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American poetry -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Enos B. Heiney collection

 Collection — Folder S1945
Identifier: S1945
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from Benjamin S. Parker to Enos Heiney in New Castle, Indiana ranging from 1898-1911 regarding the publication of "Poets and Poetry of Indiana."
Dates: 1898-1911

Ethel Arnold Tilden letters

 Collection — Folder S217
Identifier: S0217
Scope and Contents This collection includes one typed, signed letter and one autographed, signed letter from Ethel Arnold Tilden in Greencastle, Indiana regarding poems she has written and information she requested from the library.
Dates: 1933 May; undated

Folklore collection

 Collection — Folder S1543
Identifier: S1543
Scope and Contents This collection includes various articles about Indiana folklore, beginning with a 10-page manuscript on folk music and ballads, compiled by Herbert Halpert, editor of "Hoosier Folklore," Paul G. Brewster, author of "Ballads and Songs of Indiana," and the Writers Program of the WPA. In a small envelope, there are three poems written by Virginia Scott Miner of Kansas City, Missouri: (1) Chief Pokagon; (2) Heaven is an Orchard; and (3) Indiana Names. A three-page ballad entiled "Martha Hopkins"...
Dates: 1925-1941

Frank Carleton Nelson correspondence

 Collection — Folder S844
Identifier: S0844
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed, signed letter from Frank Carleton Nelson in Auburn, Indiana on 1927/08/17 regarding the publication of his most recent book of poetry.
Dates: 1927/08/19

House fly collection

 Collection — Folder S1537
Identifier: S1537
Scope and Contents Only two small pieces of paper are in this collection. The undated paper states: "No flies mean a clean city. Cleanliness means efficiency, better homes, better schoools, better humanity, less sickness. Swat the fly." On the other side of that paper is: "Swat The Fly Week, April 28 to May 3."The second paper is entltled "Journal of a Female House Fly," starting with its going into winter quarters on November 2, 1918, and coming out of winter quarters on April 20, 1919. Eight more...
Dates: 1919

James Whitcomb Riley collection

Identifier: L135
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, postcards, handwritten poems and printed copies, and a calling card from James Whitcomb Riley in Indiana, including a scrapbook of letters from Riley to Kentucky author Madison Cawein, as well as other materials such as clippings, postcards, biographies, regarding Riley, ranging from 1876 to 1947 and undated.

There are also broadsides and printed portraits of Riley, ranging from 1900 to 1947 and undated (OBD038).
Dates: 1876-1947

Jeannette Vaughn Konley letter

 Collection — Folder S1328
Identifier: S1328
Scope and Contents On Sunday, October 25, 1958, Jeannette Vaughn Konley wrote a ten-page letter to her friend, Margarette Ball Dickson. Jeannette mentions various newspapers which reported her being named Poet Laureate of Indiana. She is pleased that the honor is "bestowed by fellow poets and is no mere accolade of royalty with [?] such as that which caused Robert Browning to write of William Wordsworth: 'Just for a handful of silver he left us, just for a riband to stick in his coat.'" She continues to discuss...
Dates: 1958

Julia L. Dumont Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder S527
Identifier: S0527
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper articles, death notices, printed and autographed poems, and autographed, signed letters from various authors in Indiana, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and other locations ranging from 1829-1926 regarding legal cases, speeches, family matters, obituaries and celebrations of war heroes.
Dates: 1829-1926, undated

June Winona Snyder collection

 Collection — Folder S1218
Identifier: S1218
Scope and Contents This is an eight-page typed speech by June Winona Snyder given to the Indiana Poetry Federation on October 9, 1943. She mentions holding a convention during World War II in the face of "gas shortages, traveling limitations, long hours at war work." Ms. Snyder gives advice to poetry writers. On page 7, she wrote: "Do not be disturbed if someone criticizes you for spending your time writing poetry in these war times. You are doing a very patriotic duty when you strive to keep your vision clear so...
Dates: 1943

Katherine Ballard collection

Identifier: L007
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters, poems, receipts, invitations, and legal documents from Katherine Ballard in Indiana ranging from 1827 to 1930. Correspondents include family members, including her son who is part of the 158th Indiana Regiment during the Spanish-American War (1898), as well as various families from Montgomery County.
Dates: 1827-1930