Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Antioch Review mss. ca. 1940-2007, consist of the correspondence, administrative files, author files, manuscript submission records and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to, but not limited to, fundraising, donors, publicity, prizes and awards of the literary publication. The Antioch Review was founded in 1940-1941 by a small group of Antioch College faculty who were seeking to establish an environment where "the voice of liberalism could be heard." In addition to exploring controversial and topical issues, the Review has always sought to provide a forum for new and emerging authors and poets as well as more established members of the literary community.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Author Files; II. Administrative Files. Author Files include contracts, correspondence, and original drafts of the stories and essays of various authors who have written for The Antioch Review, as well as copies of the final published versions of their work. Administrative Files include rejection letters to writers, correspondence pertaining to the business side of the publication, materials regarding the 50th anniversary of The Antioch Review, and two indexes covering sixty-five volumes.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2009

Collection size: 45,000 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.