Vachel Lindsay papers

Collection ID:
Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931
Physical Description:
3 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A large printed poster designed and signed by Lindsay, 1926; a souvenir program of poems entitled "The Village Improvement Parade," October 13, 1930, also signed by Lindsay and his wife, Elisabeth; a printed poem entitled "The Virginians are Coming Again," 1928.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Poet, graphic artist and troubadour, performing his own poetry for the public. Attended Hiram College in Ohio, Chicago Art Institute, and the New York School of Art under William Merritt Chase and later devoted time to lecturing at colleges, universities and clubs throughout England and America. His best known poems are "The Congo" and "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight."

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3091 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance unknown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Vachel Lindsay papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
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