- Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of material created and accumulated by Charles Fenton in the course of researching and writing books on Stephen Vincent Benét and Ernest Hemingway. Research material includes correspondence about Benét and Hemingway, Fenton's notes about their lives and careers, and index cards with which Fenton organized his research. In addition to research on Benét and Hemingway, the collection contains a smaller amount of research material on the topic of "Writer in America" and the history of The National Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as notes regarding Fenton's World War II anthology and notes on American writers. The collection also contains professional and personal papers, including manuscripts and teaching materials from Fenton's years as a lecturer at Duke University.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Charles A. Fenton Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Charles A. Fenton, Jr., 1961.
Organized into four series: I. Stephen Vincent Benét Research Material, 1866-1960. II. Ernest Hemingway Research Material, 1929-1959. III. Other Research Material, circa 1955. IV. Personal and Professional Papers, 1946-1965.
- 1866 - 1965
- Majority of material found within 1918 - 1960
- 21.1 Linear Feet (38 boxes)
- Related Names
- Fenton, Charles A., 1919-1960
- Language of Materials