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Guide to the Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1885-1974
Special Collections M0242  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1974
    Collection number: Special Collections M0242
    Creator: De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955
    Extent: 6 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Wallace Stegner, 1973.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, M0242, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Bernard Augustine DeVoto, born in Ogden, Utah in 1897, received his early education in Utah and graduated from Harvard in 1920. He taught English and creative writing at Northwestern and Harvard Universities. DeVoto was a novelist, historian, critic, editor, and a vigorous exponent of government conservation of natural resources. He died in 1955.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection includes: 1)correspondence to and from Bernard DeVoto and to and from Avis DeVoto and other miscellaneous correspondents including Wallace Stegner and Carl Brandt, 2) financial papers such as cash account books, tax returns, receipts, 3) legal agreements, contracts and other documentations, 4) newsclippings, magazine articles and magazines, 5) photographs and 6) xeroxes of correspondence, newsclippings, magazine articles.