph, and consists of correspondence relating to the book's publication by Louisiana State University Press, responses to research inquiries (Conrad Aiken), and post-publication correspondence (A.A. Brill, Anaïs Nin).
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Aiken, Conrad, 1944
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Bentley, Eric Russell, 1945
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Brill, A.A., 1943
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De Vane, William C., 1942-1943
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Flores, Angel, 1945
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Freedman, Burill, 1945
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Heilman, Robert B., 1943
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Hoffman, Frederick J., to Frederick A. Pottle, 1945
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Hubert, Ruth B., to Frederick J. Hoffman, 1953
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Hubert, Ruth B., to Ruth M. Mathewson, 1953
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Levin, Harry, 1946
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Lindsay, Jack, 1948
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Loeb, Robert H., 1945
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Lyskin, Herman, 1945
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Mason, Ellsworth G., 1948
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Mathewson, Ruth M., 1953
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Megata, Morikimi, 1955, 19??
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Mordell, Albert, 1946
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Nin, Anaïs, undated
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Pottle, Frederick A., 1945
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Simenauer, E., 1950
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Smith, A.O., 1947
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Wilkerson, M.M., 1943-1946
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Wilson, Edmund, 1943
Subseries: B. General Correspondence, 1942-1947
Scope and Content Note: General correspondence is perhaps the most interesting and important part of this collection. These materials consist primarily of responses to Hoffman's research inquiries by various literary figures including Henry Miller, Frieda Lawrence (widow of D.H. Lawrence), Floyd Dell, Thomas Mann, and Ezra Pound. In some cases, Hoffman's letters of inquiry are available as well. The correspondence deals with a variety of topics and lines of research, especially Freudianism and its influence on the responding authors, literature in the 1920s, and sales figures of various books and publishers.
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Aiken, Conrad, 1945
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Boynton, Henry Percy, 1942
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Braymer, Lawrence, 1945
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Brill, A.A., 1942
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Burke, Kenneth, 1945
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Burrow, Trigant, 1942
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Chambers, D.L., 1945
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Cowley, Malcolm, 1944-1945
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Daiches, David, 1942
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Darrow, Whitney, 1945
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Davis, Robert Gorham, 1945
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Dell, Floyd, 1942-1945
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Eastman, Max, 1944
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Edwards, Robert, undated
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Frank, Waldo, 1942-1946
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Freeman, Joseph, 1944-1945
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Freshman, Shirley, 1945
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Geismar, Maxwell, 1947
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Gould, Joe, 1945-1946
Hoffman, Frederick J. (Outgoing)
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Brill, A.A., 1942
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Cowley, Malcolm, 1944
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Eastman, Max East, 1944
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Edwards, Robert, 1943
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Frank, Waldo, 1942
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Frank, Waldo, 1945
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Freeman, Joseph, 1944
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Lawrence, Frieda, 1942
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Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1942
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Mann, Thomas, 1944
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Miller, Henry, 1944
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Nin, Anaïs,1944
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Wilson, Edmund, 1945
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Mencken, H.L., undated
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Hull, Harry F., 1945
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Jolas, Eugene, 1943
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Josephson, Matthew, 1945
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Koshland, William A., 1945
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Kris, Ernst, 1944
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Lawrence, Frieda, 1942
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Levin, Harry, 1942
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Lewis, Sinclair, 1945
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Lippmann, Walter, 1942
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Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1942
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Mann, Thomas, 1944
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Mason, Harold, 1945
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McCarthy, Catherine, 1945
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Mencken, H.L., 1945
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Miller, Henry, 1944
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Mumford, Lewis, 1945
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Nin, Anaïs, 1944
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Pound, Dorothy, 1947
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Pound, Ezra, 1946-1947
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Sauer, Caroline, 1945
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Smith, Priscilla C., 1945
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Smollen, A., 1945
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Soupault, Phillippe, undated
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Stimson, Lucy Grey, undated
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Stimson, Lucy Grey (with McKnight Black poems), undated
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Taylor, Helen K., 1945
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Trilling, Lionel, Malcolm Cowley, and R.P. Blackmur, 1946
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Wylie, Philip, 1945
Subseries: C. The Little Magazine: A History and a Bibliography, 1943-1955
Scope and Content Note: This subseries contains materials relating to the publication of The Little Magazine: A History and a Bibliography. It consists of correspondence with collaborators Carolyn Ulrich and Charles Allen, and various letters that cover publishing details. This series also contains letters from,and responses to James Laughlin, a publisher who was considerably dissatisfied with the portrayal of his magazine, New Directions, in the first edition of Hoffman's book.
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Allen, Charles, 1944-1946
Hoffman, Frederick J. (Outgoing)
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Allen, Charles, 1944
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Laughlin, James, 1946-1947
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MacLachlan, Jean, 1946
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Smith, Datus C., 1943-1944
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Ulrich, Carolyn F., 1943
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Knopf, Alfred A., to Carolyn F. Ulrich, 1943
Laughlin, James
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General, 1946-1947
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Smith, Datus C., 1946
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MacLachlan, Jean, 1946
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Smith, Datus C.,1943-1946
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Stewart, Paul R., 1955
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Ulrich, Carolyn F., 1943-1947
Subseries: D. The Twenties: American Writing in the Post-War Decade, 1943-1954
Scope and Content Note: This subseries relates to the publication of The Twenties: American Writing in the Postwar Decade. This series consists primarily of correspondence with publishers, as well as a few research-related letters. Also in this series are letters relating to the fellowship that the Rockefeller Foundation awarded to Hoffman in 1945.
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Davis, Lambert, 1954
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Dulles, F. Rhea, undated
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Fran, 1945
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Hanford, James, 1944
Hoffman, Frederick J. (Outgoing)
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Editor of Henry Holt and Company, 1946
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Makinsky, Alexander, 1944
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Stewart, Helen, 1947-1948
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Jennison, Keith, 1946
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Lottinville, Savoie, 1947
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Marshall, John, 1944
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Maxwell, Kay, 1945
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Parker, William R., 1944
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Pistole, Walter H. Jr., 1945
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Rutter, William, 1949
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Sloane, William, 1946
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Stevens, David H., 1943-1945
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Stewart, Helen, 1948-1950
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Sutveau, James, May 18, 1945
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Taylor, Helen K.,1945-1950
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Thompson, Norma S.
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Trilling, Lionel
Series: 2. Interviews, 1945
Scope and Content Note: This series consists of notes from Hoffman's interviews with H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Malcolm Cowley, and others. A small but noteworthy number of materials relate to the poet McKnight Black, including an interview and collection of poems.
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Barry, Iris, 1945
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Cowley, Malcolm, 1945
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Dell, Floyd, 1945
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Eastman, Max, 1945
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Fadiman, Clifton, 1945
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Flannery, Vaughan, 1945
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Freeman, Joseph, 1945
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Goodrich, Marcus, 1945
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Gorer, Geoffrey,1945
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Josephson, Matthew and Phillipe Soupault, 1945
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Lewis, Sinclair, 1945
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Mencken, H.L., 1945
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Munson, Gorham B., 1945
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Soupault, Phillippe, 1945
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Toogood, Granville, 1945
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Wilson, Edumund, 1945
Series: 3. Literary Magazine Correspondence and Brochures, 1943-1948
Scope and Content Note: This series consists primarily of letters and magazine brochures that Hoffman collected following the publication of The Little Magazine: A History and a Bibliography. The correspondence consists of research responses from various literary magazine publishers and editors as well as the brochures and flyers from their publications. These brochures have been filed with their accompanying letter. The series also contains some post-publication correspondence concerning The Little Magazine: A History and a Bibliography. This series also contains flyers or brochures that have no accompanying letter.
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Atkins, John, 1946
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Bate, John, 1946
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Boyars, Arthur, undated
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Braybooke, Neville, undated
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Browne, W.R., 1946
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Burke, Kenneth, 1943
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Christensen, Clement, 1946
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Cranston, Maurice, 1948
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Curry, Helen, 1948
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Derricourt, Stanley, 1948
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Edmunds, Pierre, 1948
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Fisher, Mahlon Leonard, undated
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Foley, Martha, 1948
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Gardiner, C. Wrey, 1948
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Green, Charles R., 1946
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Green, H. M., 1946
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Grigson, Geoffrey, 1948
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Grindea, Miron, 1948
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Hellman, George S., 1943
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Herschkowitz, Harry, 1946
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Howes, Barbara, 1947
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Jenner, G., 1947
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Jones, Glyn,1948
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Kilgore, Ray N., 1946
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Kreymborg, Alfred, 1946
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Landesman, Jay Irving, 1948
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Lane, Edward, 1947
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Levine, Myra E., 1946
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Loshak, David, 1946
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MacLeod, Norman, 1946
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Marcus, David, 1948
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Mayer, Stanley D., 1947
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McCarthy, Albert J., 1946
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Moore, Henry, 1946
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Moore, Reginald, 1948
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O'Donnell, Peader, 1948
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Pearlman, Paul, 1946
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Pick, J. B., 1946
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Poggioli, Renato, 1948
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Quennell, Peter, 1948
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Rajan, B., 1946-1947
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Rattazi, Peter, 1948
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Reis, Bernard, 1946
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Rhys, Keidrych, 1948
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Roll, Barbara, 1948
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Rosen, Aaron, 1948
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Sergeant, Howard, 1948
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Siberell, Lloyd Emerson, 1943
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Simon, Jean, 1948
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Slater, Humphrey, 1946
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Storm, Nigel, 1946
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Sutherland, John, undated
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Swiggett, Glen Levin, 1946
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Taggard, Genevieve, 1946
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Trilling, Lionel, 1945
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Villa, Jose Garcia, 1946
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Wain, John, 1946
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Williams, William Carlos, 1943
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Wittenborn, George, 1948
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Woodcock, George, 1948
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Zatinsky, Milton, 1947
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Literary Magazine Brochures, 1946-1948
Series: 4. Miscellaneous, undated
Scope and Content Note: This series contains various undated non-correspondence that is not associated with any of the letters in the collection. Their sources are unidentified but most appear to have been written by Hoffman.
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Miscellaneous, undated