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Walker Percy Papers Collections

Descriptions of Primary and Secondary Archives Related to Walker Percy


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Three main institutional collections have materials pertaining to Walker Percy's work and life. These include his personal papers held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, biographical collections archived at Loyola University, New Orleans, and a historical collection related to the publication of The Moviegoer housed at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Housing Libraries

For general information about the libraries in which these three primary collections are held, as well about other libraries with Percy-related collections, consult the following listed websites.

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Specific Collection Descriptions

For brief overview descriptions of the specific archive collections related to Percy, prepared below for convenience, see as follows.* More detailed descriptions of each collection may be available in some cases on the respective collection's hosting website.

*Brief collection descriptions found on this page compiled November 2014.

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Publications of Interest: Collection Histories

Consult the following publications for collection histories:

Along with the above collections, researchers may wish to consult the additional bibliographic materials on Percy located in the Project's Bibliographies on Walker Percy section.