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Sadakichi Hartmann papers
MS 068  
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Description
Sadakichi Hartmann (1867-1944) was a writer, poet, dramatist, and critic during the early 20th century. Hartmann was an important figure in early modernism and had a diverse social circle that included Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, and John Barrymore. This collection includes Hartmann's published works, unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, pastels, paintings, and diaries.
Background
"The clapboard shanty known as "Catclaw Siding" is gone now, torn down many years ago, but in the summer of 1954 it stood on the desert flats of Morongo Indian Reservation, paint mostly worn away, wind rushing through its broken windowpanes. I was then a newspaper reporter, pursuing a story, and I badly wanted into the shack to see what secrets it contained. Ten years before it had been the last home of Sadakichi Hartmann (1867-1944), an almost forgotten American literary figure from the Mauve Decade. I studied the shack, carefully jotting down descriptive notes for my story. Then I walked away from it and knocked on the door of a nearby adobe house. The door was opened by a hauntingly beautiful woman with coal-black hair framing an olive-hued face.
Extent
84.0 linear feet (108 document boxes, multiple containers)
Restrictions
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Availability
This collection is open for research.