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Guide to the J. C. Faulkner Postcard and Letter collection MSS.0508

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 1989

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-14T14:50-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

January 2009; March 2013
Collection Title:

J. C. Faulkner Postcard and Letter collection

Unit ID:

MSS.0508

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.8 Linear feet

Dates:

Bulk, 1830-1920

Dates:

1808-1968

Abstract:

Postcards and letters collected by this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of over three hundred pieces of correspondence and various financial documents, such as contracts and receipts. The collection spans the years 1808-1968, with the majority falling between the 1820s and the 1930s. Major correspondents include members of the Chandler, Johnson, Kennedy, and Power families. There are also two letters to and from (one each) Landon C. Garland, an early president of the University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

John Calvin Faulkner was born in 1919 and was educated in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, public schools, where he finished high school at the age of 16. He attended the University of Alabama and served in the Navy during World War II. Upon returning to Tuscaloosa in 1946, he opened the first of his many businesses.

In 1972, Faulkner began buying up real estate, especially shopping centers, and was responsible for the renovation of several apartment complexes and shopping centers. He also played an active role in such organizations as the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society and the Boy Scouts.

Faulkner was well-travelled, visiting some 30 countries in South America, the Orient, and the Near East. He was married to Bonnie Farris Faulkner.

Preferred Citation:

J. C. Faulkner Postcard and Letter collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of the Estate of J. C. Faulkner, 1981

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Kirstin Steele, 1989; updated by C. Doughty, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Faulkner, John Calvin (local)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Picture postcards (aat)

Postcards Box 2266

Letters Box 2358