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Finding aid for the Thornton Wilder letters 6082
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Description
This collection consists of correspondence between Elfrida “Elfy” Stoeger-Joseph, her former husband Rudolph “Rudy” Joseph, and Thornton Wilder, 1945-2011. The correspondence of this collection ranges from about 1945 to 1974, which also corresponds to the years of Elfy and Rudy's marriage. Topics discussed in the letters include opera, writing, film, and every day matters. The letters provide a small glimpse of the lives of Elfrida, Rudolph, and Wilder. Thornton Wilder was an American writer and a graduate of Yale and Princeton. He won three Pulitzer Prizes during his lifetime and is widely regarded as one of America’s great literary talents. Elfrida Stoeger-Joseph and Rudolph Joseph were friends of Wilder's, who divorced in 1974. Wilder maintained an epistolary friendship with Elfy after the divorce.
Background
Thornton Wilder was an American writer and a graduate of Yale and Princeton. He won three Pulitzer Prizes during his lifetime and is widely regarded as one of America’s great literary talents. Elfrida Stoeger-Joseph and Rudolph Joseph were friends of Wilder's, who divorced in 1974. Wilder maintained an epistolary friendship with Elfy after the divorce.
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0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
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