William Peden Short Story Collection
Scope and Contents
The Peden Collection includes volumes of short story collections and anthologies. Included are review copies as well as works by former students and authors with whom Dr. Peden had established close relations during his extensive professional life; many are inscribed.
Dr. Peden laid newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, publisher’s slips, and other ephemera into many of the books. This material has been filed as the William Peden Short Story Collection Ephemera, recording as much as possible their original context.
This collection is supplemented by journals containing the personal stories of Dr. Peden which were donated by the Pedens to Special Collections in 2003.
Holdings: 458 volumes
All titles are cataloged and available through MERLIN, the University’s online catalog. The collection can be searched in MERLIN through the heading William Peden Short Story Collection (University of Missouri–Columbia. Libraries).
The collection does not circulate. Books must be used in Special Collections’ reading room during service hours or by appointment. Some materials in this collection are stored offsite. Please request materials at least 48 hours in advance.