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Finding Aid for the Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting (MUM00492)

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



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00492/
Title: Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting
Dates: circa 1950-1979
Collector: Wynn, Leila Clark ; Wynn, Douglas C.
Physical Extent: 3 boxes (1.251 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00492
Language of Material: English
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.

Administrative Information

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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Authorship
Book collecting


Formats

correspondence
clippings (information artifacts)


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.


User Information

Prefered Citation

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

Access Restrictions

The Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection of Faulkner Collecting is open for research.

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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

The Wynn family has also donated significant items to the University of Mississippi Libraries. Please view the list of available Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection items


Container List

Folder 1.1 Lists of Faulkner items within the general Leila and Douglas Wynn Collection.
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 1.2 Letters between Dr. James Meriwether, Department of English, University of South Carolina to Douglas and Leila Wynn. January-November 1974.
Folder 1.3 Letters between Dr. James Meriwether, Department of English, University of South Carolina to Douglas and Leila Wynn, 12 February-4 June 1975.
Folder 1.4 Letters to and from various booksellers, 1950s.
Folder 1.5 Letters to and from various booksellers, 1960s.
Folder 1.6 Letters to and from various booksellers, 1974.
Folder 1.7 Letters to and from various booksellers, 1975.
Folder 1.8 Miscellaneous letters to and from the Wynns, 1959-1974
Item A TLS. 19 January 1954. Kenneth G. Price to Leila and Douglas Wynn.
Scope: Attached inventory of Faulkner collection.
Item B TLS. 10 March 1959. Franklin Gilliam to Douglas Wynn.
Scope: Welty and Faulkner collection. On The Brick Row Book Shop letterhead.
Item C TLS. 7 July 1959. Carvel Collins to Douglas and Leila Wynn. Written on Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities letterhead.
Scope: British edition of Faulkner's New Orleans Sketches
Item D TL. 25 October 1966. Copy of letter sent by Douglas Wynn to Phillip Mullen. 1p. Re: Possible Faulkner items.
Item E TLS. 27 October 1966. Phillip E. Mullen, editor of The Osceola Times to Douglas Wynn. 1p. Re: Faulkner photographs and the confusion with Cofield.
Item F TL. 11 October 1968. Copy of letter sent by Douglas Wynn to Franklin Gilliam. 1p. Re: Insurance of Wynn Faulkner Collection.
Item G TLS. 4 January 1974. Noel [Polk] to Doug and Leila Wynn.
Scope: recent visit to Greenville.
Item H TLS. 9 January 1974. Noel [Polk] to Doug Wynn. On University of Texas at Arlington, Department of English letterhead.
Item I TLS. 7 September 1974. Howard G. Duvall, Jr. to Douglas C. Wynn.
Scope: Joseph Blotner's biography of Faulkner
Item J TL. 20 November 1974. Douglas Wynn to William Boozer.
Item K TLS. 28 November 1974. William Boozer to Douglas Wynn.
Folder 1.9 Lists of Faulkner items available from various booksellers. Invoices, receipts, from booksellers for items purchased by the Wynns.
Folder 1.10 Letters regarding the attendance of Mrs. Leila Wynn at the Faulkner Conference at the University of Mississippi, 1974.
Folder 1.11 Letters about William Faulkner's 1952 speech for the Delta Council
Item A ALS. 1 January 1973. James Meriweather to Doug and Lelia Wynn. 1p. On The Royal Orleans letterhead.
Item B TLS. 2 January 1974. B.F. Smith, Executive Vice President of the Delta Council, to Mr. Douglas Wynn.
Scope: 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).
Item C ALS. 3 January 1974. James Meriweather to Douglas Wynn. 1p.
Item D ALS. 18 February 1974. University of Mississippi School of Law Professor, Robert Farley to Douglas Wynn. (2pp.)
Folder 1.12 Letters to and from Mr. Wynn about William Faulkner's Delta Council Speech
Folder 1.13 Faulkner Artwork, four drawings by Faulkner. Missing: marked "on display Box 3-16"
Folder 1.14 TLS. 20 June 1952. William Faulkner to W.T. Wynn. Re: Delta Council Speech.
Folder 1.15 1954 Correspondence between Phil Stone and Osmar Pimentel. Re: Faulkner's use of "grapes" as a noun.
Folder 1.16 Reprint of Faulkner's "Spotted Horses" from Scribner's Magazine, June 1931. Missing: marked "on display"
Folder 1.17 1964 Correspondence related to the sale of Mark Webster's inscribed copy of The Marble Faun.
Folder 1.18 TLS. 7 August 1965. George W. Healy to Douglas Wynn.
Folder 1.19 Limited edition, William Faulkner: The Nobel Prize Speech.
Folder 1.20 AMs. 8 June 1953. Commencement address given by William Faulkner at Pine Manor Junior College, Wellesley, Mass. Typescript. (11pp.)
Folder 1.21 An Address by William Faulkner, Delta Council Annual Meeting 1952. Cleveland, MS: The Delta Council.
Scope: 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 1.22 Three Views of the Segregation Decisions: William Faulkner, Benjamin E. Mays, and Cecil Sims. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Council, 1956. (2 copies)
Folder 1.23 William Faulkner and Ruth Ford. Requiem for a Nun. [Playbill.] New York: Golden Theatre, [1959].
Folder 1.24 Typescript. 1951. William Faulkner's Graduation address at Oxford, MS High School.
Articles and journals about Faulkner
Folder 2.1 Noel Polk. "Alec Holston's Lock and the Founding of Jefferson." Mississippi Quarterly. Summer 1971. Signed by the author to the Wynn's.
Folder 2.2 James B. Meriwether Signed Articles.
Item A "An Introduction for The Sound and the Fury." Reprinted from The Southern Review, Vol. VIII, No. 4 (Autumn 1972). Signed by the author.
Item B " A Proposal for a CEAA Edition of William Faulkner." Editing Twentieth Century Texts, 1972.
Item C "Faulkner's 'Mississippi.'" Mississippi Quarterly, Spring 1972.
Item D "Faulkner." American Literary Scholarship, An Annual 1973.
Item E "What Happends When You Eat Magnolias?"Faces of South Carolina.
Folder 2.3 Hodding Carter, "Faulkner and his Folk," An address given by Carter for the Friends of the Princeton Library on 10 May 1957.
Folder 2.4 "William Faulkner: Man and Writer." Saturday Review, July 28, 1962.
Folder 2.5 "The Enigma of Faulkner, His Family, His County" / Robert Coughlan. Life. 28 September 1953.
Folder 2.6 Miscellaneous parts of articles.
Articles Regarding Faulker
Folder 3.1 Articles on A Fable.
Folder 3.2 Articles on The Hamlet.
Folder 3.3 Articles on Knight's Gambit and Intruder in the Dust
Folder 3.4 Articles on The Town & The Mansion
Folder 3.5 Articles on The Mirrors of Chartres St.
Folder 3.6 Articles on Pylon
Folder 3.7 Articles on Requiem for a Nun
Folder 3.8 Articles on The Reivers
Folder 3.9 Articles on Sanctuary
Folder 3.10 Articles on Soldier's Pay
Folder 3.11 Articles on The Sound and the Fury
Folder 3.12 Articles on Faulkner's short stories
Folder 3.13 Articles about Faulkner
Folder 3.14 Articles about Faulkner's speeches
Folder 3.15 Articles and various reviews of books about Faulkner
Folder 3.16 Articles about Faulkner's awards
Folder 3.17 Articles about Faulkner's views on various topics
Folder 3.18 Articles about Faulkner's trip to Japan
Folder 3.19 Articles on Faulkner movies; anecdotes
Folder 3.20 Articles about Faulkner's death
Folder 3.21 Miscellaneous articles

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