Guide to the Louis Bromfield Collection


Title:
Louis Bromfield Collection
Repository:
The Ohio State University. Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
Creator:
Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956
Dates:
1850-1986
Bulk dates:
1906-1986
Quantity:
150 boxes
Abstract:
Louis Bromfield was born in Mansfield, Ohio. In the early 1920s, while living in France, Bromfield began to publish fiction writing, and was an instant critical success with his first book, The Green Bay Tree, in 1924. Bromfield enjoyed continued, popular success over the next three decades, and won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Early Autumn. Bromfield returned to central Ohio in 1938, where he turned his attention to sustainable farming and soil management. In his later life, despite his fame as a writer of fiction, Bromfield continued to shift his focus to sustainable agriculture, conservation, and related political issues effecting these endeavors. Louis Bromfield died in 1956. Materials present in the Louis Bromfield Collection include: drafts of fiction and non-fiction writings, speaking notes and transcripts, correspondence, financial records, administrative files, photographs, recordings, publications, and other assorted items. Materials range in date from circa 1850s and 1906 through 1986.
Identification:
SPEC.RARE.CMS.95
Language:
The records are in English