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.
Margaret Parton (1915-1981) was a journalist, critic, and author. She was educated at the Lincoln School of Teachers in New York City and at Swarthmore College. The collection comprises materials that deal extensively with the personal and professional life of Parton and her family at home and abroad throughout the 20th century.