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Finding Aid for the Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection (MUM00173)

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Finding Aid for the Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00173/
Title: Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection
Dates: 1963-1968
Physical Extent: 1 box (.209 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00173
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection of correspondence and notes related to the work of the Rowan Oak Advisory Committee.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 30 June 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

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


Formats

correspondence
memorandums
minutes


Historical Note

Rowan Oak was the family home of William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi. In 1972, Jill Faulkner Summers sold the home to the University of Mississippi. The house is overseen by the University of Mississippi Museums.


Scope and Content Note

Collection of correspondence related to Rowan Oak following its acquisition by the University of Mississippi. Primarily, the correspondence details the governance of the property and requests for tours as well as miscellaneous printed material regarding the property.


User Information

Prefered Citation

Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Rowan Oak Advisory Committee 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 Correspondence regarding Acquisition and Governing of Rowan Oak, 1963
Item 1 T.L.S. (carbon) Lomax B. Lamb, Jr., Marks, to Jill and Paul Summers, 4 September 1963
Item 2 Newsletter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, August 1963
Item 3 Memorandum from J. D. Williams to Dorothy Oldham, 12 October 1963
Item 4 T.L. [Unknown] to Chancellor J. D. Williams, 13 December 1963 (pages beyond # 1 are missing)
Item 5 T.L. (carbon) Dorothy Oldham to Chancellor J. D. Williams, 16 December 1963
Item 6 "Suggestions Concerning William Faulkner's Home, Rowan Oak," by Dorothy Oldham, Undated
Folder 2 Minutes of Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 6 September and 11 October 1963
Folder 3 Correspondence concerning Dr. Straumann's Visit to Oxford, Mississippi
Item 1 T.L.S. (copy) Arlin Turner, Duke University to James Webb, 9 September 1963
Item 2 Memorandum from James Webb to Dorothy Oldham, 3 October 1963
Folder 4 Memorandum from James Webb to Dorothy Oldham, 11 September 1963, concerning photographing Rowan Oak interior
Folder 5 Handwritten notes for letter from Dorothy Oldham to Chancellor J. D. Williams, regarding administration of Rowan Oak, c. 1963; rough drafts and carbon of final draft also included
Folder 6 T.L.S. Jonathan D. Hawkins, International Group of Memphis, to Dorothy Oldham, 12 March 1964, concerning tour of Rowan Oak
Folder 7 T.L.S. Rosemary B. Olds, to Dorothy Oldham, 2 April 1964 ; T.L. (carbon) Dorothy Oldham to Rosemary B. Olds, 7 April 1964 concerning tour of Rowan Oak
Folder 8 Memorandum from James Webb to Dorothy Oldham, 15 October 1964
Folder 9 Minutes of Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 9 January 1964
Folder 10 Correspondence regarding Acquisition and Governing of Rowan Oak, 1964
Item 1 T.L.S. J. D. Williams to Dorothy Oldham, 4 January 1964
Item 2 T.L. (carbon) Dorothy Oldham to Chancellor J. D. Williams, 10 January 1964.
Item 3 T.L. [Unknown] to Dr. James W. Webb, 7 February 1964. Letter is unfinished.
Item 4 T.L.S. (carbon) J. D. Williams, to Mrs. H. C. Abney, 14 May 1964.
Item 5 T.L. (carbon) Dr. James W. Webb, to Mrs. Paul Summers, 15 June 1964
Item 6 Minutes of Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 13 May 1964
Item 7 Memorandum (carbon) from James W. Webb to Members of the Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 13 July 1964
Item 8 T.L.S. J. D. Williams, to Dr. James W. Webb, 3 August 1964
Item 9 Minutes of Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 15 July 1964
Item 10 Drawing of Rowan Oak sign
Item 11 T.L.S. (carbon) James W. Webb to Lomax Lamb, Jr., 4 August 1964
Item 12 A.L.S. Joe, University of Virginia, to Dot, 31 August 1964
Item 13 T.L.S. (carbon) Lomax Lamb, Jr., to Paul Summers, 9 October 1964
Item 14 T.L. (carbon) James W. Webb to Paul Summers, 13 October 1964
Item 15 T.L. (carbon) James W. Webb to Lomax B. Lamb, Jr., 12 October 1964
Folder 11 Correspondence from James Webb and Dorothy Oldham regarding the maintenance of Rowan Oak, 1964-1968
Folder 12 Correspondence regarding Rowan Oak and Oxford Pilgrimages, 1964-1966
Folder 13 Budget requests regarding maintenance at Rowan Oak, 1964-1965
Folder 14 Notes regarding regulations governing visitors at Rowan Oak, 1964
Folder 15 Correspondence regarding acquisition and governance of Rowan Oak, 1965
Folder 16 Invoices regarding maintenance of Rowan Oak, 1965-1968
Folder 17 Historic Homes and Country Beautiful magazine
Item 1 Correspondence. Country Beautiful magazine to Dorothy Oldham regarding article, 1966
Item 2 Essay on Rowan Oak by Oldham (3p.)
Folder 19 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak
Item 1 T.L.S. (copy) Harold P. Simonson, University of Puget Sound, to James Webb, 5 July 1966
Item 2 Memorandum from James Webb to J. D. Williams, 13 July 1966
Folder 19 Correspondence concerning photographs of Rowan Oak for textbook
Item 1 T.L.S. (copy) David Forbert to William C. Connell, Jr. 3 March 1966
Item 2 T.L. (carbon) James Webb to George Street, 25 April 1966
Folder 20 Correspondence regarding acquisition and governance of Rowan Oak, 1966
Folder 21 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak
Item 1 T.L. (carbon) George Street to James Webb, 13 March 1967
Item 2 T.L. (carbon) Dorothy Oldham to George Street, 15 March 1967
Folder 22 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak
Item 1 T.L.S. John [Saunders] to Dorothy Oldham, 20 July 1968
Item 2 T.L.S. Murry C. Falkner to Thomas Tullos, 29 July 1968
Item 3 T.L.S. (carbon) James Webb to Murry Falkner, 1 August 1968
Folder 23 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak
Item 1 A.L.S. (copy) Paul H. Neal, Athens College, to James Webb, 29 March 1968
Item 2 T.L. (carbon) James Webb to Paul Neal, 2 April 1968.
Folder 24 Correspondence regarding acquisition and governance of Rowan Oak, Undated
Folder 25 "Suggestions concerning William Faulkner's House, Rowan Oak," by Dorothy Oldham, Undated

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