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.
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