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Ernest W. Collins papers, 1939-1974
BANC MSS 75/103 c oversize folder; BANC MSS 75/103 c CARTON 1; BANC MSS 75/103 c CARTON 2; BANC MSS 75/103 c CARTON 3; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Ernest W. Collins papers, 1939-1974

Creator/Contributor:

Collins, Ernest W., creator

Abstract:

The papers contain correspondence with family and friends, as well as drafts and published versions of his poetry, much of which focuses on patriotic themes.

Subject:

Poets, American -- 20th century

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Ernest Wade Collins was born in Muncie, Indiana, in 1889. After serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in France during World War I Collins moved to California. He worked as a telegrapher for the Southern Pacific Company until his retirement in 1946. His avocations included studying the classics and California history, and writing poetry. He left his estate to the University of California to fund scholarships for the Educational Opportunities Program. Collins died in 1975.
In English.

Type:

Poems.
Manuscripts for publication.
Clippings.

Physical Description:

3 cartons and 1 oversize folder (3.75 linear feet).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 75/103 c oversize folder
BANC MSS 75/103 c CARTON 1
BANC MSS 75/103 c CARTON 2
BANC MSS 75/103 c CARTON 3
BANC MSS 75/103 c
BANC MSS 75/103 c

Origin:

United States

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.