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Cleanth Brooks letters, 1939-1947, 1964

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Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey


Cleanth Brooks letters


1939-1947, 1964


University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged chronologically.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2012MS040: [identification of item], Cleanth Brooks letters, 1939-1947, 1964, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.1 Cubic feet

1 box


Cleanth Brooks, Kentucky born author, editor, and teacher, attended Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and Oxford as a Rhodes scholar (1929-1932). Brooks is noted primarily for his work as a literary critic and is considered an authority on the work of William Faulkner. The founder and editor of The Southern Review, Brooks has collaborated with Robert Penn Warren on several publications. Along with Warren, Brooks is a proponent of the New Criticism, a modern approach to the study of literature.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Cleanth Brooks letters to Arthur Mizener from 1939 until 1964 which mainly concern the publication of The Southern Review.


  • George S. MacManus Co..
  • Mizener, Arthur
  • Publishers and publishing--United States.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

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