collection was assembled over a period of fifty years by Mel B. Yoken. The primary focus
is 20th century pieces of correspondence and documents by and related to French,
Québécois, British, and American authors, artists, politicians, and public figures.
Numerous letters written by significant figures of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
enhance the historical, literary and political interest of the collection. Notes,
typescripts, photographs and personal papers complement the archive.