William Paulk papers

William Paulk papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Paulk, William
Title: William Paulk papers
Dates: 1955-1989
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3290

Biographical/Historical Note

William E. Paulk, Jr. 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The collection consists of poetry and an unpublished journal by William Paulk. The journal, titled Through Western Eyes: A China diary, documents Paulk’s trip to lecture at Yunnan University in Kunming, China. The appendix of the journal concerns the visit of Professor Zhang Xin-he to Western Carolina University. The collection also consists of photographs and a letter. Photographs, undated, appear to be of family members, but most are unidentified. The letter, undated, Darlington School, Rome, Georgia, addresses “Cher Paul,” is signed “Petit,” and regards a visit at Terre Rouge and writings that were accepted.

Index Terms

Poets, American--20th century.
University of Georgia. Faculty.
Western Carolina University.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William Paulk papers, ms3290, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Other Finding Aids note

Published materials accompanying the collection, published at The Persimmon Hill Press, Rebecca, Georgia, have been cataloged individually with an associated collection note, and can be found in GIL by searching the title of this collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Poetry, 1955
2Poetry, 1955-1957
3 Through Western Eyes: a China Diary, 1987, 1989
5Letter, 1958