Barrett, Oliver R. (Oliver Roger), 1873-1950 : Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers, ca. 1860-1966
- Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and work notes on Lincoln's biography by both men; copies of several articles and numerous poems by Sandburg; miscellaneous printed items relating to Sandburg, his work and his public appearances; and photographs of Sandburg and Barrett. Also, a large collection of stereographs (scenes of the American Civil War, world views and many slides of Chicago before and after the fire of 1871) and cabinet and carte de visite portraits.
Extent: 8.4 linear feet - (9 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg
The Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).