Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 - Correspondence
Crosby, Caresse, 1892-1970. - Manuscripts
Crosby, Harry, 1898-1929. - Correspondence
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. - Correspondence
Ledgers (account books)
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. - Correspondence
The Caresse Crosby Collection represents the largest extant body of Caresse and Harry Crosby's efforts in prose and poetry, printing and publishing, as well as their personal correspondence and assorted memorabilia. Of special interest is material of 20th century authors, such as a bound volume of letters to Harry and Caresse Crosby from D. H. Lawrence, galley proofs of The Bridge by Hart Crane, an extensive body of correspondence from both Kay Boyle and Ezra Pound, and artwork by Henry Miller.
This collection contains all titles published by the Black Sun Press, early Black Sun Press announcements, news clippings, free-standing volumes, photographs and Caresse Crosby's literary manuscripts, poems, short stories and plays, Caresse Crosby's art work as well as early typescripts of The Passionate Years, and its unpublished sequel, Who in the World.
The remainder of the collection consists of packages containing scrapbooks and miscellany, oversize materials that include a great deal of original artwork, Caresse Crosby's appointment calendars, inventories of the Crosby library, address books, miscellaneous documents, and several films. Political materials date from 1948 to her death in 1970.
Series 1: Caresse Crosby: Author and Artist
Series 2: Caresse Crosby: Publisher and Patron
Series 3: Caresse Crosby: Activist
Series 4: Caresse Crosby: Printed Materials, Including Audio-Visual
Series 5: Correspondence, unless otherwise noted
Item 1: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 2: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 3: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 4: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 5: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 6: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 7: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 8: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 9: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 10: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 11: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 12: Harry Crosby Scrapbooks
Item 15: Oversized Material Drawer #15
Item 16: Galley proofs of Transition
Item 17: Page proof of Black Sun Press bookplate
Item 18: Miscellaneous Portfolio leaves and related material
Item 19: Credo: The Castle of Roccasinibalda
Item 20: Page proofs of Bibliography of the Black Sun Press by Minkoff
Item 21: French Communist party posters
Package 4: "La Panorama Paris S'amuse"
Item 22: Miscellaneous printed ephemera related to the Vatican and Pope Pius XII
Package 5: Scrapbook of newsclippings related to Caresse Crosby's Washington galleries
Package 6: Scrapbook of Caresse Crosby's political material
Package 7: "World Citizen Passport cards of associates, 1606-20th Street, D.C., 1948-"
Series 6: Harry Crosby Physical Objects
Series 7: Photocopies of newspaper clippings
Series 8: Proposed Black Sun Press Catalogue and Bibliography