This collection contains materials documenting the personal and professional life of dime novel author, Ernest Avon Young. The collection is arranged into two series: Writings and Correspondence. Documents in the Writings series include manuscripts and typescripts written for various publications ranging from the Boston Globe to the more local McClare Syndicate. Some of the typescripts and manuscripts are incomplete or missing pages and many are undated.
The Correspondence series contains letters regarding Young’s professional and personal life. Many messages were sent between Young and editors of newspapers, with the vast majority of exchanges originating from a New York City publisher, Street & Smith. Personal correspondence consists of letters communicated between Young’s close friends and colleagues.