Finding aid for the Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting

MUM00492

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Wynn, Douglas C.
Creator
Wynn, Leila Clark ;
Title
Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting
Date [inclusive]
circa 1950-1979
General Physical Description note
3 boxes (1.251 linear feet)
Abstract:
Correspondence, articles and newspaper clippings about Faulkner. A history of the Faulkner collecting interests of the Wynn family from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Prefered Citation

Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Scope and Content Note

Three boxes containing correspondence, journal articles and newspaper clippings about Faulkner. The collection documents the history of the Faulkner collecting interests of the Wynn family between the 1950s through the 1970s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting 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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Leila Clark Wynn.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 15 May 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

Format(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Authorship

Subject(s)

  • Book collecting

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence/Misc. 

Box 1 

Folder 1: Lists of Faulkner items within the general Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection. 

General note

Many of these items are books and after their donation these have been incorporated into the Special Collections book collection with the notation, Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection.

Folder 2: Letters between Dr. James Meriwether, Department of English, University of South Carolina to Douglas and Leila Wynn. . January-November 1974 

Folder 3: Letters between Dr. James Meriwether, Department of English, University of South Carolina to Douglas and Leila Wynn, . 12 February-4 June 1975 

Folder 4: Letters to and from various booksellers, . 1950s 

Folder 5: Letters to and from various booksellers, . 1960s 

Folder 6: Letters to and from various booksellers, . 1974 

Folder 7: Letters to and from various booksellers, . 1975 

Folder 8: Miscellaneous letters to and from the Wynns, 1959-1974 

TLS. . Kenneth G. Price to Leila and Douglas Wynn. 19 January 1954 

Scope and Contents note

Attached inventory of Faulkner collection.

TLS. . Franklin Gilliam to Douglas Wynn. 10 March 1959 

Scope and Contents note

Welty and Faulkner collection. On The Brick Row Book Shop letterhead.

TLS. . Carvel Collins to Douglas and Leila Wynn. Written on Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities letterhead. 7 July 1959 

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British edition of Faulkner's New Orleans Sketches

TL. . Copy of letter sent by Douglas Wynn to Phillip Mullen. 1p. Re: Possible Faulkner items. 25 October 1966 

TLS. . Phillip E. Mullen, editor of The Osceola Times to Douglas Wynn. 1p. Re: Faulkner photographs and the confusion with Cofield. 27 October 1966 

TL. . Copy of letter sent by Douglas Wynn to Franklin Gilliam. 1p. Re: Insurance of Wynn Faulkner Collection. 11 October 1968 

TLS. . Noel [Polk] to Doug and Leila Wynn. 4 January 1974 

Scope and Contents note

recent visit to Greenville.

TLS. . Noel [Polk] to Doug Wynn. On University of Texas at Arlington, Department of English letterhead. 9 January 1974 

TLS. . Howard G. Duvall, Jr. to Douglas C. Wynn. 7 September 1974 

Scope and Contents note

Joseph Blotner's biography of Faulkner

TL. . Douglas Wynn to William Boozer. 20 November 1974 

TLS. . William Boozer to Douglas Wynn. 28 November 1974 

Folder 9: Lists of Faulkner items available from various booksellers. Invoices, receipts, from booksellers for items purchased by the Wynns. 

Folder 10: Letters regarding the attendance of Mrs. Leila Wynn at the Faulkner Conference at the University of Mississippi, 1974. 

Folder 11: Letters about William Faulkner's 1952 speech for the Delta Council 

ALS. . James Meriweather to Doug and Lelia Wynn. 1p. On The Royal Orleans letterhead. 1 January 1973 

TLS. . B.F. Smith, Executive Vice President of the Delta Council, to Mr. Douglas Wynn. 2 January 1974 

Scope and Contents note

William Faulkner's 1952 letter to then Delta Council President Maury Knowlton. (With xerographies of letter from William Faulkner to W.T. Wynn, 20 June 1952; letter from Faulkner to family friend of Wynns, Maury Knowlton,  12 March 1952; letter to Faulkner from W.T. Wynn,  25 June 1952; letter to W.T. Wynn from B.F. Smith,  2 July 1952).

ALS. . James Meriweather to Douglas Wynn. 1p. 3 January 1974 

ALS. . University of Mississippi School of Law Professor, Robert Farley to Douglas Wynn. 18 February 1974    (2pp.)

Folder 12: Letters to and from Mr. Wynn about William Faulkner's Delta Council Speech 

Folder 13: Faulkner Artwork, four drawings by Faulkner. Missing: marked "on display Box 3-16" 

Folder 14 TLS William Faulkner to W.T. Wynn. Re: Delta Council Speech. 20 June 1952 

Folder 15: Correspondence between Phil Stone and Osmar Pimentel. Re: Faulkner's use of "grapes" as a noun. 1954 

Folder 16: Reprint of Faulkner's "Spotted Horses" from Scribner's Magazine, June 1931. Missing: marked "on display" 

Folder 17: Correspondence related to the sale of Mark Webster's inscribed copy of The Marble Faun. 1964 

Folder 18: TLS George W. Healy to Douglas Wynn. 7 August 1965 

Folder 19: Limited edition, William Faulkner: The Nobel Prize Speech. 

Folder 20: AMs. . Commencement address given by William Faulkner at Pine Manor Junior College, Wellesley, Mass. Typescript. 8 June 1953    (11pp.)

Folder 21: Folder An Address by William Faulkner, Delta Council Annual Meeting 1952. Cleveland, MS: The Delta Council. 

Scope and Contents note

Folder contains two copies of the printed speech and a letter dated 11 October 1955 from William T. Wynn to "Dear Children." Re: Faulkner's Delta Council speech.

Folder 22: Three Views of the Segregation Decisions: William Faulkner, Benjamin E. Mays, and Cecil Sims. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Council, . 1956    (2 copies)

Folder 23: William Faulkner and Ruth Ford. Requiem for a Nun. [Playbill.] New York: Golden Theatre, [1959]. 

Folder 24: Typescript. . William Faulkner's Graduation address at Oxford, MS High School. 1951 

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Articles and journals about Faulkner 

Box 2 

Folder 1: Noel Polk. "Alec Holston's Lock and the Founding of Jefferson." Mississippi Quarterly. Summer 1971. Signed by the author to the Wynn's. 

Folder 2: James B. Meriwether Signed Articles. 

" A Proposal for a CEAA Edition of William Faulkner." Editing Twentieth Century Texts, 1972. 

"Faulkner's 'Mississippi.'" Mississippi Quarterly, Spring 1972. 

"Faulkner." American Literary Scholarship, An Annual 1973. 

"What Happends When You Eat Magnolias?"Faces of South Carolina. 

"An Introduction for The Sound and the Fury." Reprinted from The Southern Review, Vol. VIII, No. 4 (Autumn 1972). Signed by the author. 

Folder 3: Hodding Carter, "Faulkner and his Folk," An address given by Carter for the Friends of the Princeton Library on . 10 May 1957 

Folder 4: "William Faulkner: Man and Writer." Saturday Review, July 28, 1962. 

Folder 5: "The Enigma of Faulkner, His Family, His County" / Robert Coughlan. Life. 28 September 1953. 

Folder 6: Miscellaneous parts of articles. 

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Articles Regarding Faulker 

Box 3 

Folder 1: Articles on A Fable. 

Folder 2: Articles on The Hamlet. 

Folder 3: Articles on Knight's Gambit and Intruder in the Dust 

Folder 4: Articles on The Town & The Mansion 

Folder 5: Articles on The Mirrors of Chartres St. 

Folder 6: Articles on Pylon 

Folder 7: Articles on Requiem for a Nun 

Folder 8: Articles on The Reivers 

Folder 9: Articles on Sanctuary 

Folder 10: Articles on Soldier's Pay 

Folder 11: Articles on The Sound and the Fury 

Folder 12: Articles on Faulkner's short stories 

Folder 13: Articles about Faulkner 

Folder 14: Articles about Faulkner's speeches 

Folder 15: Articles and various reviews of books about Faulkner 

Folder 16: Articles about Faulkner's awards 

Folder 17: Articles about Faulkner's views on various topics 

Folder 18: Articles about Faulkner's trip to Japan 

Folder 19: Articles on Faulkner movies; anecdotes 

Folder 20: Articles about Faulkner's death 

Folder 21: Miscellaneous articles 

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