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Guide to the René Wellek Papers
MS-C003  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: René Wellek papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-1996
    Collection number: MS-C003
    Creator: Wellek, René
    Extent: 70 linear feet (70 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, lecture notes, notebooks, reprints, reviews, clippings, and other materials documenting the scholarly career of literary critic and scholar René Wellek.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections and Archives regarding availability for research use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    René Wellek Papers. MS-C03. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of René and Nonna D. Wellek, 1989-2002.

    Processing History

    Preliminary processing by Special Collections and Archives staff.

    Biography

    René Wellek was an influential literary critic and theorist known for his pioneering work in the field of comparative literature. He taught at numerous institutions throughout his career, including Yale and the University of Iowa. Wellek died in 1995.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, lecture notes, notebooks, reprints, reviews, clippings, and other materials documenting the scholarly career of literary critic and scholar René Wellek.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Wellek, René--Archives.
    Critical theory--Archival resources.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Wellek, Nonna D., former owner.
    Critical Theory Archive.