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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1994

Vachel Lindsay correspondence


Letters, primarily to English professor A. Joseph Armstrong, and other papers of the American writer Vachel Lindsay.


  • 1918-1959

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Includes 113 letters, 1918-1930, from Lindsay to A. Joseph Armstrong, professor of English at Baylor University; together with contracts, schedules, and financial records for Lindsay's recital engagements, 1921-1923, which were organized by Armstrong. Also includes additional correspondence with Armstrong concerning Lindsay.

Biographical / Historical

Lindsay was an American poet.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to A. Joseph Armstrong
  2. II. Letters from A. Joseph Armstrong
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Compositions and papers

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*79M-31. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from W. Thomas Taylor, Postal Box 5343, Austin, Texas, 78763; received: 1980 July 31.

Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931. Vachel Lindsay correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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