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Mencken (H. L.) Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Accruals and Additions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: H. L. Mencken Collection
    Creator: Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) (Henry Louis Mencken)
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0001
    Physical Description: 21.00 items
    Physical Description: .21 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1968
    Language of Material: English .

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    Accruals and Additions

    9999-027, 1976

    Preferred Citation

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

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Journalism--United States
    Satire, American
    Personal Papers
    Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956