Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

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Birth 1878-01-06
Death 1967-07-22
Americans
English

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Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American author, editor and poet. He won three Pulitzer prizes, two for his poetry and the third for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.

From the guide to the Carl Sandburg Collection, 1924-1954, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

American poet, novelist and historian, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Abraham Lincoln: the War Years and the other for The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg .

From the guide to the Carl Sandburg Papers (MS 58), 1919-1939, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

American poet, novelist and historian, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for "Abraham Lincoln: the War Years" and the other for "The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg."

From the description of Carl Sandburg papers (MS 58), 1919-1939. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 223278492

Sandburg was poet, novelist, folk singer and wrote a major biography of Abraham Lincoln. James Alan Jenkins, 1903-1971 (AC 1924) was pastor of the First Congreational Church, Elkhart, Ind. (1936); Galesburg (Ill.) Congregational Church (1943-1953); First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, Mich. (1953-1971). He formed a friendship with Carl Sandburg, wrote on Sandburg and served on the board of directors of the Carl Sandburg Association. Sandburg and Jenkins were mutual friends of Thomas Irwin Starr, another Lincoln biographer and collector of Lincolniana.

From the description of Carl Sandburg collection of Alan Jenkins, ca. 1938-ca. 1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53378295

Writer and poet born in Galesburg, Illinois. Maintained a life long friendship with Alfred Harcourt, founder of Harcourt Brace & Co., and his wife Ellen Knowles Harcourt.

From the description of Letters, 1922-1960. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54484886

American poet.

From the description of Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807768

From the description of Letters of Carl Sandburg [manuscript] 1951-1952. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940482

From the description of Typed letters signed (2) : [n.p.], to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1920 June 3 and 1923 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875007

Carl Sandburg (1876-1967), poet and biographer.

From the description of Sandburg-Page papers, 1924-1947 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131654

Author and poet.

From the description of Carl Sandburg papers, 1929-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980376

Carl Sandburg was born to immigrant parents in Illinois. Leaving school after the eighth grade, he worked a succession of odd jobs, and spent time as a hobo before volunteering to fight in the Spanish-American War. He attended college for free as a veteran, never taking a degree, but developing an interest in writing poetry. He found success as a poet and journalist in Chicago. The elemental power of his poetry, his unique, free-verse style, and his populist subject matter made him popular with America's masses as well as critics, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1951. He also wrote the popular Rootabaga Stories, two epic Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Abraham Lincoln, and children's stories; later in life, he toured as a folk-singer, distinguishing himself as a musician as he had as a poet, journalist, author, biographer, and historian.

From the description of Carl Sandburg letters and postal card to Anita P. Forbes, 1920-1923. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70669976

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American poet and author.

From the guide to the Carl Sandburg Tributes, 1951-1952, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

American poet and writer from Galesburg, Illinois who wrote Lincoln biographies, The Prairie Years and The War Years.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1957. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54484885

The Carl Sandburg-Joseph Halle Schaffner Correspondence documents nearly fifty years of friendship between the two men. Joseph Halle Schaffner was the son of the founding partner of the Chicago clothiers, Hart, Schaffner and Marx, Joseph Schaffner, and his wife, Sarah Halle. The tie between Schaffner and Sandburg was reinforced through marriages. Sandburg's daughter, Helga, married the widower of Schaffner's cousin, Jane Halle.

From the guide to the Sandburg, Carl-Joseph Halle Schaffner. Collection, 1927-1969, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

American author.

From the description of Papers of Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1924-1945. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647976873

From the description of Correspondence, 1930, with Frank Wheatley McDonough [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823383

From the description of Papers of Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1940-1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807805

From the description of Papers of Carl Sandburg [manuscript] 1940-1955. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940461

From the description of [Correspondence] / Carl Sandburg. 1928-1947. (Knox College). WorldCat record id: 7518001

From the description of Papers of Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1929-1935. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824845

Author.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149470

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Subjects:

  • Biography as a literary form
  • Authors--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc
  • Literature--American Poetry
  • Presidents--United States--Biography
  • Biography
  • Baccalaureate addresses--University of North Carolina (1793-1962)
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Anti-war poetry, American
  • Poets, American
  • Authors, American
  • Poets, American--Correspondence--20th century
  • American poetry
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Autographs
  • Poetry--20th century--History and criticism
  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • Poets, American--20th century--Photographs
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Postage stamps--Topics--Jones, Casey, 1863-1900--Commemoratives
  • Spanish--American War, 1898--Personal narratives
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • American literature

Occupations:

  • Performer
  • Authors, American
  • Photographers
  • Poets, American
  • Poets
  • Biographers--United States
  • Authors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Urbana (as recorded)