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Theodore Dreiser collection


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Theodore Dreiser, born in 1871, was an influential American novelist. His Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1926) were his best known works, painting a bleak picture of industrial America at the turn of the century. Though Dreiser was not a religious man, he had great affection and sympathy for members of the Society of Friends. His novel, The Bulwark, tells the story of a Philadelphia Quaker. Theodore Dreiser died in 1945.

Given to the library as part of the papers of Philip Marshall Hicks, Swarthmore College '05. The balance of the collection is contained in RG6, Series 10.

Source of acquisition-- Gift of Philip Marshall Hicks.

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