University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Carl Sandburg:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
Title: Carl Sandburg Collection
Dates: 1899-1961, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts of works by the American poet Carl Sandburg, as well as letters written and received by him, and works and correspondence about him by third-parties. Many of the items appear to be originals or copies collected by Chicago bookseller Ralph G. Newman.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3694
Extent: 4 boxes (1.68 linear feet), 4 galley folders (gf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Katherine Noble, 2012

Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Works:

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1.1 Untitled address in support of U. S. anti-Nazi policy, carbon typescript, 5 pages, undated.
Untitled article on Wings for Norway, carbon typescript, 7 pages, undated.
Untitled poem, There is only one man in the world…, printed Christmas card, 1 page, undated.
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1.2 Untitled radio script on Abraham Lincoln, typed and carbon copy manuscript / draft, 16 pages, undated. Seemingly a collaboration with others. Included with this: 4 duplicate pages concluding material and one draft page on Sandburg.
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1.1 Untitled speech on Lincoln, handwritten manuscript / fragment, 1 page, undated.
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1.3 Abraham Lincoln (biographical sketch), signed typescript, 1 page; 3 typescripts, 2 pages each; typescript / notes with handwritten revisions, 2 pages; 5 carbon typescripts, 2 pages each; undated.
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1.1 Address on Election Eve broadcast, mimeo / press release, 2 pages, 4 November 1940. For Democratic National Committee.
Address to Harvard Alumni Association, mimeo / press release, 3 pages, 20 June 1940.
Address to unidentified graduates, carbon typescript / incomplete, 2 pages, 1941.
Address … upon the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary inaugural of Abraham Lincoln, mimeo, 7 pages, 4 March 1961.
America and faith in the people, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, 25 January 1941. For Metropolitan Opera broadcast.
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1.4 Be ready, typescript, 1 page, undated; typescript with handwritten change, 1 page, undated. Written on typescript: Cube and globe.
Ben Thomas, 2 carbon typescripts / copies, 1 page each, undated.
Biographical sketch for Who's Who in America, typescript / copy, 1 page; carbon typescript / copy, 1 page, 1938-1939 edition.
Biographical sketches for Who's Who in America, 2 printed proofs with handwritten additions and changes, 1 page each, 1920-1921 edition and 1924-1925 edition. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Blue sky over Scotland, typescript, 2 pages; 2 carbon typescripts, 2 pages each; undated.
Blurb for Civil War Book Club, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Broadcast about a second presidential term for Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed carbon copy typescript, 2 pages, 4 November 1940.
Broadcast remarks for Chicago Committee to Defend America, 2 carbon typescripts, 5 pages each; 2 mimeos, 2 pages each; 9 September 1941 (broadcast).
Bronze wood, typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
Chicago dynamic, mimeo, 13 pages, 30 October 1957. Attached to this: press release; TN unidentified author Kitty to Ralph G. Newman.
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1.5 Complete poems, advance galleys, 471 pages bound, undated.
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1.6-7 The diary of a public man, page proofs with handwritten corrections, 121 pages; page proofs with handwritten corrections, 120 pages; 1944. Foreword by Carl Sandburg.
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gf 2 The diary of a public man, galley proofs, 41 pages, 1944.
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1.4 Douglas Southall Freeman, 1886-1953, carbon typescript, 2 pages, 1953.
Editorial for Chicago world. 15 clippings attached to larger sheets, 1912. Included with this: signed handwritten note from Sandburg to Ralph Newman, 1912.
Fire logs (poem), handwritten manuscript / photocopy, 1 page, undated.
Frank Lloyd Wright - Carl Sandburg conversation, mimeo / copy of television program, 23 pages, 29 October 1957. For Station WTTW, Chicago.
Frederick Hill Meserve, carbon typescript, 1 page, undated.
From the notebook of Carl Sandburg, galley proof with ANS to unidentified recipient, 1 page, undated.
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gf 3 Home front memo, galley proofs, 92 pages, 1943.
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1.8 Inscription for Victoria Watson Barrett, handwritten manuscript / facsimile, 1 page, 6 January 1943.
Introduction for a catalogue of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, February 1949. Included with this: signed note from Sandburg to Ralph Newman.
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2.1 Introduction to unidentified work, 2 typescripts / photocopies, 6 pages each, undated. Included with this: Photocopies of quotations from The believer's daily treasure to be used as part of this introduction, 21 pages; photocopy of ANS to Carl Haverlin.
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1.8 Introduction to unidentified work, typescript, 9 pages, undated. Expanded version with expansion probably by Carl Haverlin. See his letter to Ralph Newman, 14 February 1957.
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gf 4 Lincoln collector, galley proofs, 90 pages, 1949.
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1.8 The Lincoln reader: an appreciation by Carl Sandburg, printed, 4 pages, circa 1947. Printed for Book of the Month Club members. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Lincoln on pennies, typescript / copy, 1 page, 3 August 1909. Sandburg's first printed piece on Lincoln from Milwaukee Daily News.
Lincoln's post office as revealed in a friend's letter, printed / facsimile, 1 sheet with 4 pages, 1960. Originally appeared in The Dearborn Independent, 20 November 1926. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
The man with the broken fingers throws a shadow, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Marintha Wilming to Robert Winshore, 1 typescript, 2 carbon typescripts, 1 initialed carbon typescript with handwritten emendations; 5 pages each, undated.
Moonlight and maggots, typescript, 2 pages, undated. On verso: ANI, March 1935.
Names, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1955. Reproduced calligraphically by Scroll Studio, signed by Sandburg.
Newspaper columns:
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2.2 On address by the Pope, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On air power, 2 carbon typescripts, 3 pages each, undated.
On anti-Negro feeling, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Billy Mitchel and Eric Johnston, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On book destruction, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Charlie Chaplin, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated. Pages from two different versions.
On Clare E. Hoffman, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On The Council for Democracy, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On "Croakers," 2 carbon typescripts, 2 pages each, undated.
On death and epitaphs, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Declaration of Independence, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Ernest Bevin and Christmas, 2 carbon typescripts, 3 pages each, undated.
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2.3 On fables, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On fight for freedom, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On foreign policy, typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, undated.
On foresight and hindsight, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On freedom of the press, 2 carbon typescripts, 3 pages each, undated.
On George M. Cohan, George Norris, and Hitler, carbon typescript, 4 pages, undated.
On "godless" nations, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On help for Britain, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Hitler and Hess, typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Hitler and Russia, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On holiness, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
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2.4 On Japanese citizens and the war, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On the labor movement, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages, undated.
On Lidice, carbon typescript / incomplete, 1 page, undated.
On Lincoln and religion, carbon typescript, 4 pages, undated.
On Lord Halifax, carbon typescript, 2 pages with handwritten emendations, undated.
On Madame Chiang Kai-shek, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On national unity, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On new ideas, carbon typescript, 1 page, undated.
On news and newspapers, 3 carbon typescripts, two 3 pages, one 2 pages, undated.
On news photographers, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Norway and the Nazis, 2 carbon typescripts, 3 pages and 2 pages, undated.
On opposition to Nazism, typescript, 3 pages; carbon typescript, 3 pages; undated.
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2.5 On people in wartime, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On persons and things of note, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On philosophical attitude, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On post-war feelings, typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On post-war state of man, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On posterity, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On the presidency of the U. S., carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On property claims at Lidice and other topics, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On prospect of war, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On reports about Russia, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On restless minds, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Russian war effort, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On secrecy and public information, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Smith-Connally Act, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On the struggle for Finland, carbon typescript, 2 pages with handwritten emendations, undated.
On U. S. isolationism and Hitler, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
On varied topics, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
On Virginia Woolf, carbon typescript, 2 pages with handwritten emendations, undated.
On war work, carbon typescript, 3 pages with handwritten emendations, March 1942.
On wartime topics, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
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1.8 Note re Albert Hunt charcoal sketch of Lincoln, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Number man, 2 carbon typescripts / copies, 1 page each, undated.
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gf 1 Poems in photography, galley proof with handwritten corrections, 2 pages, undated.
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2.6 Preface for complete poems, handwritten and typed manuscript with extensive handwritten revisions and deletions, 26 pages, 1950.
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1.8 Prologue to The family of man, proof, 1 sheet, undated.
Review of I was a Nazi flier, 1 typescript, 2 carbon typescripts, 3 pages each, undated.
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2.7 Review of The stranger by Lillian Bos Ross, 2 carbon typescripts, 3 pages each, undated. One version includes review of Borland's America Is Americans.
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1.8 Review of Washington is like that by W. M. Kiplinger, carbon typescript, 4 pages, undated.
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2.8 The Sandburg range, page proofs, 471 pages, 1957.
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1.8 Speech at Chicago birthday celebration, mimeo, 6 pages, 6 January 1953.
Speech on the Gettysburg battlefield, typed manuscript / photocopy with handwritten emendations, 5 pages, 19 November 1959.
Statement about American Civil War, signed handwritten manuscript / fair copy, 1 page, undated. Included with this: typed note re the manuscript.
Statement for promotion folder for Storm over the land, 2 handwritten manuscripts / photocopies, 1 page each; 1 carbon typescript / draft, 1 page; undated.
Statement re Fitzpatrick, carbon typescript, 1 page, 12 June 1953.
Take a letter to Dimitri Shostakovitch, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
Tribute to Oliver R. Barrett, printed sheet, 8 March 1950. 3 copies. From scrapbook 1. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Weep not for me, carbon typescript, 3 pages, undated.
What is humanity's greatest need today?, mimeo / press release, 2 pages, 4 May 1939. For America's Town Meeting of the Air.
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2.9 You and your job, printed / photocopy booklet, 32 pages; printed / photocopy, 17 loose leaves; printed / photocopy, 11 variant pages; 1910. Included with these: ALS Les Dunlap to Ralph G. Newman, 22 November no year, bibliographic description.



Letters:

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2.10 Memo / photocopy to unidentified recipient, undated.
ALS to unidentified recipient Al, 5 June no year.
ALS "Jesse James" to unidentified recipient "Annie Oakley," undated. Possibly to Alice MacFarland. Removed from M1629 S213 A5 copy 1 HRC SAN.
ALS to unidentified recipient Carol, undated.
TL / photocopy to unidentified recipient Lee, 1 December 1933.
TL / photocopy to Beveridge, 2 September 1925.
TLS to Brandt, James A., 19 May 1944.
TccL to Bridges, D. W., undated.
FL to California voters re Will Rogers, Jr., 2 July 1943. Added to this: note by Jake Zeitlin.
TccL to Clark, Hazel Dolph, 28 September 1940.
TccL to Cooley, Martha E., 28 September 1940.
ALS, TLS to Covici, Pascal, 21 June 1946, undated.
TccL to Fitzpatrick, David Robert, undated.
TLS to Griffith, 25 January 1933.
3 TLS to Hambrecht, George Philip, 9 February and 25 September 1926, 12 December 1928.
ALS to Hannah, undated. Included with this: facsimile of Lincoln letter to his wife.
TL / photocopy to Hopkins, Harry, 20 November 1939.
Telegram / draft to Hughes, Nathaniel Cheaire, undated.
TccL to James, Sister Mary, 27 October 1933.
TccL to Jowers, Rina Angelli, 2 February 1935. Name misspelled Joevers.
TLS to Kittredge, 23 June 1930.
TL / photocopy, 2 TL / copies to Lewis, Lloyd, 9 March 1935, 20 August and 25 September 1938.
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2.11 TLS to Meech, Sylvia, 27 January 1932.
TLS to Mencken, Henry Louis, 28 May 1929. With AS, Mencken, Henry Louis to Hogan, Francis Joseph. From the Hanley Collection.
TccL to Mid-Day Luncheon Club, 11 July 1935.
ANS to Newman, Estelle Hoffman, undated.
TLS / photocopy to Newman, Ralph G., undated.
1 ANS, 2 ANI, 2 TPCI to Newman, Ralph G., 1938-1941, undated. Included with this: various unsigned handwritten notes from Sandburg.
ALS, AN, TPCS, to Newman, Ralph G., 17 October 1949, 20 October 1951, undated.
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2.12 10 ALS, AL, 2 TLS, TLI, telegram to Newman, Ralph G., 1937-1959, undated. Two ALS written on other items.
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2.11 TLS to the Orsatti Agency, 12 March 1957.
TccL to the Orsatti Agency, 12 March 1957. Included with this: photocopies of 2 checks.
TLS to Pratt, Harry, 8 December 1933.
TccL to Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 29 March 1935. Written on verso: TccL Sandburg to Frank Murphy, 29 March 1935. Included with this: TL / copy Roosevelt to Sandburg, 6 April 1937.
Telegram / initialed draft / photocopy to Schimmel, Bernard, 23 December 1954.
TLS to Starrett, Vincent, 14 October, 1938. Included with this: newspaper clipping by Starrett entitled Carl Sandburg's attitude, May 1943; TLS from Jenkin, Alan to Newman, Ralph G., 11 August 1951.
TccLS to Stratton, William G., 3 July 1957. Included with this: TL / draft of letter; TLS / photocopy of letter.
TLS to Stringer, Lawrence B., 3 June 1930.
TLS to Townsend, John Wilson, 9 June 1916. Removed from PS 3537 A618 C5 1916 copy 4 HRC. Envelope remains tipped in book.
TPCS to White, Charles Thomas, 26 May 1937.
Telegram / typed copy to Wilk, Jacob, undated.



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2.13 Unidentified author. ALS to Sandburg, undated.
Unidentified author. TccL to Sandburg, 19 January 1957.
Unidentified author. TccL / copy to Sandburg, 21 July 1957.
Adams, Varian B. TLS to Sandburg, 9 April 1957. Written on this: ANS to Ralph Newman.
Bader, Arno Lehmann. TLS to Sandberg, 20 April no year.
Ball, William Watts, 1868- . TccL to Sandburg, 25 January 1927.
Barker, Morton D. 2 TLS to Sandburg, 1 and 11 December 1939.
Beck, W. B. TLS to Sandburg, 15 March 1934.
Bent, Silas, 1882-1945. TLS to Sandburg, 8 December 1942.
Bergeson, O. E. TLS to Sandburg, 24 September 1943. Includes enclosures.
Boardman, Lester Wells, 1878- . ALS / photocopy, TLS to Sandburg, 2 November 1936 and 9 May 1939.
Cato, Herbert H. TLS to Sandburg, 12 January 1944. Written on this: ANS from Sandburg to Ralph Newman. Removed from PS 3537 A618 S4 1943.
Chicago. Radio Station WFMT. TLS to Sandburg, 7 January 1953.
Chicago. Radio Station WGN. TLI to Sandburg, 25 January 1940.
Clark, Hazel Dolph. TLS, TLS / copy to Sandburg, 27 February 1934, 19 March 1940.
Coates, Ruth Allison. TL / copy to Sandburg, 15 December 1956. Enclosed with this: On visiting Carl Sandburg's birth place.
Cooley, Martha E. ALS to Sandburg, 18 May 1940.
Cowper, Howard E. TLS to Sandburg, 19 May 1934.
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3.1 Davies, Howell D. TLS to Sandburg, 3 July 1943.
De Gueldre, Fernand. TLS to Sandburg, 10 March 1932.
Dobie, James Frank, 1888-1964. TLS / photocopy to Sandburg, 22 January 1940.
Ewing, Mary E. TLS to Sandburg, 15 November 1938.
Farrar, John. TLS to Sandburg, 23 July 1942. Letterhead: Farrar & Rinehart. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Glassberg, Benjamin, 1889- . ALS to Sandburg, 23 August 1935.
Golden, Harry. TccL / copy to Sandburg, 21 November 1956.
Graebel, Richard Paul. TccL / copy to Sandburg, 1 April 1960. Included with this: pamphlet by Graebel.
Hahn, Lucille I. W. ALS to Sandburg, 10 March no year.
Hambrecht, George Philip, 1871-1943. 8 TccL to Sandburg, 1926-1933.
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. TLS to Sandburg, 5 October 1938.
Hopkins, Harry. 2 TLS / photocopies to Sandburg, 25 March and 28 April 1939.
Horan, James David, 1914- . TLS to Sandburg, 17 December 1954.
Horsley, Jack E. TLS to Sandburg, 2 October 1956.
James, Sister Mary. ALS to Sandburg, 30 August 1933.
Jowers, Rina Angelli. ALS to Sandburg, 30 October no year. Enclosed with this: typescript poems.
Keller, Helen Adams, 1880- . TccL to Sandburg, 18 May 1929.
Knott, Roger Clarke. TLS to Sandburg, 11 December 1956. Written on this: ANS Sandburg to Ralph Newman.
Lea, Tom, 1907- . ALS / photocopy to Sandburg, 22 March 1940.
Leon, Sol. TLS / photocopy to Sandburg, 10 April 1947.
Lewis, Lloyd. TLS, TL to Sandburg, 15 June 1926 and 18 August 1938. 1926 TLS includes caricature / drawing of Sandburg.
Lottinville, Savoie. TLS to Sandburg, 28 August 1942. Letterhead: University of Oklahoma Press. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Lunstrum, Forrest, Mrs. ALS to Sandburg, 20 September 1958. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
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3.2 Mackland, Ray. TLS to Sandburg, 28 December 1942. Letterhead: Time, Inc. On verso: TccL Harcourt, Brace and Company to Mackland, 9 February 1943. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Marsh, Emily J. TLS to Sandburg, 18 October 1935.
McCharles, Stella. ALS to Sandburg, 6 May 1927.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. 6 TLS / photocopies to Sandburg, 1943-1945. Included with these: photocopy of MGM contract form.
Mid-Day Luncheon Club. TLS to Sandburg, 22 May 1935.
Murphy, Frank, 1893-1949. 2 TL / photocopies to Sandburg, 20 and 29 November 1939.
Newman, Ralph G., 1911- . 4 ALS and TLS by various authors to Sandburg, 1939-1942. Removed from Newman's scrapbook of miscellaneous Sandburg materials. Correspondents include Eleanor Barnes, Ruth Dewitt, Mrs. John G. Hankins, Ashton Stevens, and E. J. Walker. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Newman, Ralph G., 1911- . TccL to Sandburg, 12 July 1955.
Orsatti Agency. 3 TLS / photocopies to Sandburg, 27 August and 10 December 1943, 31 October 1944. Included with these: 2 financial statements / photocopies.
Parker, Gladys. TL to Sandburg, 13 December 1929. Includes enclosure.
Payne, Fred. TLS / photocopy to Sandburg, 31 August 1940.
Perkins, J. R. TLS to Sandburg, 16 March 1940.
Portnoff, Alexander. ALS to Sandburg, 21 September 1928.
Publisher's weekly. TLS to Sandburg, 7 October 1941. Enclosed with this: paste-up of Sandburg checklist.
Quick, Robert. TLS to Sandburg, 5 March 1940.
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3.3 Randall, James Garfield. TLS to Sandburg, 29 June 1942.
Rogers, James. ALS to Sandburg, 20 October 1941.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945. 6 TLS / photocopies, TccL / copy to Sandburg, 1937-1941.
Salpeter, Harry. TLS to Sandburg, 9 November 1939.
Scopes, John E. TLS to Sandburg, 5 February 1940.
Sheldon, Carrie M. ALS to Sandburg, 10 July 1943.
Slusser, Herbert. TccL / copy to Sandburg, 16 August 1942.
Sperle, Leda B. TLS to Sandburg, 8 June 1943.
Taylor, Millicent J., 1892- . ALS to Sandburg, 7 December 1942.
Van Heusen, Wright. ALS to Sandburg, 30 January 1932. Written in poem form.
Young, Art. ALS, ANI to Sandburg, 25 August 1942, undated. ALS includes self-caricature / drawing of Young.



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Unidentified author:
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3.4 Carl Sandburg's visit, carbon typescript, 13 pages, February 1929.
Character list for Remembrance rock by Sandburg, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
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gf 1 Good-by, Carl, galley proof, 1 page, undated.
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3.4 Introduction for filming of Remembrance rock by Sandburg, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Introduction to essay on Sandburg, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 2 pages, undated.
List of illustrations for unidentified work re Sandburg, typescript, 1 page, undated. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Memorandum to the staff, 4 January 1956. Written on this: ANS Kitty to Ralph Newman.
Note re Stroller Tobinson (real name Alexander Krasnoshchyokov), typescript, 1 page, undated, Includes postcard with photograph of Stroller with Otto McFeely in Cleveland, 1917. Photographer: Rensler's. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Owed to a lost client, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Some tentative definitions of poetry when read by Carl Sandburg, typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
Adams, Sherman, 1899- . TLS to Newman, Ralph G, 3 January 1953. Assistant to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Adgate, Norene. To C. S., typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
American Academy of Arts and Letters. Certificate of election to membership to Carl Sandburg, TDS / photocopy, 1 page, 14 November 1940.
American Broadcasting Company. A Lincoln re-discovery; opening and conclusion for Chicago announcer, carbon typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Angle, Paul McClelland, 1900- . TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 13 September 1956.
Arthur Rubloff & Co. Carl Sandburg Village atrium homes, printed brochure, 1 folded sheet, circa 1963. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Barnes, W. C. ALS to Charles T. White, 9 May 1925. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930. Review of Abraham Lincoln, the prairie years by Carl Sandburg, carbon typescript, 6 pages, undated.
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3.5 Basler, Roy Prentice, 1906- . Abraham Lincoln, his speeches and writings, edited with critical and analytical notes … preface by Carl Sandburg, advance galleys, approximately 600 pages bound with dust jacket tipped in, 1946.
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gf 1 Basler, Roy Prentice, 1906- . Abraham Lincoln, his speeches and writings, edited with critical and analytical notes … preface by Carl Sandburg, galley proof for preface and introduction, 5 sheets, 1946.
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3.4 Boston Daily Globe. Editorial: a poet is honored, carbon typescript / copy, 2 pages, 1 May 1952.
Broadcast Music Inc. Carl Sandburg birthday program, mimeo, 9 pages, 6 January 1953.
Bullard, Frederic Lauriston, 1866-1952. ALI to Goldberg, Mrs., 12 February 1944. Regarding corrections to the proof of The diary of a public man.
Bullard, Frederic Lauriston, 1866-1952. ALS to White, 9 January 1940.
Burch, Vincent de Paul. AN to Newman, Ralph G., 8 January 1953. Written on newspaper clipping re Sandburg's 75th birthday.
Carruthers, Olive. Portrait of greatness, typescript / copy, 2 pages, undated. For Sandburg's 79th birthday.
Cavalcade of America. The road to victory, mimeo / radio script, 26 pages, 7 December 1942 (broadcast). "Starring Carl Sandburg."
Chicago. Station WBBM-TV. Camera Two: Sandburg-Newman on Lincoln, script / hectograph, 9 pages, 2 February 1957.
Chicago. Television Station WTTW. TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 26 November 1957.
Chicago Dynamic Committee. Menu and program for climax dinner, printed, 30 October 1957. Includes Chicago testament by Sandburg. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
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4.1 Dawson, Mitchell. Carl Sandburg lecture brochure, printed, 8 pages, circa 1920. Includes reviews of Sandburg works and a specimen program. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
De Hilarov, Fresia Brenes. To Carl Sandburg's voice, typescript with two signed typed dedications, 4 pages, undated.
Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892- . TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 31 May 1957. Included with this: photocopy of a bill from the House to present a gold medal to Irving Berlin.
Douglas, Robert. Speech at Sandburg celebration, carbon typescript / copy / incomplete, 2 pages, undated.
Fletcher, Donald. My choice, typescript / copy,1 page, undated. Written on this: handwritten note signed by Estelle May Rich, Fletcher's teacher.
Gertz, Elmer, 1906- :
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4.1 Carl Sandburg - is he the poet of the people?, signed carbon typescript with handwritten corrections, 11 pages, undated. Inscribed to Ralph Newman, 15 April 1944.
Review of Always the young strangers by Carl Sandburg, carbon typescript, 4 pages, 1953.
TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 21 January 1953.
Glassberg, Paul E. On Sandburg, typescript / copy, 2 pages, 13 February 1935.
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4.2 Hambrecht, George Philip, 1871-1943. Carl Sandburg: An appreciation, two typed and carbon copy manuscripts, 12 pages, 10 pages; carbon typescript, 10 pages; undated.
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4.1 Hambrecht, George Philip, 1871-1943. Correspondence relating to his Sandburg collection, 5 items, 1939-1941.
Harbach, Otto Abels, 1873- . The baffling eyes of youth.
Typescript with 2 handwritten corrections, 23 pages, 1950. Includes introduction by Carl Sandburg. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
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4.8 Mockup for design of bookbinding dummy, 1950.
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4.1 Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. Release of theatrical rights to Sandburg Lincoln books, typescript / copy, 1 page; 2 carbon typescripts / copies, 1 page each; undated.
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. TLS to Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, 17 October 1957.
Haverlin, Carl. TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 14 February 1957.
Hogan, Leon III. Carl Sandburg, typescript, 22 pages, 8 April 1938. Included with this: TLS from D.W. Bridges to Sandburg, 29 April 1938.
Horan, James David, 1914- . TLS to Newman, Ralph G., undated.
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4.3 Kennelly, Martin H., 1887-1961. Proclamation, signed typescript, 1 page; typescript / copy, 1 page; 2 carbon typescripts, 1 page each; 29 December 1952. Mayor of Chicago. For Carl Sandburg's 75th birthday.
Kincaid, Robert Lee, 1893- . TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 30 December 1943. Enclosed with this: ALS Dean Cadle to Kincaid, 8 November 1943.
Kroch's International Bookstore. Advance order form for Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: The prairie years, printed, 3 pages, circa 1926. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).
Lerner, Leo Alfred, 1907- . Honors for the weavers: Carl Sandburg at 77, carbon typescript, 1 page, undated.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. TLS / photocopy to Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 5 August 1943.
Modern Poetry Association. Invitation to Newman, Ralph G. and Mrs., undated.
National Broadcasting Corporation. Color Television News. News release on Sandburg dedication remarks, mimeo, 2 pages, 10 January 1955.
Newman, Ralph G., 1911- :
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4.3 Additions to Sandburg checklist, handwritten, typed, and carbon copy manuscript, 7 pages, undated.
Carl Sandburg: He too belongs to the ages, carbon typescript, 7 pages, undated.
Carl Sandburg, yes: A bibliography, typescript with few handwritten notes at end, 34 pages, undated. By Ralph G. Newman and William P. Schenk.
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4.4 Correspondence re Sandburg's birthday celebration, 2 ALS, 10 TLS, TccL, telegram, 1953. Included with this: newspaper clipping re Ralph Newman.
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4.5 Correspondence relating to Carl Sandburg, 63 items, 1941-1953. Includes letters to and from Newman, envelopes from Sandburg to Newman, and bibliographical notes.
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4.3 Letters sent to Newman about Sandburg and Lincoln matters, 11 items, 1939-1943, undated. Included with these: 2 photocopies of 1939 TLS from Alfred Harcourt.
Reviews of The Sandburg range by Carl Sandburg, typescript, 3 pages; carbon typescript, 3 pages; carbon typescript / incomplete, 1 page; 1957.
TccL to Bergeson, O. E., 6 October 1943.
TccL to Crawford, Cheryl, 30 March 1957.
TccL to Durnell, D. S., Mrs., 26 June 1958.
TccL to Hahn, Lucille, V. W., 17 February 1944.
TccL to Stevens, George, 24 November 1956.
Nickell, Walter P. Carl Sandburg, typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
North American Association of Paw-Paw Growers. Text for scroll to Carl Sandburg, typescript, 1 page, 6 January 1957. Included with this: Exhibit A, typescript / list.
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4.6 Orland Park, Ill. Carl Sandburg High School. TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 20 January 1955.
Pearson, Milo L., Jr. ALS to Newman, Ralph G., 1 November 1958.
Raney, McKendree Llewellyn, 1877- . Lincoln and chance, carbon typescript, 12 pages, 12 February 1936 (delivered). Speech to a Chicago club.
Ring, Sidney. Carl Sandburg, typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
Risberg, Bert. Voice of the American people, signed handwritten manuscript with notes, 7 pages, March 1937. Translation of article from Aftonbladet (Stockholm), article attached.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967:
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4.6 Appointment to West Point, FDS / photocopy, 1 page, 12 May 1899.
Autograph for Mouton, William A., undated.
Caption for an engraving of Mary Todd Lincoln, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Excerpts from fan mail re Remembrance rock, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Miscellaneous handwritten and typed notes and pieces, 16 items, undated.
Presentation notes, 2 items, undated. Removed from E 814 K43 HRC SAN.
The Sandburg range: A reader (contents), typescript, 1 page, undated.
Sandburg Birthday Party Committee. Telegram / draft to Newman, Ralph G. and Mrs., undated.
Saturday Review. FL to Newman, Ralph G., undated. Promotion for Sandburg recording A Lincoln preface.
Schenk, William Paul, 1913- . Bibliographical notes re Sandburg items, typed and carbon copy manuscript, 36 pages, 1940-1941.
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4.7 Schenk, William Paul, 1913- . Carl Sandburg, yes, signed carbon typescript, 11 pages, 22 May 1940. Inscribed to Ralph Newman.
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4.6 Schwengel, Fred, 1907. TLS to Newman, Ralph G., 29 May 1957.
Severin, Al. Note re table presented to Sandburg, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Silbermann - Bookseller. TLS to Hambrecht, George Philip, 16 May 1928.
Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965. Proclamation, typescript / copy, 1 page, 6 January 1953. Governor of Illinois. For Carl Sandburg's 75th birthday.
Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965. Statement on Carl Sandburg's 75th birthday, 1 signed typescript; 2 typescripts / copies; 2 carbon typescripts / copies; 1 page each; 6 January 1953, undated.
Stoddard, William Osborn, 1835-1925. 2 ALS to White, Charles T., 16 November 1918 and 15 March 1925.
Sunday, William Ashley, 1863-1935. ALS / photocopy to Sheldon, Allan, 14 May 1935.
Twentieth Century Autograph Club. Autographs, 1934-1936. Includes Sandburg's autograph. Also includes autographs by Robert Frost, Edgar A. Guest, Rudyard Kipling, and Edwin Marklam.
Winchester, Caleb Thomas, 1847- . The new poetry, typescript / copy, 6 pages, January 1920. Published in Methodist review.
Workman, Donna E. A national Sandburg tribute, mimeo, 6 pages, undated. Included with this: 2 mimeos of tentative program outline, 1 page each.
Zeitlin, Jake. TLS / reproduction re election of Will Rogers, Jr., 22 July 1942. Includes statement of support by Sandburg. Letterhead: Chikaming Goat Farm. Not described in card catalog (transfer from Vertical File).



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date