Robert Penn Warren Papers, 1916-1971
Housed at the University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center. Summary, "This collection consists primarily of prepublication drafts of many Warren works. Included are manuscripts, rough drafts, notes, holographic copies, worksheets, typescripts with corrections, proofreaders' copies, galley proofs, cancelled material and printed copies. Works include fiction, nonfiction plays, poems, articles, essays, book reviews, speeches, lectures, tributes, textbooks and transcriptions of interviews. Miscellaneous items such as postcards, letters, articles, clippings and pamphlets are also contained in the Warren papers, as are his Oxford thesis, National Book Award acceptance speeches, material dealing with the National Institute of American Arts and Letters, and other materials. Among Warren's fiction represented in this collection are ALL THE KING'S MEN;BAND OF ANGELS ; THE CAVE; FLOOD: A ROMANCE OF OUR TIME; and WILDERNESS. Poetry includes works such as PROMISES: POEMS 1954-1956; YOU, EMPEROR, AND OTHERS: POEMS 1957-1960; and TALE OF TIME: NEW POEMS 1960--1966. Organized by genre: manuscripts of fiction, short fiction, plays, poems, nonfiction, articles and essays, book reviews, speeches, lectures and tributes, textbooks, interviews and tapes, miscellaneous material, and manuscripts of deposit items. There is also an unpublished manuscript entitled GOD'S OWN TIME, a novel set in Kentucky in 1910-1914. Warren wrote this novel between 1930 and 1932.