Ruth Epperson Kennell (1889-1977) was an author who has a long and varied career, which included many years spent in the Soviet Union. The collection includes book manuscripts, short stories, screenplays, magazine articles, and general correspondence. Kennell was secretary to Theodore Dreiser.
Grace Sydenstricker Yaukey (1899-1994) was an author of books primarily for children. The collection includes manuscripts of books, articles, and short stories; correspondence; and reviews relating to Yaukey's interest in the history and culture of China.