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Vachel Lindsay papers, 1926-1930

Vachel Lindsay papers, 1926-1930

Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

Poet

Collection Information

Size: 3 items (on partial microfilm reel).

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

Provenance unknown.

Related Materials

Vachel Lindsay papers also at Syracuse University.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3091 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Vachel Lindsay papers, 1926-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.