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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2064.1

Lindsay-Wakefield family additional papers


Family papers of the American poet, Vachel Lindsay.


  • Creation: 1909-1995

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 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:

  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions
  3. 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.

Related Materials

For related materials see: Lindsay Family Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute.

Processing Information

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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