Charles House collection on Henry Faulkner

Abstract

The Charles House Collection on Henry Faulkner (dated 1948-1980, undated; .85 cubic feet; 1 document box and 1 flat box), comprises materials gathered by House in the course of writing his biography on Faulkner.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Charles House collection on Henry Faulkner
Date
1948-1980, undated
Creator
Faulkner, Henry, 1924-1981
Extent
0.85 Cubic feet
Subjects
Artists--Correspondence
Artists--Kentucky.
Arts.
Correspondence.
Drawing.
Letters.
Painting
Poets, American--Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2013ms0825 : [identification of item], Charles House collection on Henry Faulkner, 1948-1980, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Author Charles House was born in 1943 in eastern Kentucky and obtained a BA in art from Eastern Kentucky University. His book titles include The Outrageous Life of Henry Faulkner (1988), Sailing on Down the Pike (2007), Blame it on Salt (2007), One With the Fox (2011), and Heroes and Skalliwags (2010).
Poet and artist Henry Faulkner (1924-1981) was born in Egypt, Jackson County, Kentucky and studied at the Louisville School of Art. An ardent animal lover (especially goats and cats) and avid collector of antiques, he lived in both Lexington, Kentucky, and Florida Keys, Florida. Additionally, he exhibited regularly in New York, Ohio, and Florida. He met Tennessee Williams in 1959 and became life-long friends as well as, possibly, lovers. Faulkner died in Lexington as the result of an automobile accident on December 3, 1981.
Sources: Henry Lawrence Faulkner. Accessed September 20, 2013. www.crossgategallery.com/artist/henrylawrencefaulkner.html.
Henry Faulkner, Accessed September 20, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Faulkner.
Unusual Kentucky blog. Henry Faulkner. Accessed September 20, 2013. http://unusualkentucky.blogspot.com/2008/06/henry-faulkner.html.
Books of Interest to Clay Countians by Charles House. Accessed September 20, 2013. http://www.clayfamilies.com/House_Books.html
Scope and Content
The Charles House Collection on Henry Faulkner (dated 1948-1980, undated; .85 cubic feet; 1 document box and 1 flat box), comprises materials gathered by House in the course of writing his biography on Faulkner. Documents include correspondence to and from Henry Faulkner and James Leo Herlihy, 1979-1980 (including questions posed by Herlihy and answers by Faulkner); other letters from Faulkner to friends and family; 13 pencil or pen sketches or studies of figures; 6 small tempera paintings of structures; original handwritten poetry and photocopies of typed poetry; notes, lists, and receipts; and a book, The Green Wave, 1948, by Muriel Rukeyser, with annotations and underlines by Faulkner.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
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You may come across language in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center collections and online resources that you find harmful or offensive. SCRC collects materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. These materials document the time period when they were created and the view of their creator. As a result, some may demonstrate racist and offensive views that do not reflect the values of UK Libraries.

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