Finding Aid for the Irene Wilde papers, 1929-1945

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Irene Wilde papers
Date (inclusive): 1929-1945
Collection number: 863
Creator: Wilde, Irene.
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Irene Wilde contributed poetry to the Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times, wrote Driftwood Fires (1928), Fire Against the Sky (c. 1938) and The Red Turban (1943). The collection consists of both typewritten and handwritten poetry by Wilde, correspondence, news clippings, and annotated rough drafts.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Irene Wilde bequeathed through attorney John E. Landon, 1965.

Processing Note

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Irene Wilde papers (Collection Number 863). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Wilde was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She attended the University of Chicago. After completing her education, Wilde became a librarian. She contributed poetry to the Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She won many awards for her poetry, including first prize in the North Carolina State Poetry contest in 1932, first place at the Southern Festival of Allied Arts in 1936, first prize in the Nature Poem contest sponsored by the Chattanooga Writers' club, and in 1937 she received the Savannah prize from the Georgia State Poetry Society. She was a member of the League of Western Writers (Los Angeles Branch) and the Southern California Women's Press Club. Her publications include: Driftwood Fires (1928), Fire Against the Sky (c.1938), and The Red Turban (1943).

Scope and Content

Collection consists primarily of typewritten and handwritten poetry by Wilde, the majority of which is organized alphabetically by title, and annotated rough drafts of Wilde's The Red Turban and Life Begins with Gabriella. The collection also includes letters and telegrams regarding the publishing of her poetry, news clippings about her, and clippings of her published poetry.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Wilde, Irene --Archives.
Women Poets, American --Archives.


Container List

Box 1

Last Horizon, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Poems from the Pacific Coast by Irene Wilde.
Box 1

Poetry Notebook, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Three-ring notebook of poems with annotations and revisions.
Box 1

Sails Against the Sunset, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Three-ring notebook of poems organized alphabetically by title.
Box 1, Folder 1

Poems, undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Verse in Lighter Vein, undated.

Arrangement

Poems organized alphabetically by title.
Box 1, Folder 3

Poems Written in 1935.

Arrangement

Poems organized alphabetically by title.
Box 1, Folder 4

Titles, 1934.

Arrangement

Poems organized alphabetically by title.
Box 2, Folder 1

Poems of Irene Wilde, undated (1 of 3).

Scope and Content Note

A collection of duplicated and rough drafts of poetry.
Box 2, Folder 2

Poems of Irene Wilde, undated (2 of 3).

Scope and Content Note

A collection of duplicated and rough drafts of poetry.
Box 2, Folder 3

Poems of Irene Wilde, undated (3 of 3).

Scope and Content Note

A collection of duplicated and rough drafts of poetry.
Box 2, Folder 4

Unfinished Poetry, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Unfinished poetry with annotations.
Box 2, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Poetry, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Poems with annotations.
Box 2, Folder 6

The Red Turban, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated rough draft of Wilde's 1943 novel.
Box 2, Folder 7

Life Begins for Gabriella Part 1, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated rough draft of a novel.
Box 2, Folder 8

Life Begins for Gabriella Part 2, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Annotated rough draft of a novel.
Box 3, Folder 1

Lines from the Golden Gate, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated rough draft of a novel by David Wharton.
Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence and News Clippings, 1929-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings about Wilde, and letters and telegrams regarding the publishing of her poetry.
Box 3, Folder 3

Poetry and Correspondence, ca. 1934-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Typewritten poetry and correspondence regarding the publishing of her poetry.
Box 3, Folder 4

News Clippings, Poetry, and Correspondence, ca. 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

News clippings of published poetry by Wilde and others, typewritten poetry by Wilde and others, and correspondence regarding the publishing of Wilde's poetry.
Box 3

Folder of poetry and correspondence, ca. 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of typewritten annotated poetry and correspondence regarding Wilde's published poetry.
Box 4

Empire Desk File 1, 1931-1940 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Collection of clippings published poetry organized alphabetically by title.
Box 4

Empire Desk File 2, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Collection of typewritten poetry organized alphabetically.
Box 4, Folder 1

New Trends in Poetry, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

A manual of poetry techniques by Frona Lane, inscribed by the author to Wilde.