During the filming of "Memphis", Foote visited the set and met with Cybil Shepard who was acting in the movie. "Memphis" was based on Foote's novel, "September, September" and was filmed on Sheridan Street in Memphis in 1990.
Foote kept a list of classical composers and their birth and death dates tacked to his bulletin board. When he noted his daily activities in his diary, he would not which musical work he listened to on his long walk.
This bulletin board hung on the wall at the back of the desk where Foote did most of his writing. He structured his day to include a walk, watch one soap opera and write at least 500 words for his current project .
Foote is sitting on the end of his bed reading with a picture of Marcel Proust hanging on the wall behind him. Foote had become a passionate reader of Proust in his teen years at Will Percy's home. He remarked in the second volume of the Civil War…
Through a History Department Fellowship, Lauren Peterson ‘13 and Jordan Redmon ’13 worked with consulting librarian, Carol McCarley to organize Foote’s collection. They helped transfer the items to archival storage and to write the finding aid.
An August 24, 1948 Memphis Press-Scimitar article announced the creation of a
"museum of college antiquities” and asked alumni and college friends for contributions of any photograph, document, plaque, any object connected to the history of the…