Murial B. Williams References

References, Citations and Trivia for the Murial Williams Biography

The biography of Dr. Williams is of her life as a professor, when I knew her. At that time, she was teaching English literature at LaGrange College. Some partial background information is included, as known. Dr. Williams was widowed and had two sons and several grandchildren. She retired in 1992 and died in 1999. After her death, Dr. Marcus Gewinner, a fellow professor at LaGrange College, established the Murial B. Williams Award for Excellence in Literary Studies. The award is merit based. Recipients are chosen by the English faculty, based on scholarship, contributions, and advancements to the field of literary studies at LaGrange College.


The following articles from old issues of The Tuscaloosa News were accessed between December 21 and 23 of 2011, via Google News Archives images of the newspaper.

Murial Brittain Williams Obituary (TTN)

"Question of Censorship" (MBW): from The Tuscaloosa News

1958 Agnes Ellen Harris Award (TTN)

1959 Agnes Ellen Harris Award (TTN)

THS Yearbook (and) Paper Win State Awards

Murial Brittain Williams: Find A Grave Memorial 156468539


Morality in Henry Fielding's novels, by Catherine Cooper

MBW's Dissertation Copyright, Library of Congress

Graduate Scholarship Presented to Murial B. Williams. The Tuscaloosa News, April 13, 1958, page 2 (includes photo).

Kristen B. Miller: 2001 Winner of MBW Award....

LaGrange College English Department Bulletin (with Murial B. Williams Award).

Williams Essay on Pudd'nhead Wilson Cited


Delta Kappa Gamma home page

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's Home Page

Phi Theta Kappa page, Corolla Yearbook, 1950