James Larkin Pearson Library

Poet Laureate of North Carolina 1953-1981

The James Larkin Pearson Library is located on the lower campus of Wilkes Community College.  This combination library and museum houses the writings, correspondence, books, and memorabilia of Wilkes County native James Larkin Pearson, who was the North Carolina Poet Laureate from 1953 to 1981.

Exhibits of Pearson's printing presses, newspapers, and other artifacts are on permanent display in Lowes Hall and may be viewed during the college's regular operating hours. Pearson's writings, correspondence, and other documents are housed in Pardue Library on the second floor of Alumni Hall and are available by appointment only.

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Preferred Citation
     [Identification of item], James Larkin Pearson Library, Wilkes Community College.