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Lee and Sophia Owen Eudora Welty Collection 

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Couch at the Eudora Welty House in Jackson, MS

The Collection consists of approximately 90 books with the majority being first editions (with some titles in multiple copies) as well as special and occasional publications. Additionally, the Collection includes copies of periodicals where Welty’s short stories and other writings first appeared. Currently, the Collection is being cataloged and organized, and not all items are identified in Walker Library's JEWL Search. Please inquire at Special Collections, room 444.

Finding Aid for The Dr. J. Lee Owen Eudora Welty Collection