Archive/Manuscript — .5 linear ft. (470 cards in 1 manuscript box)
470 5 x 8-inch cards, 169 written on both sides. Winters had said that he prepared for his essays by lecturing on a writer until he had the subject down and then wrote the essay in a draft or two. There are cards included that deal with writers whom he taught but about whom he never wrote an essay. Dates cover roughly from the beginning to about T.S. Eliot. An example of two major writers covered, one of whom Winters despised and one admired: there are 42 cards (51 sides) devoted to Ralph Waldo Emerson, and 42 cards (69 sides) devoted to Henry James. There are also some 14 sides devoted to Mexican literature.