The three letters indicate Steve Allen's more serious side on issues of religion and philosophy. The collection on Steve Allen's letterhead includes (1) a type one page letter signed to Donald K. Sharpes September 7, 1959. Allen explains his intent in the articles in Look Magazine was to shock Christians into realizing their hypocrisy. (2) a letter of November 27, 1959 where he explains he has digested the contents of his previous letter and he intends to answer with a fuller communication; and (3) August 2, 1960 where he provides in a long two page typed letter his response. He explains that he is neighbor a philosopher or a scientist but he believes man has a soul. He is puzzled by the horrors of creation such as children born on occasion without a brain or other deformities. Do these little beings have souls? He goes on to say that his autobiography Mark it and Strike It will be published in a few weeks which will mainly deal only with the trivialities of his television career. He closes noting he has enclosed a pamphlet on a sane Nuclear Policy entitled Morals and Missiles.