Interview with Francis Steegmuller, May 14, 1981

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Steegmuller recalls his friendship with both Robert Penn Warren and his wife, Eleanor Clark. Their past and most recent social encounters are mentioned. The couple's dislike for Communism is talked about, as well as the personal background of Eleanor, and how it relates to Steegmuller's own formative years. The probability of writing a biography on the husband and wife is also discussed.

Interview Accession

1981oh069_rpw044

Interviewee Name

Francis Steegmuller

Interviewer Name

David Farrell

Interview Date

1981-05-14

Interview Keyword

Communism Friendship Biography

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Steegmuller, Francis Interview by David Farrell. 14 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Steegmuller, F. (1981, May 14). Interview by D. Farrell. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Steegmuller, Francis, interview by David Farrell. May 14, 1981, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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