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Paul Porter papers

Abstract

Title:
Paul Porter papers
Author/Creator:
Porter, Paul
Collection number:
82-18
Size:
8.75 linear feet and 226 items
Bulk dates:
1977-2002
Inclusive dates:
1903-2009
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Harrison Paul Porter (1921-2012), a nephew of Katherine Anne Porter, was her legal guardian from 1977 to 1980. His papers include correspondence; guardianship records; published materials and notes; audiovisual materials; memorabilia; and photographs documenting Porter's relationship with his aunt and her literary career and reputation. Significant individuals represented in the collection include Robert Penn Warren, Seymour Lawrence, and Joan Daves.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Paul Porter papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1531
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Harrison Paul Porter was born July 29, 1921, in Houston, Texas, the second of the four children of Constance Eve Ingalls Porter and Harry Ray Porter. His father, also known as Harrison Paul Porter, was Katherine Anne Porter's brother. Mr. Porter's siblings were Dorothy Rae, Constance Elita, and Charles Boone.

He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston in 1939, served in the army in Europe in World War II, then attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There, he majored in general studies and wrote movie and dance reviews and political columns for the university newspaper. He also met Salka Viertel, who wrote some of Greta Garbo's early films. Mr. Porter left UCLA to write movies with Viertel. After this project failed, Mr. Porter returned to Houston and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a claims adjuster. In 1960, he began work in New York City as an executive assistant to David Muss, Chairman of the Board of the Muss-Tankoos Corporation, which builds and manages shopping malls. He retired from Muss-Tankoos in 1986. From 1987 to 1997, he lived in Austin, Texas. He relocated to Houston, Texas, in May 1997. Paul Porter died July 28, 2012, in Houston.

Mr. Porter met Katherine Anne Porter in Houston in 1937, and they became devoted to one another. They shared interests in music, art, and writing, and he often sought her advice on books and music. They began corresponding when Porter returned to Louisiana in 1938 and continued to do so very frequently until Porter was no longer able to correspond. Some of her letters to him were published in Mademoiselle as "Letters to a Nephew: Observations on--Pets, Poets, Sex, Love, Hate, Fame, Treason" in April 1966. She encouraged him to write and critiqued his works; two of his short stories were published in Accent in 1951. He also published book and dance reviews in the Houston Post and the New York Herald Tribune. He eventually decided to pursue a more stable, practical career in business.

Mr. Porter was frequently involved in the practical matters of Katherine Anne's life; he found her new homes and moved her possessions when she was unable to do so. He became Katherine Anne Porter's legal guardian in 1977. Porter had become incapable of managing her own affairs; her behavior was erratic and she had begun to give valuable possessions to strangers. When he wrote her that the court had granted him the guardianship, she became angry and accused him of trying to mistreat her. He spent the years of the guardianship struggling to manage her complex financial, legal, and literary matters while keeping his job at Muss-Tankoos. He moved her to Carriage Hill Nursing Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, in March 1980, where she died that September. Mr. Porter remained legally in charge of Porter's affairs until 1981; the estate was at last settled in 1985.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Paul Porter's collection includes materials dating from 1903 to 2009, with the bulk of the materials from 1977 to 2002. Mr. Porter's correspondence with Miss Porter and the University of Maryland, together with the guardianship records, form the core of the collection. The guardianship files contain financial, legal, and literary records, including court documents, business correspondence, and royalty statements, as well as a collection of personal correspondence. These provide extensive documentation of Katherine Anne Porter's last years. There are clippings of newspaper, magazine, and scholarly articles by or about Porter and a collection of her clipped, typed, and handwritten recipes and menus. The collection includes photographs of Katherine Anne Porter, her homes, her gravemarker, artwork related to Porter, and Mexico. The collection also includes photographs of Paul Porter. There are audio tapes of telephone conversations between Mr. Porter and Porter and of one of her dinner parties, one tape of commercially recorded music, and several video cassettes relating to Porter. Also included are a photograph of Paul Porter with First Lady Laura Bush framed with Mrs. Bush to Mr. Porter and a plaque recognizing Porter as a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Paul Porter's papers came to the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries in four major groups. The first, consisting of the Paul Porter and Katherine Anne Porter correspondence, some other correspondence, and the clipping and recipe collection, was purchased by the Libraries in 1982. The guardianship records, which include correspondence, financial records, legal documents, photographs, publications, press releases, work papers, and audio tapes, were donated by Mr. Porter in 1989. Mr. Porter gave the third group, consisting of additional correspondence, guardianship records, and photographs, in July 1994. The Libraries also received other small groups of materials from Mr. Porter in 1986, 1987, primarily correspondence, records, books, magazine articles, photographs, and memorabilia. Between 1999 and 2005, Mr. Porter donated additional materials that were integrated into the Papers of Katherine Anne Porter collection or the Papers of Paul Porter collection as appropriate. In October 2010, Mr. Porter donated additional correspondence, manuscripts, notes clippings, publications, audiovisual materials, photographs, and memorabilia. These items and files donated in September 2004 were incorporated into the collection in Spring 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Mary Boccaccio, 1982. Addendum incorporated and guide revised by Jodi L. Bunnell in 1994; Kara M. McClurken, 1999; Michael Yates, 2006; and Laura Travis, 2011.

Processing note:

The first group of Paul Porter's papers was purchased by the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries in 1982 and was processed by Mary Boccaccio. When Mr. Porter donated the guardianship records in 1989, a preliminary inventory was prepared, and Mr. Porter's arrangement of these records was retained. Mr. Porter visited the university in the spring of 1994 and worked on the papers with the Curator of Literary Manuscripts, weeding out some extraneous materials. The two collections, which had a great deal of similar information and were from the same time period, were combined and completely reprocessed in July-August 1994. A new series-level arrangement was created. Mr. Porter made his third major donation in July 1994; those materials, also of similar form and subject, were integrated into the existing arrangement.

The processing consisted mainly of combining and reconciling the three groups of records, which included interfiling materials from different folders. Some folders were also broken down for more logical access: items in one "Miscellaneous" correspondence folder were filed with appropriate subjects; some of the correspondents merited their own folders.

Four folders of correspondence--that with Cyrilly Abels, Matthew Josephson, Seymour Lawrence, and Current Biography--were moved to the papers of Katherine Anne Porter, as they were her correspondence and did not involve Mr. Porter or the guardianship. The folder of correspondence from John Melville, which would seemingly be part of the same category, was not moved to Porter's papers because Melville bequeathed his letters from Porter to Paul Porter. A letter to Porter from Upton Brady at Atlantic Monthly Press and a letter from Edna Edison to Porter were moved to Porter's papers, at Mr. Porter's suggestion. A 1966 edition of Craig Claiborne's The New York Times Menu Cook Book annotated in Porter's hand and dust jackets for Harcourt, Brace editions of Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider and The Days Before were transferred to the Marylandia and Rare Books Department. The folders in the entire collection were retitled, as appropriate, and placed in alphabetical order within their series.

The collection of clippings and recipes was classified by authorship and subject; all materials clipped from magazines and newspapers were copied to acid-free paper, and all available bibliographic information was transferred. All materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes.

In September 1999, Mr. Porter donated a small grouping of guardianship records relating to Roger Brooks. In October 1999, these materials, which Mr. Porter had arranged in chronological order, were housed in an acid-free folder and placed in Series 2, Box 1, of the collection.

In February 2006, additional gifts from Mr. Porter, donated between 1999 and 2005 were incorporated into the collection. As a result of this incorporation, Series 3: Printed Matter and Notes and Series 4: Audiovisual Materials were renamed, Series 6: Photographs was reorganized and renumbered, and Series 5: Books was created from books donated by Mr. Porter. Additionally, Series 7: Memorabilia was created by moving two pieces of memorabilia into the collection from the Katherine Anne Porter Papers.

In Spring 2011, additional materials donated by Mr. Porter in September 2004 and October 2010 were incorporated into the collection. The bulk of the materials consisted of correspondence and other printed matter that were incorporated into the existing Series 1: Correspondence and Series 3: Printed Matter and Notes. Other materials incorporated at this time include a number of audio and video tapes, as well as books, photographs, and memorabilia items.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Michael Yates, February 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1941-2009 and undated (2.5 linear feet)

Mr. Porter's involvement and continued interest in the life of Katherine Anne Porter led him to correspond with a variety of people about her. This series contains his correspondence with scholars, family members, friends, and other individuals or institutions interested in Katherine Anne Porter's life and work. The series also contains the extensive correspondence between Paul Porter and members of the University of Maryland community, which covers a period of thirty years, from 1978 to 2008. In addition to individual correspondent files, subject files are included as well. The subject files contain all correspondence relating to a particular subject such as Requests and Permissions or the Katherine Anne Porter House. Also of note is the series of letters and postcards between Miss Porter and Paul Porter. Other major correspondents include, Mr. Porter's friend Blaine Butler and staff members of the Katherine Anne Porter Museum. There is also one folder of correspondence between Miss Porter and John Melville, a close friend of Mr. Porter who died in 1957. The materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alvarez, Beth, 1989 series 1box 1folder 1
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2002 series 1box 1folder 2
Austenfeld, Thomas, 2006 and undated series 1box 1folder 3
Baldwin, Sarah, 1995-1996 series 1box 1folder 4
Barrett, Victoria, 2003 and undated series 1box 1folder 5
Bayley, Isabel, 1992 series 1box 1folder 6
Bhaskar, 1999 series 1box 1folder 7
Butler, Blaine, 1996-2000, and undated series 1box 1folder 8
Butler, Blaine, 2001-2002 series 1box 1folder 9
Butler, Blaine, 2003-2004 series 1box 1folder 10
Butler, Blaine, undated series 1box 1folder 11
Carr, Virginia Spencer, 1991-1993, and undated series 1box 1folder 12
Chris, undated series 1box 1folder 13
Coté, Gaynor and Barry Talesnick, 2000-2003, and undated series 1box 1folder 14
Davis, Barbara Thompson, 1995-1997, 1999-2002, 2005, 2007, and undated series 1box 1folder 15
DeMouy, Jane Krause, 1990, 1999 series 1box 1folder 16
Dobson, Clark, 1995, 2000 series 1box 1folder 17
Ethridge, Lila, 2000 series 1box 1folder 18
Fabio and Walter, 2000-2003, and undated series 1box 1folder 19
Family Correspondence, 1990, 1996, 2001, and undated series 1box 1folder 20
Franco, Tony, 2003 series 1box 1folder 21
Gaskell, Owen, 1999 series 1box 1folder 22
Georgia State University, 1990 series 1box 1folder 23
Howard Payne University, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1992, and undated series 1box 1folder 24
James, Ashley, 1999 series 1box 1folder 25
Joanne, 1997-1998, 2000-2004, and undated series 1box 1folder 26
Joyce, undated series 1box 1folder 27
Katherine Anne Porter House, 1997-2002 series 1box 1folder 28
Katherine Anne Porter Museum, 1994, 1995 series 1box 1folder 29
Katherine Anne Porter Museum, 1995, 1996 series 1box 1folder 30
Katherine Anne Porter Museum, 1996 series 1box 1folder 31
Katherine Anne Porter Museum, 1997, 1998, and undated series 1box 1folder 32
Katherine Anne Porter School, 1999-2001, 2004, and undated series 1box 1folder 33
Katherine Anne Porter Society, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2007 series 1box 1folder 34
Katherine Anne Porter Stamp, 1989-2007 series 1box 2folder 1
Lambeth, Maggie, 1995 series 1box 2folder 2
Leduc, Lesley, 1999, 2000, 2002 series 1box 2folder 3
Locher, David, 1989-2002, and undated series 1box 2folder 4
Margaret, undated series 1box 2folder 5
Maxim, W. J., 2003 series 1box 2folder 6
Melville, John, 1953-1957 series 1box 2folder 7
Miller, Lynn C., 2000-2002 series 1box 2folder 8
Miller, Lynn C. and Laura Furman, 2000, 2002, and undated series 1box 2folder 9
Miller, Lynn C. and Laura Furman, undated series 1box 2folder 10
Moody, Ché, 2003 series 1box 2folder 11
Muench, Simone, 2003 series 1box 2folder 12
Muss, Joanie, 1999 and undated series 1box 2folder 13
National Rifle Association, 2000 series 1box 2folder 14
National Women's Hall of Fame, 1995 series 1box 2folder 15
Peckinpah and "Noon Wine", 1966, 2003, and undated series 1box 2folder 16
Orr, Janie, 1985 series 1box 2folder 17
Parsons, George T., 1995 series 1box 2folder 18
Pecile, Jordan, 1982, 1989-1990, 1997, and undated series 1box 2folder 19
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1941-1943 series 1box 2folder 20
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1944-1945 series 1box 2folder 21
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1946-1949 series 1box 2folder 22
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1950-1954 series 1box 2folder 23
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1955-1956 series 1box 3folder 1
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1957-1959 series 1box 3folder 2
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1960-1963 series 1box 3folder 3
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1964-1977 series 1box 3folder 4
Porter, Katherine Anne -- (Postcards), 1946-1959 series 1box 3folder 5
Porter, Katherine Anne -- (Postcards), 1960-1972 series 1box 3folder 6
Prettyman, E. Barrett, Jr., 1996 series 1box 3folder 7
Requests and Permissions -- (to quote), 1995, 1998 series 1box 3folder 8
Requests and Permissions -- (to use photographs), 2000-2004, and undated series 1box 3folder 9
Sharpe, Patricia, 1996 series 1box 3folder 10
Sheridan, Sue, 1995 series 1box 3folder 11
Sirkin, Elliott, 1995-1999, 2002, and undated series 1box 3folder 12
Skeet, 1997 and undated series 1box 3folder 13
Southwest Texas State University, 1991-1993, 1996-1998, 2000 series 1box 3folder 14
Stine, D. D., 1995 series 1box 3folder 15
Stout, Janis, 1988, 1991, 1993-1995, 1997 series 1box 3folder 16
Texas Literary Hall of Fame Award, 2004 series 1box 3folder 17
Turlington, Henry, 1995 series 1box 3folder 18
University of Maryland, 1978-1980 series 1box 4folder 1
University of Maryland, 1981 series 1box 4folder 2
University of Maryland, 1982-1986 series 1box 4folder 3
University of Maryland, 1987-1989 series 1box 4folder 4
University of Maryland, 1990 series 1box 4folder 5
University of Maryland, 1991 series 1box 4folder 6
University of Maryland, 1992 series 1box 4folder 7
University of Maryland, 1993 (January-March) series 1box 4folder 8
University of Maryland, 1993 (April-December) series 1box 4folder 9
University of Maryland, 1994 series 1box 4folder 10
University of Maryland, 1995 series 1box 4folder 11
University of Maryland, 1996 series 1box 4folder 12
University of Maryland, 1997 series 1box 4folder 13
University of Maryland, 1998 series 1box 4folder 14
University of Maryland, 1999 series 1box 4folder 15
University of Maryland, 2000 (January-April) series 1box 4folder 16
University of Maryland, 2000 (May-December) series 1box 4folder 17
University of Maryland, 2001 (March-May) series 1box 5folder 1
University of Maryland, 2001 (June-November) series 1box 5folder 2
University of Maryland, 2002 series 1box 5folder 3
University of Maryland, 2003 series 1box 5folder 4
University of Maryland, 2004 series 1box 5folder 5
University of Maryland, 2005 series 1box 5folder 6
University of Maryland, 2006 series 1box 5folder 7
University of Maryland, 2007 series 1box 5folder 8
University of Maryland, 2008 series 1box 5folder 9
University of Maryland, undated series 1box 5folder 10
Unrue, Darlene Harbour, 1992, 2004-2009, and undated series 1box 5folder 11
Van Dyke, Barclay and Mark, 2000, 2003, and undated series 1box 5folder 12
Waller, Jean, 1997 series 1box 5folder 13
Wilkins, Bill and Fern, 1977-1980, 1986, 1988, 1990-1994, 1997-1998, 2000, and undated series 1box 5folder 14
William Reese Company, 1995 and undated series 1box 5folder 15

Series 2: Guardianship Records, 1933-1992 (2.25 linear feet)

This series contains the records documenting Paul Porter's service as guardian for Katherine Anne Porter. There are legal documents, contracts, financial statements, account books, property inventories, bills, tax records, correspondence with financial institutions or accountants, literary contracts, royalty statements, requests for permissions, and personal correspondence. The individuals represented in the file of family correspondence include Harrison Boone Porter, Cora Posey, Gay Porter Holloway, A. Ross Meador, Robert Vincent Yeager, and Sam Bell Steves. The records are arranged alphabetically by subject or correspondent.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Accountings to Court, 1977-1980 series 2box 1folder 1
Accounting to Court (Memo of Understanding), 1981-1982 series 2box 1folder 2
Apartment (Westchester Park), 1979-1980 series 2box 1folder 3
Arno Press, 1982 series 2box 1folder 4
Bayley, Isabel, 1978-1993 series 2box 1folder 5
Brooks, Roger, 1971-1992 series 2box 1folder 6
James Brown Associates, 1977-1978 series 2box 1folder 7
Casula, Joseph, Atty. (Lombardi, Casula, Powers and Amster), 1978-1980 series 2box 1folder 8
Certificate of guardianship (court order), 1977 series 2box 1folder 9
María Concepcíon (movie), 1980 series 2box 1folder 10
(Conversations with Katherine Anne Porter), 1976-1982 series 2box 1folder 11
Copyrights, 1977-1980 series 2box 1folder 12
Daves, Joan, 1974-1976 series 2box 1folder 13
Daves, Joan, 1977-1983 series 2box 1folder 14
Death certificate (Katherine Anne Porter), 1980 series 2box 1folder 15
DeMouy, Jane, 1978-1982 series 2box 1folder 16
Downward Path to Wisdom (movie), 1979 series 2box 1folder 17
Eugene F. Dunne & Sons (insurance), 1977-1980 series 2box 1folder 18
Eichner, Sister Maura, 1977-1978 series 2box 1folder 19
Family Correspondence, 1892-[1985] series 2box 1folder 20
Fan Mail, 1980 series 2box 1folder 21
Farren, Donald, 1986-1987 series 2box 1folder 22
Financial Ledgers, 1978-1980 series 2box 1folder 23
Franklin Library, 1976 series 2box 1folder 24
Funeral, 1978-1985 series 2box 1folder 25
Givner, Joan, 1976-1978 series 2box 2folder 1
Guardianship -- (Appointment, Court Order), 1977 series 2box 2folder 2
Guardianship -- (List of Tasks), [1977?] series 2box 2folder 3
Guardianship -- (Notes and Lists), 1978-1980 series 2box 2folder 4
Guardianship -- (Petition, Court Document), 1977 series 2box 2folder 5
Guardianship -- (Rules and Powers), 1977-1978 series 2box 2folder 6
Guardianship -- (Termination of), 1981 series 2box 2folder 7
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976-1977 series 2box 2folder 8
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979-1980 series 2box 2folder 9
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981-1984 series 2box 2folder 10
Havener, Sandra, 1985 series 2box 2folder 11
History Book Club, 1978 series 2box 2folder 12
Household Inventory, 1949-1973 series 2box 2folder 13
Household Inventory, 1977-1980 series 2box 2folder 14
Income Tax, 1978 series 2box 2folder 15
Income Tax, 1981-1983 series 2box 2folder 16
Jewelry, 1962-1980 series 2box 2folder 17
Jilting of Granny Weatherall (television), 1979-1980 series 2box 2folder 18
Katherine Anne Porter: the Eye of Memory (television), 1982-1987 series 2box 2folder 19
Lawrence, Seymour, 1976-1980 series 2box 2folder 20
Letters of Administration, 1980 series 2box 2folder 21
Lindley, Hilde, 1979 series 2box 2folder 22
Literary Trust, 1983 series 2box 2folder 23
Little, Brown, and Company, 1975-1978 series 2box 3folder 1
Little, Brown, and Company, 1979-1983 series 2box 3folder 2
Little, Brown, and Company, 1984-1993 series 2box 3folder 3
Locher, David, 1976-1980 series 2box 3folder 4
Marquis Who's Who, 1977-1978 series 2box 3folder 5
Medical, 1980 series 2box 3folder 6
Miscellaneous, 1978-1981 series 2box 3folder 7
Moody , Vearl and Linda (Magic Lantern Books), 1974-1977 series 2box 3folder 8
Moody, Vearl and Linda (Magic Lantern Books), 1978-1980 series 2box 3folder 9
William Morris Agency , 1976-1977 series 2box 3folder 10
William Morris Agency , 1978-1982 series 2box 3folder 11
Nursing Homes (Carriage Hill), 1977-1980 series 2box 3folder 12
Painting -- (Barbara Wescott's appraisal of Vase and Flowers by Morandi), 1978-1979 series 2box 3folder 13
Permissions and Requests -- (A-C), 1977-1980 series 2box 3folder 14
Permissions and Requests -- (D-H), 1977-1980 series 2box 3folder 15
Permissions and Requests -- (I-P), 1977-1980 series 2box 4folder 1
Permissions and Requests -- (R-Z), 1977-1980 series 2box 4folder 2
Porter, Paul -- (Response to Theodore Solotaroff review of Ship of Fools review in Commentary), circa October 1962 series 2box 4folder 3
Probate, 1980-1985 series 2box 4folder 4
Probate, 1980-1985 series 2box 4folder 5
Prettyman, E. Barrett, 1977-1979 series 2box 4folder 6
Roseliep, Raymond, 1978-1980 series 2box 4folder 7
Seidman & Seidman (accountants), 1977-1979 series 2box 4folder 8
Suburban Trust (bank) -- (Account ledgers), 1980-1983 series 2box 4folder 9
Suburban Trust (bank) -- (Correspondence), 1977-1981 series 2box 4folder 10
Suburban Trust Company -- (Record of checks issued), 1977-1980 series 2box 4folder 11
Sympathy Letters, 1980 series 2box 5folder 1
Texas A & M University, 1988-1991 series 2box 5folder 2
Unrue, Darlene, 1984-1985 series 2box 5folder 3
Walsh, Thomas, 1976-1985 series 2box 5folder 4
Warren, Robert Penn, 1977-1979 series 2box 5folder 5
Wheeler, Monroe, 1978-1979 series 2box 5folder 6
Wildman, Ann, 1980 series 2box 5folder 7
Winslow, Marcella Comés, 1981 series 2box 5folder 8
Wojtasik, Ted, 1979 series 2box 5folder 9

Series 3: Printed Matter and Notes, 1941-2009 (2.0 linear feet)

This series consists of published and unpublished materials collected by Paul or Katherine Anne Porter, including clippings, notes, and publications. There are both articles and reviews written by or about Miss Porter, including fiction and nonfiction clipped from publications, and typewritten or manuscript notes she made that describe favorite menus and recipes. There are also annotated menus from one of Miss Porter's hospital stays.

Also included are several folders of material written by Paul Porter. There are two newspaper articles Mr. Porter wrote when he was in college, letters to the editors of various publications, and copies of speeches Mr. Porter has given at events relating to Katherine Anne Porter. Materials collected by Paul Porter, which do not relate to his aunt, include writings about photographer George Platt Lynes and artist Paul Cadmus. The materials have been organized into four groupings: About Katherine Anne Porter, By Katherine Anne Porter, By Paul Porter, and Other Subjects. The groupings are arranged alphabetically; within groupings, files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Advertisements), undated series 3box 1folder 1
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Articles) -- [Photocopies], undated [1916-1979] series 3box 1folder 2
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Articles) -- [Photocopies], undated [1980-1985 and undated] series 3box 1folder 3
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Articles) -- [Originals and Photocopies], 1988, 1991 series 3box 1folder 4
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Articles) -- [Originals and Photocopies], 2000, 2005-2006, 2009 series 3box 1folder 5
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Articles) -- [Originals and Photocopies], undated series 3box 1folder 6
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Brushes with the Literary, 1993 series 3box 1folder 7
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (The Coffin) -- [Printed matter concerning Katherine Anne Porter's coffin], 1974, 1998, and undated series 3box 1folder 8
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Guide) -- [Guide to the Katherine Anne Porter Papers], 1998, 1999, and undated series 3box 1folder 9
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Guide) -- [Partial guide to the Katherine Anne Porter Papers], undated series 3box 1folder 10
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Hillviews) -- [Contains article about the Katherine Anne Porter House], 1998 series 3box 1folder 11
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Hillviews) -- [Contains article about the Katherine Anne Porter House], 2002 series 3box 1folder 12
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Illumination) -- [Publication about University of Maryland Libraries], 2006 series 3box 1folder 13
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter at One Hundred: New Perspectives) -- [Exhibition catalog], 1991 series 3box 1folder 14
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter House) -- [Printed matter concerning the Katherine Anne Porter House], 1995-1999, and undated series 3box 2folder 1
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter House) -- [Printed matter concerning the Katherine Anne Porter House], 1998, 2001, 2002, and undated series 3box 2folder 2
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter memorial mass), 1974, 1980, 2001 series 3box 2folder 3
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter Society newsletters), 1997, 1999, 2000 series 3box 2folder 4
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter Society newsletters), 2002, 2003, 2004 series 3box 2folder 5
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter Stamp) -- [Printed matter concerning the Katherine Anne Porter postage stamp}, 2004 series 3box 2folder 6
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Katherine Anne Porter Stamp) -- [Printed matter concerning the Katherine Anne Porter postage stamp}, 2006, 2007 series 3box 2folder 7
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Library Issues), 1995, 1997, 2002 series 3box 2folder 8
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (The New Criterion) -- [Contains article about Katherine Anne Porter], 1990 series 3box 2folder 9
About Katherine Anne Porter -- Obituaries -- [Photocopies], undated [1980-1981] series 3box 2folder 10
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Proceedings [American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters] no. 31) -- [Contains tribute to Porter by Robert Penn Warren], 1980 series 3box 2folder 11
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Reviews of Katherine Anne Porter: A Life) -- [Photocopies], undated [1982-1984] series 3box 2folder 12
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Reviews of Katherine Anne Porter: A Sense of the Times), 1995, 1997, and undated series 3box 2folder 13
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Reviews of Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist), 2006 series 3box 2folder 14
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Reviews of The Never-Ending Wrong) -- [Photocopies], undated [1977-1978] series 3box 2folder 15
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Reviews of Ship of Fools) -- [Photocopies], undated [1962-1974] series 3box 2folder 16
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Reviews of miscellaneous works) -- [Photocopies], undated [1944-1970] series 3box 2folder 17
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Texas Houston Chronicle Magazine) -- [Contains article about Katherine Anne Porter], 1997 series 3box 2folder 18
About Katherine Anne Porter -- (Wills), 1968, 1972, 1973, 1981, and undated series 3box 2folder 19
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Book Reviews) -- [Photocopies], undated [1925-1952] series 3box 3folder 1
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Fiction) -- [Photocopies], undated [1971-1976] series 3box 3folder 2
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Fiction) -- [Copy of "The Darling Buds of May"] -- See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series II, box 4, folder 21.], 2 October 1975 series 3box 3folder 3
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Non-Fiction) -- [Photocopies], undated [1924-1975] series 3box 3folder 4
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Non-Fiction) -- ["Recollection of Rome"], 1974 series 3box 3folder 5
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Poetry) -- [Photocopies], undated [circa 1957] series 3box 3folder 6
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Sketch) -- [Photocopies], undated [1927] series 3box 3folder 7
By Katherine Anne Porter -- (Speech) -- [Contains notations in Katherine Anne Porter's hand], 1972 series 3box 3folder 8
By Paul Porter -- (Articles) -- [Photocopies], undated [1949] series 3box 3folder 9
By Paul Porter -- (Letters to the editor), 1988-2002, and undated series 3box 3folder 10
By Paul Porter -- ("My Aunt Katherine"), 1981 series 3box 3folder 11
By Paul Porter -- (Notes), undated series 3box 3folder 12
By Paul Porter -- (Reviews), 1949, 1951, 1967 series 3box 3folder 13
By Paul Porter -- (Speeches), 1988, 1991, and undated series 3box 3folder 14
Other Subjects -- (Appraisals of Katherine Anne Porter property), 1954, 1956, 1967, 1992, 2000, and undated series 3box 3folder 15
Other Subjects -- (Articles) -- [Photocopies], undated [1944-1980, 1995] series 3box 3folder 16
Other Subjects -- (Cartoon), 4 April 2002 series 3box 3folder 17
Other Subjects -- (Clippings about Armand Thibault de Navarre) -- [Photocopies], circa 1987 series 3box 3folder 18
Other Subjects -- (Desprez, Frank --"Lasca") -- [With Paul Porter notes], 2002 series 3box 3folder 19
Other Subjects -- (Directions to cemeteries), undated series 3box 3folder 20
Other Subjects -- (George Platt Lynes photos) -- [Pages from book], undated series 3box 3folder 21
Other Subjects -- (George Platt Lynes Returns to Yale. Yale University: New Haven, 24 September-30 October 1998.) -- [Catalog contains short essays by Gary Haller, Laura Wexler, and Patricia Willis], 1998 series 3box 3folder 22
Other Subjects -- (Guides) -- [Papers of Ann Heintze and Papers of Paul Porter], 1982, 1994 series 3box 3folder 23
Other Subjects -- (Hospital Menus), undated series 3box 3folder 24
Other Subjects -- (Invitations), 1962(?)-1972 series 3box 3folder 25
Other Subjects -- (Itinerary), undated series 3box 3folder 26
Other Subjects -- (Johnson, Patricia C. "A Body of work: Paul Cadmus show his regard for the human form." Houston Chronicle, 31 January 2004.), 31 January 2004 series 3box 3folder 27
Other Subjects -- (The New Yorker), 1997 series 3box 3folder 28
Other Subjects -- (Obituaries) -- [Albert Russel Erskine Jr. and William Goyen], 1983 and undated series 3box 3folder 29
Other Subjects -- (Paul Porter's notes concerning sale of Katherine Anne Porter items), undated series 3box 3folder 30
Other Subjects -- (Postcards), undated series 3box 3folder 31
Other Subjects -- (Programs), 1972-1974 series 3box 3folder 32
Other Subjects -- (Recipes and notes), undated series 3box 4folder 1
Other Subjects -- (Recipes and notes), undated series 3box 4folder 2
Other Subjects -- (Recipes and notes), undated series 3box 4folder 3
Other Subjects -- (Recipes clipped from other sources), undated series 3box 4folder 4
Other Subjects -- (Treatment report for Katherine Anne Porter's canapé, 2005 series 3box 4folder 5
Other Subjects -- (Two Hundred Portraits by George Platt Lynes. Pierre Matisse Gallery: New York, 5-15 November 1941) -- [Catalog contains short essay by Glenway Wescott], 1941 series 3box 4folder 6
Other Subjects -- (Visitor's guide for George Platt Lynes Returns to Yale by Gary Haller), 1998 series 3box 4folder 7
Other Subjects -- (Windham, Donald. "Which urges and reasonably so the attraction of some for others." Yale Review, vol. 86 no. 4, October 1998.), 1998 series 3box 4folder 8

Series 4: Audiovisual Materials, 1966-2003 (2.0 linear feet)

This series contains both audio and video recordings. Audio recordings of Miss Porter were made by Paul Porter and David Locher. The bulk of these document phone conversations between Miss Porter and her nephew. The subjects of other audio recordings include readings of the work of Katherine Anne Porter and Eudora Welty, the initial meeting of the Katherine Anne Porter Foundation in 1966, a 2003 program on Katherine Anne Porter at the University of Maryland Libraries, and music (John Renbourn's Ship of Fools). The video recordings include dramatizations of "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," "Noon Wine," and "The Fig Tree." There are also recordings of programs presented at from the Katherine Anne Porter at One Hundred conference held at the University of Maryland in 1991. The series also includes copies of a PBS documentary about the 1918 influenza epidemic, which includes discussion of Katherine Anne Porter. The recordings are arranged into two groupings: audio and video. Within each, the recordings are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
John Renbourn's Ship of Fools -- (Audio cassette. Approximately 41 minutes. Chicago: Flying Fish Records), 1988 series 4box 1folder 1
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On Recto: "KAP - 9/16/72 - Dinner." On verso: "KAP - 9/17/72 - Dinner."), 16-17 September 1972 series 4box 1folder 2
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "This one!/KAP Maryland/ 9/17/72 /Lunch" On verso: "Blank." Case includes note:"Typical gabble over lunch, nothing of any real interest for a scholar, probably, but…welll…typical. Once she goes to the kitchen you might as well turn it off. At least, I couldn't understand, but I do have some nerve deafness, so you may understand it") better"), 12 September 1972 series 4box 1folder 3
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "KAP Tel 3/1/73" On verso: "End 3/1/73"), 1 March 1973 series 4box 1folder 4
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "My comments on previous call, and on talk w/Ann of argument w/KAP" On verso: "Nothing else on this tape/End of telephone/KAP - 7/23/73"), 23 July 1973 series 4box 1folder 5
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "5/13/74 Cousin Ann/ KAP 5/14/74" On verso: "PP talking to himself"), 14 May 1974 series 4box 1folder 6
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "KAP - Telephone 10/21/74", "Telephone 11/16/74." On verso: "KAP- Telephone 11/16/74 Concluded." Case includes note: "Long gap between two conversations 10/21/74 & 11/16/74"), 21 October and 16 November 1974 series 4box 1folder 7
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "A - KAP - Narrative of events at age 24 in Louisiana - recorded at College Park apartment 3/27/75." On verso: "Blank."), 27 March 1975 series 4box 1folder 8
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto [handwritten]: "Very good! KAP 5/27/75," "Both sides." On recto [typed]: "KAP - Telephone 5/27/75 Good!" On verso: "5/27/75 concludes." On cassette case insert: "KAP Telephone 4/27/75 Sides A &B/KAP - Telephone 4/27/75 Sides A & B VERY GOOD!"), 27 April 1975 series 4box 1folder 9
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "April 6, 1976 # 1 + 2/ about Capote, etc"), 6 April 1976 series 4box 1folder 10
Paul Porter Recordings -- (Audio cassette. On recto: "4/25/76 about/ Skidmore, Capote, Guatemala/etc (both sides)"), 25 April 1976 series 4box 1folder 11
Recording of meeting held to announce the establishment of the Katherine Anne Porter Foundation -- (Compact disc. Approximately 50 minutes. On recto of case: "KAP & Meeting to Announce/Establishment of KAP Foundation".), 13 November 1966 series 4box 1folder 12
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "Eudora Welty: Readings/ 1. Why I Live at/ the P.O./ 2. A Well Worn/ Path (Beginning)/ 1. Well Worn Path/ (Conclusion)/ 2. A Memory" On recto and verso: "Welty: Readings"), undated series 4box 1folder 13
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "Noon Wine, etc. NBC University Theater" On recto: "NBC University Theater/ Noon Wine/ by Katherine Anne Porter"), 1983 series 4box 1folder 14
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "KAP Reception 4/13/03/ Alvarez/ Unrue/ Stout/ et al" On recto: "A Salute to Katherine Anne Porter/ The University of Maryland Libraries - Hornbake Showcase/ Sunday, April 13, 2003"), 13 April 2003 series 4box 1folder 15
David Locher Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "KAP Reading 'Flowering Judas'"), 5 November 1990 series 4box 1folder 16
David Locher Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "KAP - Audio From TV Interview"), 4 November 1990 series 4box 1folder 17
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On recto: " KAP - Tel - 7/23/73 / Beginning" On verso: "KAP Tel Sunday/ July 8, 1973/ End, 8 July 1973 series 4box 1folder 18
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On recto: " KAP - Tel 3/31/75" On verso: "KAP - -Tel 3/14/75"), 14 March 1975, 31 March 1975 series 4box 1folder 19
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "(Noise reduced copy)/ Katherine Anne Porter narrating events/ occurring in her life at age 24"), 27 March 1975 series 4box 1folder 20
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "KAP - Horse, Old Woman, Young Man/ Also telephone 11/16/74"), 16 November 1974, 27 March, 1975 series 4box 1folder 21
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: "KAP - Telephone 5/27/75 A & B/ GOOD!"), 27 May 1975 series 4box 1folder 22
Paul Porter Recordings (In tape case) -- (Audio cassette. On cassette case insert: " A - KAP - 9/16/72 - Dinner/ B - KAP - 9/17/72 - Dinner"), 16 September 1972, 17 September 1972 series 4box 1folder 23
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall -- (Video cassette. Thousand Oaks, CA : Monterey Video), 1980 series 4box 2folder 1
Noon Wine/ Harry S. Truman -- (Video cassette. New York, NY : PDR Productions, Inc.), 1985 series 4box 2folder 2
The Fig Tree -- (Video cassette. New York: Lumiere Productions), 1987 series 4box 2folder 3
Katherine Anne Porter & Flowering Judas -- (Video cassette. College Park, MD: Flagship Productions), 1992 series 4box 2folder 4
Katherine Anne Porter: Fact and Fantasy: Art and Life -- (Video cassette. College Park, MD: Flagship Productions), 1992 series 4box 2folder 5
Katherine Anne Porter: Literary Relations -- (Video cassette. College Park, MD: Flagship Productions), 1992 series 4box 2folder 6
Katherine Anne Porter: Porter, the South, and Mexico -- (Video cassette. College Park, MD: Flagship Productions), 1992 series 4box 2folder 7
Katherine Anne Porter: The Woman Question -- (Video cassette. College Park, MD: Flagship Productions), 1992 series 4box 2folder 8
Influenza1918: the Worst Epidemic in American History -- (Video cassette. Boston: WGBH), 1998 series 4box 2folder 9
Influenza 1918: the Worst Epidemic in American History -- (Video cassette. Boston: WGBH), 1998 series 4box 2folder 10

Series 5: Books, 1932-2004 (19 items)

This series contains books, originally owned by Paul Porter, many of which were given to him by Katherine Anne Porter. Subjects include poetry, Maxim Gorky's Reminiscences, and an illustrated history of musical instruments. Twelve of them contain inscriptions by Miss Porter.

Books are arranged alphabetically by author or title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Auden, W.H. and Norman Holmes Pearson. Poets of the English Language: 1. Langland to Spencer -- (New York: Viking Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For Paul on his birthday with love/Aunt Katherine Anne/July 29 1951."), 1950 series 5box 1folder 1
Auden, W.H. and Norman Holmes Pearson. Poets of the English Language: 2. Marlowe to Marvell -- (New York: Viking Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "July 29 1951."), 1950 series 5box 1folder 2
Auden, W.H. and Norman Holmes Pearson. Poets of the English Language: 3. Milton to Goldsmith -- (New York: Viking Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "July 29 1951."), 1950 series 5box 1folder 3
Auden, W.H. and Norman Holmes Pearson. Poets of the English Language: 4. Blake to Poe -- (New York: Viking Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "July 29 1951."), 1950 series 5box 1folder 4
Auden, W.H. and Norman Holmes Pearson. Poets of the English Language: 5. Tennyson to Yeats -- (New York: Viking Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "July 29 1951."), 1950 series 5box 1folder 5
Buchner, Alexander. Musical Instruments Through the Ages -- (London: Spring Books. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For Paul, from Aunt Katherine Anne/with love- 7 May 1960/Georgetown."), circa 1960 series 5box 1folder 6
Freund, Giséle. The World in My Camera -- (New York: Dial Press. Includes color photograph of Katherine Anne Porter), 1974 series 5box 1folder 7
George Platt Lynes : Portrait, 1927-1955 -- (Santa Fe: Twin Palms), 1994 series 5box 1folder 8
Gorky, Maxim. Reminiscences -- (New York: Pursuit Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For Paul with love from Aunt Katherine Anne/16 August 1946/Santa Monica." Enclosed within book is clipping of portrait of Maxim Gorky), 1946 series 5box 1folder 9
Leddick, David. Intimate Companions: a Triography of George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Lincoln Kirstein, and Their Circle -- (New York: St. Martin's Press), 2000 series 5box 1folder 10
Le Livre du Coeur d'Amour Épris du Roi René -- (France: Verve. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For Paul on his birthday/with her same old love/Aunt Katherine Anne/29 July 1949."), 1949 series 5box 1folder 11
O'Faolain, Sean. The Finest Stories of Sean O'Faolain -- (Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For Paul with love/Aunt Katherine Anne/29 July 1957."), 1957 series 5box 1folder 12
Porter, Katherine Anne. Collection of Stories (In Russian) -- (Moscow: TEKCT. Inscribed by Paul Porter: "4|2|04/Sent to me by/Barbara Davis." Contains Davis' handwritten note to Paul), 2004 series 5box 1folder 13
Porter, Katherine Anne. Un Pais Familiar -- (Mexico: Mirada Viajera), 1998 series 5box 1folder 14
The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps -- (New York: Harper Collins), 2006 series 5box 1folder 15
Smart, Christopher. Selected Poems by Christopher Smart -- (London: Grey Walls Press. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For Paul from Aunt Katherine Anne/with love/11 June 1949 Stanford."), 1947 series 5box 1folder 16
Tchekov, Anton. The Stories of Anton Tchekov -- (New York: Modern Library. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "K. A. P./30 January 1948/Hollywood."), 1932 series 5box 1folder 17
The 2006 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook -- (New York: Harper Collins), 2006 series 5box 1folder 18
Yeats, William Butler. The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats. New York: Macmillan, 1951. -- (New York: Macmillan. Inscribed by Katherine Anne Porter: "For my dear Paul/wishing him long happiness in this book/Aunt Katherine Anne/29 June 1951." Enclosed within book is a piece of paper with "A good writer should be so simple that he has no fault, only sins" typed and "Yeats" handwritten on it. Torn pieces of newsprint were used as bookmarks at pages 130, 184, 232, 256, 266, 280, and 316.), 1951 series 5box 1folder 19

Series 6: Photographs, 1903-2002 and undated (176 items)

This series consists of photographs collected and taken by Mr. Porter. The photographs are grouped under six subject headings: People, Artwork, Places, Sea World Dedication, Mexico, and Negatives and Contact Sheets.

Subseries 6.1: People, 1903-2002 and undated (85 items)

This subseries consists of photographs of Katherine Anne Porter, her friends and family. Subjects include Katherine Anne Porter, her neice Ann Heintze, her nephew Paul Porter, her sister Gay Porter Holloway, and her father Harrison Boone Porter. Photographers include Arthur Long and George Platt Lynes. Photographs are arranged in rough chronological order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Katherine Anne Porter's older sister Gay -- (Black and white. 3 x 4) -- [Appears to have been taken at or near the time that photograph 1154 in Series XII of the Katherine Anne Porter Papers was taken], circa 1903series 6.1box 1folder 1
KAP's older sister Gay with her daughter Anna Gay -- (Black and white. 2.5 x 4.5. On verso: "Dear Dad: a glaring sun makes the baby -sun grinny-" Also stamped: "Picture finished by Jameson's Photo Shop El Dorado, ARK"), circa 1924series 6.1box 1folder 2
Katherine Anne Porter on the roof of Mixcoac house, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. On verso: "1931/Mexico.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 1033], Summer 1931series 6.1box 1folder 3
Katherine Anne Porter in automobile during trip to see family in Mission, Texas -- (Black and white. 2.5 x 3.5. On verso: "KAP—1939") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 1279 and 2697], circa April 1936series 6.1box 1folder 4
Katherine Anne Porter and Harrison Boone Porter [her father] by river, San Marcos, Texas -- (Black and white. 5 x 7. On verso: "Harrison Boone Porter/Katherine Anne Porter/taken at San Marcos on the river July 8 or 9 1937/early morning.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 1139], 28 June 1937series 6.1box 1folder 5
Portion of portrait of Katherine Anne Porter -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. Photograph by George Platt Lynes) -- [See also Series V, 5.1 below for negative and Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2531 for full portrait], December 1940series 6.1box 1folder 6
Portrait of Katherine Anne Porter -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. Photograph by George Platt Lynes) -- [See also Series V, 5.1 below for negative and Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2531 for full portrait], December 1940series 6.1box 1folder 7
Portrait of Ann Heintze -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. Stamped: "Roulande" on the verso), circa 1940series 6.1box 1folder 8
Ann Heintze in flamenco costume -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. On recto: "Love--/Anna Gay."), circa 1940series 6.1box 1folder 9
Ann Heintze in ballet tutu on point -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. Stamped: "Kindly credit/Boris Bakchy/photographer/1650 B' Way, N.Y.C. CI. 5-9622." on verso), circa 1940series 6.1box 1folder 10
Katherine Anne Porter in profile -- (Color. 2 x 3. On verso: "Washington at time of affair with Charles Shannon.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2158 and 2698], July 1944series 6.1box 1folder 11
Katherine Anne Porter in her Buick in Los Angeles -- (Black and white. 2.5 x 3.5. On verso: "KAP in 'Old Honey'/California/1940s.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2045], circa 1945series 6.1box 1folder 12
Paul Porter lying on ground with book -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2325], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 13
Paul Porter sitting backwards on chair, looking away from camera -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2326], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 14
Paul Porter sitting backwards on chair, looking at camera -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2326], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 15
Paul Porter sitting backwards on chair, hand to face, looking at camera -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 16
Paul Porter sitting cross-legged on ground with book -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 17
Paul Porter sitting on ground, arm in lap, looking at camera -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2328], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 18
Paul Porter sitting on ground, cigarette in hand, looking at camera-- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2328], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 19
Paul Porter sitting on ground, arm in lap, looking away from camera-- (Black and white. 6 x 5.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 20
Paul Porter with arms crossed, looking down -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 21
Paul Porter with arms crossed, looking away from camera-- (Black and white. 7.5 x 8. Photograph by George Platt Lynes. On verso: "Paul/taken by/GP Lynes/around 1947) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2162], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 22
Paul Porter with arms crossed, looking away from camera-- (Black and white. 8 x 10. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2162], circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 23
Katherine Anne Porter in white sitting on steps of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9. Photograph by George Platt Lynes. On verso: "1946.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2032], 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 24
Katherine Anne Porter in white sitting on steps of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2032], 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 25
Katherine Anne Porter in white looking sideways on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2036], 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 26
Katherine Anne Porter in white on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9. Photograph by George Platt Lynes. On verso: "Hollywood 1947.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2039], 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 27
Katherine Anne Porter in white on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2039], 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 28
Katherine Anne Porter, smiling, in white on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.), 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 29
Katherine Anne Porter, smiling, in white on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9. Photograph by George Platt Lynes. On verso: "Hollywood 1947."), 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 30
Katherine Anne Porter, in profile, in white on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9 Photograph by George Platt Lynes. On verso: "Hollywood 1947."), 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 31
Katherine Anne Porter, in profile, in white on balcony of George Platt Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 7.5 x 9 Photograph by George Platt Lynes."), 6 July 1946series 6.1box 1folder 32
Paul Porter with two girls, leaning against wall -- (Black and white 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 33
Paul Porter with two girls, leaning against wall. Girl in foreground is smiling -- (Black and white 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 34
Paul Porter standing with two girls and another man -- (Black and white 7.5 x 9.5. Photograph by George Platt Lynes.), circa 1947series 6.1box 1folder 35
Paul Porter and Katherine Anne Porter -- (Color. 2 x 3.25 inches. On verso: "Santa Monica/1946?/KAP's backyard."), circa 1946series 6.1box 1folder 36
Margaret Winkler and two cats -- (Black and white. 2.5 x 3.5 inches. On verso: "Margaret Winkler/'Winkie'/Santa Monica/1946/Good friend of KAP."), 1946-1947series 6.1box 1folder 37
Margaret Winkler with two cats and dog -- (On verso: "Margaret Winkler/'Winkie'/KAP's apt/ Santa Monica/about 1947."), 1946-1947series 6.1box 1folder 38
Katherine Anne Porter and Margaret Winkler's [Winkie] cat -- (Black and white. 2 x 2.5. On verso: "Winkie's cat/Santa Monica/Calif/1947."), 1946-1947series 6.1box 1folder 39
Portrait of Ann Holloway Heintze taken in London -- (Black and white. 4 x 6. Stamped: "Rough proof/ to be returned/Denis de Marney/ 39, Brook Street, London, W.1/Tel. Mayfair 6429." on verso), 1947series 6.1box 1folder 40
Katherine Anne Porter with George Platt Lynes's dog Bozo, Randy Jacks, and George Platt Lynes at Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 3.5 x 4.5) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2124], circa Summer 1947series 6.1box 1folder 41
Katherine Anne Porter and Randy Jacks on a tiger skin rug at Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 3.5 x 4.5. On verso: "life on a/tiger skin/pure/water") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2118], circa Summer 1947series 6.1box 1folder 42
Katherine Anne Porter on a tiger skin rug at Lynes's home, Hollywood -- (Black and white. 3.5 x 4.5.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2103], circa Summer 1947series 6.1box 1folder 43
Katherine Anne Porter wearing Austrian's Officers' Award, New York -- (Black and white. 8 x 8.5. Photograph by Arthur Long. On verso: "Arthur Long I think—") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2066], 1951series 6.1box 1folder 44
Katherine Anne Porter with camellia in garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan -- (Color. 5 x 7) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2083], 15 May 1954series 6.1box 1folder 45
Katherine Anne Porter feeding birds in the snow at Roxbury Road house, Southbury, Connecticut -- (Color. 4 x 4. On verso: "KAP feeding birds/Roxbury Rd 1957-58.") -- [See also Series V, 5.2 below for negative and Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2233], circa 1956series 6.1box 1folder 46
Katherine Anne Porter seated in Spanish chair next to Avila cupboard, Southbury, Connecticut -- (Color. 4 x 4. Photograph by Paul Porter. On verso: "KAP & Avila cupboard/Roxbury Rd CT/circa 1957-58.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, nos. 2085, 2086, and 2088], circa 14 January 1958series 6.1box 1folder 47
Katherine Anne Porter seated in Spanish chair next to Avila cupboard, Southbury, Connecticut -- (Color. 4 x 4. Photograph by Paul Porter. On verso: "KAP/Roxbury Rd CT/circa 1957-58.") -- [See also Series V, 5.3 below for negative and Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2085-2086, and 2088], circa 14 January 1958series 6.1box 1folder 48
Katherine Anne Porter's ornate mirror and Spanish table, Southbury, Connecticut -- (Color. 4 x 4. Photograph by Paul Porter. On verso: "Roxbury Rd CT 1957.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2085-2086, and 2088], circa 14 January 1958series 6.1box 1folder 49
Katherine Anne Porter in light green suit with Glenway Wescott, Hay Meadows, New Jersey -- (Color. 3.5 x 3.5. On verso: "KAP & Glenway/at Barbara H.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3079], 15 May 1960series 6.1box 1folder 50
Katherine Anne Porter holding a red rose, Hay Meadows, New Jersey -- (Color. 2 x 5. Oval photograph. Photograph by Paul Porter. On verso: "Photo by PP Haymeadows.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3348], 15 May 1960series 6.1box 1folder 51
Katherine Anne Porter in Italy -- (Color. 2 x 3. On verso: "Italy, no idea exact location."), circa 1962series 6.1box 1folder 52
Katherine Anne Porter at the Hotel Eden in Rome -- (Color. 5 x 7. On verso: "Outfit gift of Barbara Davis/Rome Hotel Eden 1963.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3180], circa April 1963series 6.1box 1folder 53
Katherine Anne Porter sitting at her desk in Spring Valley, Washington, D.C. -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. Photograph by Giselle Freund) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3049], November 1966series 6.1box 1folder 54
Katherine Anne Porter with Robert Penn Warren at 12th Night Party held at Spring Valley, Washington, D.C. -- (Color. 3 x 3.5 [portion of photograph]. On verso: "KAP & Robert Penn Warren engaged in (using the word loosely) conversation--at one of her 12th Night parties.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3088], 6 January 1969series 6.1box 1folder 55
KAP reading in bed with rosary at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 3.5 x 4. Photograph by Paul Porter) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 4028], August 1970series 6.1box 1folder 56
Katherine Anne Porter in Westchester Park, College Park, MD -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. On verso: "Oct. 1970/Westchester Pk."), October 1970series 6.1box 1folder 57
Katherine Anne Porter, smiling, looking away from camera at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Black and white. 3.5 x 5. On verso: "College Park, Md/1975/Photo by Paul Porter/Return to Paul Porter.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2595], circa June-December 1970series 6.1box 1folder 58
Katherine Anne Porter on balcony of Westchester Park apartment -- (Black and white. 3.5 x 5. "KAP taken by Paul Porter/ 1970.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2618], circa June-December 1970series 6.1box 1folder 59
Katherine Anne Porter on balcony of Westchester Park apartment -- (Black and white. 3 x 5.) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2618], 1970series 6.1box 1folder 60
Katherine Anne Porter on balcony of Westchester Park apartment -- (Black and white. 5 x 7.), 1970series 6.1box 1folder 61
Katherine Anne Porter seated, smiling in Westchester Park apartment -- (Black and white. 5 x 7.), 1970series 6.1box 1folder 62
Ann Heintze, Katherine Anne Porter, and Paul Porter at the Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards at the Whitney Museum in New York City -- (Black and white. 4.5 x 6.5. Photograph by Thomas Victor. On verso: "Rescued from the wastebasket by a nurse! Only photo I know of the 3 of us together--& it' s awful! Taken at presentation of either Edgar or Brandeis award--I believe the latter."), 30 April 1972series 6.1box 1folder 63
Katherine Anne Porter by sliding glass door of Westchester Park apartment -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. On verso: "KAP/Westchester Park/Sept. 1972."), September 1972series 6.1box 1folder 64
Barrett Prettyman, Monroe Wheeler, Katherine Anne Porter, and Raymond Mortimer at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 5 x 5. On verso: "Barrett, Monroe, KAP, & Raymond Mortimer/Westchester Park.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 4068], 6 October 1973series 6.1box 1folder 65
Katherine Anne Porter in long gray dress and pearls in front of mirror at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 8 x 10. On verso: "Westchester Park/1976.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 4035], circa 1973series 6.1box 1folder 66
Katherine Anne Porter in white dress standing next to nativity crèche at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. "Westchester Park/In Mexican wedding dress.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 4319], circa 1975series 6.1box 1folder 67
Katherine Anne Porter standing by sliding glass door of her Westchester Park apartment -- (Color. 5 x 7. On verso: "at home in College Park MD"), circa 1976series 6.1box 1folder 68
Paul Porter -- (Black and white. 2 x 2 inches. On verso: "1985/Passport Photo."), 1985series 6.1box 1folder 69
Paul Porter with his cat Missy -- (Black and white. 3.5 x 5 inches. On verso: "235 E. 46/NYC with Missy."), undatedseries 6.1box 1folder 70
Armand Thibault de Navarre sitting in a chair -- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "Armand Thibault de Navarre/ artist who painted the KAP portrait hanging in the KAP Room")", undatedseries 6.1box 1folder 71
Paul Porter with man and woman -- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "Lunch with Kul???? at/Olive Garden. Houston, 2002/He is editor of the Kyle paper,/The Eagle."), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 72
Paul Porter standing with Melissa Falcon -- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "with Melissa Falcon."), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 73
Laura Bush giving speech at dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "Laura Bush."), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 74
Melissa Falcon standing next to pool with an unknown man -- (Color. 4 x 6.), undatedseries 6.1box 1folder 75
Laura Bush giving speech at dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "Tom's 'Laura'."), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 76
Paul Porter in suit standing with others -- (Color. 5 x 7. On verso: "Reception Kyle House".), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 77
Paul Porter, James Adkins, and Liz Carpenter seated at the dedication of Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color.5 x 7. On verso: James Adkins (Kyle Mayor)/Liz Carpenter/Paul Porter/dedication of KAP House".), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 78
Paul Porter shaking hands with Laura Bush at the dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 4.5 x 6.75.), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 79
Paul Porter, Laura Bush, and others standing in Katherine Anne Porter house at the house's dedication in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 4.5 x 6.75.), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 80
Seated audience at the dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 2.25 x 4.75.), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 81
Laura Bush with man at podium at the dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 3 x 3.), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 82
Laura Bush giving speech at dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 3 x 3.), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 83
Laura Bush holding plaque with Ramiro Salazar and Bill Johnson at the dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 3 x 3. On recto: "City of Dallas Director of Libraries Ramiro Salazar, Mrs. Laura Bush and Bill Johnson of the Katerhine Anne Porter."), 2002series 6.1box 1folder 84
Katherine Anne Porter and William Goyen holding wine glasses at a couch -- (Black and white. 11 x 14. Photograph by Arthur Long) -- [OVERSIZE BOX; See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 2143], 1 May 1951series 6.1box 1folder 85

Subseries 6.2: Artwork, 1975-1997 and undated (20 items)

This subseries consists of photographs of art work and objects collected by or of Katherine Anne Porter. Objects include the portrait of Miss Porter by Armand Thibault de Navarre, two pencil sketches of Miss Porter, Miss Porter's wooden coffin, and her nativity créche.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Nativity créche at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 4 x 6 inches. On verso: "As set up for KAP. Baby dragon and deer her addition. The shepherd and leaping lamb was broken."), circa 1975series 6.2box 1folder 1
Nativity créche at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches), circa 1975series 6.2box 1folder 2
Nativity créche at Westchester Park Towers, College Park, Maryland -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches), circa 1975series 6.2box 1folder 3
Nativity créche at Paul Porter's house in Austin, Texas -- (Color. 4 x 6 inches), circa 1990series 6.2box 1folder 4
Nativity créche in front of Katherine Anne Porter's bookcases -- (Color. 4 x 6.), circa 1997series 6.2box 1folder 5
Nativity créche in front of Katherine Anne Porter's bookcases -- (Color. 4 x 6.), circa 1997series 6.2box 1folder 6
Photograph of photographic copy of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of KAP given by Paul Porter and the UM Libraries to the Kyle KAP Museum -- (Color. 3.5 x 5.), circa March 1996series 6.2box 1folder 7
Photograph of photographic copy of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of KAP given by Paul Porter and the UM Libraries to the Kyle KAP Museum -- (Color. 3.5 x 5.), circa March 1996series 6.2box 1folder 8
Photograph of photographic copy of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of KAP given by Paul Porter and the UM Libraries to the Kyle KAP Museum -- (Color. 3.5 x 5.), circa March 1996series 6.2box 1folder 9
Drawing of Katherine Anne Porter -- (Black and white. 3 x 4.5 inches. On verso: "My drawing/from G[eorge] P[latt] L[ynes] photo.") , undatedseries 6.2box 1folder 10
Wooden polychrome statue of a saint -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. On verso: "12" + base,/Phillipine,/18th century,/Lon Tinkle to KAP/in Dallas when/she fell ill./Given to me on a/birthday, I forget/ which./To go to KAP Room,/U of MD."), undatedseries 6.2box 1folder 11
Painting of vase and flowers -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. On verso: "Morandi painting/given to KAP by/Barbara Wescott/Harrison./Sold for KAP/Estate."), undatedseries 6.2box 1folder 12
KAP's painted wooden coffin, library of Clark Dobson, Alexandria, VA -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. On verso: "KAP's coffin in Clark Dobson's living room/now in KAP Room at Univ. of Maryland"), undatedseries 6.2box 1folder 13
Three Mexican hand-carved and decorated coconut banks --(Color. 4 x 6. ), 1997series 6.2box 1folder 14
Mexican retablo, oil on tin-plated iron, Saint Peter -- (Color. 4 x 6), 1997series 6.2box 1folder 15
Mexican retablo, oil on tin-plated iron, Flight into Egypt -- (Color. 4 x 6.), 1997series 6.2box 1folder 16
Pair of hand-painted polychrome unglazed pottery vases -- (Color. 4 x 6.), 1997series 6.2box 1folder 17
Easter Egg Tree, eggs all hand-painted for Porter by her nephew Paul Porter -- (Color. 4 x 6.), 1997series 6.2box 1folder 18
Mexican Tonala glazed polychrome water jug -- (Color. 4 x 6.), 1997series 6.2box 1folder 19
Print of B Fox sketch of Katherine Anne Porter -- (Black and white. 9 x 12. On verso: "frontispiece for Franklin Mint Library edition of KAP Collected Stories.") -- [OVERSIZE], circa 1980series 6.2box 1folder 20

Subseries 6.3: Places, 1931-1992 and undated (20 items)

This subseries consists of photographs of places that Katherine Anne Porter lived, places associated with her, and photographs she collected. Subjects include photographs of Miss Porter's home in South Hill, New York, and multiple views of Miss Porter's grave marker. Also included is a photograph of the SS Werra, the ship Miss Porter sailed on from Mexico to Germany in 1931.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Canvas wind funnel on the North German Lloyd SS Werra between Mexico and Bremen -- (Black and white. 5 x 5. On verso: "The Ship that we sailed on August 1931. This is the Veracruz which we called Vera leaving Veracruz, Mexico destined for Bremerhaven, Germany.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 1414], 22 August-17 September 1931series 6.3box 1folder 1
View from Katherine Anne Porter's hotel in Paris, France -- (Color. 3.5 x 3.5. On verso: "View across Villa Adrienne straight ahead from my front window/ Front view from the West.") -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 4255], July 1963series 6.3box 1folder 2
Paul Porter at Katherine Anne Porter's grave marker -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 3
Paul Porter at Katherine Anne Porter's grave marker -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 4
Katherine Anne Porter's grave marker -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 5
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 6
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 7
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 8
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 9
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 10
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 11
View of cemetery and surrounding fields -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Note with photographs: "All taken on 100th anniversary of Miss Porter's death [sic] [15 May 1990]. Gives good idea of Indian Creek cemetery's setting."), 1990series 6.3box 1folder 12
South Hill, Malta, NY, back of house -- (Color. 4 x 6 inches. Sent to PP by Toni Willison. Inscribed on verso by Willison: "September 1991/South Hill/West side of house/Under peaked roof is old attic space/enlarged to make a work room for G[eorge] F. W[illison]."), 1991series 6.3box 1folder 13
South Hill, Malta, NY, side of house -- (Color. 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Sent to PP by Toni Willison. Inscribed on verso by Willison: "South Hill/October 1991/West side of house."), 1991series 6.3box 1folder 14
South Hill, Malta, NY, side of house -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Sent to PP by Toni Willison. Inscribed on verso by Willison: "December 1991/South facade."), 1991series 6.3box 1folder 15
South Hill, Malta, NY, view from Kramer Road -- (Color. 3.5 x 5 inches. Sent to PP by Toni Willison. Inscribed on verso by Willison: "December 1991."), 1991series 6.3box 1folder 16
South Hill, Malta, NY, door and windows -- (Color. 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Sent to PP by Toni Willison. Inscribed on verso by Willison: "South Hill/January 1992/Sun Room."), 1992series 6.3box 1folder 17
Texas Historical Commission KAP marker, Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 3.5 x 5), undatedseries 6.3box 1folder 18
Texas Historical Commission KAP marker, Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 3.5 x 5), undatedseries 6.3box 1folder 19
Sitting room in Katherine Anne Porter house in Kyle, Texas -- (Color. 5 x 7. On verso: "KAP House/Kyle."), undatedseries 6.3box 1folder 20

Subseries 6.4: Mexico, undated (13 items)

This subseries consists of photographs of Mexico signed Moctezuma. Subjects include people, plant life, architecture, and street scenes.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Maguey, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 1
Church doorway, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 2
Peon by wooden gate, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 3
White-veiled people with candles, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 4
Indigenous child, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 5
Driftwood on beach, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 6
Wooden fence and clouds, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 7
Young indigenous man, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 8
Pottery market, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 9
Two women in front of wall with posters, Mexico -- (Black and white. 8 x 10 inches. Photograph by Moctezuma.), undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 10
Magueys, Mexico -- (Black and white. 13 x 17 inches. Photograph by R. Minter?) -- [OVERSIZE BOX], undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 11
Old indigenous man, Mexico -- (Black and white. 13 x 17 inches. Photograph by R. Minter?) -- [OVERSIZE BOX], undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 12
San Martin, Mexico -- (Black and white. 13 x 17 inches. Photograph by R. Minter?) -- [OVERSIZE BOX], undatedseries 6.4box 1folder 13

Subseries 6.5: Sea World Sculpture, 1987-1988 (20 items)

This subseries consists of photographs documenting the creation and the dedication of the Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World in San Antonio. Photographs depict sculptor Glenda Goodacre working on the sculpture, Miss Goodacre speaking with Paul Porter, and the sculpture installed at Sea World.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Glenna Goodacre working on Katherine Anne Porter sculpture -- (Color. 3.5 x 4.5. ), circa March 1987series 6.5box 1folder 1
Glenna Goodacre working on Katherine Anne Porter sculpture -- (Color. 3.5 x 4.5. ), circa March 1987series 6.5box 1folder 2
Glenna Goodacre working on Katherine Anne Porter sculpture -- (Color. 3.5 x 4.5. ), circa March 1987series 6.5box 1folder 3
Glenna Goodacre working on Katherine Anne Porter sculpture -- (Color. 3.5 x 4.5. ), circa March 1987series 6.5box 1folder 4
Katherine Anne Porter sculpture in foundry(?) -- (Color. 3.5 x 4.5. Photograph by Paul Porter), circa March 1987series 6.5box 1folder 5
Katherine Anne Porter sculpture in foundry(?) -- (Color. 3.5 x 4.5. Photograph by Paul Porter), circa March 1987series 6.5box 1folder 6
Glenna Goodacre giving lecture from podium at Sea World, San Antonio-- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "Luncheon & speeches after dedication of statues at Sea World [Glenna Goodacre, sculpture, speaking].") , 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 7
Paul Porter and Glenna Goodacre at Sea World, San Antonio, Texas -- (Color. 4 x 6), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 8
Paul Porter and Glenna Goodacre at Sea World, San Antonio, Texas -- (Color. 4 x 6. On verso: "Glenna Goodacre and Paul Porter, 'Texas Walk Dedication Luncheon'/May 14, 1988."), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 9
Sea World, San Antonio -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. Photograph by Paul Porter), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 10
Sea World, San Antonio -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. Photograph by Paul Porter), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 11
Sea World, San Antonio -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. Photograph by Paul Porter), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 12
Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World covered by a blue cloth -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. On verso: "KAP statue before unveiling at Sea World, San Antonio") , 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 13
Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World, San Antonio -- (Color. 4 x 6), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 14
Face of Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World, San Antonio -- (Color. 4 x 6) , 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 15
Glenna Goodacre and Paul Porter with Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World, San Antonio -- (3.5 x 5. Color), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 16
Glenna Goodacre and Paul Porter with Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World, San Antonio -- (4 x 6. Color. On verso: "Glenna Goodacre & PP/Sea World San Antonio/Texas Walk of Heroes/May, 14, 1988."), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 17
Katherine Anne Porter plaque at Sea World, San Antonio -- (Color. 3.5 x 5. Photograph by Paul Porter. PP inscribed on verso: "Plaque for KAP statue [with error!]"), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 18
Katherine Anne Porter plaque at Sea World, San Antonio -- (4 x 6. Color. Photograph by Paul Porter) , 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 19
Glenna Goodacre, Paul Porter, and unidentified man standing at Katherine Anne Porter sculpture at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas -- (Black and white. 8 x 10. On verso: "Glenna Goodacre, Paul Porter, and ?/Sea World San Antonio/unveiling of KAP statue."), 14 May 1988series 6.5box 1folder 20

Subseries 6.6: Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1940-1996 (18 items)

This subseries consists of 17 strips or individual negatives and one contact sheet. Negatives include images of Miss Porter in her Southbury, Connecticut, and Spring Valley, Washington DC, homes, images of the Armand Thibault de Navarre oil portrait of Miss Porter, and images of Sea World in San Antonio.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Living room in house in Southbury, Connecticut -- (NEGATIVE. Note on envelope: "Roxbury negs."), circa 1956-1958series 6.6box 1folder 1
Katherine Anne Porter lying on couch -- (NEGATIVE. Note on envelope: "Roxbury negs."), circa 1956-1958series 6.6box 1folder 2
Katherine Anne Porter lying on couch -- (NEGATIVE. Note on envelope: "Roxbury negs."), circa 1956-1958series 6.6box 1folder 3
Ornate mirror in house in Southbury, Connecticut -- (NEGATIVE. Note on envelope: "Roxbury negs."), circa 1956-1958series 6.6box 1folder 4
Katherine Anne Porter standing in living room in Southbury, Connecticut house -- (NEGATIVE. Note on envelope: "Roxbury negs."), circa 1956-1958series 6.6box 1folder 5
Katherine Anne Porter standing in living room with scarf and knitting needles in Southbury, Connecticut house -- (NEGATIVE. Note on envelope: "Roxbury negs."), circa 1956-1958series 6.6box 1folder 6
Strip of four images of gardens at Sea World, San Antonio -- (NEGATIVE. Color) -- [See also Series V, 4.10-12], 14 May 1988series 6.6box 1folder 7
Strip of five images of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of Katherine Anne Porter -- (NEGATIVE. Color), circa 1996series 6.6box 1folder 8
Strip of three images of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of Katherine Anne Porter, and two images of lawn sculpture[?] of child -- (NEGATIVE. Color.), circa 1996series 6.6box 1folder 9
Strip of three images of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of Katherine Anne Porter -- (NEGATIVE. Color), circa 1996series 6.6box 1folder 10
Strip of two images of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of Katherine Anne Porter -- (NEGATIVE. Color), circa 1996series 6.6box 1folder 11
Strip of five images of Katherine Anne Porter at Spring Valley home, Washington D.C. -- (NEGATIVE. Black and white) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3037], circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 12
Strip of five images of Katherine Anne Porter at Spring Valley home, Washington D.C. -- (NEGATIVE. Black and white) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3037], circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 13
Strip of five images of Katherine Anne Porter at Spring Valley home, Washington D.C. -- (NEGATIVE. Black and white) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3037], circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 14
Strip of five images of Katherine Anne Porter at Spring Valley home, Washington D.C. -- (NEGATIVE. Black and white) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3037], circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 15
Strip of five images of Katherine Anne Porter at Spring Valley home, Washington D.C. -- (NEGATIVE. Black and white) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3037], circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 16
Strip of four images of Katherine Anne Porter at Spring Valley home, Washington D.C. -- (NEGATIVE. Black and white) -- [See also Katherine Anne Porter Papers, Series XII, no. 3037], circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 17
Contact sheet for negative strips 5.19-5.24 -- (Two copies), circa April 1965series 6.6box 1folder 18

Series 7: Memorabilia, 1937, 1942, 1960, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, and undated (31 items)

This series consists of three dimensional items owned or collected by Katherine Anne Porter and Paul Porter. Objects include the blueprints of the Katherine Anne Porter House Museum in Kyle, Texas; a framed photograph of First Lady Laura Bush and Paul Porter at the opening of the museum; items from the Ship of Fools Bar and Grill in New York City; a preliminary sketch for the oil portrait of Miss Porter by Armand Thibault de Navarre; and a glass plaque honoring Miss Porter's induction into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame in the Fort Worth Public Library. Additional object include Pre-Columbian artifacts, sterling silver barware, framed photographs, and other items.

Items are arranged in the order in which they were acquired

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Preliminary sketch of Armand Thibault de Navarre portrait of Katherine Anne Porter -- (14" x 12". Color. Inscribed on recto: "To Paul Porter/-''74/Paul, I have never given a preliminary sketch to anyone more deserving, you did it all beautifully from beginning to end/Grand merci/A. Thibault de Navarre.") -- [See Katherine Anne Porter Room for finished portrait), 1974 series 7box 1folder 1
Blueprints of Katherine Anne Porter House Museum in Kyle, Texas -- (24" x 36". 10 pages), 1999 series 7box 1folder 2
Ship of Fools Bar and Grill, New York City -- (Items include matchbook, business card, menu, gimme cap, and a printout of web page), 1999 series 7box 1folder 3
Photograph of Paul Porter and First Lady Laura Bush, Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle, Texas, at its dedication as a National Literary Landmark, framed with Mrs. Bush's 21 June 2002 letter to Paul Porter -- (See Katherine Anne Porter Room), 13 June 2002 series 7box 1folder 4
Glass Plaque from the Inaugural Event of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library etched with Katherine Anne Porter's name -- (See Katherine Anne Porter Room), 8 May 2004 series 7box 1folder 5
Cat figure, cast iron -- (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 1
Cherubs, clay (2) -- (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 2
Fan, pierced wood, polychrome blossom decoration -- (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 3
Tongs, sterling silver, Mexican -- (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 4
Jigger, sterling silver, Mexican -- (Inscribed: "HPP 29 July 1960") (Vault), 1960 series 7box 2folder 5
Decanters, decorated with silver filigree overlay, and stoppers (2) -- (One broken in shipment) (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 6
Mirror, oval with gilt frame -- (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 7
Clay head, Pre-Columbian, mounted on wood -- (Label on base reads: "FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. Collected by KAP in Mexico in the 20's. Given to me in Santa Monica in 1946") (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 8
Religious figure, carved wood, polychrome decoration, mounted -- (Possibly San Luis) (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 9
Clay items, Pre-Columbian (15) and one jadeite bead, framed -- (Items include whole figures and heads) (Vault), undated series 7box 2folder 10
The Itching Parrot dust jacket -- (Original and two facsimiles), 1942 series 7box 3folder 1
Framed rubbing of the 2001 Katherine Anne Porter Room bronze plaque, 2001 series 7box 3folder 2
Framed color photograph of Katherine Anne Porter -- (Taken by Paul Porter), 1970's series 7box 3folder 3
Framed print of Costumes Parisiens 1827, 1827 /1937 series 7box 3folder 4
Framed photograph of Katherine Anne Porter -- (Taken by Paul Cadmus), undated series 7box 3folder 5
Framed photograph of Ann Holloway Heintze, undated series 7box 3folder 6
Framed photograph of Paul Porter, Sr. in Navy uniform, undated series 7box 3folder 7
Poster of Katherine Anne Porter postage stamp enlarged and mounted -- (Facsimile), 2006 series 7box 3folder 8

Related Material

Materials related to the papers of Paul Porter may be found in several of the literary manuscript collections held by the Archives and Manuscripts Department. Most are in the papers of Katherine Anne Porter, where there are fourteen folders of correspondence between Mr. Porter and Porter; this is the source for the other side of the correspondence represented in this collection. Porter gave the recipe clippings in this collection to Mr. Porter; the remainder of her recipes can be found in her papers. There are a number of pictures of Mr. Porter and of Porter that he took, in the Katherine Anne Porter photograph collection. Other related materials can be found in the papers of Katherine Anne Porter's family and associates with whom Mr. Porter communicated including Mr. Porter's cousin Ann Heintze, Miss Porter's lawyer E. Barrett Prettyman, publisher Seymour Lawrence, and literary trustee Isabel Bayley. There is also one folder of Paul Porter correspondence, 1977-1990, in the papers of Thomas F. Walsh. A related collection, the Paul Porter Collection of Katherine Anne Porter, may also be found in Texas State University's Wittliff Collections.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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