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University Archives: Herman A. Heydt Poetry Collection

Collection Information

Title: Herman A. Heydt Poetry Collection

MSS. COLL.# 002

Dates: 1930-1940 [bulk dates 1937-1940]

Extent: 1 Hollinger box (.4 linear feet)

Synopsis: The bulk of this collection is comprised of Herman A. Heydt's later poetic works.  His poetry often focuses on themes of nature, humanity's interaction with nature, historical figures, and spirituality

 

The Chimney Swallows"

"L.M.U."

The Sunbeam

"The Sunbeam"

Oh Hungary, Fair Hungary!

"Oh Hungary, Fair Hungary!"

Provenance: This collection was originally located in the Board of Directors / Trustees Collection, however it was decided to create a new collection due to the rich cultural and literary content of Heydt's work.

Processing: This collection was processed by University Archivist Travis Souther in April 2016.

Biographical Note:

Born in New York City in 1868, Herman August Heydt took on many roles during his life.  As an academic Heydt, continued to pursue his education throughout his life attaining numerous educational degrees and honors.  He attended the College of the City of New York earning his Bachelor of Arts and graduating suma cum laude.  He earned his Bachelor of Law degree from Columbia University.  He went on to attend classes at St. Francis Xavier College earning his Bachelor of Philosophy degree.  A Masters and Doctorate from Fordham University soon followed.  In 1904 he was appointed as Law Lecturer at New York University.  Additional educational honors include a Doctorate of Letters, Doctorate of Law, and a Doctorate of Science of Law.  Heydt maintained a life-long interest in Abraham Lincoln, received a diploma of honor and merit from Lincoln Memorial University, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for LMU. 

Heydt was a prolific lecturer, author, and poet.  Much of his early poetry was published in book format in 1933.

He passed away in 1941 at the age of 73.

Biographical Sources: Curriculum vitae located in the collection

Series Notes:

The Herman A. Heydt Poetry Collection is comprised of a single series.  Individual poems are arranged in alphabetical order according to the title of each individual poem

Location: B.2.6.3

Access Notes

The Archives and Special Collections of Lincoln Memorial University are located in the Carnegie-Vincent Library, on the 1st Floor.  Please schedule an appointment to view archival materials.  To schedule an appointment please contact the University Archivist.

matthew.souther@lmunet.edu

Sensitive Materials Policy

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Lincoln Memorial University assumes no responsibility.

Inventory

The numbers cited in parentheses, (e.g. 1.5), refer the researcher to the

(Series#. Folder#) in which that item will be found.

"The Alamo" - September 15, 1939 (1. 1)

"Andreas Hofer" - August 1, 1939 (1. 2)

"The Artist Divine" - October 13, 1939 (1. 3)

"A Balmy Day in the Country" - July 4, 1937 (1. 4)

"Balto" - August 1, 1930 (1. 5)

"Beethoven" - August 15, 1939 (1. 6)

Beethoven, The Olympian, March 24, 1940 (1. 7)

"The Bluebird' - January 21, 1940 (1. 8)

"Changes" - June 27, 1937 (1. 9)

"Charles Dickens" - [n.d.] (1. 10)

"The Chimney Swallows" [n.d.] (1. 11)

"Columbus" - October 9, 1939 (1. 12)

"Custer" - September 25, 1939 (1. 13)

Dante, The Sublime, July 1, 1940 (1. 14)

"The Diamond" - August 31, 1935 (1. 15)

"Disillusionment" - November 15, 1936 (1. 16)

"The Duet" - 1931 (1. 17)

"Epictetus" - October 9, 1936 (1. 18)

"The Firefly" - September 13, 1939 (1. 19)

"The Fleeting Moment" - July 26, 1937 (1. 20)

"Florence Nightingale" - [n.d.] (1. 21)

"Footsteps in the Snow" - [n.d.] (1. 22)

"For No One is E'er in the Wrong" - October 7, 1937 (1. 23)

"The Fountain Pen" - [n.d.] (1. 24)

The French Star of Empire, January - February, 1940 (1. 25)

"Friendship" - October 7, 1939 (1. 26)

"The Funeral of the Doll" - August 28, 1936 (1. 27)

Garnered Sheaves, [ca. 1939] (1. 28)

"Goldenrod" [n.d.] (1. 29)

"Grattitude" - January 25, 1940 (1. 30)

"I Wandered in a Rich Man's Garden" - October 29, 1937 (1. 31)

"In the Attic" - September 17, 1937 (1. 32)

"L.M.U." - January 27, 1940 (1. 33)

"The Land of Sweet Romance" - October 4, 1936 (1. 34)

"The Light-House Keeper" - August 1, 1930 (1. 35)

"The Little Things" - [n.d.] (1. 36)

"The Lost Colony of Roanoke" - September 30, 1939 (1. 37)

"Molly Pitcher" - July 6, 1938 (1. 38)

"The Mystic Sea" - August 1931 (1. 39)

"Oh Hungary, Fair Hungary!" - February 12, 1935 (1. 40)

"On the Boardwalk" - August 6, 1939 (1. 41)

"On Lookout Mountain" - June 11, 1937 (1. 42)

"On A Sunday Morn" - July 18, 1937 (1. 43)

"The Ostrich" - August 19, 1936 (1. 44)

"Our Sovereign Tenant" - August 11, 1931 (1. 45)

"The Owl" - September 10, 1931 (1. 46)

"Peace" - September 4, 1939 (1. 47)

"The Penguin's Love Song" - [n.d.] (1. 48)

"Reflections on Hearing the Pastoral Symphony of Beethoven" - August 18, 1939 (1. 49)

"A Rich Man" - August 26, 1939 (1. 50)

"Seraphic Bliss" - December 18, 1936 (1. 51)

"The Sorrowful Fate of Jane McCrea" - July 9, 1939 (1. 52)

"The Spendthrift" - October 8, 1939 (1. 53)

"S-P-O-T-T-Y" - [April 1934] (1. 54)

"The Sunbeam" - November 7, 1939 (1. 55)

"Sergeant Jasper" - July 24, 1938 (1. 56)

"The Song of Every Parent" - May 15, 1932 (1. 57)

"Sonnet III" - [n.d.] (1. 58)

"Then And Now" - June 19, 1937 (1. 59)

"To One Unknown" - [n.d.] (1. 60)

"Tolerance" - [n.d.] (1. 61)

"The Twain" - August 17, 1935 (1. 62)

The United States and France, March 3, 1938 (1. 63)

"The Way of the World" - [n.d.] (1. 64)

"The Wail of Distress" - June 9, 1939 (1. 65)

"The Wedding of the Butterflies" - [n.d.] (1. 66)

"Weeds" - September 26, 1937 (1. 67)

"The World Awry" - January 28, 1937 (1. 68)

Citations

[Identification of Item], Herman A. Heydt Poetry Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Lincoln Memorial University, TN, USA.

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