Guide to the René Wellek Papers

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© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the René Wellek Papers

Collection number: MS-C03

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Special Collections and Archives Staff
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Adrian Turner
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.