Series I: Correspondence, 1951-1967, undated
Series I primarily contains correspondence between Gold and his editor, Seymour Lawrence, between 1951 and 1960. It was during this time that Lawrence worked for Gold's publisher, Little, Brown, and Co. Although some of the correspondence is personal, the majority relates specifically to the writing, publication, and review of his written works. Among letters from Seymour Lawrence are letters from Nancy Reynolds, Gold's copy editor, Saul Bellow, Robert Brustein, Herbert Gold, Merle Miller, Mark Schorer, and Mark Van Doren. In addition to these letters, folder 1 contains correspondence concerning litigation (1965) in regard to Harry Bridges, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), and the Longshore Jobs Defense Committee, the latter of which Gold was a member.