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Stegner (Wallace) Papers
M0054  
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Description
Manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and documents relating chiefly to the writing and publication of two works by Stegner, A SHOOTING STAR and THE GATHERING OF ZION. Also includes material on Mormonism used as background for later work.
Background
Wallace Earle Stegner was born February 18, 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. Stegner was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977. He received a B.A. at the University of Utah in 1930. He also studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he received a master's degree in 1932 and a doctorate in 1935. Stegner taught at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University. Eventually he settled at Stanford University, where he founded the creative writing program. Stegner served as a special ssistant to the Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall and also on the board of directors of the Sierra Club. He also helped create the Committee for Green Foothills, an environmental organization to preserve the ecosystems of the San Francicsco Peninsula. Stegner died on April 13, 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.