About this Collection

About the Collection

Pat Warde was an integral part of the intellectual and political life of UNT and the entire Denton community. In memory of his wife's love of literature and her dedication to the best ideals incorporated in the great literature of the South, Bill Warde established the Pat Warde Memorial Collection of Southern Letters for the UNT Library in 1992.

Replenished by ongoing contributions, the Collection is a living entity, consisting of first and rare editions of important southern authors, as well as critical and biographical works on authors represented in the collection.

The Collection is particularly strong in the works of Eudora Welty and Katherine Anne Porter, as well as Flannery O'Connor and others. Through the endowment, first editions, autographed copies, limited editions, and association copies are thus made available to visitors in Speical Collections..

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