The Corle mss., 1942-1965, consists of letters between author Edwin Corle, 1906-1965, and his publishers, series editors, and magazine editors in addition to writings including Corle's stories, essays, novels, non-fiction books, and extensive holograph and typescript drafts of a multi-volume novel, The Californians, left uncompleted upon his death.
The Lockridge mss. II, 1941-1975, consists primarily of correspondence from author Ross Franklin Lockridge, Jr., 1914-1948, to various individuals. The Lilly Library acquired these letters to complement the manuscript files for Lockridge's book, Raintree County. Many of the letters discuss the success of Raintree County as well as Lockridge's untimely death.
Lockridge mss. III, circa 1837-2000, consists of the correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photos, papers, and audio tapes pertaining to the life and work of author Ross Lockridge, Jr., 1914-1948, and the Lockridge family.
The Overstreet mss., 1894-1985, consist of the correspondence, writings, lecture material, and memorabilia of married couple Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro Wilkinson Oversteet, who together wrote a bestselling book on Communism.
The Saturday Review of Literature mss., 1946-1956, consists of letters from author Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968, to Norman Cousins, 1915-1990, and Harrison Smith, 1888-1971, editors of the Saturday Review of Literature.
The Scrimgeour mss., 1968-1981, consists of the correspondence and manuscripts of author Gary James Scrimgeour, 1934-2011, primarily relating to the writing and publication of his first novel, A Woman of Her Times (1982).