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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1893

Eric Schroeder papers


Letters and compositions of the American writer Eric Schroeder.


  • Creation: 1948-1969

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains letters to Schroeder from his friends Lincoln Kirstein and Ivor Armstrong Richards; and manuscripts, mostly poems, by Kirstein, Richards and others. The letters discuss writing projects as well as personal matters. Also includes ephemera relating to plays by Richards performed at Harvard with Schroeder and Richards in the cast.

Biographical / Historical

Schroeder, an English-born author, was the Keeper of Islamic Art at the Fogg Museum at Harvard University.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Manuscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*73M-41. Gift of Mrs. Eric Schroeder, 9 Follen Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1973.

Schroeder, Eric, 1904-. Eric Schroeder papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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