Humanities Department Collection and State Library Resources

H. L. Mencken Web Sites

The Internet is awash with quotations attributed to Mencken, whose commentary on the American scene resonates today. The sites listed below, however, offer more substantial biographical/critical information on the writer and his times, and are well worth a visit:

  • The Mencken Society
    Founded in 1976 and based in Baltimore, the Mencken Society honors and promotes the reading of the living works of Henry Louis Mencken: American author, critic, newspaper man and iconoclast.

  • The H. L. Mencken Page - A Mencken Cornucopia 
    A nicely organized site that briefly introduces the writer and provides extensive links to collections of quotations, full-text works online, biographies and essays, photos, and other Web sites.

  • Friends of the H. L. Mencken House 
    A local organization dedicated to educating the public about the life and legacy of H. L. Mencken and acquiring Mencken’s lifelong residence at 1524 Hollins Street for the purpose of restoring, preserving and operating a nonprofit museum.