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"The American Triad"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0870

This collection houses three poems by Milford E. Shields entitled The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Flag. Together, they form Shields' American Triad.

Dates

  • 1952 June 14-September 14, 1976 January 17-July 4

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses three poems by Milford E. Shields entitled The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Flag. Together, they form Shields' American Triad.

Biographical/Historical Note

Milford E. Shields was born to Fernando Wiet and Louisa Ellen (Jones) Shields in Kellogg, Iowa on October 29, 1898. He married Nellie Naomi Myers (1899-1978) on November 25, 1920, and the couple had at least one son, Chester Arthur. Shields farmed in Olathe, Colorado from 1917 to 1925 and went on to work as a projectionist in Durango's Kiva Theater. He was named Colorado's Poet Laureate and published several books of poetry, including Colorado (1943), Dirty Face (1944), Burning Weeds (1945), Engine 315 (1958), and Patterns for Patriotism (1958) in addition to one prose work, Static Land (1948). Shields died in February of 1979 in Durango, Colorado.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Milford E. Shields donated these poems to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480