This artificial collection was created by former USC librarians. It contains letters and related ephemeral material created
by a wide variety of primarily American men and women of letters. Many of these are addressed to various University librarians--including
Lloyd Arvidsen, Lewis Steig, Charlotte Brown and Christian Dick--and former USC President Rufus von KleinSmid. In addition
to this set of letters, which make up the bulk of the collection and were seemingly saved for their autograph value, the collection
also includes autograph letters gifted to the Libraries that are between significant American historical and literary figures
and individuals of their acquaintance. The collection also contains letters separated from archival collections held by the
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.