US Federal Resources and Lesson Plans - Language Arts and Literature
Collections of the works of Emily Dickinson can be found at Harvard University's Houghton Library, Emily Dickinson Archive, Dickinson Electronic Archives, and Amherst College's Emily Dickinson Collection.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger includes five sections of recorded information on the author's life and is part of the Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Collection, located in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections at the University of South Carolina.
Nathaniel Hawthorne collections can be found at Bowdoin College Library and the New York Public Library. Portions are digitized and available online.
Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum includes more than 100 manuscript items, over 10,000 photographs, hand-written drafts, and personal letters.
Langston Hughes Papers, 1862-1980 at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains letters, manuscripts, and photographs that document the life of the African-American poet; a portion of these items are available online.
Zora Neale Hurston Digital Archive is a repository of biographical, historical, critical, and contextual materials related to Hurston's life and work. It includes a manuscript collection with full-text images of Hurston's writing, as well as links to other archival collections of her work.
Sinclair Lewis collections are found at Minnesota Historical Society, St. Cloud State University, and Port Washington Public Library.
Library of Congress Harlem Renaissance page includes primary source documents and images, teaching materials, and more.
Library of Congress Poetry & Literature page includes information on current and past Poets Laureate, interviews with writers, and more.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow collections can be found at the National Park Service's Longfellow Historic Site, Bowdoin College Library, Maine Historical Society, and the web version of Harvard University's Houghton Library exhibition.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency and is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the country, with grants for museums, libraries, colleges/universities, and other cultural institutions. The Explore section links to a variety of websites, apps, and digital projects.
The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection at the University of Texas at Austin contains manuscripts, letters, books, sheet music, and more.
The Thoreau Society has several collections of Henry David Thoreau's manuscripts, correspondences, photographs, and field notes. Selections are available online.
The Mark Twain Papers & Projects at the Bancroft Library of University of California, Berkeley contains digitized letters, notebooks, manuscripts, and more from the author's personal collection. Elmira College's Mark Twain Archives also has a portion of its Twain materials available online.
A website index of Laura Ingalls Wilder is available at Herbert Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum, with links for students, educators, and activities. A large portion of archived Laura Ingalls Wilder materials can be found at Hoover's Rose Wilder Lane Collection.