The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Maynard Mack in the course of his scholarly and teaching activities, including extensive documentation relating to his research on Alexander Pope and Shakespeare. Research and writing files include notes, copies of archival material, card files, lists, drafts, page proofs, printed material, and related material. Teaching files include notes, lectures, and course material. Correspondence consists largely of single letters to Mack from literary figures, including James Angleton, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Robert Graves, Allen Tate and Eudora Welty, as well as a small group of correspondence with Robert Penn Warren and two letters from T. S. Eliot to Helen Gardner and Robert Nichols. Other papers relate more broadly to Mack's activities and involvement with various professional organizations and projects.