Although literary collections have not been the curatorial focus of the Hoover Institution, the papers of novelists, poets, and playwrights can be found in the archives. Highlights include letters by Czech novelist Josef Škvorecký, speeches by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writings by Pulitzer Prize–winner Allen Drury, science fiction by Cordwainer Smith, and, especially, the papers of Boris Pasternak and his family. The Firing Line Broadcast Collection also features interviews with authors such as Jack Keruoac, Eudora Welty, Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, and Bret Easton Ellis.
Papers of Leonid Pasternak; his son, Boris Pasternak; and others
Russian-American literary historian
Soviet literary critic and dissident
US novelist; author, Advise and Consent
Materials about Joseph Brodsky, Isaak Babel', and Boris Pasternak
Science fiction writer "Cordwainer Smith"
Research materials for his novel, The Preacher and the Slave
Television series hosted by William F. Buckley, 1966–99
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