Henry L. Mencken collection

Henry L. Mencken collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry L. Mencken collection
Creator: Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Inclusive Dates: after 1933
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (5 items)
Collection Number: ms675
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956) was a controversialist, humorous journalist, and pungent critic of American life who powerfully influenced U.S. fiction through the 1920s.

For further information, see the article H. L. Mencken at Encyclopedia Britannica.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three newspaper clippings and two letters from H. L. Mencken to Ned Lee. Two newspaper clippings (undated) concern Mencken's illness and retirement. Letters (dated 1933) poke fun at the Mississippi Bible Belt, and one of the newspaper clippings is an editorial from The Webster Progress, Eupora, Mississippi, regarding Henry L. Mencken, and contains the letter Mencken wrote to Lee.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry L. Mencken collection, ms675, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

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