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The Southern Review records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 694

Scope and Contents

The Southern Review records contain correspondence and other papers documenting activity at the influential literary journal from 1935 to 1943. Correspondence consists chiefly of original letters from authors and carbons of outgoing letters from the editors. Most incoming letters are addressed to the founding editors, Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, but there are letters to others as well, including Albert Erskine, Robert Lowell, and Charles W. Pipkin. There is also some correspondence with literary agents, publishers, and others relating to or on behalf of authors and writings, including corrected drafts and proofs. Other materials include financial and legal records, unidentified writings, and a catalogue of publications, including lists of unread and returned manuscripts.

Dates

  • 1935-1943

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Portions of the collection available on microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

The Southern Review Records 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 Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, 1952.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1935-1942. II. Other Papers, 1935-1943.

Associated Materials

Cleanth Brook Papers (YCAL MSS 30). Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Robert Penn Warren Papers (YCAL MSS 51). Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Extent

2.92 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.southern

Overview

The Southern Review records contain correspondence and other papers documenting activity at the influential literary journal from 1935 to 1943. Correspondence consists chiefly of original letters from authors and carbons of outgoing letters from the editors. Most incoming letters are addressed to the founding editors, Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, but there are letters to others as well, including Albert Erskine, Robert Lowell, and Charles W. Pipkin. There is also some correspondence with literary agents, publishers, and others relating to or on behalf of authors and writings, including corrected drafts and proofs. Other materials include financial and legal records, unidentified writings, and a catalog of publications, including lists of unread and returned manuscripts.

The Southern Review

The Southern Review is a literary journal published by Louisiana State University since 1935. The journal was co-founded by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks and co-edited by Warren and Brooks until 1942.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including in some instances rehousing and minimal organization, when it arrived at the library. As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

Former call number: Za Southern Review.
Title
Guide to The Southern Review Records
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
January 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.