OXFORD, Miss. – For the 14th year, the University of Mississippi Museum is offering a new collectible keepsake for the holiday season. This year’s design features the typewriter that William Faulkner used while writing screenplays in Hollywood in the 1930s and ’40s.
Altogether, Faulkner wrote 20 screenplays, notably including “To Have and Have Not,” “Gunga Din” and “The Big Sleep.” The typewriter eventually came into the care of Nancy Norris-Kniffin, a Faulkner scholar who in turn gifted it to Rowan Oak. Visit Rowan Oak to see it for yourself and to learn more about Faulkner’s work in Hollywood.
Faulkner’s Hollywood typewriter keepsake is available for $25, plus tax. Previous collectible keepsakes are also available and are 50 percent off for a limited time during the holidays. These designs feature the Barnard Observatory, Old Skipwith House, Brandt Memory House, Ventress Hall, Lafayette County Courthouse, Oxford City Hall, the Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Jersey, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, Theora Hamblett House, Theora Hamblett’s “Christmas Trees” and Walk of Champions.
The collectible keepsakes can be purchased at the museum store or by calling 662-915-7073. Orders to be shipped before the holidays must be placed by Dec. 12 and require a shipping and handling fee.
For more gift ideas, check out our other items in the museum store, such as the official Rowan Oak scarf or the Theora Hamblett puzzle.
Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on all merchandise in the museum store.
The University Museum is at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street. Hours for the museum and shop are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit http://museum.olemiss.edu or call 662-915-7073.