KATHRYN TUCKER WINDHAM EXHIBIT
A special exhibit of the books and papers of the late Kathryn Tucker
Windham is on display through fall semester in the Special Collections
and Archives Department of Auburn University's Ralph Brown Draughon
The Selma native, who died June 12 at the age of 93, was the author
of a variety of books on southern folklore and folk life, including a
popular series of ghost stories. She was also well known as a
storyteller, practicing her craft on National Public Radio and at a
variety of festivals around the United States.
"Ms. Windham has been very generous to Auburn University over the
years with her personal papers," said Dwayne Cox, head of Auburn
University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Department. "Now
we want to honor her life by sharing with our patrons the things she
shared with us.
The exhibit includes items that chronicle Windham's life, including
a handwritten manuscript for one of her books; fan letters from school
children; a 1991 resolution of the Alabama legislature honoring Windham;
and a variety of photographs of Windham and certificates she had been
The exhibit is open during all regular Special Collections and
Archives hours. For exact hours, go to
Auburn University Libraries serves the more than 24,000 students and
faculty of Auburn with a collection of more than 3.2 million volumes.
The Special Collections and Archives Department collects, preserves and
houses rare and unique items relating to the histories of Auburn
University, the state of Alabama, the southeastern region, the Civil
War, Native Americans and aviation. The Auburn University Digital
Library develops accessible digital collections of materials that
support the teaching and research of Auburn faculty and students and
further the mission of the university. These collections are made
available to educators and students worldwide.
(Contributed by Jayson Hill.)
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