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Charles Andrews Fenton papers

Call Number: MS 206

Scope and Contents

The Charles Andrews Fenton Papers consist of bibliographical and research notes collected by Fenton in preparation for a proposed work on the American literary approaches to the Spanish Civil War. The notes include excerpts from and references to newspaper and magazine articles, books, and news dispatches. The papers, which were donated to Yale University by Charles Andrews Fenton, Jr., in 1961, are arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

A single folder of correspondence (box 5, folder 115) contains letters to individuals listed in "List of Correspondents."

See: List of Correspondents.


  • 1954-1960


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Andrews Fenton, Jr., in 1961.


8 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist almost entirely of bibliographical material, newspaper magazine articles, excerpts from books and news dispatches collected for his proposed work on American literary approaches to the Spanish Civil War. There is also a small amount of correspondence (1954-1960). Important correspondents are Daniel Aaron, Claude G. Bowers, Granville Hicks, Rolfe Humphries, Mark Schorer and F. Jay Taylor.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Andrews Fenton was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1919. As an author and educator, Fenton wrote such volumes as: The Apprenticeship of Ernest Hemmingway: The Early Years (1954); and Stephen Vincent Benet: The Life and Times of an American Man of Letters (1958). He also edited Best Short Stories of World War II (1957); and Stephen Vincent Benet's Selected Letters (1960). He taught English Literature at Yale from 1948-1958. Fenton died on July 21, 1960.

Guide to the Charles Andrews Fenton Papers
Under Revision
compiled by William E. Brown, Jr., and Robert Richards
February 1986
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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