H. L. Mencken collection
Scope and Contents
- 1905 - 1972
Immediate Source of Acquisition
9.09 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Language of Materials
H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization, in 2014. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn 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.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American literature -- 20th century
- Authors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- English language -- United States
- Lappin, Margaret R.
- Lohrfinck, Rosalind
- Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
- Swan, Bradford F. (Bradford Fuller)
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953
- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th Century
- Guide to the H. L. Mencken Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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