Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection

MUM00173

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection
ID
MUM00173
Date [inclusive]
1963-1968
General Physical Description note
1 box (.209 linear feet)
Abstract:
Collection of correspondence and notes related to the work of the Rowan Oak Advisory Committee.

Prefered Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Revision Description

  2017

Access Restrictions

The Rowan Oak Advisory Committee Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

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

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Related Materials

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rowan Oak (Oxford, Miss.)

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • memorandums
  • minutes

Personal Name(s)

  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1 Correspondence regarding Acquisition and Governing of Rowan Oak, 1963 

Lomax B. Lamb, Jr., Marks, to Jill and Paul Summers, 4 September 1963 

Newsletter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, August 1963 

Memorandum from J. D. Williams to Dorothy Oldham, 12 October 1963 

[Unknown] to Chancellor J. D. Williams, 13 December 1963 (pages beyond # 1 are missing) 

(carbon) Dorothy Oldham to Chancellor J. D. Williams, 16 December 1963 

"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 

Arlin Turner, Duke University to James Webb, 9 September 1963 

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 Letter from Jonathan D. Hawkins, International Group of Memphis, to Dorothy Oldham, 12 March 1964, concerning tour of Rowan Oak 

Folder 7 Letter from 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 

J. D. Williams to Dorothy Oldham, 4 January 1964 

(carbon) Dorothy Oldham to Chancellor J. D. Williams, 10 January 1964. 

[Unknown] to Dr. James W. Webb, 7 February 1964. Letter is unfinished. 

J. D. Williams, to Mrs. H. C. Abney, 14 May 1964. 

Dr. James W. Webb, to Mrs. Paul Summers, 15 June 1964 

Minutes of Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 13 May 1964 

Memorandum (carbon) from James W. Webb to Members of the Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 13 July 1964 

J. D. Williams, to Dr. James W. Webb, 3 August 1964 

Minutes of Advisory Committee for Rowan Oak, 15 July 1964 

Drawing of Rowan Oak sign 

James W. Webb to Lomax Lamb, Jr., 4 August 1964 

Joe, University of Virginia, to Dot, 31 August 1964 

Lomax Lamb, Jr., to Paul Summers, 9 October 1964 

James W. Webb to Paul Summers, 13 October 1964 

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 

Correspondence. Country Beautiful magazine to Dorothy Oldham regarding article, 1966 

Essay on Rowan Oak by Oldham    (3p.)

Folder 18 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak 

Harold P. Simonson, University of Puget Sound, to James Webb, 5 July 1966 

Memorandum from James Webb to J. D. Williams, 13 July 1966 

Folder 19 Correspondence concerning photographs of Rowan Oak for textbook 

David Forbert to William C. Connell, Jr. 3 March 1966 

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 

George Street to James Webb, 13 March 1967 

Dorothy Oldham to George Street, 15 March 1967 

Folder 22 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak 

John [Saunders] to Dorothy Oldham, 20 July 1968 

Murry C. Falkner to Thomas Tullos, 29 July 1968 

(carbon) James Webb to Murry Falkner, 1 August 1968 

Folder 23 Correspondence concerning Tour of Rowan Oak 

Paul H. Neal, Athens College, to James Webb, 29 March 1968 

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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Tube. Wallpaper samples for Rowan Oak mailed by Henry A. Dornsife & Sons Interior Designers of Williamsport, PA to Henry W. Krotzer Jr., A.I.A. of Koch and Wilson Architects in New Orleans, Louisiana. Wallpaper sample contains annotation in pencil from Krotzer. Photocopies of address label on original mailing tube included.