Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren

Descriptive Summary

Title
Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren
Date
1946-1947
Creator
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
American literature--Kentucky--History and criticism
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Authors--Correspondence.
Plays.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS192: [identification of item], Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren, 1946-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Kentucky, in 1905. He attended public schools, graduated from Vanderbilt University, and became a Rhodes Scholar. He worked as a professor of English and playwriting at several American universities. A writer of novels, plays and poetry, Warren received numerous awards, including Pulitzer prizes for both fiction and poetry. He was one of the United States' leading literary figures and was named Poet Laureate of the United States.
Scope and Content
The Eric Bentley Collection on Robert Penn Warren comprises correspondence, compositions, and printed materials related to Robert Penn Warren and the opening of the play All the King's Men at the University of Minnesota. The collection includes a letter from Eric Bentley to Penn containing literary questions concerning Penn's writing as well as Penn's response.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1947, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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All The King's Men material, 1946-1947

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Robert Penn Warren bibliography, circa 1946

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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Printed materials, 1946-1947

  • Box 1, Folder 16
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