Correspondence of Donald A. Sears, 1966-1970.

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Sears, Donald A. Correspondence of Donald A. Sears, 1966-1970.

Correspondence of Donald A. Sears, 1966-1970.

A group of thirty-five letters, mainly letters from various authors to Donald A. Sears, and several letters from Sears to various authors, regarding the Book of the Month Club, the Book of the Month Club Writing Fellowship Program, and other literary matters. Correspondents include Ray Bradbury, Ralph Ellison, May Sarton, Karl Jay Shapiro, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, and others.

36 items, including ephemera.

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