Mitchell Dawson papers, 1810-1988.


Mitchell Dawson papers, 1810-1988.

This collection contains correspondence, literary works, research materials and personal papers of Chicago lawyer, poet and author Mitchell Dawson; and materials created by his family and the families of his wife, Rose Hahn Dawson.

39 cubic ft. (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters)


SNAC Resource ID: 8098030

Newberry Library

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