Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936

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American journalist.

From the description of Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904650

American journalist & editor.

From the description of Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817346

Discussion of the corruption in the city at the turn of the twentieth century.

From the description of Pittsburgh: a city ashamed 1903 [manuscript] (Historical Society of W Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 317072434

Journalist.

From the description of Papers, 1863-1936. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122575446

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) was an American journalist - a leading writer among the "muckrakers" of early 20th century - as well as a lecturer, political philosopher, and reformer.

Steffens, the son of a wealthy businessman, was born in San Francisco, and grew up primarily in Sacramento, California. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1889, and continued his studies in Europe afterwards.

Upon retuning to the United States in 1892, Steffens began working in the newspaper industry in New York City. in 1903, he became editor of McClure's Magazine, where he published a series of articles on corruption in American cities, later published as as a collection in the The Shame of Cities in 1904. This was followed by an investigation into state politicians in The Struggle for Self-Government in 1906.

Steffens continued in journalism until approximately 1910, when he became interested in the revolution in Mexico. He traveled to Mexico to report on the revolution, and later also traveled to Russia shortly after its revolution. In the 1920s, he moved to Europe, and began working on his autobiography, which was highly successful upon its publication in 1931.

Steffens died in Carmel, California, in 1936.

From the guide to the Lincoln Steffens Papers, 1863-1936., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

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creatorOf Kellock, Harold, 1879-1953. Harold Kellock letter, 1918, to Lincoln Steffens. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Benjamin R. Tucker papers, 1860s-1970s, 1870s-1930s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Yager, Arthur, 1858-1941. Arthur Yager Papers, 1913-1921. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Steffens family. Steffens family papers, 1866-1927. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Andrews, Avery Delano, 1864-1959. Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers, 18-- - 19--. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Letter, 1931 July 5, Carmel, Calif., to Perry Walton, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. Papers of C. E. S. Wood (Addenda), 1897-1970 (bulk 1912-1940). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Reed, John, 1887-1920. Letters to Lincoln Steffens, 1909-1911. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Bakeless, John, 1894-1978. Typescripts collection, ca. 1930s- New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wheelwright, Jane Hollister. Jane Hollister Wheelwright correspondence with Justin Kaplan concerning her uncle, Lincoln Steffens, 1966-1971. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Hall, Bolton, 1854-1938. Bolton Hall papers, ca. 1891-1938. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Middleton, George, 1880-1967. George Middleton papers, 1872-1970 (bulk 1911-1958). Library of Congress
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Lincoln Steffens papers from various Bancroft Library collections [microform]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Donald Ogden Stewart and Ella Winter papers, ca. 1839-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957. Papers, 1890-1965. Indiana University
referencedIn La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. Robert M. La Follette Sr. papers, 1879-1910, 1922-1924. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Johan Hagemeyer Photograph Collection, circa 1908-circa 1955 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Roe, Gwyneth King, 1868-1968. Papers, 1880-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Scripps, E. W. (Edward Willis), 1854-1926. E.W. Scripps Papers, 1868-1926. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933. Papers, 1905-1933. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, Bulk, 1913-1933, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Lincoln Steffens letters : ALS, 1925-1932. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Bradford, Gamaliel, 1831-1911. Papers, 1869-1911. Library of Congress
referencedIn William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn George Middleton Papers, 1872-1970, (bulk 1911-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982, bulk 1920s-1930s The Huntington Library
referencedIn Brooks, John Graham, 1846-1938. Papers, 1845-1938 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Autograph letter signed : Croton, N.Y., to Harry Hansen, [no year] Apr. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944. Records, 1899-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1873-1934 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943. Ben B. Lindsey papers, 1838-1957 (bulk 1890-1943). Library of Congress
referencedIn Weinberger, Harry, 1888-. Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Herfurth, Theodore, 1872-1950. Papers, 1894-1950. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929. Papers, 1862-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Darcy, Samuel, 1905-. Papers, 1924-1985 (bulk 1930-1945). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007 (inclusive), 1885-1938 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Brand Whitlock Papers, circa 1890-1934 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Portraits of University of California individuals and groups, ca. 1850-[ongoing] The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
creatorOf Boyden, Albert Augustus, b. 1875. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1897-1924. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kelly, Edmond, 1851-1909. Letter 1908 May 6, [New York City] [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Edmond Kelly. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Fink, Augusta. Augusta Fink photograph collection [Picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Harold Kellock letter to Lincoln Steffens, 1918 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Letters, to Agnes Inglis, 1928-1934. University of Michigan
referencedIn Ben Trynin correspondence, 1932-1936 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Alice M. Rose Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League collection, 1900-1943 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Photographs from the Hollister Collection [graphic], ca. 1855-ca. 1959 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Gale, Harlow Stearns, 1862-1945. Harlow Stearns Gale papers, 1885-1939. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Martin, Anne, 1875-1951. Anne Henrietta Martin papers, 1892-1951. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Harlow Stearns Gale papers, 1889-1939 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Papers, 1863-1936. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Papers: 1873-1993 (inclusive), 1899-1961 (bulk). John F Kennedy Presidential Library
referencedIn Biography: Melvyn Douglas, 1972-1980 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
creatorOf Trynin, Ben. Ben Trynin correspondence, 1932-1936. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Chamberlain, George Earle, 1854-1928. George Earle Chamberlain papers, 1900-1908. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Francis J. Heney papers, 1892-1937 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stewart, Donald Ogden, 1894-1980. Donald Ogden Stewart and Ella Winter papers, ca. 1839-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965. Joseph Freeman papers, ca.1920-1965. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lincoln Steffens Papers, 1863-1936. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Ella Winter Papers, 1913-1978. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn La Follette family papers, 1844-1973. Library of Congress
referencedIn La Follette, Belle Case, 1859-1931. La Follette family papers, 1781-1988 (bulk 1910-1953). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Augusta Fink Photograph Collection, 1887-1989 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf Reed, John, 1887-1920. John Reed papers, 1903-1967 (inclusive), 1910-1920 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Rose, Alice M. Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League collection, 1900-43. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George Earle Chamberlain papers, 1900-1928 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Ginzburg, Ralph. Papers, 1848-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Weyl, Walter E. (Walter Edward), 1873-1919. Walter E. Weyl papers, 1862-1956 (bulk 1911-1919). Rutgers University
referencedIn Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. Papers, 1904-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Hall, Bolton, 1854-1938. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1905-1940, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Dorfman, Joseph, 1904-1991. Papers, 1890-1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1914-1936. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Whitlock, Brand, 1869-1934. Brand Whitlock papers, circa 1890-1934. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bolton Hall papers, ca. 1891-1938 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Williams, Elmer Lynn, 1874-1947. Elmer Lynn Williams papers, 1891-1967. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf University of California (System). Academic Senate. Northern Section. Papers relating to Lincoln Steffens as a student at the University of California, 1886-1888. The California Digital Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "GROUP" folder 1942-1991. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1883-1970. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Rose Pastor Stokes Papers, 1905-1933 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Winter, Ella. Papers, 1913-1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hadden, Anne,. Anne Hadden collection of letters from American authors, 1869-1935. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jeffers, Una, 1884 or 5-1950. Letters to Cortlandt Schoonover [manuscript], 1938 January 11 to December 10. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cabot, Ella Lyman. Papers, 1855-1934 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Robert H. Davis Papers, 1905-1935 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946. Ray Stannard Baker papers, 1836-1947 (bulk 1907-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Heney, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1859-1937. Francis J. Heney papers, 1892-1937. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. William C. Bullitt papers, 1813-1998 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952. Papers of Jo Davidson, 1906-1952. Library of Congress
referencedIn La Follette family papers (continuation record), 1781-1988 (bulk 1910-1953). Library of Congress
referencedIn Anne Hadden Collection, 1869-1935 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : GROUP folder 1883-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn LaFollette Family Papers, 1781-1988, (bulk 1900-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "S" [surname] folder 1905-1998. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Bentley mss. II, 1890-1965 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Papers of Lincoln Steffens [manuscript], ca. 1910. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stewart, Donald Ogden, 1894-. Donald Ogden Stewart and Ella Winter papers, ca. 1839-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jo Davidson Papers, 1906-1952 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Granville Hicks Papers, 1906-1980 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. "Muck-raker" magazine articles. The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
referencedIn Kent, William, 1864-1928. William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Automobile Club of Southern California,. Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Lincoln Steffens letter to Louis Oneal : concerning the arrest of Caroline Decker as an organizer of migratory labor : typescript, : ALS, 1934 July 27. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. Papers of C. E. S. Wood, 1829-1980 (bulk 1870-1940). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007, 1885-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931-1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Kent, William, 1864-1928. William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ray Stannard Baker Papers, 1836-1947, (bulk 1907-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1805-1938, 1900-1938 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Steffens, Joseph Lincoln, 1866-1936. Pittsburgh: a city ashamed 1903 [manuscript] Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
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associatedWith Hadden, Anne. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
California
United States
Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
United States
Subject
Journalism
Politicians
Literature
Migrate--Labor
Occupation
Journalists
Function

Person

Birth 1866-04-06

Death 1936-08-09

Americans

English

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