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The Writer and His Tradition Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0576

This collection consists of three copies of the panel discussion and drafts of the forward written for the 1969 Southern Literary Festival.

The 1969 Southern Literary Festival was held at the University of Tennessee. The theme of the festival was The Writer and His Tradition and focused mainly on American Southern writers and literary scholars. The materials in this collection cover commentary from a panel discussion led by Robert Drake. The panel members were Cleanth Brooks, James Dickey, and Reynolds Price. The panel discussed Southern writers and their importance to the South.

Dates

  • 1969 April 17-19

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of three copies of the panel discussion and drafts of the forward written for the 1969 Southern Literary Festival.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature. Each year a different school hosts the Festival—which is, in effect, an undergraduate writing conference that entails writing workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and playwriting; a writing competition in those areas as well as in formal essay and literary-arts magazine; and a venue in which the participating students, faculty, and general public attend readings by well-known writers.

Acquisition Note

Donated to Special Collections in 1969.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480