Vincent Starrett collection of Arthur Machen, 1915-1971
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Brief Description: The Vincent Starrett Collection of Arthur Machen contains documents pertaining to Starrett vs. Machen: A Record of Discovery and Correspondence, dating from 1915 through 1964, along with an article by Starrett written in 1971. As a journalist, Vincent Starrett's professional and personal interests brought him into contact with Arthur Machen.  This correspondence as  documentation pertains to the dispute between the two men regarding Machen's accusations against Starrett for piracy following a book he published with Machen's permission of Machen's works, of which Starrett was an admirer.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 1/1/MSS 243
Created by: Starrett, Vincent, (1886-1974), Machen, Arthur, (1863-1947)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/1963.
Arrangement: Arranged in chronlogical order.
Biographical Note for Starrett, Vincent, (1886-1974) : Vincent Starrett,  a police reporter for the Daily News also wrote book reviews for various Chicago newspapers, and in this way became aquainted with Arthur Machen, with whom he had a long and varied correspondence with. The friendship and conflict following resulted in Starrett vs. Machen: A Record of Discovery and Correspondence, which is the focus of this collection.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947.
Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974.
Genres/Forms of Material
Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947. - Correspondence
Manuscripts for publication.
Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974. - Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes:   Originally deposited with Special Collections in 1963, the documents (all photocopies) were contributed by David Borowitz as he worked in conjunction with Ralph McCoy and Vernon Sternberg to have the volume published by SIU Press.
PreferredCitation: [Item], Vincent Starrett collection of Arthur Machen, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.