||American author Alfred Chester was born in Brooklyn on September 7, 1928. Chester won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1957, and
his short stories were chosen for inclusion in Prize Stories 1956: The O. Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories of 1957. American poet and editor Edward Field was born in Brooklyn on June 7, 1924. Besides becoming an accomplished poet, Field
has also edited anthologies of poetry and produced the narration for the documentary film To Be Alive, which won an Academy Award in 1965. Another of his literary endeavors has been to champion his friend Alfred Chester's works
for reprint and to revive Chester's literary reputation. The Edward Field Alfred Chester Archives consists of four linear
feet of correspondence, printed material, photos, paintings, and realia related to American author Alfred Chester collected
by Field. The collection is divided into four series: correspondence, biographical material, works by Chester, and literary
revival by Edward Field.