Goldthwaite, Eaton K. (1907-1994)
Scope:
The Eaton K. Goldthwaite collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, and miscellaneous materials.

The collection includes manuscripts for manuscripts for The Marble Forest (Doubleday, 1971), First You Have to Find Him (Doubleday, 1981), Once You Stop, You’re Dead, Mice Are Nice, But Rats Have Runny Noses, and Somebody Is at the Door (memoir). A short fiction item titled “You Don’t Know Sylvia” is also present.

Correspondence, collected from 1939 to 1984, includes literary letters from the editors of Black Mask and Short Stories. Goldthwaite also maintained correspondence (1941-84) with publishers, authors, and agents (Mary Walsh and Marie Rodell). Notables include Dorothy Gardiner and Rex Stout.

The collection’s personal memorabilia consists of mortgage documents, gardening-related clippings, and a sonnet. Files regarding the Coffee House Club constitute additional memorabilia; items include membership booklets for various years, correspondence, materials on membership disputes, financial and membership records, and printed items.

Printed materials include short stories from pulp magazines such as Black Mask, Detective Short Stories, Detective Story Magazine, Detective Yarns, and Short Stories. Newspaper serials, publicity items, and book reviews for Cut for Partners and The Six Penny Dame are present, as well. 

Miscellaneous items include royalty statements (1940s-80s), contracts (1941-82), and a black and white publicity photograph of Goldthwaite that was used on book jackets.

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Notable Figures
1. Goldthwaite, Eaton K.
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide