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Finding Aid for the Vachel Lindsay Papers, 1910-1929
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Description
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) was a highly successful poet on recital tours, especially from 1914-1920. His Collected Poems appeared in 1923. The collection consists of letters of Lindsay to Wilhelm Miller and family, manuscripts, scrapbooks, ephemera, and presentation copies of books by Lindsay. There are also ephemera and newspaper clippings by or relating to Lindsay.
Background
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born on November 10, 1879 in Springfield, Illinois; attended Hiram College for three years, then studied art in New York with Robert Henri; walked from Illinois to New Mexico, reading his poems in exchange for food and lodging; in 1913 his poem, General William Booth Enters into Heaven, appeared in Harriet Monroe's magazine, Poetry; other poems include The Congo (1914), Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (1914), The Santa Fe Trail (1914), The Chinese Nightingale (1917), Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan (1920), The Golden Age of Springfield (1920), The Flower-Fed Buffaloes (1926), and Johnny Appleseed (1928); was highly successful on recital tours, especially from 1914-1920; his Collected Poems appeared in 1923; he died on December 5, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.