Armour mss., 1952-1956

Papers of Upton Sinclair, 1952-1956, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by Mary McSparran

Creator: Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
Title: Armour mss.
Collection No.: LMC 1028
Dates: 1952-1956

Quantity: 1 folio

Abstract: The Armour mss., 1952-1956, consists of letters from author Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968, to author and English professor Richard Willard Armour, 1906-1989.
Location: Lilly - Folio
Language: English .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
Business Number: 812-855-2452

Biographical Note

American author Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968, is best-known for his classic muck-raking novel The Jungle, which exposed labor and sanitary conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry. He wrote many books in multiople genres and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943.

American poet Richard Willard Armour, 1906-1989, wrote more than 65 books over his lifetime. He also served as a professor at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University. Armour met Sinclair (and Max Eastman) when he worked as a writer for The New Leader, a political newspaper. Armour and Sinclair developed a close friendship. They also co-authored Upton Sinclair on Changing America. Sinclair died in 1968 and Armour died in 1989.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968 to Richard Willard Armour, 1906-1989. The correspondence mostly relates to Sinclair's writings.


This collection is arranged following original order.


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Preferred Citation

[Item], Armour mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift: 1957

Collection Inventory

foliobox 1
Correspondence , 1952-1956