Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
- Existence: 1880-09-12 - 1956-01-29
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956), American journalist and author; his books include The American Language (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919) and Treatise on the Gods (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930).
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
The Arthur Davison Ficke Papers document the personal lives and literary interests of Arthur Davison and Gladys Brown Ficke. Major correspondents include Witter Bynner, Floyd Dell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edgar Lee Masters, and John Cowper Powys. In addition to manuscripts of Ficke's own works, the papers contain manuscripts of poems by Witter Bynner, Edgar Lee Masters, and others.
The papers consist of letters to Lawrence Gilman from various writers, poets, editors, and musicians, including Winifred Welles, Carl Van Vechten, Winston Churchill, John Farrar, Otto Klemperer, Marian MacDowell, H. L. Mencken, Ezra Pound, Bruno Walter, John Butler Yeats, and William Butler Yeats. A small amount of letters are from Gilman family members and an unidentified correspondent. Other papers include a draft of Gilman's "Bach the Great Modern," two notebooks, and clippings.
TLS touching on various literary matters.
Nine TLS, on personal and editorial letterhead, concerning literary and other matters.
The papers consist chiefly of correspondence, reports and printed matter related to Metraux's activities during World War II as a representative of the International Red Cross inspecting prisoner of war camps in the United States. Also included is a small amount of correspondence on his proposed Ph.D. dissertation at Yale University on James G. Huneker. An important correspondent is H. L. Mencken with 17 letters (1943-1944).