The collection contains correspondence, typescripts of articles and speeches, research files, photographs, and ephemera of
American author Ruth Comfort Mitchell. Correspondents include William C. Morrow, Robert W. Service, and Wendell Wilkie. Much
of the collection relates to Mitchell's research and writing on the migrant question of the late 1930s, after the publication
of The Grapes of Wrath, as seen from the perspective of the area farmers and ranchers.
Ruth Comfort Mitchell, perhaps best known for her novel Of Human Kindness, which she wrote as a counterpoint to John Steinbeck's
The Grapes of Wrath, had a long and successful career as a writer, producing numerous novels, poems, short stories, and one-act plays.
1 linear foot
(2 document boxes 1 thin oversize box)
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