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Finding Aid for the Vachel Lindsay Papers, 1910-1929
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vachel Lindsay Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1929
    Collection number: 754
    Creator: Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) was a highly successful poet on recital tours, especially from 1914-1920. His Collected Poems appeared in 1923. The collection consists of letters of Lindsay to Wilhelm Miller and family, manuscripts, scrapbooks, ephemera, and presentation copies of books by Lindsay. There are also ephemera and newspaper clippings by or relating to Lindsay.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mary Rogers Miller, 1962.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vachel Lindsay Papers (Collection 754). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born on November 10, 1879 in Springfield, Illinois; attended Hiram College for three years, then studied art in New York with Robert Henri; walked from Illinois to New Mexico, reading his poems in exchange for food and lodging; in 1913 his poem, General William Booth Enters into Heaven, appeared in Harriet Monroe's magazine, Poetry; other poems include The Congo (1914), Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (1914), The Santa Fe Trail (1914), The Chinese Nightingale (1917), Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan (1920), The Golden Age of Springfield (1920), The Flower-Fed Buffaloes (1926), and Johnny Appleseed (1928); was highly successful on recital tours, especially from 1914-1920; his Collected Poems appeared in 1923; he died on December 5, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters of Lindsay to Wilhelm Miller and family, manuscripts, scrapbooks, ephemera, and presentation copies of books by Lindsay. Includes a presentation copy to the Wilhelm Millers of The Village Magazine (March 1911, the only number ever issued) with holograph annotations, a copy of Vision (Spring 1912) containing Lindsay's article, The New Localism, with his illustrations and several holograph and typescript poems on the other pages. Also contains a presentation copy of his Rhymes to be Traded for Bread, and his copy of The Art of the Moving Picture (1915), with copious annotations and corrections. There are also ephemera and newspaper clippings by or relating to Lindsay.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931--Archives.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.