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Finding Aid for the William Faulkner Foundation Collection (MUM00143)

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Finding Aid for the William Faulkner Foundation Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00143/
Title: William Faulkner Foundation Collection
Dates: 1922-1968
Collector: William Faulkner Foundation
Physical Extent: 1 box (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00143
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings and miscellaneous printed items regarding scholarship at the University of Mississippi Faulkner collection and acquisition of materials.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, October 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
William Faulkner Foundation
Rowan Oak (Oxford, Miss.)
Oxford (Miss.) -- History


Formats

clippings
correspondence
inventories


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings and miscellaneous printed items regarding scholarship at the University of Mississippi Faulkner collection and acquisition of materials. Of note in this collection is the inventory of the Rowan Oak house and library. Correspondence primarily focuses on access to the University of Mississippi Faulkner Collections and acquisition of materials; however, the collection includes a xeroxed letter from Faulkner concerning his views on segregation. Finally, the collection includes a commencement address on Faulkner, given by Paul Flowers of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.


User Information

Prefered Citation

William Faulkner Foundation Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The William Faulkner Foundation Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For a description of the William Faulkner archival collections housed at the University of Mississippi, please view our William Faulkner Subject Guide


Container List

Folder 1 Letter. E.E. Davidson to Lomax Lamb
Scope: Concerning Rowan Oak's inventory and insurance policy
Rowan Oak Inventory, 1 October 1963 (16p.)
Folder 2 Inventory of Rowan Oak Library, 17 March 1964 (32p.)
Folder 3 Clippings concerning Faulkner and Television (10 items)
Correspondence
Folder 4 8 March 1956. Xerox. William Faulkner to Mr. Kirk. (2p.)
Scope: Concerning Faulkner's views on segregation
Folder 5 July 1957 (4 items)
Scope: Primarily concerning a Princeton Faulkner exhibit; correspondence between Dorothy Oldham, Mississippi Collection Curator, and James Meriwether, Princeton University. Also includes letter from Oldham to Effie McAmis concerning a geneology McAmis produced.
Folder 6 1958 (3 letters ; 6p.)
Scope: Letters between Dorothy Oldham, Mississippi Collection Curator, and Robert H. Knox, Rutgers University
Folder 7 1961 (20 items)
Scope: Letters between Dorothy Oldham and various academics concerning Faulkner scholarship and materials
Folder 8 1963 (26 items)
Scope: Letters between Dorothy Oldham and various academics concerning Faulkner scholarship and acquisition of materials
Folder 9 1964 (24 items)
Scope: Letters regarding Faulkner scholarship and access to materials; also includes a copy of a letter, dated 31 December 1964, from Lomax Lamb concerning an appeal in the case of Guy B. Taylor vs. Jill Faulkner Summers
Folder 10 1965 (4 items)
Folder 11 1966 (2 items)
Folder 12 Correspondence by Dr. Russell Pigford, 1965-1966 (14 pieces)
Scope: In Reference to William Faulkner and Ole Miss
Thank You Letters
Folder 13 1962-1963 (34 pieces)
Folder 14 1964 (52 pieces)
Folder 15 1965 (56 pieces)
Folder 16 1966 (36 pieces)
Folder 17 1967 (19 pieces)
Folder 18 1968 (14 pieces)
Folder 19 Paul Flowers' Wisconsin State College commencement address, 3 August 1962, "William Faulkner: Paradoxes or Contrasts?"
Folder 20 Prizes and Medals (41 pieces)
Scope: Primarily clippings concerning Faulkner's awards
Folder 21 Faulkner Foundation (7 pieces)
Scope: Includes Invitations and Clippings
Folder 22 Inventory. "Faulkner Material in Cage, 26 April 1972 (11 p.)
Folder 23 The Marionettes
Scope: Includes Clippings and order form for the Yoknapatawpha Press edition
Folder 24 Miscellaneous (31 pieces)
Note: Contributed by Col. Cofield
Scope: Includes Clippings and Correspondence

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