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MS Am 1578-1578.3

Seeger, Alan, 1888-1916. Alan Seeger papers, 1907-1937: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1578-1578.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Seeger, Alan, 1888-1916.
Title: Alan Seeger papers,
Date(s): 1907-1937.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American poet Alan Seeger.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

59M-36-39. Bequest of Mr. T. E. Hanley; received: 1959.
2009M-32. Purchased from Serendipity Books with funds from the Jacob Blanck Book Fund; received: 2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alan Seeger Papers, 1907-1937 (MS Am 1578-1578.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Seeger was an American poet. He volunteered with the French Foreign Legion and died in World War I.


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Scope and Contents

Contains unpublished and published poems; a war journal, 1915, written as a dispatch from France; other prose writings; student papers; letters and postcards by Seeger, mostly to his family, especially his mother, while he was in France; and three scrapbooks about Seeger containing letters by others mainly to his parents; poems by others about Seeger; photographs; citations; clippings; and other printed material.

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