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Finding Aid for the Haniel Long papers, 1900-1956
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Haniel Clark Long (1888-1956) was a poet who helped found the Writers' Editions Incorporated in Santa Fe, New Mexico (1933). His publications include Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca (1936), The grist (1945), Notes for a new mythology (1926), and Malinche (Dona Marina) (1939). The collection consists of literary manuscripts, journals, notebooks, correspondence, ephemera, and pictures documenting Long's career as a teacher, publisher, and poet.
Poet and essayist Haniel Long was born in 1888 in Rangoon, Burma, to May Clark Long and Samuel Parker Long, Methodist missionaries. The family returned to the United States in 1890 and settled in Pittsburgh, later moving to Duluth, then Minneapolis. Long attended Philips-Exeter Academy, then Harvard University. He graduated in 1910. Long worked as a reporter for the New York Globe and the Commercial Advertiser, before returning to Pittsburgh to teach English at the Carnegie Technology Institute. In 1913 he married Alice Lavinia Knoblauch from Minneapolis. Their son, Anton V. Long, was born in 1913. In 1920, his first book was published, Poems. In 1924 the Long family visited family friend Witter Bynner who had settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico and spent 1924-1925 there. Following his stay in Santa Fe, Long returned to Pittsburgh. Due to ill health, he cut back on teaching and became a part-time faculty member at Carnegie. His second book was published during this time, Notes for a New Mythology (1926). In 1929 the Long family moved to the more therapeutic climate of Santa Fe. Santa Fe proved to be a stimulating environment for Long. With other writers, he formed Writers’ Editions, Inc. in 1933, a cooperative dedicated to publishing works of regional authors. Long published, Atlantides (1933), Pittsburgh Memoranda (1935), Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca (1936), Walt Whitman and the Springs of Courage (1938) and Malinche (1939) through Writers’ Editions. He served as literary editor for “New Mexico Writers Page”, a feature in the New Mexico Sentinel from 1937-1939. Following the demise of Writers’ Editions, Long continued to write and published Piñon Country (1941), French Soldier (1942), Children, Students And A Few Adults (1942), The Grist Mill (1946) and A Letter To St. Augustine After Re-Reading His Confessions (1950). Long’s ill health and that of his wife Alice spurred him to seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic in 1956 in hopes of restoring enough of his health to allow him to continue caring for Alice. While Long was away for treatment in Minneapolis, Alice Long died in a Santa Fe hospital and Long himself died three days later. His last book, Spring Returns, was published posthumously in 1958.
63 boxes (31.5 linear ft.) 7 oversize boxes.
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