H. L. Mencken Collection


H.L. Mencken Collection

San Diego State University
Library and Information Access
Journalism -- United States ; Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 ; Satire, American
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. The collection consists of pamphlets, reprints, correspondence, promotional materials, special event publications, letters, and one sound recording.
Dates covered:
English; French
Collection Size:
28 items
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, H. L. Mencken Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.