McHugh, Arona (1926-1996)
Scope:
The Arona McHugh collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs and personal memorabilia.

Manuscripts include The Calling of the Mercenaries (Doubleday, 1973); The Luck of the Van Meers (Doubleday, 1969); Banner with a Strange Device (Doubleday, 1964); The Seacoast of Bohemia (Doubleday, 1965); Bettina's House; The Artist's Mirror; The Ships of Youth are Running; The Nickel Voyage; Literary Love; The Three-Personed God; The Feast of Crispian; The Ice and the Fire; Smoke Blue; Dreams; Tattoo in Washington; and more. Her Master's Thesis, "Robert Graves: Was There a Phoenix on Board?" for Columbia University (1978), is also included in the collection; as well as numerous pages of miscellaneous notes and drafts.

Correspondence consists of fan mail (1975); general letters regarding her novels and research; notes from her editor about correcting manuscripts; professional correspondence from Doubleday Publishers; and letters to and from the MacDowell Colony. 

Printed material includes a copy of "Literary Love" from the April 1949 issue of Frivol, a literary periodical; a copy of the newspaper The Master, The Mate, and the Pirate from 1973; copies of articles and reviews about her books; press clippings for Banner and The Seacoast of Bohemia; and a booklet listing grants and awards available to American writers (1978-1979).

Several personal photographs of McHugh are present in the collection.

Personal memorabilia and miscellany include an invitation to hear McHugh speak at Boston University in 1980; a book jacket for The Calling of the Mercenaries; a hair pin; pen and ink sketches on the back of manuscript pages; lecture notes for her English classes at Columbia University (1952-1953); term papers from her school career; notebooks full of ideas and journal entries; notebooks with health notes and doctor’s advice; pages of McHugh's personal journal; research notes; financial papers; contracts with Doubleday; and other items.

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Notable Figures
1. McHugh, Arona, 1924-1996
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Novels and Short Stories Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Helen Deutsch Research Section
4. Librarians
5. New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
6. American literature -- Women authors
7. Women authors, American
8. American literature--20th century
9. Women novelists, American
10. Fiction