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Students collaborate on a project in the Seymour Library.

The Edgar Lee Masters Collection

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Knox College Library

Special Collections and Archives

371 S. West Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7392

archives@​knox.edu

Historical books in Seymour Library.

The Edgar Lee Masters Collection includes first and special editions of Masters' many works.

Edgar Lee MastersThe Illinois poet Edgar Lee Masters came to Galesburg from Petersburg to attend the Knox Academy for a short time. He then went on to read the law in Springfield. After the publication of Spoon River Anthology in his career in the literary world was established.

In addition to the Edgar Lee Masters manuscript collection, researchers should also consult the following manuscript collections for an added dimension to research.

  • Merle Glick/Edgar Lee Masters Collection
  • Thomas D. Mary Jane Masters Collection
  • Edwin Reese Collection
  • Also of interest: Merle Glick/Spoon River Collection
Knox College

https://www.knox.edu/library/special-collections-and-archives/rare-books/edgar-lee-masters-collection

Printed on Tuesday, December 11, 2018