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Special Collections

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East Lansing, MI 48824



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Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Items on The Seven Arts Magazine, MSS 54, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Collection Summary:

One folder with a handwritten letter,  dated 31 August 1917, a plea for money for the magazine, and an obituary of James Oppenheim, dated August 5, 1932.

Historical Background:

The Seven Arts was a literary journal which flourished briefly in 1916-1917. It was edited by James Oppenheim, Waldo Frank, and Van Wyck Brooks. The magazine came into being in the hopes of publishing the best work of the young and brightest writers and critics. The founders hoped the magazine would become the nucleus of a greater national consciousness but differences within the organization of the magazine became to great to overcome and it folded.

Processing Note:

Processed by Leslie M. Behm August, 2011.


The collection has one folder with three items in it.

Box Folder Description
1 1 Handwritten letter to a mother dated, 31 August, 1917 on The Seven Arts letterhead.

    A folded sheet of paper with a plea for money for The Seven Arts Letter magazine with the reasons it came into existence.
    A newspaper obituary of James Oppenheim, founder of The Seven Arts, dated 5 August 1932. Name of paper unknown.

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