Millsaps College officials are seeking information about the theft of five rare Eudora Welty works.
Someone stole the works - two copies each of Eye of the Story and Fairy Tale of the Natchez Trace and a copy of The Ponder Heart - from a display case in the campus library's Welty Room. According to a recent article in the campus newspaper, The Purple & White, someone pried the case open.
The works, given to the college by Welty, are valued at more than $1,000, but officials say their historic value is much higher. Welty, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Jackson native, died in 2001.
Library leaders are asking for any information about the books' whereabouts, hoping to get them back unharmed. The Library can be reached at 601-974-1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[ via The Clarion-Ledger ]