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Johns Hopkins University gets Mencken's collection

Nearly 6,000 books, photographs and letters owned by American journalist H.L. Mencken have been acquired by Johns Hopkins University.

Mencken, a reporter and columnist for The (Baltimore) Sun, was a prominent literary and social critic in the first half of the 20th century. He was known for his coverage of the famous Scopes "monkey" trial that debated the issue of evolution, and for his disdain for the comfortable middle class, which he called the "Boobus Americanus" and the "booboisie."

Mencken also edited two highly influential magazines, the Smart Set and American Mercury.

The collection includes magazines containing Mencken's articles, letters written by Mencken, photographs and books that reprinted Mencken works, mentioned Mencken or were inspired by him, said Cynthia Requardt, the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Special Collections at the Sheridan Libraries.

The acquisition will more than double the university's Mencken collection.

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