Roberts, Warren, 1916-....

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(Francis) Warren Roberts (1916-1998) was a professor of 20th century English literature at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and later director of the Humainites Research Center starting in 1962 though his retirement in 1978. Born in Menard, Texas, Roberts studied at Southwestern University, earning a B. A. in 1938, and his PhD in 1956 at UT. He specialized in D. H. Lawrence, publishing several works on the author, and received a Fulbright-Hays fellowship in 1977 to explore almost 700 letters written by Lawrence from 1921-1924.


Acosta, Teresa Palomo. “In Memoriam: Frances Warren Roberts.” University of Texas at Austin. Accessed January 10, 2012.

From the guide to the Roberts, Warren, Papers 92-310; 2011-399., 1965-1972, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

(Francis) Warren Roberts was born in Menard, Texas in 1916. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 from Southwestern University, and received his doctorate in 1956 from the University of Texas. He spent much of his academic career at the University of Texas at Austin, first as a professor of English, then as director of the Humanities Research Center from 1962 until 1978. The Humanities Research Center is now known as the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

(Francis) Warren Roberts has had an active publishing career, focusing a great deal of his time and effort on editing the works of D. H. Lawrence. He has also published additional works on D. H. Lawrence. His interest and scholarly background in English literature are reflected in the materials he donated to the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections. Biographical information on (Francis) Warren Roberts is available from a number of sources, including the Directory of American Scholars, International Authors and Writers Who's Who, and Who's Who in America.

From the description of Warren Roberts papers, 1959-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 163840073

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Birth 1916-12-03

Death 1998-01-15





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