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The Edgar Lee Masters Collection


Knox College Library

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



Books and notes on the lawn in an outdoor class.

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
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Printed on Friday, February 3, 2023