Rosalys Haskell Hall (1914-2006) was a successful children’s book author, and great granddaughter of Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910). These papers document her writing career, as well as those of her father, Henry Marion Hall (1877-), and her sisters Frances Minturn Howard (1905-1995) and Julia Ward Howe Stickley (1903-1983), with manuscript drafts, research notes and correspondence.
St. Martin's Press, founded in 1952, is one of the largest publishers in America. The archives include correspondence and related materials from authors including Edward Abbey, Isaac Asimov, James Herriot, Robert Travers, Randy Shilts, Sean O'Casey, R. Buckminster Fuller, M. M. Kaye, Jerzy Kozinski, Henry Roth, and James Baldwin. In addition, papers regarding the entire spectrum of St. Martin's catalog of biographies, histories, science, literary essays, and fiction, published by the press's various divisions are available.
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.