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Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

"American Spring Song"

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: ABER MS MISC 23
Scope and Contents Carbon typsescript of one of Anderson's earlier works, first published with other poems under the general title of "Mid-American Songs" in the September 1917 issue of Poetry magazine. The following year it was incorporated in his "Mid-American Chants." Features holograph corrections, signature, and final line of text in Anderson's hand.

Anderson, Sherwood

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18-22
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents Includes letters written by Sherwood Anderson to various recipients, correspondence between Anderson and David Karsner, a carbon typescript of "American Spring Song," typescript monograph "Life, Not Death, Is The Great Adventure," and the typescript monograph "Manifesto."

Karsner correspondence, 1924-1927

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: ABER MS MISC 22
Scope and Contents Primarily contains copies of typescript and holograph letters written between Sherwood Anderson and David Karsner. The copies are stamped "Newberry Library." Also included is one original holograph letter, from Sherwood Anderson to David Karsner. Karsner was author of Debs: His Authorized Life and Letters.

Letters, 1925-1934

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: ABER MS MISC 21
Scope and Contents One holograph letter from Sherwood Anderson to David Karsner, dated March 13, 1925, regarding Karsner's sending Anderson books to write in and personal news. One typescript letter from Anderson to Minna Morse of The Marion Publishing Company in Marion, Virginia, dated November 30, 1932. The letter expresses Anderson's agreement to send Morse his autograph. One holograph letter from Anderson to "Mister Roberts," dated October 29, 1934. The letter is written on...

"Life, Not Death, is the Great Adventure"

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Identifier: ABER MS MISC 24
Scope and Contents Typescript monograph of "Life, Not Death, is the Great Adventure" with accompanying envelope, stating, "Sherwood Anerson had stated many times that 'Life, not death, is the great adventure.' It became his epitaph. In consequence, this typescript is believed to be a self-stylized phrophesized (sic.) eulogy written and typed by Anderson sometime before his death, on March 8, 1941."


 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Identifier: ABER MS MISC 25
Scope and Contents One typescript monograph on tissue paper with six numbered paragraphs and eleven letter-prefixed sub-paragraphs, calling for the expulsion of the ruling castes, and a "temporary dictatorship of the class-conscious workers," as necessary preliminaries to the solution of the "present economic chaos."