Horace Spencer Fiske papers

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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

3 linear feet (3 boxes) of material consisting of correspondence, mainly thank-you notes from people who received copies of Fiske's poetry books, as well as copies of outgoing letters from the years 1919–1923, most of which concern Fiske's editorial jobs at the University, and drafts and printed copies of some of Fiske's writings, and scrapbooks containing clippings about the University of Chicago from 1912 to 1921. Correspondents include Daniel Chester French, John T. McCutcheon, and Lorado Taft.

Biographical Historical Note

Horace Spencer Fiske was a poet and editor who spent much of his career working for the University of Chicago.