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Finding Aid for the Vachel Lindsay Papers, 1910-1929
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Box 1

Letters to Wilhelm Miller, and family. Springfield, Illinois. 1913-1929.

Physical Description: Holograph. 4 items.
Box 1

Vision, village number, no.4. Pennsylvania. 1912.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Contains 6 illustrations by Lindsay, and was used by him as a scrapbook for poems: holograph, typescript, and clipped printed verses with holograph notes throughout. Includes a copy of Rhymes to be Traded for Bread, and one broadside, The Sangamon County Place Advocate, no.1, Springfield, Illinois, Christmas, 1909, by Lindsay.
Presentation copy to Wilhelm Miller, Springfield, Illinois, October 15, 1913.
Box 1

Rhymes to Be Traded for Bread, Springfield, Illinois. June 1912.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

A small book of 8 leaves, unbound, ... to be used in exchange for the necessities of life on a tramp-journey from the author's home town, through the West and back...
One of the copies is inscribed, Wilhelm Miller from N.V. Lindsay, and is marked throughout.
Box 1

Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. Chapters 2, 4-6. Forum. 1913-1914.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Some holograph notations. Chapters extracted from Forum, a periodical, are:

Walking through Missouri


In Kansas: The First Harvest


In Kansas: The Second and Third Harvest


The End of the Road, Moonshine, and an Epilogue

Box 1

Clipped articles by or re Lindsay. v.p. v.d.

Physical Description: 9 items.

Vachel Lndsay, by Arthur Waugh, 2 columns from a British newspaper.


Proclamation! by Lindsay, one page from Rural Manhood, New York. June 1913.


The New Localism by Lindsay, one page from Twentieth Century Magazine, n.p. n.d.


Proclamation of the Gospel of Beauty, n.p. n.d.


Four illustrations: The Village Improvement Parade, sections 1-4, n.p. 1910.

Box 1

The Village Magazine. Springfield, Illinois. ca. 1911.

Physical Description: 1 item. 29 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Inscription, in ink, inside front cover: To Wilhelm Miller:-with all good wishes. This being my last battered copy of the model for a village magazine... the date, in pencil, is October 16, 1913. Contains holograph remarks about some of the poems; also, on outside front cover, notes in ink, pencil state: By N.V. Lindsay...Reviewed in Current Literature for March 1911...Only one number ever issued.
Box 1

General William Booth Enters into Heaven and Other Poems.... New York: Mithchell Kennerley. 1913.

Physical Description: 19.5 cm. Red boards.

Scope and Content Note

Picture of Lindsay is pasted inside front cover. Inscription in holograph: Mary Rogers Miller, from W.M., December 25, 1913.
Box 1

The Art of the Moving Picture. New York: the Macmillan Company.

Physical Description: 19 cm. Buff-green-black boards.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a long dedication to my dear Miller...Vachel, January 5, 1915, Springfield, Illinois. Also: author's extensive underlinings and margin notations throughout, as well as a clipped article, Better 'Movies' for Children, by E. Leslie Gilliams.