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Katherine Anne Porter collection

Identifier: SC 01702

  • Staff Only

Content Description

The collection contains a diary of Isabel Levin--Porter's longtime friend and the trustee of her literary estate--detailing her travels to Europe in 1932. The collection also includes two books by Porter, "My Chinese Marriage" (1921) and "The Days Before" (1952), a two page letter from Katherine Anne Porter to Douglas Watson, and a postcard in the jacket of the later book. In addition, a small pamphlet, a card signed by Porter, and two color lobby cards can be found in the collection.


  • Creation: 1957 October 23


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.1 Linear Feet (A single legal sized folder.)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Molly Elliot Seawell Endowment.

Guide to the Katherine Anne Porter collection
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository