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Peggy W. Prenshaw Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M477

Abstract

In 1989, Peggy Prenshaw donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives. The collection largely consists of papers related to her scholarship on Mississippi authors Eudora Welty and Elizabeth Spencer while a professor at USM. Also included are publications about women and women’s studies in academia.

Dates

  • 1970-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Magee, Mississippi native Peggy Prenshaw was an English Professor for many years at the University of Southern Mississippi, and later at Louisiana State University. As an expert on Southern Literature, Prenshaw wrote critical scholarship on Mississippi authors such as Eudora Welty and Elizabeth Spencer, and served as editor on the Southern Quarterly from 1983-1991. She was actively involved in organizations such the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mississippi Humanities Council. In 1989, Peggy Prenshaw donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives.

Extent

2.50 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Provenance

Peggy Prenshaw
Title
Peggy W. Prenshaw Collection
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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