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William Paulk papers

William Paulk papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Paulk papers
Creator: Paulk, William
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1989
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3290
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William E. Paulk, Jr. professor and poet, born in Rebecca, Georgia (Turner County), taught English at the University of Georgia and Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, North Carolina). Paulk published his books of poetry on his own press, Persimmon Hill Press, which was located in his home in Rebecca.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of poetry and an unpublished journal by William Paulk. The journal, titled Through Western Eyes: A China diary, documents Paulk's trip to lecture at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. The appendix of the journal concerns the visit of Professor Zhang Xin-he to Western Carolina University. The collection also consists of photographs and a letter. Photographs, undated, appear to be of family members, but most are unidentified. The letter, undated, Darlington School, Rome, Georgia, addresses "Cher Paul," is signed "Petit," and regards a visit at Terre Rouge and writings that were accepted.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Paulk papers, ms3290, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Poets, American -- 20th century.
University of Georgia. Faculty
Western Carolina University

Other Finding Aids

Published materials accompanying the collection, published at The Persimmon Hill Press, Rebecca, Georgia, have been cataloged individually with an associated collection note, and can be found in GIL by searching the title of this collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Poetry, 1955
12Poetry, 1955-1957
13 Through Western Eyes: a China Diary , 1987, 1989
15Letter, 1958