Lindsay-Wakefield family additional papers
Family papers of the American poet, Vachel Lindsay.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent1 linear feet (3 boxes)
Includes correspondence of Vachel Lindsay's family and friends, especially his wife Elizabeth Conner Lindsay. Some letters relate to Eleanor Ruggles' work on her biography, The west-going heart; a life of Vachel Lindsay. Correspondents include: Joy Lindsay Blair, Eleanor Ruggles, Olive Lindsay Wakefield, Paul Wakefield, Catharine Wakefield Ward, Susan Wilcox, and Elizabeth Mann Wills. Also includes clippings, drawings, photographs, printed materials,
Biographical / Historical
Lindsay was an American poet.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Correspondence
- II. Compositions
- II. Printed material and photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
95M-63. Manuscripts presented by: Mrs. Catharine Wakefield Ward, 1506 Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 19436; received 1996 January 2 - July 25, with later small additions.
2001M-4. Manuscripts presented by: Mrs. Catharine Wakefield Ward, 1506 Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania 19436; received 2001 2 July.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt, with the assistance of Catharine Wakefield Ward.
- Lindsay family. Lindsay-Wakefield family additional papers, 1909-1995: Guide.
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