The Louis Daniel Brodsky-William Faulkner Collection
||Special Collections houses one of the world's four largest collections
of material on William Faulkner. The collection contains
approximately 4,000 original letters and manuscripts; original
unpublished film scripts and movie memorabilia, and one of the largest
collection of signed Faulkner books of any of the major Faulkner
archives. The research material of Joseph Blotner, Faulkner's
biographer, is also part of the collection. A finding aid for the Blotner papers in located on the Southeast Missouri Sate University's
Faulkner Studies website. Assembled by St. Louis poet and
publisher L. D. Brodsky, the collection came to Southeast in 1989.
Researchers should make advance arrangements to use the collection at (573) 651-2245 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Charles L. Harrison Collection
Charles Luce Harrison
The Charles Luce Harrison Collection contains over 800 rare or unusual books, reflecting scribal and print culture from the 13th century though the early 20th century. The collection contains numerous examples of manuscripts, incunabula and hand-press period works, fine printing, fine binding, illustrated works, first editions, and association and signed copies. Harrison, a Cape Girardeau business and civic leader, donated the impressive collection to the university as a bequest in 1946. The Rare Book Room was established in 1968, in Charles Harrison's memory, by a gift from his family.
Patrons may locate individual titles by searching the Kent Library catalog.