Vachel Lindsay Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents
The Vachel Lindsay collection is organized into seven series: Biographical, Publications (with Books, Article and Poetry sub-series), Correspondence, Manuscript Material (with Poems sub-series), Lectures, Secondary, and Photographs. The bulk of the collection is located in the published and manuscript poetry series. Several clippings in Secondary also highlight Lindsay's activities. Many items carry inscriptions from Lindsay to Sarah K. Smith, a friend and fellow School of the Art Institute student. Early editions of Lindsay's published volumes also contain inscriptions to Smith. Several pieces of correspondence between Lindsay and Smith are also found in the collection. The collection also contains several over-sized drawings of Lindsay's.
- Created: 1908-1991
- Other: Majority of material found in 1923-1929
- Lindsay, Vachel (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no specific restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.
0.42 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.
Source of Acquisition
Many items are inscribed or addressed to Sarah K. Smith, was an alumna of Wheaton and Art faculty (1905-07).
Method of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
The collection contains manuscript, published and secondary material highlighting the literary career of Nicholas Vachel Lindsay.
- Vachel Lindsay Collection
- Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Roman Script