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Guide to the H. L. Mencken Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: H. L. Mencken Collection
    Dates: 1914-1968
    Identification: MS-0001
    Creator: Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
    Physical Description: 21.00 items
    Language of Materials: English French
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    H. L. Mencken was a critical but humorous journalist, literary reviewer, and language expert. In 1899 he became a reporter for the Baltimore Morning Herald; beginning in 1906, and continuing throughout much of his life, he worked at various intervals for The Baltimore Sun. He was co-editor of The Smart Set, and was co-founder of the American Mercury. Additional publications of his were Prejudices, The American Language, and an autobiographical trilogy.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers
    Publications

    Personal Name:

    Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

    Topical Term:

    Journalism -- United States
    Satire, American

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    1976

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, H. L. Mencken Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Scope and Contents

    This small collection of pamphlets, reprints, and correspondence is part of the larger collection of one hundred individually cataloged monographs and serials by and about H. L. Mencken, which is also housed in Special Collections. These small items consist of promotional materials, special event publications, letters, and one sound recording.