University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Warren Roberts Papers, 1959-1985.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Roberts, Warren
Title: Warren Roberts Papers,
Dates: 1959-1985.
Abstract: (Francis) Warren Roberts has had an active publishing career, focusing a great deal of his time and effort on editing the works of D. H. Lawrence. He has also published additional works on D. H. Lawrence. The majority of the collection relate to activities of the Grolier Club, of which Roberts is a member, and publications for D. H. Lawrence works, symposia, and related activities. Among the D. H. Lawrence materials are issues of several newsletters, including D. H. Lawrence News and Notes, Lawrence Country News, and the Newsletter of the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America.
Identification: 1987-004
Quantity: 2 boxes, 262 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

(Francis) Warren Roberts was born in Menard, Texas in 1916. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 from Southwestern University, and received his doctorate in 1956 from the University of Texas. He spent much of his academic career at the University of Texas at Austin, first as a professor of English, then as director of the Humanities Research Center from 1962 until 1978. The Humanities Research Center is now known as the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

(Francis) Warren Roberts has had an active publishing career, focusing a great deal of his time and effort on editing the works of D. H. Lawrence. He has also published additional works on D. H. Lawrence. His interest and scholarly background in English literature are reflected in the materials he donated to the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections.

Biographical information on (Francis) Warren Roberts is available from a number of sources, including the Directory of American Scholars, International Authors and Writers Who's Who, and Who's Who in America.


Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials collected or received by Warren Roberts during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. There are 262 items in the collection, dating between 1959 and 1985. The majority of the materials relate to activities of the Grolier Club, of which Roberts is a member, and publications for D. H. Lawrence works, symposia, and related activities.

Among the D. H. Lawrence materials are issues of several newsletters, including D. H. Lawrence News and Notes, Lawrence Country News, and the Newsletter of the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America. There are also notices for lectures and discussions regarding James Joyce and his works.

Additional materials include publications and brochures for conferences of rare book librarians and scholars, as well as sales information for books of interest to Roberts.

Materials have been arranged alphabetically by subject (Grolier Club, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, etc.). Single items unrelated to other materials have been grouped together within the Miscellaneous folder. Within each subject, items are arranged chronologically, with one exception. The book notices for D. H. Lawrence materials have been arranged alphabetically by title. Wherever possible, materials have been dated using a perpetual calendar.

The second box of material, Miscellaneous Oversize, includes three notices for new books on Texas history, a lecture announcement, and an issue of the University of Texas newspaper, The Texas Times, from August 1972 which is dedicated to Walter Prescott Webb.

A large number of print items donated to Special Collections and Archives by Warren Roberts are available for use in the reading room. These items have been cataloged and may be located using the library's online catalog. In addition, numerous broadsides and larger ephemeral items have been cataloged.


Restrictions

Open for research.

Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.


Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Persons)

Roberts, Warren, 1916-
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
Webb, Walter Prescott, 1888-1963.

Subjects (Organizations)

University of Texas at Austin. Humanities Research Center
Grolier Club

Formats

Newsletters
Lectures
Publications
Brochures
Newspapers
Broadsides
Ephemera
Prints

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Warren Roberts Papers, 1959-1985, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Acquisition

This collection of materials is part of a much larger collection of printed works and ephemeral materials. The collection was donated to the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections and Archives in 1987 by Warren Roberts. Additional materials donated by Dr. Warren Roberts have been cataloged and are held in Special Collections.

Processed by

Andrea Bean Hough, June 1995.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
Box
1 Greeting Cards, 1959-1974
Grolier Club Lecture Invitations, 1970-1973
Grolier Club Lecture Invitations, 1974-1976
Grolier Club Lecture Invitations, 1977-1981
Grolier Club Lecture Invitations, undated.
James Joyce Society Lectures, 1972-1975
Lawrence, D.H.--Book Announcements, undated
Lawrence, D.H.--D.H. Lawrence News and Notes, 1959-1962
Lawrence, D.H.--Invitations to Events, 1975-1980
Lawrence, D.H.--Lawrence Country News, 1976-1978
Lawrence, D.H.--Lawrence Country News, 1982-1984
Lawrence, D.H.-Miscellaneous, 1964
Lawrence, D.H.--Newsletter of the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America 1981-1984
Lawrence, D.H.-Postcards, 1977-1982
Lawrence, D.H.-Productions, 1961-1980
Lawrence, D.H.--Seminars and Lectures, 1959-1985
Miscellaneous, 1959-1981
Texas Institute of Letters, 1976-1979
University of Tulsa Library, 1978-1980
OVS
1 Miscellaneous Oversize, 1969-1973