Novelist. Feminist. Critic. Pacifist. Diarist. Key figure of the Bloomsbury Group. The Berg Collection is renowned as the largest gathering of Woolf writings in the world, offering a glimpse into the creative process of one of the most important writers of the 20th century. The manuscripts and correspondence included in this collection provide scholars with an important resource for the study of autobiographical reference in her novels; her contemporaries; and her works on women's rights, gender and pacifism.
The collection includes 27 manuscript diaries; letters to her sister, Vanessa Bell, Vita Sackville-West, and Violet Dickinson; reading notebooks; manuscripts of her most significant works, including The Voyage Out, Jacob's Room, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, The Years and Between the Acts; and manuscripts of essays, articles and reviews. In filming this collection, every effort was made to preserve the integrity and value of the original documents with the assistance of the curator and four eminent scholars. The Berg Collection of Virginia Woolf Manuscripts is an essential acquisition for libraries supporting programs in 20th-century literature. A printed guide accompanies the collection.