Contents and Arrangement

"Speech at the National Book Awards Meeting" Carbon of Transcript including 33 autographical words, 1955

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of manuscripts and letters of Faulkner and related materials, including manuscripts of Maurice Coindreau's translation into French of four Faulkner novels: As I Lay Dying, Requiem for a Nun, The Sound and the Fury, The Wild Palms. Among the eight letters included in the collection two are addressed to Coindreau, dated 1932 and 1937, in which Faulkner offers his assistance and gratitude to the translator. There is a small, pencil-drawn map in the hand of the author of the mythical town of Jefferson, along with eleven typed manuscripts of essays, speeches, and short stories, many of which have holograph corrections.

Among the manuscripts included in the collection are "Afternoon of a Cow," "Freedom American Style," "By the People," "Mississippi," "On Privacy," and "An Innocent at Rinkside." Miscellaneous materials include photographs of the author, copies of television plays of Faulkner's works, copies of essays and articles about Faulkner, and a large assortment of newspaper clippings pertaining to his literary career.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

"Speech at the National Book Awards Meeting" Carbon of Transcript including 33 autographical words; William Faulkner Collection, C0211, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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