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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Wallace Stegner Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: M0054
    Identifier/Call Number: 1453
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1961-1964

    Conditions Governing Access

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The manuscript of Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, correspondence regarding Stegner's research on John W. Powell, and the manuscripts of Women on the Wall and Sabrina were received from Wallace Stegner in 1961. In August 1963 Stegner delivered photocopies of diaries used in his research for The Mormon Trail. Except for those of Jacob Norton and John Bond, these diaries are unpublished and were obtained from Brigham Young University or the Utah State Historical Society. In December of 1964 the Powell Report manuscript was received, also from Stegner.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.


    Page from catalog record https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082937

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Wallace Stegner Papers, M0054, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Related Materials

    Stanford Libraries also holds:
    SC1188: Wallace Stegner miscellaneous papers, 1944-1992 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10368532
    M0184: Wallace Earle Stegner Papers, 1961-1965 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082947
    M0241: Wallace Earle Stegner conservation collection, 1956-1974 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082950
    M0058: Wallace Earle Stegner Creative Writing Program : correspondence and manuscripts, 1949-1992
    Stephen Fisher collection of Wallace Stegner materials, circa 1945-1992 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/11956404
    M0807: Wallace Earle Stegner papers: concerning the Asian-American Literary Exchange, 1949-1954 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4084510
    M0952: Research material about Wallace Stegner, ca. 1909-1996 https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4084486
    The Hoover Institution holds 52008: Wallace Earle Stegner miscellaneous papers https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4087918

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Authors and publishers.
    Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902