Robert Fink collection of Henry Miller, 1939-1958
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Brief Description: The one-box collection includes some, but not all, of the letters Robert Fink received from Miller as well as several letters from penniless writers which Miller forwarded to Fink.  In addition there are manuscripts (by both Miller and Fink), it contains three folders of news clippings and ephemera, and two cassette tape cartridges.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 1/1/MSS 062
Created by: Miller, Henry, (1891-1980.), Fink, Robert.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged by document type, and then chronologically.
Biographical Note for Miller, Henry, (1891-1980.) : Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 - June 7, 1980), was an American writer and painter. He is known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and Black Spring. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.His daughter, Valentine Miller lives today on the Monterey Peninsula.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Fink, Robert. - Correspondence
Manuscripts for publication.
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence
Sound recordings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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PreferredCitation: [Item], Robert Fink collection of Henry Miller, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.