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Gertrude Esther Chapin Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

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Date: Jan 1967

Biographical History

Gertrude Esther Chapin (1881-?) was an American high school teacher, author and poet. Born in Macgregor, Iowa, she graduated from Carleton University (1904) and later received her M.A. from the University of Iowa (1917). She also studied at the University of Minnesota (1907), University of Chicago (1909-1910), and Coe College (1933 and 1949-1950). For nearly forty years, from 1919 to 1952, she taught high school English in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a member of various literary societies, and her work appeared in numerous national magazines. She is the author of Prairie Songs (1953).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gertrude Esther Chapin Papers consists entirely of manuscripts of Chapin's poems.

Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by title.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Chapin, Gertrude Esther.


Poets, American.
Women poets.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gertrude Esther Chapin Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gertrude Esther Chapin, 1964.

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