This artificial collection consists of small groups of manuscripts, typically with only one item in each group. The materials have accumulated over decades within Rare Books, Archives and Special Collections and now are arranged alphabetically by author or other keyword identifier. This list offers basic access to these resources.
23.75 linear feet (20 boxes; approximately 300 small groups )
Boxes 1-19 are arranged in alphabetical order by creator or subject. Beginning with box 20, folder numbers are included.
Internal evidence indicates that University of Louisville President Raymond Asa Kent collected typescripts and galley proofs of Kentucky authors in the 1940s. Dean of Libraries Wayne S. Yenawine also added manuscript material, including a group of single items purchased in 1966. Other manuscripts are associated with the purchase of the remaining stock in Jerrold Nedwick’s Book Store after the Chicago book dealer’s death in 1966. When known, sources are included with their catalog entries.