Scope and arrangement
The Holger Cahill Papers are arranged in six series:
Drafts of Cahill's novels, Look South to the Polar Star, The Stone Dreamer, The Hero, In the Desert, The Negro, Shadow of My Hand; and drafts of short stories, notes, and draft story ideas.
Biography of Cahill's mother, Vigdis Bjarnsdottir; obituaries; interviews; clippings re: Cahill and his books.
Annotated books, farming and other pamphlets, catalogs, and other printed materials.
The material added to the collection in 1996 by Wendy Jeffers consists of post-card communications from and to Holger Cahill and Dorothy Canning Miller; typescripts of Cahill's writings; black and white photographs, circa 1937, of Chinese soldiers and refugees fleeing from the advancing Japanese Army, and of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iceland; black-and-white and color postcards (without text) of North Dakota, Canada, and Iceland.