The Wesley Huss Collection of Black Mountain College Literature
Wesley Huss (1918-2017) was a key figure in the latter years of Black Mountain College, the famed avant-garde institution outside Asheville, North Carolina. As theater instructor, Huss broke ground with early U.S. productions of work by Samuel Beckett, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Jean Anouilh. He also co-administered the college with Rector/poet/literature professor Charles Olson, a close friend. After the departure of Josef Albers in 1950, Olson was the poetic force behind the school, which Huss complemented by providing indispensable administrative stability.