David Erdman papers (Erdman 1), 1930-1990 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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.