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Iris, Scharmel, 1889-1967 : Scharmel Iris Papers, 1911-1964

Small collection of material relating to minor Chicago poet. Iris proved to be a plagiarist and forger who engaged in a life-long campaign not only to have his verse published but also to be regarded as a colleague of more successful writers and poets. Consists of correspondence, poetry, and miscellaneous items such as clippings and photographs.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature
Call Number: Midwest MS 137
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