The bulk of the Dreiser collection is located in Ms. Coll. 30: Theodore Dreiser papers (503 boxes); this contains manuscript drafts, correspondence, and photographs.
Note: For a full listing of correspondence in the Dreiser Papers, researchers must search in the main online catalog, Franklin.
- Full listing of correspondence in the Dreiser Papers, in the online catalog, Franklin (alphabetical by author, A-Z)
Other materials by and relating to Theodore Dreiser are cataloged in a number of different collections. Following is a separation list, sorted by extent. Note: links are provided either to archival finding aids or to search results in the Franklin catalog.
- Ms. Coll 1216: Vera Dreiser papers. 31 boxes.
Vera Dreiser is the niece of Theodore Dreiser and of composer Paul Dresser. This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life, as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
- Ms. Coll. 1145: Burton Rascoe papers. 27 boxes.
Rasco was an American literary critic, editor, and champion of new American writers, including Dreiser.
- Ms. Coll. 48: W. A. Swanberg papers. 15 boxes.
Comprises correspondence, research notes, typescripts, galleys, clippings, and photographs (many of which may be viewed online) pertaining to Swanberg's biography of Theodore Dreiser.
- Ms. Coll. 4: Boni & Liveright and Horace Liveright correspondence. 11 boxes.
Boni & Liveright published Dreiser's work throughout the 1920s.
- Ms. Coll. 1369: Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust. 9 boxes.
The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust.
- Ms. Coll 607: Dreiser-Markham Letters. 4 boxes.
Kyra Markham, whose first name was also spelled "Kirah," was a pseudonym of Elaine Hyman, with whom Dreiser had a close romantic relationship during the 1910s.
- Ms. Coll. 285: Papers, 1901-1992. 1 box.
This collection concerns Robert Coltrane's scholarly work on Theodore Dreiser's work Twelve Men, including a copy of Coltrane's doctoral dissertation (Pennsylvania State University, 1992), photocopies of the original Dreiser stories first published in magazines, and photocopies of the Library of America collations for its edition.
- Ms. Coll. 544: Arthur Henry papers. 1 box.
Arthur Henry (1867-1934) was an author and a playwright who enjoyed a close friendship with Theodore Dreiser.
- Ms. Coll. 606: A traveler at forty : copyedited manuscript, 2005. 1 box.
Final copy of manuscript of the Dreiser Edition of A Traveler at Forty, edited by Renate von Bardeleben, with a complete record of emendations, historical notes, and textual notes.
- Ms. Coll. 19: Letters and poems sent to John Cowper Powys, 1916-1946.
This collection consists of letters and poems sent by Edgar Lee Masters to John Cowper Powys; some of the letters reference Masters's difficult relationship with Dreiser.