The Warwick Downing collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other materials.
Manuscripts in the collection include The Player (1974) and The Mountains West of Town (1975), both published by the Saturday Review Press. Collected under each title are multiple manuscripts annotated with Downing’s holograph revisions. The collection also includes sets of notes, preliminary outlines, and synopses for Downing’s novels.
The collection includes correspondence dating from 1971-1975. The correspondence, primarily between Downing and his agent, editors, and publishers, pertains to placement and publication of his novels.
Printed items consist of research materials for The Mountains West of Town, as well as page proofs of The Player.
Additional materials document Downing’s biographical background and family history.