Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975.

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Sigmund, Jay G., 1885-1937. Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975.

Papers of Jay Sigmund, 1911-1975.

The papers of Jay Sigmund are made up of subject files documenting his literary career. There are early drafts of his published and unpublished plays and poetry. A draft of his unpublished novel is also included. There is correspondence from: Sherwood Anderson, Marcus Bach, Edmund Blunden, W.R. Boyd, William Braithwaite, Johnson Brigham, Witter Bynner, G.R. Elliston, Don Farran, Arthur Davison Ficke, Charles J. Finger, Norman Foerster, John T. Frederick, James Norman Hall, John Hammill, Harry Hansen, Robinson Jeffers, Raymond Kresensky, Alfred Kreymborg. Also William Ellery Leonard, Verne Marshall, H.L. Mencken, Frank Luther Mott, Lewis Mumford, Edward J. O'Brien, Julia Peterkin, Edwin Ford Piper, Herbert Quick, Opie Read, Edward Rowan, George Russell, Carl Sandburg, Lew Sarett, Wilbur Schramm, Betty Smith, Henry Justin Smith, George Sterling, Jesse Stuart, Ruth Suckow, Louis Untermeyer, and Carl Van Vechten.

4 linear ft. (4 boxes)

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Russell, George William, 1867-1935

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