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William P. Schenk papers


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Manuscripts, Correspondence, Personal Papers



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William P. Schenk papers, 1920-1999 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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ID: 01/01/MSS00074

Primary Creator: Schenk, William P.

Extent: 17.5 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William P. Schenk papers consist of original manuscripts, photocopies, prints, photographs, and other materials documenting the life of this writer and longtime editor of the Science Digest Magazine. The 17.5 cubic feet of materials also feature substantial series of correspondence, photographs, and subject files, primarily concentrating on his good friend, Carl Sandburg.

Subject/Index Terms

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967

Administrative Information

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

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:


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: Manuscripts, Correspondence, Personal Papers],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Books],