The Dave Church papers contain correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, broadsides, poetry journals, artwork, audio- and videocassettes, representing all aspects of Church's poetry: creation, editing, submission, publication and performance. Also included is a collection of poetry books by other authors, inscribed to Church. Most of the material is from the years 1996-2008 (although some items date from as early as 1957).
The David H. Hirsch papers (1826-2000; bulk, 1961-1999) include correspondence, essays, manuscripts, translated materials, research and lecture notes, course syllabi, annotated critical material, financial documents, conference proceedings, committee agendas, notebooks, and photographs. These materials relate primarily to his tenure as Professor of English at Brown University. Most of the collection reflects his extensive research and writing in American literature and literary theory, as well as in Holocaust literature and interpretation. A portion of the collection contains the fiction of his son, Joe Hirsch.