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At a Glance
The archive comprises 50 linear feet of materials, including: administrative and author correspondence; author & event photographs; bylaws, foundational documents, board meeting minutes; program and administrative files related to the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the annual Gala, and the Writers in Schools program; audio and video recordings of events, programs, and author readings; financial records regarding grants, donations, and operating expenses; publications, news releases, newsletters, press clippings, and ephemera. Also included are materials related to PEN/Faulkner's founder Mary Lee Settle, comprising correspondence, newsletters, and other items that document the organization's earliest days.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Use
Single reproductions may be made for research purposes. It is the responsibility of the user to secure permission for publication or use from the appropriate copyright holder.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); PEN/Faulkner Foundation records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation Archive (c. 1976-present) documents the origins, founding, development, and operations of an organization whose activities support writing, reading, and literature through public programs, education, and two literary awards for which the foundation is best known: the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. The foundation has from its inception been organized, administered, and supported by writers, with its awards judged by writers.