The Jill Krementz: Robert Penn Warren Photographic Collection,1971

Descriptive Summary

Title
The Jill Krementz: Robert Penn Warren Photographic Collection,1971
Creator
Krementz, Jill, 1940-
Extent
.5 cu. ft. (Box 1): 14 items
Subjects
Krementz, Jill, 1940-
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
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by:Jason Flahardy
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Jill Krementz was born in 1940 in New York City. After growing up in Morristown, New Jersey she attended Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. In 1964 went to work as a photojournalist at The New York Herald-Tribune. In 1968 she then began a brief career with Time magazine. There she met author Kurt Vonnegut who eventually became her husband. Shortly after she chose to leave journalism and dedicate her talents to photographing authors.
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 fifteen black and white prints taken by the photographer Jill Krementz. The subjects of the photographs are the poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren and his wife Eleanor Clark. The images are restricted from being reproduced on-line.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Images from the collection may not be reproduced without the express permission of Jill Krementz or her estate.

Contents of the Collection

"L-R friends, Rita Stern, David Milch, Eleanot Clark, Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"L-R: Robert Penn Warren, Eleanor Clark, Bill Crofut (playing banjo), Susie Crofut (book illustrator), Rita Stern (art major at Yale-at the time) and David Milch (former student of Mr. Warren and close friend)"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Eleanor Clark and Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"L-R: John Malcolm Brinnin, W.S. Merwin and Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Eleanor Clark and Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Eleanor Clark and Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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"Eleanor Clark and Robert Penn Warren"; handwritten on back of print, 1971

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