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Aldis, Mary Reynolds. Papers
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
Mary Reynolds Aldis (1872-1949), poet and playwright. The papers include research materials gathered for a 1919 talk on war poetry, correspondence from Edgar Lee Masters and correspondence and manuscripts from others.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Aldis, Mary Reynolds. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Mary Reynolds Aldis (1872-1949) was a poet and playwright. In 1910, she founded the Aldis Playhouse, which operated for several summers on the grounds of the Lake Forest home she shared with her husband, real estate executive Arthur T. Aldis. She also served as President of the Visiting Nurses Association of Chicago
Folders one and two were given directly to the Modern Poetry Library in connection with a collection of books from Mary Aldis' private library. These manuscripts were collected by Mary Aldis in preparation for her talk entitled "War Poetry, Old and New" first delivered in Chicago on January 13, 1919. The Edgar Lee Masters letter and photograph and associated clippings comprising folder four were found in 1974 in a book from the Aldis library.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|Box 1 Folder 1-2|
"War Poetry, Old and New;" notes, clippings and manuscript verse
|Box 1 Folder 3|
Correspondence and manuscripts
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Edgar Lee Masters, n.p., to Mary [Aldis], n.p., February 22, 1929 A.L.S. 1 p. with photograph of Edgar Lee Masters inscribed, "For Mary Aldis with memories of those June days Edgar Lee Masters June 6, '19" and with two clippings, one of them a portrait of Masters