Sherwood Anderson papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1872–1992
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

54.7 linear feet (121 boxes and 3 oversize boxes) consisting of the works, correspondence, and papers of novelist and poet Sherwood Anderson. Correspondents include Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and Reds [Helen Torr] Dove, and Alfred Stieglitz among others. The collection includes Tennessee Mitchell Anderson’s unfinished biography from about 1928 (111 pages) and letters from her to Bernadine Szold Fritz and Sherwood Anderson about art matters, some written from the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H. In addition, the collection includes original artwork or images of artworks by Tennessee Mitchell Anderson, Sherwood Anderson, Karl Anderson, J. J. Lankes, Wharton Esherick, and others.

Biographical Historical Note

Sherwood Anderson was an American novelist and short story writer.