The Evan S. Connell collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence.
Manuscripts by Connell in the collection include his epic-length poem Notes From a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel (Viking, 1963); and his novel The Diary of a Rapist (Simon and Schuster, 1966).
Also present in the collection are manuscripts of two poems by Nelson Algren, "The Girl Below the Black Coiffure" (typed, with corrections, signed and dated Pan's, August, 1960); and "Goodbye Lilies Hello Spring" (carbon typed). In addition, the collection includes a typed version of the advertisement for Algren's book Chicago: City on the Make .
Correspondence in the collection consists of letters pertaining to Contact magazine, which Connell edited 1959-1965. All letters in the collection date from 1960-1961. The most significant group of letters are from Nelson Algren to William H. Ryan (editor and publisher of Contact ) and H. Jeremy Wintersteen (associate publisher of Contact ); there are twenty-eight letters and three postcards total. Other groups of letters are those from literary agent Candida Donadio to Nelson Algren, William H. Ryan, and Evan Connell; and those from William H. Ryan to Nelson Algren and Candida Donadio. Other correspondence includes letters from lawyer Samuel D. Freifeld to William H. Ryan; Harmon Kogan to Nelson Algren; Barbara Turner (managing editor of Contact ) to Nelson Algren; Ray West (staff member of Contact ) to William H. Ryan; and H. Jeremy Wintersteen to Nelson Algren.
|1. Connell, Evan S., 1924-2013|
|2. Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981|
|1. Literary Collections Subject Guide|
|2. Poetry Subject Guide|
|3. American literature--20th century|