Housed in the Rare Book Room of Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library, the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of William Faulkner Materials is one of the four largest collections of Faulkner materials in the world.

The Collection includes:
  • Over 2,000 pages of manuscript materials
  • More than 3,000 letters
  • Nearly 2, 000 photographs
  • Over 1,000 pages relating to Faulkner's work in Hollywood
  • An impressive collection of visual artwork by and related to Faulkner
  • A large collection of criticism devoted to Faulkner's works

The Blotner Papers

The Brodsky Collection also includes the Blotner Papers, a comprehensive file of Joseph Blotner's research, interview notes, correspondence, and manuscripts compiled during his work on Faulkner: A Biography (2 vols., 1974; one-vol. rev. ed., 1984).

The Collector

Louis Daniel Brodsky was a poet, business man. and scholar who spent over 30 years compiling the works of William Faulkner. His collection led to the creation of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast.

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