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Kathryn Tucker Windham Exhibit at AU Library

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  • Amos J Wright
    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
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      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
      Library.

      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
      awarded.

      The exhibit is open during all regular Special Collections and
      Archives hours. For exact hours, go to
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/hoursdev/spec


      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.)


      See the "What's New" link ( http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/ ) as
      of June 23 for more information.

      Tim Dodge
      What's New Web Manager and Whatsnew-L Listserv Moderator





      Tim Dodge
      Reference Dept.
      Ralph Brown Draughon Library
      231 Mell St.
      Auburn University, AL 36849-5606

      Tel. (334) 844-1729
      Fax: (334) 844-7751
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