Monday, May 21, 2007

Endowment for USC's Hemingway Collection

University of South Carolina alumnus Edward S. Hallman has provided a $3 million endowment for his alma mater's collection of Ernest Hemingway materials, the Associated Press reports. Dean of libraries Paul Willis said that with the expected $150,000 per year income from the endowment, "we'll be able to develop a strategic plan for this collection."

"The collection includes Hemingway's first editions, advance copies, salesmen's dummies, British editions, translations, typescripts, galley proof and periodical appearances. Many of the books contain personal inscriptions, and the typescripts show revisions that are of interest to scholars."