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William McCollum's Don Marquis Collection

Held by Special Collections, Linderman Library
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Call No.: SC MS 061
12 Boxes, 5 linear feet

Material from the estate of William Mc Collum, Jr., Lehigh 1937, executive in Tingley Rubber Co., who developed an interest in Don Marquis, 1878-1937, newsman, author, poet and creator of "archy and mehitibel". It includes many photocopies of letters written by Don Marquis, which were collected and published by Mc Collum as The Selected Letters of Don Marquis; (Stafford, Va.: Northwoods Press, 1982.) Also includes material about, and copies of, a "Don Marquis Letter" a one sheet newsletter with excerpts and tidbits about Marquis, published by Mc Collum, from 1980 to 1982; correspondence regarding these endeavors, including a trip to Lehigh where he gave a talk to the English Honorary Society in February 1981, and other correspondence.

Box 1: Resources

Box 2: Publication Preparation

Box 3: Publications

Box 4: Copies of Letters

Box 5: Manuscript

Box 6: Letters

Box 7: Poety, Dealers, Lehigh

Box 8: Correspondence A-E, Files

Box 9: Correspondence E-M, Files

Box 10: Correspondence M-Z, Files

Box 11: Marquis Newsletter

Archival Carton

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