Bessie (Elizabeth F.) Breuer papers, 1926-1972 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 - Correspondence
Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893 - Correspondence
Breuer, Bessie, b. 1893 - Manuscripts
Dewey, John, 1859-1952 - Correspondence
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 - Correspondence
Harris, Julie. - Correspondence
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. - Correspondence
Houseman, John - Correspondence
Kazan, Elia - Correspondence
Manuscripts for publication.
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. - Correspondence
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. - Correspondence
Toomer, Marjorie - Correspondence
The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Bessie (Elizabeth F.) Breuer and manuscripts by her, with manuscripts for her last novel, Take Care of My Roses, making up the bulk of the manuscript portion of the collection.
Of note in the collection are letters from Ingrid Bergman, Kay Boyle, John Dewey, John Dos Passos, Julie Harris, Ernest Hemingway, John Houseman, Elia Kazan, Carson McCullers, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, and Marjorie Toomer. The collection also contains notes for essays by Breuer on Henry Miller, Ingrid Bergman, Evelyn Dewey, and John Steinbeck, as well as a typed manuscript of 30 Stories by Kay Boyle and two typed manuscripts of the screenplay for Hilda Crane. The collection also contains numerous sketches by Breuer's artist husband, Henry Varnum Poor.