Vachel Lindsay papers, 1926-1930

Lindsay, Vachel, b. 1879 d. 1931
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 3 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: A large printed poster designed and signed by Lindsay, 1926; a souvenir program of poems entitled "The Village Improvement Parade," October 13, 1930, also signed by Lindsay and his wife, Elisabeth; a printed poem entitled "The Virginians are Coming Again," 1928.

Biographical/Historical Note: Poet, graphic artist and troubadour, performing his own poetry for the public. Attended Hiram College in Ohio, Chicago Art Institute, and the New York School of Art under William Merritt Chase and later devoted time to lecturing at colleges, universities and clubs throughout England and America. His best known poems are "The Congo" and "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight."

Provenance unknown.

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