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David Erdman Papers (Erdman 2)


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David Erdman Papers (Erdman 2), 1906-2001 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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Title: David Erdman Papers (Erdman 2), 1906-2001Add to your cart.

ID: 01/01/MSS00083

Primary Creator: Erdman, David V.

Extent: 45.0 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collected papers of Romantic Period scholar, writer, and editor, David V. Erdman. David Erdman received critical acclaim for his work on Romantic Period writers, most notably William Blake. However, despite his scholarly accomplishments, David Erdman would face difficulties in the academic world due to his communist political beliefs.

The collection consists of his correspondence, manuscripts, and publications along with writings sent to him on the Romantic period and other materials he collected over his academic career.

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1900 - 2001],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, 1906 - 1994],
[Series 3: Research Files, 1953 - 1993],
[Series 4: Writing Projects, 1935 - 1988],
[Series 5: Teaching Files, 1956 - 1987],
[Series 6: Professional Files, 1933 - 1991],
[Series 7: Print Material, 1796 - 1999],
[Series 8: Photographs and Negatives],
[Series 9: Audio-Visual Material],