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Katherine Anne Porter at 100 records

 Collection 0095-LIT

Katherine Anne Porter at 100: New Perspectives was a public program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The University of Maryland, College Park, was the site of this celebration of the hundredth birthday of Katherine Anne Porter, May 9-11, 1991. At various locations on campus, the conference featured presentations commemorating Porter's memory by friends and colleagues, including Porter's literary trustee Isabel Bayley, Cleanth Brooks, Porter's publisher and editor Seymour Lawrence, nephew Paul Porter, and Porter's lawyer E. Barrett Prettyman; presentations discussing Porter's work; film viewings; and an exhibition of materials from the Porter papers from the holdings of the University of Maryland Libraries. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, publications, posters, budgetary materials, legal documents, press releases, work papers, color slides, posters, and video recordings.


  • 1989-1991

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. Prelminary inventories for some, but not all, of the accessions are available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


16.25 Linear Feet

Guide to the Katherine Anne Porter at 100 records
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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742