Writings and social correspondence of a New York drama critic and fiction writer. The bulk of this collection consists of clippings of Hawkins' World-Telegram newspaper articles (1946-1956) and notes and drafts of his published and unpublished books and plays, as well as two published works, "The Big Red Pocketbook" and "Tell the Mischief". There are also letters from dozens of theatre performers and producers; most are notes which thank Hawkins for a pleasant interview or a good review, and the rest are friendly, often chatty letters which deal with the writer's immediate social and professional activities. A number of business letters as well as clippings about, and photographs of, Hawkins are included in the collection.
Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
Presented by William Hawkins, Bedford Hill, New York, 1969.