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Edgar Lee Masters

Poet (23-Aug-1869 — 5-Mar-1950)


August Derleth. Three Literary Men: A Memoir of Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson and Edgar Lee Masters. Candlelight Press. 1963.

Kimball Flaccus. The Vermont Background of Edgar Lee Masters. Vermont Historical Society. 1955. 44pp.

John Theodore Flanagan. Edgar Lee Masters: The Spoon River Poet and His Critics. Scarecrow Press. 1974.

John E. Hallwas; Dennis J. Reader. Vision of This Land: Studies of Vachel Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, & Carl Sandburg. Western Illinois University. 1976.

Hardin Wallace Masters. Edgar Lee Masters: A Biographical Sketchbook About a Famous American Author. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1977. 181pp.

Ronald Primeau. Beyond Spoon River: The Legacy of Edgar Lee Masters. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 1981.

Frank K. Robinson. Edgar Lee Masters: An Exhibition In Commeration of the Centenary of His Birth. Austin Humanities Reseach Center, University of Texas. 1970.

Herbert K. Russell. Edgar Lee Masters: A Biography. University of Illinois Press. 2001.. 462pp.

John H. Wrenn; Margaret M. Wrenn. Edgar Lee Masters. Farmington Hills, MI: Twayne. 1983.


  1. Masters (Edgar Lee) papers, 1928-1946
    Brown University Library

  2. Agnes Lee -- Edgar Lee Masters Papers, 1919-1933
    Newberry Library

  3. Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) Papers
    Northwestern University Library

  4. Edgar Lee Masters papers, 1910-1942
    Columbia University Libraries

  5. Edgar Lee Masters Collection of Papers, 1919-1949
    New York Public Library


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  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.987)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.697)

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.273)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.158)

  10. Twentieth Century Authors (p.930)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.478)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.662)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.478)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.335)

  15. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.463)

  16. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.211)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.10)

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