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Finding Aid for the Haniel Long papers, 1900-1956
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Haniel Long papers
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1956
    Collection number: 672
    Creator: Long, Haniel, 1888-1956
    Extent: 63 boxes (31.5 linear ft.) 7 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Haniel Clark Long, 1953.
    • Gift of Anton V. Long, 1957-1989.
    • Estate of Anton V. Long, bequest, 1990.
    Gift of Haniel Long, ca. 1953-1954. Following Haniel Long's death, numerous additions were given by Anton (Tony) V. Long throughout the rest of his life. After Tony Long's death in 1990, his wife Helen continued to send additions to the collection. Additions have also been made by friends of Haniel and Alice Long and Tony Long, including gifts from Peggy Pond Church, Walter Leuba, Hester Jones and many others.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Brooke Whiting, 18 December 1957. Revised by Tine Brouwer, 15 January 1971; Wayne Ruwet, 15 September 1976; Charlotte Payne, 1 June 1980; Lilace Hatayama, 1 June 1980; and Dydia DeLyser, 5 December 1988; Lilace Hatayama, 1999, 10/30/2002, 3/5/2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Haniel Long papers (Collection 672). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221035 


    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection comprehensively documents the life of poet and author Haniel Long, beginning with his schooling at Philips-Exeter Academy and Harvard, his teaching at Carnegie Institute of Technology and his eventual move to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he spent the rest of his life. The papers include manuscripts of Long’s prose and poetry, extracts from his journals and notebooks, some correspondence, clippings, photographs, some books from his library, copies of the Santa Fe New Mexican and New Mexico Sentinel (Long was literary editor and contributor) and documents relating to family history. While Long maintained steady correspondences with a number of people, his son, Tony Long, indicated that Long destroyed much of his correspondence before his death in 1956. Long also asked his friend, Dorothy Chauvenet, to burn the bulk of his journals shortly before his death. Much of the material in this collection covers the period 1908-1956 in Haniel Long’s life. Through his friendship with UCLA Librarian and author Lawrence Clark Powell, Long began sending his books, manuscripts and other papers to UCLA before his death. Tony Long continued to give numerous gifts over the years, including books from Haniel Long’s personal library, articles and reminiscences about Haniel Long, correspondence from family and friends and his own files created when he devoted much of his energy to preserving his father’s literary legacy.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following series: Writings, correspondence, journals and notebooks, personal material (including photographs, letters, scrapbooks) of Haniel Long, books from the libraries of Haniel Long and Tony Long, subject and correspondence files of Tony Long, water color sketches by Alice Long, writings and personal material of Alice Long.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Long, Haniel, 1888-1956--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets, American--Archival resources.



    The index for the Haniel Long collection has not updated beyond box 35 (1983 additions).
    Adams, George Matthew, 1878- :
    Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963: Box 11
    Burke, Kenneth, 1897- : Box 3 folder 16
    Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968:
    Caldwell, Erskine, 1903- : Box 27 folder 14
    Cate, Garth, 1883- :
    Cather, Willa, 1873-1947: Box 3 folder 11
    Church, Peggy Pond, 1903- :
    Dahlberg, Edward, 1900- : Box 27 folder 13
    Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939: Box 3 folder 14
    Fadiman, Clifton, 1904- :
    Fergusson, Erna, 1888-1964: Box 4
    Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1951:
    Frost, Robert, 1874-1963: Box 3 folder 14
    Heard, Gerald, 1889-1971: Box 2 folder 7
    Lindbergh, Anne (Morrow), 1906- :
    Masters, Edgar Lee, 1869-1950: Box 3 folder 1, 11
    Miller, Henry, 1891-1980: Box 7 folder 2
    O'Neill, Rose Cecil, 1874- :
    Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906- : Box 32 folder 4
    Roosevelt, Mrs. Eleanor (Roosevelt), 1884-1962: Box 7 folder 5
    Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967: Box 3 folder 1, 11
    Santayana, George, 1863-1952: Box 14 folder 8
    Sarton, May, 1912- :
    Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881- :
    Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974: Box 7 folder 6
    Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974: Box 7 folder 6
    Toksvig, Signe, 1891- : Box 7 folder 2
    Untermeyer, Louis, 1885- : Box 7 folder 6