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Finding aid for the Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters 0139
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  • Related Archival Materials
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  • Title: Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters
    Collection number: 0139
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1935
    Abstract: Book reviews, journal and newspaper (originals and photostats) by and about Edgar Lee Masters, and an extensive type- and handwritten bibliography of Morse's holdings on on Masters, author of the Spoon River Anthology. Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean Exploration Company, and Braden Copper Company. After retiring, Morse devoted much of this time to the collection of Americana.
    creator: Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950
    creator: Morse, Willard S. (Willard Samuel), 1856-1935

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Scope and Content

    Book reviews, journal and newspaper (originals and photostats) by and about Edgar Lee Masters, and an extensive type- and handwritten bibliography of Morse's holdings on on Masters.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters, Collection no. 0139, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Related Archival Materials

    See also:
    Willard Morse collection on Ambrose Bierce, Collection no. 0136 Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells, Collection no. 0137 Willard Morse collection on Sinclair Lewis, Collection no. 0138 Willard Morse collection on Thomas Nelson Page, Collection no. 0140 Willard Morse collection on Vincent Starrett, Collection no. 0141 Willard Morse collection on Henry Van Dyke, Collection no. 0142
    Willard S. Morse Collection of Material About Bret Harte (Collection 1019). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biographical note

    Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean Exploration Company, and Braden Copper Company. After retiring, Morse devoted much of this time to the collection of Americana. He died on October 4, 1935 in Santa Monica, California.

    Biographical note

    Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868–March 5, 1950) was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He was the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain: A Portrait, Lincoln: The Man, and Illinois Poems. Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 -- Archives
    Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 -- Bibliography
    Morse, Willard S. (Willard Samuel), 1856-1935 -- Archives
    American literature--19th century--Archival resources
    American literature--20th century--Archival resources
    Authors, American--19th century--Archival resources
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
    Bibliographies
    Clippings