H. L. Mencken Room
Mencken Room Writing Desk

The Collection

The Mencken Collection is divided into 8 areas. The following descriptions are not complete inventories but do give a strong introduction to the vast material available.

A complete catalog is available in the H.L. Mencken Room, and assistance is always available from the curator.

Mencken's Career - The renowned Baltimore journalist and critic had a long and friendly relationship with the Enoch Pratt Free Library. More about Mencken's Career

H.L. Mencken Room History - The Mencken Room houses the most important Mencken collection in the world. Among its many treasures are the books in Mencken's personal library. More about the Collection and its History

State Library Resources

H.L. Mencken Digital Collection - photographs, drafts, letters and other memorabilia from Mencken's personal collection