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Hermann Hagedorn papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 391
Scope and Contents
The Hermann Hagedorn papers contain correspondence, writings, clippings, and other materials documenting the life of poet and biographer Hermann Hagedorn. Correspondence in the collection consists of letters to and from family, friends, other writers, publishers, scholars, and well-known political and cultural figures from the first half of the twentieth century. Noteworthy correspondents include Stephen Vincent Benét, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, Percy MacKaye, Ezra Pound, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Albert Schweitzer, as well as Theodore ("Teddy"), Franklin D., and Eleanor Roosevelt. Writings include drafts and research materials for articles, plays, poems, short stories, speeches, and biographical works. In addition, there are clippings on Hagedorn and reviews of his literary and biographical works. Other materials include medals, music, photographs, printed materials, and a scrapbook.

The collection features material documenting Hagedorn's research on Theodore Roosevelt and his work with the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Hermann Hagedorn Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Alta California Bookstore, 1966, with additional small gifts and purchases to 1978.
Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1898-1970. II. Writings, 1900-1962. III. Clippings, 1906-1963. IV. Other Materials, 1900-1964.
20 Linear Feet (46 boxes)
Related Names
Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964
Language of Materials