Vintage typewriters used by Harper Lee and Truman Capote, childhood friends in Monroeville and sometimes collaborative authors, sit side by side in a display area that was part of the Alabama Types: Poets, Playwrights, and Storytellers exhibit at the Dinah Washington Cultural Center at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Capote typewriter is part of a collection of vintage typewriters that traveled the Southeast in 2018 under the auspices of the Southern Literary Trail. The Lee typewriter, on which she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, was on loan from Harper Lee LLC in Monroeville.
Harper Lee and Truman Capote Typewriters
Courtesy of the University of Alabama