La version en français sera publiée prochainement: The William Faulkner Foundation was created at the University of Rennes 2, (Rennes, France) on the initiative of Dr. Nicole Moulinoux and specialists from all over Europe and the United States. This unique Research Center inaugurated on October 21, 1994 by the late American Ambassador, Mrs. Pamela Harriman, is an important research center for Faulkner in Europe. It houses the William Faulkner Manuscripts, Rare Books Collection and Concordances to William Faulkner's Works, a databank and CD-ROM information on Contemporary Southern Literature and Civilization. The Foundation ensures the promotion of American Southern Studies by providing research on William Faulkner and access to his manuscripts and other works on Southern contemporary authors. The William Faulkner Foundation also organizes festivals, symposia, seminars, conferences and creative writing workshops for public to discover or to renew their acquaintance with the world of one of the century's greatest writers (exhibition of manuscripts, letters, contracts, photographs, rare editions, films, readings, lectures and Faulkner publications...). The Foundation also offers many opportunities for cultural events and for Franco-American exchanges.