Finding Aid for the Southern Literary Festival Collection

MUM00419

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00419/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Southern Literary Festival
Title
Southern Literary Festival Collection
ID
MUM00419
Date
1937-1981
Extent
3.5 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature. The collection contains manuscripts, audio recordings, promotional materials, and other materials related to the festival.

Preferred Citation

Southern Literary Festival Collection (MUM00419), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature. Each year a different school hosts the Festival—which is, in effect, an undergraduate writing conference that entails writing workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and playwriting; a writing competition in those areas as well as in formal essay and literary-arts magazine; and a venue in which the participating students, faculty, and general public attend readings by well known writers.

The SLF has an illustrious history. Robert Penn Warren, then a professor at LSU, was one of the founders. He spoke at the conference on a number of occasions, as did Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Flannery O’Connor, who won an award at SLF as an undergraduate and later headlined the conference as a nationally prominent writer.

(Source: http://southernliteraryfestival.com/about.html)

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Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the Southern Literary Festival, including programs, administrative files, manuscripts, audio recordings, and other materials. Authors represented in the collection include Barry Hannah, Fred Chappell, Robert Canzoneri, Ellen Douglas, Miller Williams, and others.

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Arrangement

The collection is roughly arranged by format.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries February 2013

Access Restrictions

The Southern Literary Festival Collection is open for research.

Manuscripts may not be photocopied.

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 created by Kathryn Michaelis, February 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more literary collections held in UM's Archives and Special Collections, please see the Archives' Literary Collections subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Southern Literary Festival

Genre(s)

  • audiocassettes
  • files (document groupings)
  • manuscripts
  • programs (documents)

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- 20th century
  • Festivals -- Southern States
  • Literature -- Southern States

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Programs 

 Folder 1.1-1.2 Southern Literary Festival programs 

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Box 2: Miscellaneous 

Comment: The University of Alabama Review, the prize-winning stories, poems, and essays of the Southern Literary Festival 1966; The first and second prize-winning manuscripts of the Southern Literary Festival 1967; and prize-winning manuscripts of the Southern Literary Festival 1976 

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Box 3: Cassette Tapes 

 3.1 MUW Southern Literary Festival, Afternoon Session, 18 April 1980 

 3.2 Southern Literary Festival, Dan Young Morning Session, 18 April 1980 

 3.3 Side 1: Southern Literary Festival, Andrew Lytle Evening Session, 18 April 1980; Side 2: Executive Committee Meeting 

 3.4 Side 1: April 18, 1980 Southern Literary Festival, Afternoon Session/ Evening Session. Side 2: Evening Session 

 3.5 Southern Lit. Festival, Morning Session, 19 April 1980 

 3.6 Southern Literary Festival- MUW, Award and Business, 19 April 1980 

 3.7 Side 1: 1981 SLF- Biloxi- USM, Elizabeth Inness-Brown -chair, Fiction Panel (13 April 1981) Max Apple, Barry Hannah, Lisa Zeidner. Side 2: Fiction Panel #2 

 3.8 Side 1: 1981 Southern Literary Festival- Biloxi USM- April 3- 10:30- A Publishing Wkshop. John Bignenet (Chair) F. Barthleme. R. Pawlowski. P. Prenshaw. Side 2: Publishing Workshop (Cont’d) 

 3.9 Side 1: 1981 SLF- Biloxi- USM (2:00) April 3. Contemporary Poetry Panel- Robert Pawlowski, J. Bignenet, F. Chappell, Angela Ball, D. C. Berry. Side 2: Contemporary Poetry Panel (SLF) 3 April 1981 (cont’d) 

 3.10 Side 1: 1981 SLF- Biloxi- USM. Side 2: Panel on Southern Literature- Peggy Prenshaw, Noel Polk, Max Apple, Fred Chappel-4 April 1981 

 3.11 Side 1: 1981 SLF- Biloxi- USM. Panel on S. Writing (Tape 3) April 4. Side 2: Summary of the Business Meeting of 1981 SLF (4 April 1981)/ Statements by Wilt. “Rocky” Miskelly and Cathy McCommon (NE Students) 

 3.12 Interview with Dr. Herb Fackler. Un. Southern LA, 18 July 1950 

 3.13 Interview with Dr. Charles Cannon at the University of Mississippi-17 November 1979 

 3.14 Interview with Dr. Cannon continued (2nd tape) 

 3.15 Side 1: Robert Canzoneri 1976 SLF. Side 2: Miller Williams 1978 SLF 

 3.16 Side 1: Guy Owen 1978 SLF. Side 2: Ellen Douglas 1976 SLF 

 3.17 Interview with Mrs. Vance and Miss Womack in West Point-19 October 1979 

 3.18 First part of Interview-1 September 1979, Aberdeen, Eileen McMurrough and Patsy Pace 

 3.19 Side 1: Interview-1 September 1979 (continued) Mrs. McMurrough and Patsy Pace. Side 2: Interview with Eileen McMorrough and Dr. Laurie Allen. Aberdeen 8 September 1979 

 3.20 I (2nd tape) Interview with Eileen McMorrough and Dr. Laurie Allen. Aberdeen 8 September 1979 

 3.21 Side 1: Interview with Gladys Castle and Evelyn Hammett, Delta State U. and Cleveland, MS. 8-18-90. Side 2: Interview with Evelyn Hammett- Cleveland, MS 8-18-90 

 3.22 Tape II. Interview with Evelyn Hammett, Cleveland, MS 18 August 1990 

 3.23 Interview with Dr. Hitt (23 February 1980) 

 3.24 Side 1: 23 February 1980 Interview with Dr. Ralph Hitt .Columbus. Tape 3. Side 2: Interview with Dr. Evans Harrington. 

 3.25 Interview with Dr. George Boyd. 17 July 1980 

 3.26 Interview with Col. G. B. Hawkins. West Point, MS 28 July 1980 

 3.27 Interview-Dr. Harrington- 22 April 1981 

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Box 4: Administrative Files 

 Folder 4.1 Mailing lists 

 Folder 4.2 Bibliography of materials by year 

 Folder 4.3 Analysis of SLF by years 

 Folder 4.4 Manuscript Winners 

 Folder 4.5 Literary Contest and Southern Literary Festival, 1952 

 Folder 4.6 Southern Literary Festival Prize Winners by Schools 

 Folder 4.7 Copies of form letters 

 Folder 4.8 Letters from English Depts. And Student Winners, Judges, and Speakers 

 Folder 4.9 Letters from the Winners of the Student Writing Contest 

 Folder 4.10 Letters from Alumni Associations 

 Folder 4.11 Southern Literary Festival Association 

 Folder 4.12 Literary Festival-1955. Contains changes in Constitution 

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Box 5: Administrative Files, 1937-1959 

 Folder 5.1 1937 Festival, Blue Mountain College 

 Folder 5.2 1938 Festival, Blue Mountain College 

 Folder 5.3 1939 Festival, Millsaps College and Belhaven College 

 Folder 5.4 1940 Festival, University of Mississippi 

 Folder 5.5 1941 Festival, Southwestern University at Memphis 

 Folder 5.6 1947 Festival, Blue Mountain College 

 Folder 5.7 1948 Festival, Delta State University 

 Folder 5.8 1949 Festival, University of Mississippi 

 Folder 5.9 1950 Festival, Mississippi State University 

 Folder 5.10 1951 Festival, Millsaps College and Belhaven 

 Folder 5.11 1952 Festival, Mississippi University for Women 

 Folder 5.12 1953 Festival, University of Southern Mississippi 

 Folder 5.13 1954 Festival, Blue Mountain College 

 Folder 5.14 1955 Festival, Delta State University 

 Folder 5.15 1956 Festival, Mississippi College 

 Folder 5.16 1957 Festival, Mississippi State University 

 Folder 5.17 1958 Festival, Mississippi College 

 Folder 5.18 1959 Festival, University of Southern Mississippi 

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Box 6: Festival Material, 1960-1981 

 Folder 6.1 1960 Festival, Baylor University 

 Folder 6.2 1961 Festival, Belmont College 

 Folder 6.3 1962 Festival, Converse College 

 Folder 6.4 1963 Festival, Millsaps College 

 Folder 6.5 1964 Festival, Mississippi University for Women 

 Folder 6.6 1965 Festival, University of Mississippi 

 Folder 6.7 1966 Festival, University of Alabama 

 Folder 6.8 1967 Festival, Southwestern University at Memphis 

 Folder 6.9 1968 Festival, University of Dallas 

 Folder 6.10 1969 Festival, University of Tennessee 

 Folder 6.11 1970 Festival, University of South Carolina 

 Folder 6.12 1971 Festival (Lapsed) 

 Folder 6.13 1972 Festival, Mississippi College 

 Folder 6.14 1973 Festival, Mississippi State University 

 Folder 6.15 1974 Festival, University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey 

 Folder 6.16 1975 Festival, Millsaps and Belhaven 

 Folder 6.17 1976 Festival, University of Mississippi 

 Folder 6.18 1977 Festival, Delta State University 

 Folder 6.19 1978 Festival, Southeastern Louisiana University 

 Folder 6.20 1979 Festival, University of Alabama at Birmingham 

 Folder 6.21 1980 Festival, Mississippi University for Women 

 Folder 6.22 1981 Festival, U of Southern MS 

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Box 7: Festival prize- winning manuscripts. 1947; 1951-1960 

 Folder 7.1 Reliques of the 1947 Festival; Blue Mountain College, Mississippi; 25 April 1947 

 Folder 7.2 Prize Manuscripts of the Southern Literary Festival, 1951 

 Folder 7.3 Prize-Winning Manuscripts, 1953; Southern Literary Festival Association; Mississippi Southern College; 24 April 1953 

 Folder 7.4 Prize-Winning Manuscripts, 1954; Southern Literary Festival Association; Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Mississippi; 23 April 1954 

 Folder 7.5 Prize- Winning Manuscripts, 1955; Southern Literary Festival Association; Delta State College, Cleveland, Mississippi; 22 April 1955 

 Folder 7.6 Prize- Winning Manuscripts, 1956; Southern Literary Festival Association; Mississippi College; 20 April 1956 

 Folder 7.7 Winning Manuscripts, Southern Literary Festival, 1957 

 Folder 7.8 Prize- Winning Manuscripts, 1958; Southern Literary Festival Association; Mississippi College; 25 April 1958 

 Folder 7.9 Prize- Winning Manuscripts, 1959; Southern Literary Festival Association; Mississippi Southern College; 25 April 1959 

 Folder 7.10 Prize- Winning Manuscripts; Southern Literary Festival; Baylor University, 1960 

 Folder 7.11 Prize-Winning Manuscripts, 1954; Southern Literary Festival Association; Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Mississippi; 23 April 1954 

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