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Haniel Long Papers

Identifier: MSS-156-SC

Scope and Content

This small collection contains correspondence, news clippings, programs, bibliographic citations to Long's works, and some typescripts of Long's poetry. The correspondence includes a SoundScriber disc which has been copied onto an audio cassette. Also included is some information about Rydal Press, and an envelope from Writers' Editions. Photographs have been transferred to CSWR Pictorial Collections.

An addition to the collection, processed in November 1997, contains correspondence from Long to Cliff and Carmine Dunlap and two typewritten poems.


  • 1932-1968 (bulk 1932-1938)


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

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Biographical Information

Haniel Long (pronounced han-eye-el, with the accent on the middle syllable) was born in Rangoon, Burma, in 1888, and brought to the United States at age three. He spent his childhood in the Pittsburgh area. Long attended Exeter and Harvard, where he began to show his talent as a writer of "romantic verse and vigorous prose."

In 1910, after spending a year writing for a New York newspaper, he attained an appointment as English instructor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, later known as Carnegie Mellon University. He became head of the department ten years later. In 1929, Long, his wife Alice, and son Anton moved to Santa Fe, where Haniel and Alice spent the rest of their lives. Long wrote for newspapers and magazines to support himself and his family. In 1937-1938, Long edited the literary page of the New Mexico Sentinel , published by Cyrus McCormick.

Haniel Long was a dominant force in organizing the Writers' Editions in 1932, with Alice Corbin Henderson, Witter Bynner, Paul Horgan, Oliver LaFarge, and Mary Austin to cooperatively publish each others books. Writers' Editions published 17 books, until a paper shortage during World War II forced them to cease publication.

Long died in 1956. His greatest literary products were Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca ; Power within Us ; Malinche ; Piñon Country ; If He Can Make Her So; and Spring Returns (published posthumously).


1 envelope, containing 5 folders

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Thomas Matthews Pearce Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Witter Byner Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Rydal Press Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Erna Fergusson Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Photographs are housed in Haniel Long Photograph Collection.
Finding Aid of the Haniel Long Papers, 1932-1968 (bulk 1932-1938)
Processed by B. Silbergleit
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131