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Finding aid for the Thornton Wilder letters 6082
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical note

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Thornton Wilder letters
    creator: Wilder, Thornton
    creator: Joseph, Elfy Stoeger
    creator: Joseph, Rudy
    Identifier/Call Number: 6082
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1962
    Abstract: 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.
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    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Thornton Wilder letters], Collection no. 6082, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of correspondence between Elfrida “Elfy” Stoeger-Joseph, her former husband Rudolph “Rudy” Joseph, and Thornton Wilder, 1945-2011, with the bulk of the correspondence dating from 1945 to 1974. The collection also contains memorials for Elfy upon her death, and a few photographs. 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.

    Biographical note

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence
    Wilder, Thornton
    Wilder, Thornton -- Archives
    Joseph, Elfy Stoeger
    Joseph, Elfy Stoeger -- Archives
    Joseph, Rudy
    Joseph, Rudy -- Archives