An exhibition surveying one of the great archives of American literature: the University of Virginia’s William Faulkner collections. From the holdings of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.
February 6, 2017 – July 7, 2017
Main Gallery, Harrison Institute and Small Special
Collections Library, University of Virginia
Visit the exhibition
Mon-Th: 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Surveying one of the great archives of American literature – the William Faulkner collections at the University of Virginia – this exhibition includes manuscripts alongside first editions and key archival documents. The novelist’s life is narrated through the personae he inhabited: artist, aviator, screenwriter, Nobel prizewinner, white southerner, UVA writer-in-residence, and more. Die-hard fans, the general public, and even the Faulkner-phobic will find the unexpected.
William Faulkner, who won the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, came to Charlottesville in 1957 to serve as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence, and remained at the University until his death in 1962. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds Faulkner’s papers, as well as dozens of related collections that document Faulkner’s works and life, including his time on Grounds.
In the News
- Cavalier Daily: Immortality of Written Words
- WCVE: New Exhibition Showcases Faulkner’s Work and UVA Years
- UVA Library News: Digital Yoknapatawpha Project Draws from Special Collections’ Faulkner Material
- UVA Today: UVA spearheads effort to digitally map Faulkner’s literary world.
- UVA Library News: Special Collections Faulkner tour helps fourth year scholar see the person behind the author.
- UVA Today: The many faces of William Faulkner