David Erdman Papers (Erdman 2), 1906-2001 | 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.
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