William Faulkner's Birth Announcement
Other major literary gifts and acquisitions soon
followed, including the Wynn-Faulkner poetry collection and the papers of
Henry and Katherine Bellamann, Herschell Brickell, Larry Brown, Ellen
Douglas, Beth Henley, and Willie Morris.
Documenting the progress of Civil Rights in Mississippi is another
area of particular interest. Several key donations--notably from Russell
Barrett, James Silver, Ed King, and James Howard Meredith--significantly
augmented our holdings.
Selecting materials to include in the anniversary exhibition has been a
daunting if pleasurable undertaking. Wherever possible we have chosen
printed items that are unique to Special Collections. We have also sought
to strike something of a balance between historical Mississippiana and
literary material, and to show as many examples as possible of the great
variety of formats collected.
Thomas M. Verich, University Archivist
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