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.
Marcus W. Robbins (1879-1936) was an attorney, Socialist, and free thinker, and was named bishop for the Diocese of Reno, Nevada by Bishop Frank H. Rice of the Liberal Church, Inc. The collection includes notebooks of Socialist and agnostic essays, manuscripts and published copies of Socialist pamphlets and broadsides authored by Robbins, issues of the circular Facts published by Robbins, articles, essays, and letters to the editor written by Robbins, photographs, and also correspondence concerning the business of Liberal Church, Inc.