William Paulk papers

William Paulk papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Paulk, William
Title: William Paulk papers
Dates: 1955-1989
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3290

Biographical/Historical Note

William E. Paulk, Jr. (1929-2003) professor and poet, born in Rebecca, Georgia (Turner County), taught English at the University of Georgia and Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, North Carolina). Paulk published his books of poetry on his own press, Persimmon Hill Press, which was located in his home in Rebecca.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of four published books, an unpublished collection of poetry, and an unpublished journal of Paulk's trip in 1987 to lecture at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. The appendix of the journal concerns the visit in 1989 of a Yunnan professor, Zhang Xin-he, to Western Carolina University. Also included are photographs and a letter from Paulk to a friend named Paul. The photographs appear to be of family, but most are unidentified.


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Index Terms

English teachers--Georgia--Athens.
English teachers--North Carolina--Cullowhee.
Paulk, William -- Correspondence
Paulk, William -- Diaries
Paulk, William -- Family--Photographs
Paulk, William -- Photographs
Persimmon Hill Press.
Poets, American--20th century.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty
Western Carolina University. -- Faculty
Yunnan min zu da xue. -- Faculty
Zhang Xin-he

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Paulk papers. MS 3290. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11 Earth Chant poems, 1956
2 The Gallery one-act play, 1962
3 Green Jade Bowl poems, 1955
4 Saints and Lovers poems, 1947-1955
5 Saints and Lovers poems, 1955-1957
6 Six Poems and a Fragment poems, 1956
7 Through Western Eyes: A China Diary, 1987-1989
21Letter, 1958[?]