This collection contains correspondence, publications, and other material kept by Carl R. Dolmetsch, a professor in the Department of English at the College of William and Mary. Included in the collection are publications, a drawing, and a poster related to author H.L. Mencken; correspondence concerning potential visiting lecturers to events in the Department of Engllish; and letters written to Carl R. Dolmetsch by persons who had contributed material to Smart Set magazine as well as letters received by Dolmetsch as chairmanship of the Committee on Arts and Lectures at the College of William and Mary. Prominent correspondents include Faith Baldwin, Jacques Barzun, S. N. Behrman, Rudolf Bing, Kenneth Burke, James Branch Cabell, Padraic Colum, Babette Deutsch, William Golding, H. L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, C. P. Snow, Louis Untermeyer, Mark Van Doren, Colin Wilson and Edmund Wilson.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. Â§ 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia Â§ 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use:
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Carl R. Dolmetsch was a professor of English at the College of William and Mary starting in 1959, and chair of the Department of English from 1970-1976. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Arrangement of Materials:
This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
Acc. 2012.347 was received by the SCRC from Carl Dometsch on 9/25/2012. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.
The material related to the Smart Set magazine and the Committee on Arts and Lectures at the College of William and Mary were previously part of the Smart Set Papers, Mss. 65 Lit Sm2, and were added to this collection on 11/5/2012.
The material related to Dinwiddianae Select Poems Pro Patria were previously part of the Dinwiddianae Select Poems Pro Patria collection, Mss. 65 Lit D61, and were added to this collection on 11/5/2012.
Acc. 2012.347 and Acc. 2012.348 accessioned and minimaly described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2012. Acc. 2013.235 accessioned and minimaly described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2013. Acc. 2013.291 accessioned and minimaly described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in December 2013.
Box and folder list compiled by Andrew Cavell, Special Collections staff, in April and October 2012.