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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1578-1578.3

Alan Seeger papers

Papers of American poet Alan Seeger.

Dates

  • 1907-1937

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Contains unpublished and published poems; a war journal, 1915, written as a dispatch from France; other prose writings; student papers; letters and postcards by Seeger, mostly to his family, especially his mother, while he was in France; and three scrapbooks about Seeger containing letters by others mainly to his parents; poems by others about Seeger; photographs; citations; clippings; and other printed material.

Biographical / Historical

Seeger was an American poet. He volunteered with the French Foreign Legion and died in World War I.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. I. bMS Am 1578: Miscellaneous poems
  2. II. bMS Am 1578.1: Miscellaneous prose
  3. III. bMS Am 1578.2: Letters to various persons
  4. IV. bMS Am 1578.3: Scrapbooks concerning Seeger

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-36-39. Bequest of Mr. T. E. Hanley; received: 1959.

2009M-32. Purchased from Serendipity Books with funds from the Jacob Blanck Book Fund; received: 2009.
Title
Seeger, Alan, 1888-1916. Alan Seeger papers, 1907-1937: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01256

Repository Details

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