Biographical/historical: Christopher Isherwood was a British expatriate who emigrated to America in 1939. He authored novels, plays, screenplays, expositions, and translations of the Vedanta.
Content: This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, and portraits. The manuscripts and typescripts consist of plays written with W. H. Auden, articles by Howard Griffin and James Stern about Isherwood, and reviews by John Maynard Keynes. Also present is correspondence, dating from 1926 to 1975, from the author to Benjamin Britten, Rupert Doone, Howard Griffin, Alfred Kazin, Olive Mangeot, Elizabeth Mayer, Judith Moffett, and Glenway Wescott, as well as letters from Herbet Mitgang to Isherwood, dating from 1967 to 1975. There are letters to Isherwood from W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Herbert Mitgang, D. A. Parry, and Glenway Wescott, dating from 1939 to 1975.