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Finding Aid to the Gale Wilhelm Papers, 1926-1994
BANC MSS C-H 142  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Gale Wilhelm papers
    Date (inclusive): 1926-1994
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-H 142
    Creators : Wilhelm, Gale, 1908-
    Extent: Number of containers: 5 boxes Linear feet: 1.6
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Contains typescripts of poetry, short stories, and novels, including Never Let Me Go, and Torchlight to Valhalla; galley proofs; and documents relating to publishing including correspondence, contracts, and royalty statements. Also includes photographs of Gale Wilhelm and of her house in the Berkeley Hills.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. Materials in these collections are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and may not be used without permission of The Bancroft Library. Use may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, licensing terms, and trademarks. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gale Wilhelm Papers, BANC MSS C-H 142, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Separated Material

    Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wilhelm, Gale, 1908--Archives
    Wilhelm, Gale, 1908--Portraits
    Women authors
    Authors, American
    Lesbian authors, American--20th century
    Berkeley Hills (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Manuscripts for publication
    Photographs

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Gale Wilhelm Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Gale Wilhelm on March 19, 1962. The bulk of the collection was given by her niece Lauren Kroninger on May 9, 2007.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Alison E. Bridger in 2007.

    Biographical Information

    Gale Wilhelm was born on April 26, 1908 in Eugene, Oregon. Wilhelm lived in Berkeley, California for most of her adult life. She was an author best known for her lesbian themed novels, We Too Are Drifting (1935), and Torchlight to Valhalla (1938).
    Wilhelm died at home in Berkeley, California on July 11, 1991.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Gale Wilhelm Papers contains typescripts of poetry, short stories, and novels, including Never Let Me Go, and Torchlight to Valhalla; galley proofs; and documents relating to publishing including correspondence, contracts, and royalty statements. Also includes photographs of Gale Wilhelm and of her house in the Berkeley Hills.