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Edgar Lee Masters papers, 1910-1942

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0851
Bib ID 4079085 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
Title Edgar Lee Masters papers, 1910-1942
Physical Description 1 box (1 box (39 items))
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts and correspondence of Masters. Two manuscripts"An Etching" and "Starved Rock in Winter" are in the author's holograph, while the remaining 29 are in typescript, most of which are signed by the author or inscribed to his friend Kimball Flaccus. With the exception of the manuscript of "An Etching" dated 24 October 1910, all of the manuscripts date from the 1940 to 1942 period of the writer's career. Eight of the manuscripts were published in the poet's last two volumes of poetry, ILLINOIS POEMS (Prarie City, 1941) and ALONG THE ILLINOIS (Prairie City, 1942), and the remaining poems are apparently unpublished or uncollected. The collection also contains four letters and several pieces of printed ephemera.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edgar Lee Masters papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--02241P. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--11/--/64. Accession number--M-64-11.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flaccus, Kimball, 1911-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American poet.