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 3 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 73
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of the Beer family. Extensive files of correspondence and papers for family members from the 1850s through the 1980s detail the lives and activities of such family members as William Collins Beer, a lobbyist for J.P. Morgan and Company, International Harvester Company, and the government of Italy, and a close friend of Mark Hanna; Thomas Beer, a...
Dates: 1740-1981, bulk 1827-1981
Call Number: JWJ MSS 49
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers,...
Dates: circa 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1976
Call Number: MS 375
Overview: Correspondence and writings of Albert Jay Nock, author and editor. Also included are writings and correspondence about Nock (mainly materials collected by Robert Crunden for his book on Nock, The Mind and Art of Albert Jay Nock, Chicago, 1964), and materials concerning Ruth Robinson, a close friend of Nock; in fact, the larger part of the collection consists of correspondence between Nock and Miss Robinson. Important correspondents include H. L. Mencken, Ellery Sedgwick, Brand Whitlock, Newton...