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Robert Penn Warren Papers

Summary Information
Title: Robert Penn Warren papers
Dates: 1959
Creator: Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1574
Collection contains the book The Gods of Mount Olympus.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


The Gods of Mount Olympus, 1959

Biographical Sketch

Robert Warren Penn was born on April 24, 1905 in Guthrie, Kentucky. He earned his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1925, his M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1927, and he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University earning his B.Litt in 1930. He was been a professor of English at five colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota and Yale University.

Robert Penn Warren was a writer, poet and teacher for over 40 years. He was the first "poet laureate" of the United States, has won the Pulitzer Prize three times, been awarded the National Book Award and the National Metal for Literature and has received over seventeen honorary degrees from colleges and universities across the United States.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 46, pp.208-218.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the book The Gods of Mount Olympus , a book of the Greek myths adapted for younger readers.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Gods of Mount Olympus 1959 
Note New York : Random House, 1959
Box MF 822
typescript (32 p.)  Box MF 822