Scope and Contents: This collection contains the papers of William Maxwell (1908-2000), American author and editor of The New Yorker from 1936-1976. Contents include the manuscripts of published works, reviews, poetry and novels of Maxwell and other writers, as well as newspapers and journal clippings and items from his personal library. Literary and personal correspondence constitutes a large part of this collection. Correspondents include such literary figures as Mary McCarthy, Vladimir Nabokov, J.D. Salinger, John Updike, Eudora Welty and William Carlos Williams.