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Katherine Hepburn, Alice Tully, Eudora Welty, Hope Williams at Morgan Library, May 1985
John Hope Franklin and Eudora Welty, Fellowship of Southern Writers, April 1991
Welty received 38 honorary doctorate degrees and more than 40 major literary awards in her lifetime.
President Jimmy Carter awards Welty the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980.
Doubleday publishers honored Welty with a party in New York on the publication of A Curtain of Green in 1941.
Welty receives the French Legion d’Honneur Medal in 1996 at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson.
Welty presents the National Institute of Arts and Letters’ Gold Medal for Fiction to William Faulkner in 1960, an award she received in 1972.
C. Vann Woodward, Eudora Welty, and Walker Percy
Welty presented the Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University in 1975.
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