Scope and Contents
Correspondence in the collection consists chiefly of incoming letters from family, friends, writers, editors and publishers, and educational and cultural institutions. Larger correspondence files may be found for Clark's husband, Robert Penn Warren, her mother, her two children, Gabriel and Rosanna Warren, and Louis MacNeice, Katherine Anne Porter, and Muriel Rukeyser, among others. Other noteworthy correspondents include authors W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Hermann Broch, Albert Camus, John Cheever, Robert Fitzgerald, Elsa Morante, Eudora Welty, Glenway Wescott, and Thornton Wilder. There are also files of correspondence, including fan mail and letters from publishers, relating to published works.
Other materials include college papers, journals, and notebooks.
- 1881 - 1993
- Majority of material found within 1933 - 1986
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted Fragile papers in boxes 52-53 may be consulted only with permission of the appropriate curator. Preservation photocopies or photographic prints for reference use have been substituted in the main files.
Existence and Location of Copies
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
36.92 Linear Feet (54 boxes)
Eleanor Clark (1913-1996)
Eleanor Clark was born July 6, 1913, in Los Angeles, California, raised in Roxbury, Connecticut, and educated at Vassar. She worked as a freelance writer, editor, and translator in the mid 1930s and as an editor for W.W. Norton & Company in New York from 1936 to 1939. Clark married Robert Penn Warren on December 7, 1952.
Summary information on Eleanor Clark is available in the standard print and online biographical resources.
- American literature -- 20th century
- Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951
- Camus, Albert, 1913-1960
- Cheever, John, 1912-1982
- Clark, Eleanor, 1913-1996
- Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985
- Locmariaquer (France) -- Description and travel
- Locmariaquer (France) -- Social life and customs
- MacNeice, Louis, 1907-1963
- Morante, Elsa, approximately 1912-1985
- Novelists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Oyster culture -- France
- Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
- Rome (Italy) -- Description and travel
- Rome (Italy) -- Social life and customs
- Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980
- Sahara -- Description and travel
- Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
- Warren, Rosanna, 1953-
- Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
- Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987
- Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
- Guide to the Eleanor Clark Papers
- by Michael L. Forstrom
- November 4, 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- September 2020: Added 2013 addition.
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