DREISER MSS. II
The Dreiser mss. II, 1896-1910, consist of correspondence, pictures, and printed material of Theodore Dreiser, 1871- 1945, novelist, which was preserved by Sara Osborne (White) Dreiser, (Mrs. Theodore Dreiser), -1942, and came to the Lilly Library from her niece, Mrs. Leo J. Vogt.
The correspondence consists in the main of two groups:
 Letters, 1896-1898, from Theodore Dreiser to Sara Osborne (White) Dreiser.
 Correspondence, 1907-1910, of Dreiser as editor of the Delineator.
Included also are a letter to Mrs. Dreiser from J.E. Kelly, dated September 18, 1900, and a birthday card from Mrs. Dreiser, August 27, 1904.
Correspondents represented in the collection include Charles Wayland Bryan; William Jennings Bryan; John O'Hara Cosgrave; Charles Samuel Deneen; George W. Donaghey; Bert Manfred Fernald; Homer Folks; Elmer Gates; John Mark Glenn; Charles Archibald Goodwin; Louise (Closser) Hale; Clara Morris Harriott; Hastings Hornell Hart; Leonard Keene Hirshberg; William Martin Johnson; James Edward Kelly; Mary Holland (McNeish) Kinkaid; William Walton Kitchen; Clare Rodman (Beecher) Kummer; Robert Todd Lincoln; Benjamin Barr Lindsey; William John Locke; Jack London; Harris Merton Lyon; Charles Thomas Agnew MacLean; Seumas MacManus; Thomas Riley Marshall; Edwin Lee Norris; Mary Eleanor O'Donnell; William Church Osborn; John M. Oskison; Frederick Palmer; Grant Richards; Theodore Roosevelt; Hannah (Kent) Schoff; John Franklin Shafroth; James Edward West; Ella (Wheeler) Wilcox; George Warren Wilder; Augustus Everett Willson; Louis N. Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Charles Erskine Scott Wood; and Eugene Wood.
Pictures in the collection consist of pen and pencil sketches of Dreiser signed by James Edward Kelly, Edward Martin Taber, and Maud Stumm; a pen sketch of Edmund Clarence Stedman by Kelly; two pencil sketches of William Louis Sonntag by himself; and photographs of Dreiser, Sara Osborne (White) Dreiser; John Paul Dreiser, father of Theodore Dreiser, and others.
The printed material is composed of clippings of poems and articles by or relating to Dreiser from newspapers and periodicals.