A Guide to the Linton Massey Papers Relating to the William Faulkner Collection and the William Faulkner Foundation, 1953-1974 Massey, Linton, Papers Relating to the William Faulkner Collection and the William Faulkner Foundation 6271-ai

A Guide to the Linton Massey Papers Relating to the William Faulkner Collection and the William Faulkner Foundation, 1953-1974

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Accession number 6271-ai


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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6271-a
Title
Linton Massey Papers Relating to the William Faulkner Collection and the William Faulkner Foundation 1926-1974
Extent
ca. 1050
Collector
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There is no access to the papers by members of the public at this time.

There are no restrictions on access to the Library's microfilms of the William Faulkner manuscripts in its custody; the microfilm may be consulted by any interested party, and it will be lent through the interlibrary loan system. Materials are constantly added. Long-term loans may be arranged. Use of the microfilm will be restricted to the premises of the borrowing library. No loans will be made to individuals. Researchers should enquire of the Manuscripts Division concerning availability of microfilm of manuscripts that are pertinent to their work. Most of the literary manuscripts in our collections written by Faulkner, both holograph and typescript, have also been published in facsimile in William Faulkner Manuscripts, 25 vols (New York: Garland, 1986-87).

By the terms of the agreement by which the William Faulkner Foundation transferred the original manuscripts to the University, access to the original manuscripts is restricted (to ensure the survival of the physically-delicate originals) to doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage of their programs, and to certain mature scholars and critics. But even these researchers must demonstrate need to see the originals that goes beyond the requirements of most routine research. A doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage, or other qualified researcher who believes that his or her work requires access to the originals must correspond with the Curator of Manuscripts prior to arrival at the Library to obtain permission for access.

No microfilm, electrostatic, or other types of copies may be made of materials written by William Faulkner that are in our William Faulkner Collections. Other materials in the collections may be copied subject to the normal rules of the Library established under the conditions of the Copyright Act. All copying is performed by the Printing Services Department of the University.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Linton Massey Papers Relating to the William Faulkner Collection and the William Faulkner Foundation, , Accession 6271-ai, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

The papers were loaned to the Library by Mrs. Linton R. Massey, executor of Mr. Massey's estate, on November 1974.

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Scope and Contents

The Linton R. MasseyPapers consist of ca. 1050 items (ca. 3 linear feet), 1926-1974, and concern only two aspects of Mr. Massey life: his collection of material for the William Faulknercollection at the University of Virginia Library; and his work as president of the William Faulkner Foundation. The first group includes correspondence with Faulkner scholars (especially biographer Joseph Blotner) and with fellow collectors, as well as some miscellaneous material. The papers from his period as president of the Foundation include correspondence about the Foundation scholarships and awards to students and novelists, access and use of the Faulkner manuscript, and the general business and financial records of the Foundation.

Organization

The papers have been kept in the two groups in which they were found in Mr. Massey's library study after his death. The division between the two groups, the personal papers and those of the Foundation, is not distinct, and the researcher is advised to examine both for any topic of interest. Each group is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Item Listing

Series I: Papers and Correspondence of Linton R. Massey concerning his Faulkner Collection.
  • Box 1
    Addresses and Miscellaneous Notes re the William FaulknerCollection
    n. d.
  • Box 1
    Bibliographical Notes for the William FaulknerCollection, and Notes for an exhibition
    1957 and n. d.
  • Box 1
    Bibliographies of William Faulknermaterials
    1957-1960
  • Box 1
    Bibliographies (Photocopies) of William FaulknerMaterials
    n. d.
    5 folders
  • Box 2
    A - B
    1952-1972
    ca. 50 items
  • Box 2
    Joseph Blotner
    1963-1973
    ca. 35 items
  • Box 2
    Cleanth Brooks
    1960-1968
    ca. 17 items
  • Box 2
    Matthew Bruccoli
    1950-1971
    ca. 50 items
  • Box 2
    C
    1955-1974
    ca. 16 items
  • Box 2
    Marguerite A. Cohn
    1949-1971
    ca. 16 items
  • Box 2
    D
    1960-1963
    25 items
  • Box 2
    Albert Erskine
    1962-1974
    ca. 16 items
  • Box 2
    F
    1957-1973
    ca. 17 items
  • Box 2
    G
    1957-1971
    ca. 30 items
  • Box 2
    H - J
    1957-1964
    ca. 22 items
  • Box 2
    K - L
    1953-1970
    ca. 25 items
  • Box 3
    M
    1953-1972
    ca 70 items
  • Box 3
    N - O
    1957-1967
    28 items
  • Box 3
    P
    1957-1974
    ca 38 items
  • Box 3
    R
    1957-1973
    ca. 52 items
  • Box 3
    S
    1962-1974
    ca. 85 items
  • Box 3
    T - V
    1960-1966
    ca. 65 items
  • Box 3
    University of Virginia
    1953-1962
    ca. 75 items
  • Box 4
    University of Virginia - Library
    1963-1974
    ca. 100 items
  • Box 4
    University of Virginia - Miscellaneous
    1960-1964
    ca. 10 items
  • Box 4
    W - Y
    1957-1968
    ca. 35 items
  • Box 4
    Unidentified
    1962, n. d.
    5 items
  • Box 4
    Exhibition: AMs, TMs, William Faulkner Man Working 1919-1959
    1962
    ca 15 items
  • Box 4
    List of Faulkner Material shipped to Princeton
    1957 Aug 30
    2 items
  • Box 4
    Lists of Faulkner items wanted by Linton Massey
    1957-1963
    ca. 40 items
  • Box 4
    Miscellaneous Printed Materials re Faulkner
    1957-1972
    ca. 35 items
  • Box 4
    Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous
    1959-1972
    10 items
  • Box 4
    Photocopies of "The Faulkner Feuds," "Warren, the Man to Watch,"
    1956, 1964
    2 items
  • Box 4
    Photocopy of the Japanese and Arabic Title pages of The Reivers and Sartoris
    1953, 1963
  • Box 4
    Photocopy of "Monk" by William Faulkner
    n. d.
    1 item
  • Box 4
    Photocopy of William Faulkner's Will
    1960 Oct 30
  • Box 4
    Photocopy of page 1 of "The Marionettes"
    n. d.
  • Box 4
    Photograph of Faulkner
    1926
    1 item(duplicates photo 0248)
  • Box 4
    Transcription of "The Golden Book of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi as compiled by William Faulkner of Rowanoak," Notes by Emily Iszak
    1932, 1966, 1967
Series II: Papers of Linton R. Massey as President of William Faulkner Foundation
  • Box 1
    Access to the Faulkner Papers
    1950-1974
    2 folders
  • Box 1
    Acquisitions of Faulkner Items by the William Faulkner Foundation
    1961-1974
  • Box 1
    Articles of Incorporation of the William Faulkner Foundation, John Cooke Wylie's copy and duplicate
    1960 Dec 29
  • Box 1
    Articles of Incorporation of the William Faulkner Foundation, Mr. Massey's copy. Also newspaper clippings.
    1960 Dec 29
  • Associates' Plan of the William Faulkner Foundation
    1967-1970
    3 folders
  • Box 2
    Award of the William Faulkner Foundation to Latin American Students
    1964-1969
  • Box 2
    Distribution of Foreign Editions of Faulkner Novels
    1962
  • Box 2
    Duplication of William Faulkner Foundation Minute Book (includes photocopies of deposit lists, correspondence, and newspaper clippings)
    1960-1966
  • Box 2
    Entries for Volume II of the William Faulkner Catalogue
    n. d.
  • Box 2
    Financial Matters of the William Faulkner Foundation
    1961-1970
  • Box 3
    General Business of the William Faulkner Foundation
    1960-1969
  • Box 3
    Ibero-American Novel Awards
    1961-1970
  • Box 3
    Miscellaneous Printed Material
    1957-1968
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, John Knowles, 1960
    1962
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Lawrence Hall, 1961
    1961-1962
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Reynolds Price, 1962
    1961-1961
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Thomas Pyncheon, 1963
    1964-1965
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Charles Simmons, 1964
    1965-1967
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Cormac McCarthy, 1965
    1965-1967
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Robert Coover, 1966
    1967
  • Box 3
    Notable First Novel Winner, Robert Stone, 1967
    1968
  • Box 4
    Notable First Novel Winner, Frederick Exley, 1968
    1964-1969
  • Box 4
    Notable First Novel Winner, General
    1960-1971
  • Box 4
    Notes and Minutes of the William Faulkner Foundation
    1961-1970
  • Box 4
    Papers re William Faulkner, Man Working 1919-1962
    1963-1970
  • Box 4
    Papers re Plaque of the William Faulkner Foundation
    1961-1966
  • Box 4
    Scholarship Correspondence: Excluding Individuals' Applications and Recommendations
    1961-1969
  • Box 4
    Scholarship Correspondence: Student Applications and Recommendations
    1960-1969

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Albert Erskine
  • Cleanth Brooks
  • Joseph Blotner
  • Linton R. Massey
  • Marguerite A. Cohn
  • Matthew Bruccoli
  • William Faulkner
  • William Faulkner