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The Robert Penn Warren Photographic Collection, n.d.

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Title

The Robert Penn Warren Photographic Collection

Date

n.d

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Images from the collection may not be reproduced without the express permission of the Robert Penn Warren estate and additional rights holders.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], The Robert Penn Warren Photographic Collection, 81PA104,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

1.5 cu. ft. (2 Boxes): 97 items

Biography/History

Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, KY, in 1905. He entered Vanderbilt University in 1921, where he became the youngest member of the group of Southern poets called the Fugitives. Warren's first poems were published in The Fugitive, a magazine which the group published from 1922 to 1925. From 1925 to 1927, Warren was a teaching fellow at The University of California, where he earned a master's degree. He studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and returned to the United States in 1930. With Cleanth Brooks, he wrote Understanding Poetry (1938), a textbook which has widely influenced the study of poetry at the college level in America.

Though regarded as one of the best poets of his generation, Warren was better known as a novelist and received tremendous recognition for All the King's Men, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1947. His Promises: Poems, 1954-1956 won the Sidney Hillman Award, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1979 he earned a third Pulitzer Prize, this time for Now and Then: Poems, 1976-1978. Warren served as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 1972 until 1988, and was appointed the first U.S. Poet Laureate in 1985. He died in 1989.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 97 black and white photographs of Robert Penn Warren and his immediate family. The images are restricted from being reproduced on-line.

Subjects

  • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905 - 1989
  • Authors, American - 20th century
  • Poets laureate - United States
  • Poets
  • National Institute of American Arts and Letters
  • Pulitzer Prize-United States
  • Kentucky author

Related Material

Cleanth, Brooks, Robert P. Warren. . New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960

, 81AV03, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

, 83AV03, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

, 78M1, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Warren, Robert Penn. . New York: Random House, 1957.

Warren, Robert Penn. . New York: Random House, 1978.

Collection Inventory

Photos
Robert Penn Warren, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 1]
Warren and two children, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 2]
Warren writing, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 3]
Twenty-one men and two women, all with either shot guns or rifles, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 4]
A woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 5]
Warrens' great-grandfather Mitchell and his wife in Kentucky, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 6]
Warren with three men, a woman and a boy, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 7]
A gathering in a town, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 8]
Warren smoking a pipe, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 9]
A man and two children at the Acropolis, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 10]
Two men, one holding a baby, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 11]
Warren with a man and a woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 12]
Two men, a woman and two children on a boat, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 13]
Two women, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 14]
Warren and a baby, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 15]
Warren, wife and a baby, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 16]
A woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 17]
A man, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 18]
A woman and two children on a ship, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 19]
A woman, three young men and a young girl, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 20]
A young boy outside an old house, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 21]
A stone fortress overlooking the sea, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 22]
A barn, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 23]
A barn, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 24]
Warren, shirtless and grinning, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 25]
Warren and a young boy on a ship, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 26]
Warren with a young couple, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 27]
A young boy, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 28]
A woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 29]
Two women and three children in a doorway, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 30]
A family photo with seven adults and four children, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 31]
A woman with a young boy on a ship, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 32]
A woman and a young boy, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 33]
A young woman with a young boy, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 34]
A woman and a young child, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 35]
An elderly couple, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 36]
A woman and child, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 37]
A statue, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 38]
A man with three pack mules, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 39]
Two men and a woman at a gate, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 40]
Seven kids sitting on a wall, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 41]
Three men playing guitars with family looking on, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 42]
An elderly man at the grotesque statue, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 43]
A woman on a horse, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 44]
An elderly man sitting on the grotesque statue, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 45]
A woman and a girl in the snow, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 46]
Two women and a girl in the snow, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 47]
Two women in the snow, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 48]
Two women in the snow, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 49]
Seven adults and four children, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 50]
Warren with two children at a ship's rail, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 51]
Warren, four other adults and five children, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 52]
Four other adults and five children, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 53]
A rocky coast with a stone fort, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 54]
A man holding a baby, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 55]
Warren holding a baby girl at a beach, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 56]
Warren holding a baby girl at a beach, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 57]
A man with a cigar, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 58]
A man in a face mask, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 59]
A row of wagons loaded with tobacco, on a city street, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 60]
A man and a woman, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 61]
A mule team hitched to a wagon loaded with tobacco; a man is standing atop the load, [n.d.]
[box: 1, item : 62]
Photos from an exhibit
Warren smoking a cigarette, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 63]
Warren, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 64]
A young man in academic gown, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 65]
Warren in a library, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 66]
A young man, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 67]
A young woman, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 68]
Warren, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 69]
Warren with hat, coat and tie, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 70]
Warren and a young girl in the woods, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 71]
Ten men on steps, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 72]
Warren, wife and two children with dogs, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 73]
Two men, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 74]
A mother and daughter, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 75]
A young boy, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 76]
A couple with a child, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 77]
Warren and a friend, holding glasses, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 78]
Warren, wife and two children, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 79]
Warren and a young girl, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 80]
A young man, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 81]
A young man in academic gown, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 82]
A man standing in a doorway, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 83]
Warren, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 84]
Warren reading, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 85]
Warren on a hike, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 86]
Warren and a friend, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 87]
Warren and a young boy, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 88]
Warren, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 89]
A woman, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 90]
Warren and another man looking at photographs, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 91]
Warren and wife, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 92]
A woman, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 93]
Warren, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 94]
Warren watching as doctoral hood is placed over a woman's head, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 95]
Warren and a baby, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 96]
A woman, [n.d.]
[box: 2, item : 97]