Ruby Cohn collection of Kay Boyle letters, 1922-19 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/1/MSS 235
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The Ruby Cohn Collection of Kay Boyle Letters contains materials dating from 1922 through 1994 in the form of autobiographical writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents. The draft of her autobiography included in this collection appears to be the full text submitted to Gale Research and includes a note from Kay describing the status with publishers. The correspondence is made up of approximately 180 letters, nearly all of them from Kay Boyle to Ruby Cohn. There are two photographs of Kay Boyle contained within this series; they depict Kay in her adolescence and elderly years. All of the press cuttings are about Kay Boyle and her works, some with notes from Kay and others following her death. The miscellaneous documents folder contains copies of some of Kay Boyle's writings (most under one page) in addition to notes on Kay's life, though the origin of these notes is unknown.