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Marquis, Don, 1878-1937

 Person

Biography

Don Marquis was a famed columnist for Colliers magazine, The New York Sun, and the New York Herald. His columns featured Mehitabel the cat, and Archy the Cochroach. Marquis authored approximately thirty books, which ranged from satirical commentaries such as the Archy and Mehitabel books to poetry.

Max Kober, originally from Nebraska, was a retired school teacher who lived in Niland, California. He believed that Don Marquis was the greatest writer of the twentieth century. He had a substantial collection of Marquis books which were donated to UNL, along with articles, letters, photographs, and other materials concerning Marquis.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Max Kober, Collection on Don Marquis

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0014
Scope and Contents

The Don Marquis collection contains materials collected by Max Kober, an avid Marquis fan. Included in the collection is correspondence with other Marquis readers, the Don Marquis Letter, a newsletter concerning Marquis' prose, and satire and poetry.

Dates: 1978-1983