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William Faulkner collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 491
Scope and Contents

The collection consists chiefly of writings, with a small amount of correspondence. Writings include drafts of works by Faulkner and writings of others. The correspondence consists of original letters between William Faulkner and the American writer Malcolm Cowley. Also included are papers concerning the Theatre Guild and Richard Meyers theater production of William Faulkner's play Requiem for a Nun.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The William Faulkner Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from various sources. Provenance is listed at folder level when known.


Organized into three series: I. Writings, 1949-1955. II. Correspondence, 1944-1948. III. Other Papers, 1958-1966.

0.66 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Related Names
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
Language of Materials