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Maureen Faulkner Papers, c. 1940s-1970s

Collection Overview

Title: Maureen Faulkner Papers, c. 1940s-1970s

ID: RG 09/9.21

Creator: Faulkner, Maureen.

Extent: 0.5 MS boxes

Languages: English [eng]


Born in Barbourville, Kentucky in 1903, Maureen Faulkner received her A.B. from Berea College (1926) and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina (1932).  In 1942, after teaching high school in Georgia and Alabama, Faulkner began teaching in the English department at Berea College.  During her thirty years at Berea, Faulkner served a summer as Acting Dean of Women, was an active member of many campus organizations and committees, edited the Berea College staff newsletter, was involved with the Berea Theatre Laboratory, and authored many book reviews and articles for area newspapers.  Faulkner was also the 1966 recipient of the Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Upon retirement in 1972, Faulkner continued, for a time, to work with the college’s development office.  Faulkner passed away in 2001 at the age of ninety-seven.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These are the personal papers of Maureen Faulkner, professor of English at Berea College (1942-1972).  The collection contains a number of Faulkner’s writings, including short stories and an original book manuscript, and notes regarding her editing of the Berea College staff newsletter.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Maureen Faulkner Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: Finding aid created 2016.

Box and Folder Listing

College Archive Record Group 9.21Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Short storiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Unpublished short storiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Original book manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Berea College staff newsletters, 1970’s (Faulkner editor)Add to your cart.