This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notebooks, financial documents, certificates, and portraits. The manuscripts and typescripts include poems, essays, librettos, and translations. The correspondence, dating from 1939 to 1973, includes letters by the author to Alan Ansen, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Lincoln Kirstein, Nicolas Nabokov, Caroline Newton, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1942 to 1970, between various correspondents including David Protech. There are letters to Kallman from W. H. Auden, Lincoln Kirstein, William Meredith, William A. Rogers, Peter Salus, and others, dating from 1944 to 1973.
Biographical/historical: Chester Kallman was an American poet and librettist.
Ownership: This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Some of the materials were formerly owned by Caroline Newton and William Meredith.