Norman Foerster papers, ca.1900-1949.

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Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, ca.1900-1949.

Norman Foerster papers, ca.1900-1949.

Letters and literary manuscripts from poets and political and scientific figures whose writings were to be published in anthologies edited by Foerster. Some letters pertain to the creative writing program at the University of Iowa. Correspondents include Stephen Vincent Bénet, T. S. Eliot, Paul Engle, Robert Frost, and Paul Green. Includes photographs of John Burroughs, Floyd Dell, G.K. Kittredge, and Vilhjalmur Stefansson.

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