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Guide to the Fred Wright Correspondence
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fred Wright Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1990
    Collection number: MS 168
    Collector: Wright, Fred
    Extent: 1 half document box
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Consists of incoming correspondence from Miriam Patchen to Fred Wright between 1972-1990, and some printed material on Kenneth Patchen post-1972, that documents activities to promote the legacy of her late husband.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Fred Wright correspondence. MS 168. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Fred Wright, 1991

    Biographical Note

    Fred N. Wright (1940-) is an author of Flight to freedom (1986), and The whorehouse : a satirical novel about the corporate structure (1977).

    Scope and Contents Note

    This collection consists mainly of letters and postcards from Miriam Patchen, the widow of Kenneth Patchen. Also included is some printed material, ephemera and clippings on Kenneth Patchen post-1972.


    The material is divided into two series, Correspondence and Printed Material. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

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


    Wright, Fred--Archives
    Poets, American--20th century
    Authors, American--20th century

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Patchen, Miriam
    Patchen, Kenneth,1911-1972--Kenneth Patchen archive