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Alan Jenkins (AC 1924) Carl Sandburg Collection, ca. 1938-1970
3 archives boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Jenkins was a Congregational pastor who formed a friendship with poet, novelist and folk singer Carl Sandburg. Collection contains correspondence between Sandberg and Jenkins, articles on Sandburg by Jenkins, other news clippings, photographs, notes, and related letters from Sandburg's literary contemporaries.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American poet, novelist, folk singer and author of a major biography of Abraham Lincoln.

James Alan Jenkins (1903-1971) was a member of the Amherst College Class of 1924. He was pastor of the First Congregational Church, Elkhart, Indiana (1936); Galesburg (Illinois) Congregational Church (1943-1953); and First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, Michigan (1953-1971). He formed a friendship with Carl Sandburg, wrote on Sandburg and served on the board of directors of the Carl Sandburg Association. Sandburg and Jenkins were mutual friends of Thomas Irwin Starr, another Lincoln biographer and collector of Lincolniana.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence between Sandberg and Jenkins, articles on Sandburg by Jenkins (typescript, clippings and reprints) and other news clippings and materials on Sandburg. Also included are Jenkins' notes on Thomas Irwin Starr and Philip Green Wright. There is an extensive file of photographs of Sandburg, Jenkins and Starr and a file of letters related to Sandburg from Sandburg's literary contemporaries.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Alan Jenkins (AC 1924) Carl Sandburg Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


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Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English.