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Box 1


Contains 18 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1935-1996

 Series — Box: 1 1
Scope and Contents This series contains letters written to George and/or Toni Willison. The primary correspondent is Katherine Anne Porter. There are sixty-nine letters and cards from her, most written between 1946 and 1954, when the Willisons were making payments for South Hill. Miss Porter's letters detail the Willisons' purchase of South Hill, as well as her financial state during those years. They also include discussions of her activities, politics, gardening, illnesses, reading, and the acquaintances she...

Notes, 1967-1992

 Series — Box: 1 2
Scope and Contents

This series, dated from 1967 to 1992, contains Malcolm and Toni Willison's notes on Katherine Anne Porter and drafts of Toni Willison's letters to others about Porter. It also includes a typescript transcribed from notes made during or after Malcolm and Toni Willison's June 1975 visit to Miss Porter in College Park, Maryland. These materials are arranged chronologically.

Clippings, 1932-1990

 Series — Box: 1 3
Scope and Contents

The third series consists primarily of newspaper and magazine clippings of articles by and about Katherine Anne Porter, including copies of several of her essays and book reviews and of interviews with her. Among these is a copy of Porter's 1945 review of George Willison's Saints and Strangers. The series also contains copies of newspaper articles about South Hill and the Willisons. The clippings are arranged chronologically.

Printed Matter, 1941-1993

 Series — Box: 1 4
Scope and Contents This series includes a copy of the September 1, 1941, issue of Vogue in which Miss Porter's "Now At Last a House of My Own" appeared and a copy of the June 1977 issue of Atlantic Monthly in which "The Never-Ending Wrong" was first published. It also contains various materials from Founder's Day at Skidmore College in April 1976, when Miss Porter received an honorary degree. In addition the series includes the program for the centennial...