The Wirt Williams collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, and printed material.
Manuscripts in the collection include drafts, corrections, and notes for several of Williams’ novels. Titles include Ada Dallas (1959), A Passage of Hawks (1963), The Trojans (1965), and The Far Side (1972). Also included is a manuscript of Williams’ translation of Professor Unrat (1905) by Heinrich Mann.
Correspondence in the collection includes professional correspondence between 1961 and 1965. Notebooks in the collection include one notebook regarding Ada Dallas and three notebooks regarding The Trojans. Printed material includes galley proofs for The Trojans, as well as a 1964 complete catalog of Signet, Signet Classics, and Mentor books.