Solomon Lewis Switzer papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Largely drafts and documents concerning Switzer’s Trolley Ride Through Story Land and the company Switzer founded to publish it. There are also manuscripts of some of Switzer’s other poetry and a keepsake for the conferral of a doctorate in physiology to C. E. King from the University of Chicago.
- Creation: 1911-1929
- Switzer, Solomon Lewis, 1868-1928 (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Solomon Lewis Switzer papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Solomon Lewis Switzer papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biography of Solomon Lewis Switzer
Chicago barber, salesman and poet.
S. L. Switzer was born in Indiana in 1868 and married Ida Augusta Hennings in 1894. The couple came to Chicago before 1900 and eventually had eight children. Switzer died on March 4, 1928 in Elgin, Ill., and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill.
1 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)
Chicago-area poet and children’s book author. Documents concerning A Trolley Ride Through Story Land (1915); manuscripts of poems by Switzer.
Arranged by type of material; the poetry manuscripts follow the Trolley Ride materials.
Collection Stack Location
4a 30 2
Gift of Gloria Mae Switzer Egermaier, 2015.
Jenny Schwartzberg and Paul F. Gehl, 2015.
- Inventory of the Solomon Lewis Switzer papers, 1911-1929
- Jenny Schwartzberg and Paul F. Gehl
- Language of description
- Script of description